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Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-24-2013 at 03:01 PM
I'm in. Thanks Rebel Brewer!:ban:
Posted in thread: Brewing with Kids? on 11-21-2013 at 10:04 PM
My 4 year old son comes with me to the LHBS. He loves scooping and weighing the grains and
checking out all the cool equipment. He gets bored pretty quickly when daddy's brewing but it's
a start. I lo...
Posted in thread: Electric Fermentation Heater vs. Brew Belt on 11-21-2013 at 09:12 PM
Just figured I'd update ya.I ended up getting the brew belt, I found one pretty cheap online. I
only make 3 gallon All-Grain batches so I think the belt more than suffices to heat my
fermenter up. I t...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Storage Problem on 11-21-2013 at 09:03 PM
Well, assuming the yeast was not contaminated due to the less than desirable storage temp for a
week, I'd say they're pretty healthy. I pitched around 2:30 AM Friday night and when i checked
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Storage Problem on 11-15-2013 at 09:53 PM
you will be fine! if you had kept the yeast at room temp for a week they would be fine, and
keeping them a bit chilled is fine, indeed as mentioned above good flocculation is desirable.
although i won...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Storage Problem on 11-15-2013 at 04:22 PM
Hey ya'll,I plan on brewing tonight but am concerned about my yeast starter. I made 1L starter
on Saturday (Wyeast 1388) - I had it on a stir plate for about 42 hours and then cold crashed
it in my fe...
Posted in thread: Electric Fermentation Heater vs. Brew Belt on 11-12-2013 at 06:00 AM
how do you plan on monitoring the temp of your brew?i use stick-on LCD thermo-strips
("fermometers"). the problem with the electric blanket is that it covers the entire surface of
the carboy so you ha...
Posted in thread: Electric Fermentation Heater vs. Brew Belt on 11-12-2013 at 05:47 AM
I have not used either of those, but will throw another option out there.I use a big cooler
with an aquarium heater. Works great. The heater I have will get the water up to the high
eighties in the wi...
Posted in thread: Electric Fermentation Heater vs. Brew Belt on 11-11-2013 at 08:23 PM
Just curious if any of you have used the Northern Brewer Electric Fermentation Heater: about
the same price as a brew belt but I like that it wraps most of the carboy as opposed to a very
Posted in thread: WTB: 2.5 or 3 Gallon Cornelius / Corny Kegs on 02-12-2013 at 07:00 PM
I purchased a 3 Gallon Keg Kit from these guys a while back. They have really well made stuff
and fast shipping. Looks like they're currently out of stock but check in with them.