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  • Posted in thread: Hops Schedule: Extract vs All-Grain on 12-10-2014 at 05:12 PM
    You are doing a larger boil but (presumably) the final batch size is the same. So it's going to
    be 5 gallons either way, it's just a question as to whether you boil all the water, or hold it
    back unti...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Schedule: Extract vs All-Grain on 12-10-2014 at 05:01 PM
    If you want a larger boil without changing the IBUs, you could use fewer hops or boil them for
    less time (if you go too far with the latter, you'll get noticeably more hop flavor).

  • Posted in thread: Strange place for beer kits....or not! on 12-09-2014 at 06:32 PM
    Bed, Bath & Beyond used to sell Mr. Beer, so they've apparently switched. Does it represent
    mainstreaming of homebrewing? I don't know. Christmas brings out a lot of weird gifts, a lot of
    novelty stuf...

  • Posted in thread: Question about rehydrating yeast on 12-08-2014 at 04:45 PM
    Re-hydrating won't ruin anything unless you did it wrong (e.g., used water hot enough to kill
    the yeast).The consensus view seems to be to re-hydrate, even though some sources say don't
    bother, it's u...

  • Posted in thread: I walked into a LHBS without a recipe! on 12-07-2014 at 11:42 PM
    Kits usually come with grain bags. I'm almost certain the Brewer's Best and True Brew ones do.

  • Posted in thread: Vomit aftertaste on 12-07-2014 at 11:29 PM
    I'm skeptical as to whether a porter can get down to 1.000. Unless you used Bean-o or
    something, you may be taking a wrong measurement. Or maybe there's an infection.

  • Posted in thread: super major christmas FAIL :crying: on 12-02-2014 at 07:32 PM
    Give it to your friends and tell them its beer shampoo.

  • Posted in thread: What did you buy for black friday?? on 11-29-2014 at 04:00 AM

  • Posted in thread: My American Amber Ale on 11-26-2014 at 07:13 PM
    Are you mashing a little low? I interpreting that right? Beyond that, it's
    interesting that you are using Aromatic, Munich, Rye and Wheat, and no Crystal. My bias toward
    simplification would...

  • Posted in thread: Is it really possible to restart a stuck fermentation? on 11-26-2014 at 06:21 PM
    *decant a bit of a 1056 (type yeast) starter (that is already going for another beer). Add it
    to about 300ml wort in a 1000ml flask. Let it get rolling again for 12-24 hours.*Transfer the

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