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Posted in thread: Barley Crusher Fail on 07-23-2016 at 01:39 PM
I took the advice of this forum and bought a new Monster Mill MM2. I used it for the first time
this morning, and holy crap that thing is a beast. For anyone struggling with a failing Barley
Posted in thread: What's a good base American wheat beer recipe? on 07-22-2016 at 01:21 AM
A bit late to the party, I know, but here's my house wheat beer. Makes a great Shandy. I'm
brewing this again on Saturday. OG = 1.051, FG = 1.010, IBU = 20, SRM = 4.6. 4.5# White Wheat
Posted in thread: Fermenting bucket have a seal lid with a hole for air lock or no on 07-22-2016 at 12:54 AM
Hi yvonnars - Yes, you need a lid with a hole for the airlock for your primary fermentation
bucket. You don't need an o-ring, however. The buckets I use have lids with holes, but no
o-rings; the lid j...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-22-2016 at 12:28 AM
I'll be brewing a Rhenish Alt, but I tell my wife it's an American Wheat.
Posted in thread: My first APA on 07-18-2016 at 11:51 PM
I would not use S-04. Fermentis Safale US-05 is much better for an APA.
Posted in thread: Beer tastes sweet...again on 07-11-2016 at 05:56 PM
ryanbullen - If you don't want to drink a bunch of sweet beer, it is possible to add bitterness
after fermentation by boiling some hops in water and adding that to your beer. For example,
boiling 1 ou...
Posted in thread: Most overrated home-brew topics? on 07-11-2016 at 01:22 AM
Everything is overrated. This forum has 540,850 threads and 7,414,670 posts. If that isn't
overkill then I don't know what is.
Posted in thread: Using Blue 5 Gallon Water Jugs for Starsan on 07-11-2016 at 12:42 AM
Isn't there a limited duration that star san remains OK to use after mixing it up? Does longer
term storage of it decrease effectiveness?I keep mine for around 3-4 months before dumping and
making a f...
Posted in thread: Why no love for bleach? on 06-29-2016 at 12:09 AM
A gallon of bleach is cheap but Star San is too when used properly. A 16 oz jug of StarSan
costs $16.95 at my LHBS, which is $1.06 per ounce. The directions are to mix 1 ounce of Star
San in 5 gallons...
Posted in thread: Do small malt additions (1-2%) have a significant impact on flavor? on 06-28-2016 at 11:43 PM
Some examples of what I'm talking about in Brewing Classic Styles: 2 oz of Black Patent in the
dark mild recipe, 2 oz of CaraMunich in the saison, 1 oz of black patent in the biere de
garde.The black ...