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  • Posted in thread: 15 gallon batches on 07-29-2015 at 05:55 PM
    Oh, I've done 15 gallon batches, boyo. You can tell when a man's done 15 gallon batches before.
    He's got that look in his eyes. And you don't have that look.There I was, in my basement
    brewery. I was ...

  • Posted in thread: Fan in my Keezer Question on 07-17-2015 at 02:57 PM
    Just finished my down and dirty keezer for a party tomorrow. I bought a desk fan at Menard's.
    It's about 4-5 inches in diameter and runs off a USB cable (came with a plug also). Just ran
    the cable thr...

  • Posted in thread: What am i doing wrong ? on 07-15-2015 at 05:11 PM
    The only reason that I try to limit the trub into the fermenter is that I like to just scoop
    out yeast slurry for the next batch. If I am not going to do this, I just dump it all in.

  • Posted in thread: Rye ipa feedback on 07-02-2015 at 05:35 PM
    And Founder's Red Rye is all Amarillo.

  • Posted in thread: S05 or 04 for Two Hearted Clone on 07-02-2015 at 05:20 PM
    Is the 10# Pale a LME- as in a partial mash/grain extract method- right?TIAToddI believe that
    this is an all grain recipe.

  • Posted in thread: Don't Do That. on 07-02-2015 at 01:11 PM
    When newly married and your wife says "If I ever start acting like my mother, you better tell
    me!" Flash forward 20 years and you finally say it ... DONT' DO THAT!

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 06-27-2015 at 05:21 PM
    Brewed a pale ale last night.

  • Posted in thread: Trying my hand a building my first recipe on 06-27-2015 at 04:32 PM
    If I were to put more FO hops do you think just pushing the amarillo up is good? Or maybe up
    the citra and/or add cascade, or something entirely different? My take your advice and bump the
    vienna for ...

  • Posted in thread: Citra, mosaic and Amarillo along with Conan yeast on 06-27-2015 at 04:21 PM
    I have used these hops before in a pale ale, along with a few others. I had the following
    schedule:1 oz. Chinook at 30 minutes1 oz. Cascade at 15 minutes1 oz. Amarillo at 10 minutes1
    oz. Citra at 5 mi...

  • Posted in thread: Trying my hand a building my first recipe on 06-27-2015 at 04:11 PM
    OK... Replacing the 4oz of Crystal 120 with with 6oz of Crystal 60 and Bumping Vienna to 10oz
    (I still want some color, this puts me at 6.0 SRM)Dropping the centennialAdding 1oz of amarillo
    at 15minBu...


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