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Posted in thread: First Post, and questions about Coopers Kit on 10-23-2016 at 05:20 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the replies! RM-MN, I think you've hit the nail on the head. While the
Brew House kits are great, they don't give you much for actual understanding of what you're
doing. Thanks f...
Posted in thread: Fermentation temperature question. on 10-23-2016 at 03:26 PM
Or chill as much as possible with the wort chiller, then put the kettle in the swamp cooler tub
with ice to cool to pitching temps quicker. To me, pitching quickly is an advantage - the yeast
gets a h...
Posted in thread: Mash tun question on 10-23-2016 at 03:23 PM
I have a 5 gallon kettle. a 5% brew would be 6 lbs of grain and the total volume would be 5.25
gallons.You have the same problem if you have the cooler too, you need to boil more than the 5
Posted in thread: A quick Thank You! on 10-23-2016 at 12:16 PM
If you have the storage space bottles that you have to buy are a good investment. They come in
a nice box with dividers so they store easily full or empty and are nearly infinitely
recyclable as all y...
Posted in thread: First Post, and questions about Coopers Kit on 10-23-2016 at 12:03 PM
It's time for some study so you understand what your are doing and why. Going in blind, you
don't ask the right questions because you don't know the questions to ask. Read this book
(free, online) bef...
Posted in thread: Mash tun question on 10-23-2016 at 11:59 AM
Since you are in an apartment and storage must be at a premium, why take up extra space with a
cooler. Go BIAB and do your mash in the pot you will be boiling in. The only extra items you
need are a b...
Posted in thread: Oatmeal stout with notty? on 10-23-2016 at 11:46 AM
Yeast finish a beer at the FG they want based on the number of yeast cells pitched, the
temperature conditions during ferment, and the percentage of unfermentable sugars in the wort.
Nottingham is no ...
Posted in thread: Hazy IPA on 10-23-2016 at 11:38 AM
Three items for you to ponder.1. Of course it is hazy and muddy looking. It is still actively
fermenting and the yeast activity is keeping all the break material stirred up in the beer.
Don't judge a ...
Posted in thread: Is this possible? on 10-23-2016 at 11:26 AM
You think this would be ok? It's a 10 Gal, and only about $50. These things don't have problems
with high hear like that? What about the spicket? Should I maybe replace it with a better one?
Posted in thread: home depot bucket to hold bag? on 10-22-2016 at 05:44 PM
This rack is bull****. NOT stainless. Rusted overnight when left damp.Stainless steel is a
whole class of steel alloys containing at least a certain percentage of chromium. Some of these
will rust but...