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  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 12-23-2015 at 01:09 AM
    I've been trying to clean out my old junk that's still in my moms house. Mainly a pain in the
    ass, but ocasionally I stumble over something funny (you know, old photos or stuff that brings
    back memori...

  • Posted in thread: FT: 2013 Imperial Stout Trooper, 2014 KBS and a bunch more. on 12-01-2015 at 12:44 AM
    I've got 2 bottles of 2013 and 1 bottle of 2014 Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing
    Company and 2 2014 KBS.My full cellar is here: me know
    if anyth...

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 11-20-2015 at 09:22 PM
    I'm in!!

  • Posted in thread: Can too much headspace in the fermenter be a problem for a healthy fermentation? on 11-10-2015 at 09:52 PM
    Nope. Shouldn't pose a problem. Once fermenation starts CO2 will quickly push the excess O2

  • Posted in thread: Wine making advice for a beer brewer? on 11-09-2015 at 04:44 PM
    The one thing you, as a beer brewer, need to learn is that this aint beer.Very little of the
    techniques are the same, in general they are, but not in execution.For example, adding O2 is
    probably the m...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Stand Build on 11-08-2015 at 11:32 PM
    This is what I have on my weldless, 1-tier stand and I'm happy with all of it:Burner: for
    sizing, that's really up to you, just don't go too long without increasing the depth or you'll
    have a ti...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to check FG before bottling/priming on 11-08-2015 at 03:36 PM
    I've never done this, but I'd imagine you'd want to fully degas before taking your reading. The
    CO2 will probably offer some "lift" to the hydrometer. If you did extract, your numbers should
    be damn c...

  • Posted in thread: Wine making advice for a beer brewer? on 11-08-2015 at 03:34 PM
    What are the thoughts on using O2 pre-fermentation? Is that a common practice to help will
    yeast cell health? Also, temp control (or ideal ferm temps)?

  • Posted in thread: Wine making advice for a beer brewer? on 11-08-2015 at 03:05 AM
    Thanks all... not my first kit, but I've been underwhelmed by my previous kits (though they
    were slightly lower-priced). I've also had issues with residual carbonation. I know long-term
    bulk aging can...

  • Posted in thread: Wine making advice for a beer brewer? on 11-07-2015 at 11:27 PM
    What's the best piece(s) of advice you can offer to a relatively accomplished beer brewer
    looking to take wine beyond the instruction booklet in the kit?In brewing, my biggest
    improvements came with a...

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