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  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 11-30-2016 at 02:34 PM
    A quick point about the temp probe placement. IME, internal probes don't offer much over a
    probe tapped to the outside of the fermenter (and insulated on the outside with a rag or foam
    pad). I only sa...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 11-29-2016 at 06:52 PM
    I just got my brew bucket, and put my first batch in it. I chilled my wort to 75, and was gonna
    let the ftss do the rest. I hit the set button and selected 68 degrees. I added some more ice
    to the coo...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 11-21-2016 at 03:08 PM
    To this day, I still can't figure out how Spartan1979 gets the ball out of the valve. I'd do it
    too, but can't figure out how. So I just break it down into two pieces (by unscrewing the barb)
    after ev...

  • Posted in thread: Schwarzbier help on 11-02-2016 at 03:10 PM
    Much better recipe!! Personally, I find that much Munich cloying, but certainly some folks are
    fine with it. I keep it under 20% myself. Unless you're certain you like that much Munich, you
    should con...

  • Posted in thread: Schwarzbier help on 11-01-2016 at 04:01 PM
    Agreed with the above that your recipe has too much roasted malts. Use about a third or half of
    that, and you'll be close. 10% dark roasted malts is extremely roasty. Would be like a stout.

  • Posted in thread: Schwarzbier help on 10-31-2016 at 08:53 PM
    I've tried Kolsch yeast as a substitute for lager yeast and it makes a very different beer.
    Definitely not a good substitute if a lager is the target. I really wanted to find it
    acceptable, but it jus...

  • Posted in thread: Ss brew bucket mod on 10-19-2016 at 02:51 PM
    Squirting in some silicone adhesive onto NPT threads is a leakage and sanitary disaster in the
    making. A far, far better solution would be just buying another valve from SS Brew Tech for
    $25: of cou...

  • Posted in thread: Schlenkerla Rauchbier Yeast on 10-19-2016 at 02:38 PM
    I've brewed Schlenkerla-style rauchbiers many many times (mainly the Urbock) and with different
    yeasts but haven't seen any difference among yeasts. By far the most important element in this
    beer is t...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 10-19-2016 at 02:21 PM
    I'll probably never get around to drilling a hole for my own thermowell but it does sound like
    a decent option if I get brave down the road. And you bring up a good point - a small leak in
    the lid is ...

  • Posted in thread: Need quick critique, ordering grains tomorrow. Smoked imperial stout on 10-18-2016 at 10:43 PM
    Interesting -- I haven't seen Best at my LHB shops. But you can assume it would be similar to
    the very mildly-smoked Weyermann, and not suprisingly, Best says it can be used up to 100% of
    grist just l...

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