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Posted in thread: Introduction, and a weird question on 08-19-2014 at 09:55 PM
The thing is, the threads I saw concerned themselves with perils of poor sanitation; what about
perils of strange ingredients? Is it possible to, by exposing normally-edible food to the
Posted in thread: FWH First Wort Hop on 08-12-2014 at 10:18 AM
Yep, put the bag o'hops into the empty boil kettle as you begin to drain the mash tun, and let
them sit. It's typically used with finishing hops to preserve much of their aromatic character
and to pro...
Posted in thread: Steps To Brewing A Better Small Batch IPA? on 08-11-2014 at 10:34 AM
Expand your yeast inventory. That will have the single biggest impact on your IPA creativity,
without requiring other changes in your technique.
Posted in thread: To much crystal on 08-11-2014 at 10:22 AM
Slightly higher unfermentables in the wort and a sweeter finished product. Assuming this was a
typical 5 gallon grain bill, you're talking about 7-8% crystal vs 2-3%.
Posted in thread: First ever brew - weird house smell? on 08-11-2014 at 10:14 AM
When I enclosed my garage, I built a "fermentation closet" which happens to be about 10 feet
from our air handler. A nice side benefit is that I can usually tell when fermentation has
started by the n...
Posted in thread: Primary smell on 08-11-2014 at 09:57 AM
Completely normal if you are brewing in buckets, when empty they always smell like beer. Avoid
using anything abrasive when cleaning & sanitizing, and you should be fine. After hundreds of
Posted in thread: Minority Group-founded Breweries on 08-07-2014 at 10:54 AM
Here's a story about An Bui, a Vietnamese restaurateur in Richmond who just opened The Answer
brewpub, hiring a local former homebrewer as his head brewer: should note that his restaurant,
Posted in thread: new old chest freezer with less than pleasant smell on 08-07-2014 at 10:25 AM
those pictures are worth at least a thousand words. now what are you going to fill the lid with
to replace the old insulation?New insulation? :DIf you don't want to go with fiberglass, there
are a var...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-05-2014 at 12:03 PM
Thank you for the contest!
Posted in thread: how long does it take others to bottle a 5 gallon batch? on 08-03-2014 at 11:54 AM
I've tried a variety of modifications to streamline my workflow. The entire process
(organizing, cleaning, sanitizing, racking, bottling, capping, clean-up) always comes in about