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  • Posted in thread: Grainfather sales now live in U.S.! Woohhooo on 08-05-2015 at 12:38 AM
    I got mine (east coast Kickstarter backer) yesterday. Today I unpacked it, put it together ,
    cleaned it and am doing a test boil (just water) to see how long it takes to reach a boil with
    7 gallons of...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Trader Joe's Cider on 12-31-2014 at 04:53 AM
    So the starter had a slight mold aroma and taste (probably got hold in the week or so it took
    the yeasties to get going), so I just went with a pack of S-04 for this one.So definitely not
    100% Trader ...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Trader Joe's Cider on 12-19-2014 at 09:57 PM
    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone.Sure, I *should* do a 1 gallon test batch...but the dang
    starter is FINALLY going (started showing significant activity 3-4 gays ago) to the point where
    I'm ready...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Trader Joe's Cider on 12-13-2014 at 02:49 AM
    That is some EXPENSIVE cider you got going. Hope it turns out well :)Well, $3/half gallon *is*
    more expensive than the cheapest juice I can find, but if I'm not willing to hunt/wait for
    sales, it's us...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Trader Joe's Cider on 12-10-2014 at 08:13 PM
    So on a recent trip to TJ's to pick up some Candy Cane Joe-Joes (aka Xmas Crack), I grabbed a
    couple of bottles of the vintage ale (still need to stock up so I can continue my vertical
    tastings with t...

  • Posted in thread: Would you spend on kegging equipment or AG equipment? on 07-02-2014 at 04:13 AM
    I started brewing in the winter in an apartment where we kept the heat at 58, so a water bath
    to help maintain temps and the right yeast strains were all I needed to treat my yeasties
    right, at least...

  • Posted in thread: Critique wanted on 07-01-2014 at 05:31 AM
    I agree with CBXBob! I'd maybe use a tiny amount of the LME with the steeping grains, and add
    the rest at flameout.However, Magnum and Centennial are both pretty high AA% hops. For the
    Centennial I mi...

  • Posted in thread: Biab or partial mash 1 gal instead of a starter? on 07-28-2013 at 11:55 PM
    So you're saying instead of a starter, you want to make a starter? Go for it!

  • Posted in thread: Keezer/kegarator on 07-04-2013 at 06:25 PM
    Am I correct in thinking that the infra red emitted from the ceramic heater will initially only
    heat the liquid in the carboy and not the air inside the chamber? i.e. the ambient temperature
    will only...

  • Posted in thread: Question for weizen brewers on 06-09-2013 at 03:13 PM
    You're thinking of an acid rest...I usually shoot for 113. I'm noy sure how much of an impact
    it has, but it certainly doesn't hurt anything.If you want the beer to stay cloudy, either give
    the keg a...