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  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 04-02-2016 at 10:58 AM
    This one time, at band camp, I got my cock defeathered with a torch.. Never again!

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 04-02-2016 at 12:08 AM
    Oatmeal stout..Oatmeal porter..Oatmeal smoked porter..Oatmeal nut brown..Oatmeal pale
    ale..Oatmeal ..

  • Posted in thread: Attention new all grain brewers! on 03-25-2016 at 06:00 PM
    My uninsulated coolers also lose 1 degree over the course of a mash. At least in my climate,
    insulating the lid gains you nothing.And Im glad it has worked well for you Denny.. I believe
    what you inte...

  • Posted in thread: Attention new all grain brewers! on 03-25-2016 at 03:12 PM
    As for mash tuns, I use a large rectangular cooler for 10 gallon or 5 gallon batches with a
    large grain volume and a standard orange round Igloo cooler for 5 gallon batches.. I drilled
    1/4" holes, one...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 03-10-2016 at 01:31 AM
    One reason that I really like brewing in the winter, is that at flameout, I jus carry my boil
    pit or keggle outside and let it cool.. I jus dont bother with it until it comes down to
    pitching temp.. N...

  • Posted in thread: Yooper's Oatmeal Stout on 03-08-2016 at 03:53 AM
    Brewed 10 gallons yesterday.. FG was 3 points low, probably due to oversparging.. I added my
    dark grains as a late addition to the mash to reduce astringency.. Had several problems with a
    stuck mash w...

  • Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner (Silver Medalist) on 02-24-2016 at 10:06 PM
    Did you make any changes? And would you make any changes next time?I am brewing this on
    Saturday but using W34/70.I cant speak for this recipe, however I make a pilsner with 10 lbs
    pilsner malt, 1 oz ...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 02-24-2016 at 05:53 PM
    The power just went out in central Illinois and we're in the beginning of a blizzard.. While
    others have to make a run for beer.. No worries.. I have 15 gallons of homebrew behind the taps
    on the kitc...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning, then lagering? Or vice-versa? on 02-16-2016 at 04:43 AM
    So.. This weekend I will keg and bottle a 10 gallon batch of Kölsch. The bottle conditioned
    bottles will of course have priming sugar added while the keg will go straight to the taps..
    Should I let th...

  • Posted in thread: Do you experiment? on 02-10-2016 at 03:57 PM
    I experiment with breaking myths that Ive heard about brewing.. I dont violate standards of
    sanitation, but I have:Cold crashed from 72 to 38 overnight to get a beer lagering quickly..
    Yeast didnt car...

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