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Posted in thread: Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler Sealing Problems on 08-31-2016 at 11:48 AM
Did you get the glass or plastic big mouth? I have two of the plastic ones and the new lids
work great for me (I had issues with the old style).The blue ring that screws on for the old
style lid won't...
Posted in thread: Steeping grains in smaller volume - timing questions. on 08-21-2016 at 06:22 PM
Hi,I brew 5-gallon extract batches with specialty grains, and I've always steeped the grains in
the full volume of water (6-7 gallons). I heat the kettle to 160 degrees, draw off a
half-gallon in a th...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-27-2016 at 12:19 AM
I'm in. Thanks!
Posted in thread: Questions on adding a plate chiller to my setup on 07-23-2016 at 03:44 PM
Hi,I brew 5-gallon batches and use a 25' stainless steel immersion chiller. It does the trick,
but it can be very time (and water) consuming. On a recent batch, I added a fountain pump and
ice jugs to...
Posted in thread: Hastings Brew Works Giveaway on 07-23-2016 at 02:48 PM
In please. Thanks!
Posted in thread: "I'm NEVER going to be one of those guys who are obsessed with temperature control!" on 07-09-2016 at 01:34 PM
This is a little off topic, but I'll toss it in as a side note. When I built my keezer, I
repurposed my Edge Star kegerator as a fermentation chamber, with a Johnson controller on
it.The Edge Star nev...
Posted in thread: How soon/fast to ramp up Wyeast 1728? on 07-05-2016 at 12:55 PM
Ok, I raised the temperature a couple of degrees this morning. It will take some time for that
to take effect since my brew bucket is in a mini-fridge.I was reading a White Lab's paper on
Posted in thread: How soon/fast to ramp up Wyeast 1728? on 07-04-2016 at 06:14 PM
Hi,I'm brewing a Scottish Ale with Wyeast 1728. I pitched my starter 72 hours ago. Blow-off
tube activity really got going 36 hours ago, and is the most active it's been right now.I
pitched at 60 degr...
Posted in thread: Pitching Temp Question on 06-29-2016 at 02:00 PM
Another trick I found with the recirculating pump ice bottle method - take the exhaust pipe and
stick it inside one of the ice bottles rather than just loose in the ice bucket. That way the
Posted in thread: Pitching Temp Question on 06-29-2016 at 11:21 AM
I usually use a steel dairy can or conical for fermentation, and it helps a little to pre-chill
the empty and sanitized container in the keezer during the brew day. This practice would
probably be a b...