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Posted in thread: Should i delay brew day to make a starter? on 08-21-2013 at 01:03 PM
I've found myself in this situation before due to poor planning, or shear laziness. Rather than
use just the smack pack and most likely under pitch, I decided to brew anyway and let the final
Posted in thread: North Chicago gas vendor...Help on 07-31-2013 at 12:22 PM
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I was able to find a small family run operation in
Skokie who would fill my tanks. I wasn't too keen on the idea of doing an exchange program (the
guys at Air g...
Posted in thread: North Chicago gas vendor...Help on 07-30-2013 at 05:40 PM
I recently moved from Denver to Chicago and am having a nightmare of a time finding a gas
supplier to fill my two tanks (C02 & Nitro). Nothing about this was difficult in Denver, but
apparently its no...
Posted in thread: Hoegaarden Witbier Clone - Pierre Celis White on 10-02-2012 at 08:05 PM
I have attempted to read this entire thread and have not seen any discussion on clarifying
agents (i.e. Irish Moss, Whirlfloc Tablets). Will the use of either reduce the great yeasty
cloud that is cha...
Posted in thread: Did I ruin My Batch? on 04-16-2012 at 05:21 PM
What was the boil volume? How many hops did you add. Typically, a normal house stovetop cannot
get more that 3 gallons to a rolling boil. Even 3 gallons is a stretch. Also, the more hops you
add, the ...
Posted in thread: Anyone Brewed? [NB, 115th Dream Hopbursted Imperial IPA] on 04-16-2012 at 04:10 PM
I brewed it yesterday. The all grain took a lot longer than typical extract kits as usual but I
believe it all went well. I hit my OG, but had to boil for 15 minutes longer to hit my
Posted in thread: Anyone Brewed? [NB, 115th Dream Hopbursted Imperial IPA] on 04-04-2012 at 07:50 PM
Last night I ordered the 115th Dream Hopbursted Imperial IPA (all grain) kit from Northern
Brewer. I'm a little worried about this monster of a beer and was curious if anyone has
attempted to brew it....
Posted in thread: Foamy Nitro Brew on 10-25-2011 at 12:45 PM
Interesting. So I would assume the formula for balancing the system would be equal regardless
if using CO2 or Nitrogen.
Posted in thread: Foamy Nitro Brew on 10-20-2011 at 12:43 PM
How long of a line would you reccommend?
Posted in thread: Foamy Nitro Brew on 10-18-2011 at 01:01 PM
It has been on mixed gas the entire time. The ratio is 25% CO2 and 75% nitrogen. From what Ive
read, mixed gas (specifically nitrogen) takes longer to absorb into liquid and requires a