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  • Posted in thread: Serving cocktails from a keg? on 03-02-2015 at 03:34 PM
    It would work fine, but it will probably carbonate if you leave it on the CO2 for very long at
    all.When I first got started brewing, before I had made 3 beers to have on tap, I kept water in
    one of th...

  • Posted in thread: How much does home brewing cost? on 02-27-2015 at 10:52 PM
    I have all of my receipts somewhere, but last count I was in around $700. That included
    retrofitting my kegerator to 3 taps and ball locks, 5 - 5 gallon kegs, 2 - 2.5 gallon kegs and
    the equipment I u...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial beer vs. Homebrew on 02-27-2015 at 10:46 PM
    I guess I'm the opposite. The more I've gotten into homebrewing, the more craft beer I've
    bought.I have to try it all, at least once.Same here. I always was into craft beer to some
    extent, but it alwa...

  • Posted in thread: Porter bound for the Drain? on 02-27-2015 at 04:03 PM
    Let it ride. I did a chocolate vanilla porter that I was really close to dumping when I kegged
    it. Carbed it up, let it sit for a month oustide the kegerator. Put it on and tried it again,
    actually ta...

  • Posted in thread: Starter for every batch on 02-24-2015 at 09:45 PM
    Poor advice here. There's no magic to dry versus liquid. There are proper pitching rates and
    improper. Pitch 200 billion dry yeast cells directly into 5 gal of wort and approximately half
    die and you'...

  • Posted in thread: Starter for every batch on 02-24-2015 at 03:24 PM
    When doing a beer like this one:5gallons– 18IBUs– 1.071 OG– EstABV7.0%2xBriessPilsen
    LME1xBriessPilsen DME1xCandiSugar2 xSaaz (1oz)1xAbbaye DriedYeastShould I just rehydrate the
    dry yeast even if this...

  • Posted in thread: OG is always higher than expected. Why? on 02-23-2015 at 05:08 PM
    Is your hydrometer calibrated correctly? My first guess would be that it could be giving you
    false readings. My second guess would be that your volumes are off. How do you know you have 5
    gallons? If ...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 02-21-2015 at 10:45 PM
    +5 Caramel Amber4449Took advantage of the 30 degree day here.+ 6 gallons of my house Amber Ale=
    4455 gallons

  • Posted in thread: Brewing what you've got on 02-20-2015 at 03:23 PM
    I do this all the time, to widdle down some of the extra grains I end up having lying around.
    Actually some of my best beers have come from this type of brewing.

  • Posted in thread: If lager is supposed to be such a neutral tasting beer, why is it that?... on 02-19-2015 at 10:07 PM
    Are you confusing yeast flavors for the flavors from the corn and/or rice adjuncts?This is what
    I was thinking. I'm not claiming to be able to blindly pick up a glass of beer and say, "Oh,
    Miller lite...

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