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Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 10-17-2012 at 06:17 PM
Posted in thread: Can I just never buy yeast again? on 10-17-2012 at 06:09 PM
I guess it is all about what you want to do. Personally, I have never seen bad results from a
dry yeast packet. At $1.69 per packet, I think I will stay with that. I have tried the wet
vials and the s...
Posted in thread: Using flavor syrups on 10-17-2012 at 05:35 PM
The extracts they sell in brewshops is non-fermentable (at least all the ones I have seen are)
while the coffee flavoring has loads of sugar and potential fermentables. The preservatives in
Posted in thread: Mother in laws!? on 10-17-2012 at 05:23 PM
When it comes to in-laws, I am a royal prick. When they want to be decent, I am decent . . .
when they want to be intrusive, I become very abrasive. They usually don't stay for long after
that. My bes...
Posted in thread: Extract brewing recipe - can this be right? on 10-17-2012 at 05:13 PM
I have brewed that exact recipe before. If you add the sugar, it will boost the ABV a bit but
add virtually nothing to the flavor. If you use DME, it adds to the ABV and it also adds more
flavor to th...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 10-17-2012 at 04:49 PM
I am off this week and next, so I will be brewing a bunch. A friend asked me to show him the
ropes of homebrew . . . made my day! Of course, for his first brew, he wanted to go
complicated. He shows m...
Posted in thread: Fermentation explosion on 10-17-2012 at 02:50 AM
. . . for the darker brews I use a 7-gal carboy. Darker brews tend to have more "explosive"
start up. I wouldn't worry about lost yeast . . . just watch your hydrometer readings. You do
not get a bett...
Posted in thread: If you could share a pint with anyone, who would it be? on 10-14-2012 at 08:34 PM
Like many others, when I first read this question, my mind went totally blank. I was like,
"WTF? Is there nobody I would toss back a pint or three with?" Then my mind went on a tirade of
listing out a...
Posted in thread: Drilling SS - Help on 10-14-2012 at 07:32 PM
Good advice here...drill at slow speeds with oil to cool it. Cutting oil is not for lubricant,
it is for cooling. Make sure you have a drill bit designed for metal and drill slow with decent