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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
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...