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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Blow off Conditions on 01-21-2014 at 09:41 PM
    Hi guys....had a interesting thing happen during the fermentation of this AG batch I'm
    doing.I've read about guys having fermentation's that need a blow off tube. After about 15 or
    20 batches, I don't...

  • Posted in thread: Cost of all-grain brewing vs MrBeer vs buying beer at the store on 01-21-2014 at 08:57 PM
    Everyone here brings good points regarding making beer vs purchasing. If you want to save money
    and like beer you probably need to buy it. You may save a few dollars making beer but it is not

  • Posted in thread: People talk about "caramelizing" during a boil, is this even possible? on 01-19-2014 at 08:45 PM
    Wort boils at around 215 F or 103 C (due to the boiling point elevation from the dissolved
    solids). Thats interesting. During my boil yesterday I dropped a digital thermometer in and it
    read 215 deg...

  • Posted in thread: Might have to go BIAB for tomorrow's brew due to grain bill size on 01-19-2014 at 07:48 PM
    Once i've started the mash, i wrap a sleeping bag around the pot and put a blanket over the
    top. Temperature holds very well.

  • Posted in thread: Can Muslin bags be reused? on 01-19-2014 at 07:46 PM
    I reuse these as well as the bags for BIAB. I turn them inside out and rinse. Wife throws them
    in the laundry and washes them with the whites. no problems that I've seen.

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Kentucky! on 01-19-2014 at 07:36 PM
    Just north of lexington. I see you're from Alexandria, small world!I fly down to Harrodsburg
    for work every week. Kentucky is a beautiful State.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-19-2014 at 04:47 PM
    Just started my boil on BM's centennial blonde. 9F outside......why am I such a
    masochist? guys are getting some cold. Its not quite that bad up here in Ny.

  • Posted in thread: Brewing beer when it is 33 degrees in the garage... on 01-19-2014 at 01:25 PM
    Fortunately I have a stove in my basement to do my BIAB. I have to do the boils outside though
    as the stove top doesn't have the BTU's to get 6.5 gallons to a rolling boil otherwise it would
    be all in...

  • Posted in thread: How long do You boil? on 01-19-2014 at 01:12 PM
    Thanks for the insight guys.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-18-2014 at 08:25 PM
    Brewing a Light American Ale now.

Following Stats
Primary's: #1 - 5 Gallons Harp Clone All Grain with Wyeast 2007 Lager (~5.5% ABV) Secondary's: #1 - 6 Gallons Dry Irish Stout Partial (~4.0 ABV) #2 - 6 Gallons Brown Sugar Ale All Grain with Nottingham Yeast (~5.0% to 5.2%) Kegged: 6 Gallons Honey Ale AG Next: 6 Gallons Brown Sugar Lager