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  • Posted in thread: Homemade PBW Recipe on 08-29-2014 at 01:07 PM
    I picked up ingredients for this mixture yesterday. The TSP/90 was easy to find, however I
    don't go to walmart, so I found oxyclean free at Target, on sale 3.99/3lb. Also at Target I
    only found a 75oz...

  • Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 04-13-2014 at 11:10 PM
    What folks (like me) discourage is the pointless/needless siphoning of a beer to a secondary.
    In your situation, long-term aging or lagering is a perfectly good reason to move the beer over
    to a carbo...

  • Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 04-13-2014 at 05:36 PM
    If you want to keep it sitting around until July, I'd want to transfer it off the yeast into a
    new carboy.Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewThat is what I was thinking, but from reading
    around here i...

  • Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 04-12-2014 at 06:13 PM
    Here's a question for the lager experts.I brewed an Oktoberfest last weekend, everything went
    well. It's doing d-rest currently. The original plan was to transfer it into a keg in another
    day or two, ...

  • Posted in thread: Reverse Osmosis (RO) or Deionized water starter thoughts on 03-24-2014 at 06:52 PM
    my SOP for brew water:Here in Waukesha we have very hard water, about 450mg/l total hardness,
    as CaCO3. I cut the water 1 part tap to 3 parts RO which give me about 110 mg/l total hardness.
    I use this...

  • Posted in thread: 1st competition on 03-22-2014 at 09:45 PM
    Congrats! how many entries total?I'm thinking of trying a homebrew competition, even if I don't
    win just to get some feedback from beer experts.

  • Posted in thread: My Lager Pitching Temps on 03-14-2014 at 06:23 PM
    I usually chill the wort to a few degrees below planned ferment temperature, and have the yeast
    starter chilled a few degrees below that. So I pitch yeast into slightly warmer wort, then let
    it rise a...

  • Posted in thread: Do I reduce dme in a partial mash? on 02-28-2014 at 11:47 PM
    I may be off the mark on this, someone will correct me I'm sure, I think steeping is more for
    extracting flavor and color from specific grains, not necessarily conversion of starch. For
    example making...

  • Posted in thread: 3 weeks- Grain to glass. Anyone else doing this? on 02-12-2014 at 12:03 AM
    I went through a phase a few years ago where I decided all my lighter ales had to go grain to
    glass in 10-14 days. Centennial blonde, hefe's, belgian wits, etc all tasted good initially,
    but they seem...

  • Posted in thread: I don't like Belgians, Sours, or Hefs. Am I alone? on 02-11-2014 at 06:49 PM
    Hmmm, maybe some people are more or less sensitive to some flavors, like banana flavor. I
    was/am a big fan of hefe's, and to me Hacker-Pschor, Paulaner, Franz, none of them seem to have
    an in your fac...


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