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Posted in thread: Trilium Melcher Street Clone on 10-27-2016 at 04:10 PM
brewing this weekend I think we have everything down except fermenting under pressure to
preserve aromatics. We are thinking of using a spidel fermenter and just screwing the lid on no
air lock no blo...
Posted in thread: Brewing more than 1 gallon with 1 gallon setup on 10-26-2016 at 07:43 PM
Yes, Walmart sells this 16 qt stock pot for $12. What I do is fill to the final volume I want
and then continuously top off throughout the boil. Then you do not waste any space in your boil
pot. I can...
Posted in thread: FerMonster Lid Stuck on 10-26-2016 at 07:39 PM
Happened here, too. I used one of those torque wrenches with the handle and adjustable rubber
strap.Yeah, that works best. You can put a "strap wrench" together easily.
Posted in thread: Brewing more than 1 gallon with 1 gallon setup on 10-26-2016 at 07:23 PM
Like @ChelisHubby said, get a bigger pot. For a 5 gallon batch (your keg size) you'd really
need an 8 gallon pot, and if you're ever going to do 5 gallon all-grain batches, a 10 gallon
pot is even bet...
Posted in thread: The Mr. Beer Hate? on 10-25-2016 at 06:28 PM
Mr. Beer kits were created for marketing: 99% brewing illusion, 1% result. IOW, not for brewing
beer!Now, using good ingredients instead (UNhopped malt extract, real hops, good yeast, none of
Posted in thread: Mixing yeast on 10-25-2016 at 06:13 PM
BTW, What is the OG of the wort that went into the fermentor?
Posted in thread: Mixing yeast on 10-25-2016 at 06:10 PM
So I made 2 starters in 3 days. Both with 2 cups water to 1/2 cup dme and pitched the yeast at
68 degrees and put on stir plate for 18hrs or so. Cold crashed...Making one 2 liter starter is
Posted in thread: Black Butte Porter Conunfrum on 10-25-2016 at 05:50 PM
Porters are for the evening, not the morning, so the sun is setting.Isn't it "conundrum?"
Posted in thread: WOW! All grain kits are expensive on 10-25-2016 at 05:44 PM
When you price out a kit vs. loose ingredients by the pound (grain) and ounce (hops) from the
same or similar vendors, the kits are usually very close or better priced when they have
specials or other...
Posted in thread: WOW! All grain kits are expensive on 10-25-2016 at 04:51 PM
I guess you're also buying hops by the pound, that makes THE big difference in pricing, not
just the grain.I never got the advantage of kits either.