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Posted in thread: Never brewed - wanting to jump right into all grain on 01-07-2014 at 09:06 PM
I jumped right into all grain last year and I'm glad I did. I've learned just about everything
from this forum and a friend that brews. I still haven't actually watched him through a brewday
but I wat...
Posted in thread: fixing CO2 leak in gas manifold ball valve on 01-07-2014 at 07:33 PM
Mine does the same thing to. If you're concerned about it leaking try submerging it under
water. If you get bubbles you gotta leak. Mine seems fine, it only "leaks" when I'm moving it.
Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 01-06-2014 at 07:27 PM
Lagering is supposed to be done before bottling/packaging.TDThanks. I'll do it this way next
time. My last one i wasn't sure so i lagered, bottled and let carb. Then lagered again. What a
waste of tim...
Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 01-03-2014 at 11:46 PM
I'd like clarification of the botteling process.Do you bottle after lagaring? Once bottled, do
they just condition at ale temp or should they go back into cold storage?
Posted in thread: Making homemade specialty malts, Caramels, Chocolates, Toasted, etc. on 01-03-2014 at 08:02 PM
Well my calculated mash efficiancy with these grains and my new mill was around 103%... So
either my scale is off or my grains are a bit better then average. Either way the 2lbs of
crystal I made didn...
Posted in thread: Chocolate Oatmeal Porter on 01-03-2014 at 06:44 PM
Reporting in. I brewed this in november. LHBS was out of chocloate malt so I used all pale
chocolate instead. Probably tastes a little lighter then the original recipe but it's still
pitch black. I ga...
Posted in thread: What to do with a starter? on 01-03-2014 at 06:33 PM
if you move it out to the garage, just make sure it doesn't freeze at night. From temps you
listed, it wouldn't appear to be a problem.
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3763 Roeselare showed up at my door frozen :( on 01-02-2014 at 08:05 PM
This is anouther reason starters are a good benifit. You can tell if your yeast is good before
brewday. In this case the smack pack swelled so you know the yeast is active and wasn't
destroyed. The fr...
Posted in thread: Specialty Grain Brewing Process - Ales on 01-02-2014 at 08:00 PM
A refractometer would use less liquid, but I hear they are great for OG when there is no
alcohol and inaccurate when alcohol is present... I don't have one so I can't speak to the
accuracy once alcoho...
Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 01-02-2014 at 07:47 PM
70 Gallons for me (Not counting cider or skeeter pee).Edit to account for HokieGuy9561092.5 :D