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  • Posted in thread: I was scolded at LHBS today when I told em I don't usually use a secondary on 03-25-2012 at 11:16 PM
    Crazy things the LHBS has told me over spring break:1. Don't place ANYTHING in your bucket,
    because it will cause microscopic scratches that will ruin your beer.2. You need to put check
    valves on your...

  • Posted in thread: Founders on 03-25-2012 at 11:09 PM
    One of the drawbacks of moving to Alaska is that Founders isn't on the shelf! They have many
    great beers.....I would like to add their Red Rye IPA to the list.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Guide on 03-25-2012 at 04:40 PM
    Youtube is your friend. Search there or search HBT....there are tons of resources out there.
    Use mrmalty.com to determine the size of your starter. Basically, a starter is a small, very
    simple batch o...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing: How big is too big? on 03-25-2012 at 04:27 PM
    I just began harvesting and washing yeast to build up my yeast bank. It has been said that you
    might not want to harvest yeast from a really big beer.....I'm guessing this is because these
    yeast are s...

  • Posted in thread: Rasputin SCORE! on 03-22-2012 at 03:37 AM
    Saw Old Rasputin here in Anchorage the other day. Had that beer on nitrogen before....'twas

  • Posted in thread: Hops in the north on 03-18-2012 at 08:19 PM
    Welcome! Here's my advice to anyone "toying" with the idea of growing some hops in the hope of
    getting a "decent yield." any money you would have used for rhizomes, fertilizers, bug sprays,

  • Posted in thread: Tubing Question on 03-17-2012 at 09:55 PM
    Tubing is cheap. If you have a hardware store or LHBS near by, I would just go get some. It may
    be mold, it might not be. The risk probably isn't worth it.

  • Posted in thread: Best single addition to your brew day procedure on 03-17-2012 at 09:53 PM
    Quick disconnects. No question about it.

  • Posted in thread: Storing 55 lbs of grain in this ? on 03-17-2012 at 09:48 PM
    You don't need an air-tight container.....the bags that the grain come in sure aren't air
    tight. As long as your grain stays dry, clean, and bug free you'll be fine. I always used big
    Rubbermaid tubs....

  • Posted in thread: Getting ready to bottle question on 03-17-2012 at 09:33 PM
    I'm 99.99999% sure you have corn sugar. Corn sugar is powdery...table sugar is usually

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