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  • Posted in thread: Home Brewing Tattoo??? on 09-10-2014 at 11:02 PM
    Went to Ultimate Arts in Madison and but that beer Tattoo. It's a little rainbowy if you know
    what I mean . . not that there is anything wrong with that. I'll get that fixed at my one month
    check-up. ...

  • Posted in thread: Early gushing bottles: Cause for concern? on 08-21-2014 at 12:55 PM
    I would stop measuring by by cups and go by weight because cups you never know what you really
    get. Fluffy sugar? Packed sugar? It's pretty quick to see anything and personally I would be
    very concern...

  • Posted in thread: Has this ever happened to anyone else? on 08-21-2014 at 12:40 PM
    1032 is super low and I'm not surprised at all at anything yeast does. Sent from my iPad using
    Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: How long can the beer rest in the carboy? on 08-21-2014 at 12:38 PM
    I'll go with the 3 months no problem also. I've gone 2+ months and had zero off flavors.
    Brewing is one of the best hobbies for procrastination. Longer is almost always better in
    brewing. Sent from my...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning and sanitization tips. on 08-18-2014 at 01:30 AM
    Get a spray bottle and fill it with whatever you use to sanitize and just spray it all over
    stuff whenever needed.

  • Posted in thread: Gusher on 08-18-2014 at 01:26 AM
    There are lots of things that can cause a gusher. How does it taste. if it's pretty funky then
    it could be an infection but otherwise one problem many people have is that just just put too
    much dissol...

  • Posted in thread: Do you squeeze the grain bag after steeping? on 08-15-2014 at 10:37 PM
    I suppose if it's just steeping grains - I was talking about 3 or 4 pounds of a mini mash. BUT
    UPON further review and according to Revvy NOT squeezing is a brewers myth (along with cooling
    a wort as ...

  • Posted in thread: Do you squeeze the grain bag after steeping? on 08-15-2014 at 03:36 PM
    Never ever squeeze that bag - NEVER - whatever instructions that came from throw them out!
    Squeezing will release tannins and MIGHT give you a nasty flavor! Do you want to risk it for a
    1/2 cup of wor...

  • Posted in thread: Did 4 brews, what should be next improvement step? on 08-15-2014 at 03:22 PM
    Screw all grain - seriously until you have a lot more batches and then only if you want to.
    I've won many awards over all grain brewers - it's not necessary to make great beer. remember -
    it's not the...

  • Posted in thread: Good Activity in Fermenter...Nothing on Airlock or Blowoff on 08-15-2014 at 03:11 PM
    Something to do in a hot climate to get that temp lower is to get a wet towel, wrap the
    fermentor and put a fan on it - good for 5 degrees lower or more depending on evaporation. As
    for the bubbles - ...

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