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  • Posted in thread: what is the point of an airlock if you can on 03-01-2015 at 02:05 AM
    A bit of safeguard can be just snipping the 'X' at the bottom opening of your airlocks. That
    way hop matter and yeast can make it up into the body of the airlock and not plug up the
    opening and create...

  • Posted in thread: General grain to water ratio's for different types of beer on 02-28-2015 at 02:42 AM
    I'm at 1.5 qts/ lb for all batches because it's way easier to calculate strike and sparge
    volumes. Some styles may be better with thinner/ thicker mashes, but I don't compete and do
    enjoy my results.A...

  • Posted in thread: Off Flavors / Metallic Taste on 02-28-2015 at 02:38 AM
    See the post on the Beginner's forum.

  • Posted in thread: When is it appropriate to name my beer? on 02-28-2015 at 02:37 AM
    You can name it as soon as you fill the boil kettle. I primarily use other brewers' recipes and
    adjust to my needs, and name them when I have a creative streak. For example, I've had an oaked
    IIPA and...

  • Posted in thread: Missed My OG big time on 02-28-2015 at 02:32 AM
    You didn't filter the sugars. As blizzard suggested the sugars are dissolved and effectively
    can't be filtered.I'm guessing you did a partial boil and used top-up water after the boil.
    Frequently, the...

  • Posted in thread: Off Flavors / Metallic Taste on 02-28-2015 at 02:24 AM
    What did you use for brewing water? Straight out of the tap is not your best option, whether
    you're on well water or city.What kind of metal does it remind you of? Copper, steel, blood?Did
    you do a fu...

  • Posted in thread: Just joined and Brew Day is tomorrow on 02-28-2015 at 02:16 AM
    Firstly, welcome to the group and the addiction!Second, take some pics of your system and
    brewday and share!Third, have fun. It'll probably take a few batches to figure all the details
    of your system ...

  • Posted in thread: what is the point of an airlock if you can on 02-28-2015 at 02:10 AM
    Fermentation can get very vigorous, even violent. With an active enough fermentation, the
    krausen could clog up the bottle cap, and the bottle could explode. An airlock in a stopper or
    gasket will typ...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer....random question about yeast? on 02-28-2015 at 01:57 AM
    What kind of beer, and which yeast strain?You're on the right track with 'proofing' yeast, but
    it's best known as making a starter. Based on your sub-note I think there's a misunderstanding
    in the dif...

  • Posted in thread: Left over hops... on 02-26-2015 at 12:18 PM
    Magnus is a derivative of German noble hops...Tettenanger maybe... and Perle is a noble hop so
    why not try something from the Fatherland? A kolsch, or even a dunkelweizen, would fit. Grab
    some Pilsner...


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