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Posted in thread: My cal common just tastes...boring. on 07-08-2016 at 03:52 AM
Keg? Pitch some orval dregs in there for a month or three at 70f.. boring no more.If you go
down this path, beware of the slippery slope into the world of sour beers! Also, a gentle
reminder is in ord...
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 07-06-2016 at 02:38 AM
Thanks, Brewcat! I will give this a try soon.
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 07-01-2016 at 03:50 AM
This is basically what I changed my clone to so we will see. I haven't had this in 5+ years. I
only remember the Cascade dry hop.I read the 2-row for Mac & Jack's is locally sourced. I
Posted in thread: Heat Stick on 03-25-2016 at 03:39 AM
I drilled and tapped the flange on the base of the water heater element, and screwed the ground
wire down there. Since it's in an area that is all covered with food safe RTV silicone anyway,
Posted in thread: One week brew time? on 03-16-2016 at 03:46 AM
I have served hefeweizen at Christmas that I brewed on December 18th. Not something I would try
with a porter, pale ale, etc, but the hefeweizen worked nicely for those circumstances.
Posted in thread: Brutus 10 Gas Valves question on 03-07-2016 at 06:09 AM
If you go the ASCO valve route the valves just need to fit your pipe and be rated for gas. I
use a gas manifold of 1" black pipe feeding to 1/8" pipe input burner valves for my 3 ring
burners. My rig ...
Posted in thread: Aging cider in oak barrels on 02-14-2016 at 05:16 AM
Why not add toasted oak shavings or pieces to your glass or stainless steel fermenter instead?
$80 for 5 liters with limited re-use seems a bit much. It's a hobby, and isn't expected to make
Posted in thread: What types of apple trees to plant? on 02-13-2016 at 03:22 AM
Have you looked at Fedco trees? They have about 15 cider varieties, though some are sold out
already. At $29/tree I'm not sure if they fit your idea of a reasonable cost. Their default is
Posted in thread: The Magical 1.2:1 Ratio for Brew Pots on 02-09-2016 at 04:52 AM
I bought the Update International 25 gallon kettles that are similar to the older MegaPots,
about 20 inches wide and 20 inches tall. I have seem to have more boiloff than most guys with
keggles. I'm d...
Posted in thread: HERMS on a 10 gallon batch on 11-07-2015 at 03:17 AM
I use 100 quart coolers as mash tuns for 15 gallon batches in my garage. They might lose a
degree, or at most 2, in an hour. I do throw an ancient cheap coat or a jacket over them for
overkill during ...