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Posted in thread: My SWMBO... on 11-21-2014 at 09:54 PM
SWMBO came home from work the other day, cracked open a Ruination, and shushed me because she
was absorbed in the only ebook she's ever bought, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.Flash back to
4 years ag...
Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-21-2014 at 09:51 PM
I'm with Gil. I always crash my starter the night before brew day. Then I take it out of the
fridge and decant on brew day and let the yeast sit on the counter to slowly warm so it will be
ready to pi...
Posted in thread: Made in USA Brew Kettle? on 11-19-2014 at 04:46 PM
@Bensiff Sure, it's cheaper to get something made in China, but cost isn't the top factor for
me. It is for a lot of people, maybe even most people, I know. I take pride in "Made in the
USA." I like k...
Posted in thread: Dead Mickey, do I tell them? on 11-19-2014 at 04:35 PM
So far, interestingly. I started it with the DuPont yeast, which crapped out on me in the
1.030's...typical for that yeast. So I tossed in some 3711 because that is a beast. It took
things down to 1.0...
Posted in thread: Pump Setup - Will this work? on 11-19-2014 at 04:24 PM
Yes, they have done a fine job at removing hundreds of dollars from my pocket. If you haven't
already I would grab pen and paper and draw up your setup. I don't know how many renditions I
did before d...
Posted in thread: Pump Setup - Will this work? on 11-19-2014 at 04:07 PM
Cool. I have a HERMS setup so it's needs are a bit different. I use 3 3-way valves to keep the
hose changes to a minimum. I have to change the inlet from the MT to the BK still and I recirc
through a ...
Posted in thread: Pump Setup - Will this work? on 11-18-2014 at 04:15 PM
Let's start by saying you have your inlet and outlets swapped. Those are center inlet heads on
the March/Chuggers. Oops just read your post more and saw you noted that. You would need to
have a 3 way ...
Posted in thread: Made in USA Brew Kettle? on 11-18-2014 at 04:11 PM
It is far cheaper to get stainless products from China. It is easy to find high quality
manufacturers over there that have things like ISO9001 certs that produce for a fraction the
cost of that which ...
Posted in thread: High electric bill?? on 11-18-2014 at 03:15 PM
And I thought I had a lot with a fridge, freezer, kegorator, and fermentation fridge. Even with
four I regularly have higher electric bills than my neighbors. Just remember all the brewing
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-15-2014 at 05:47 AM
I'm somewhat ambivalent about this book, based on the US-centric title.On one hand I'm
intrigued and want to read it.. On the other hand - writing a book exclusively about american
sours is ethnocentr...