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Posted in thread: Growing Hops in the North Woods on 07-29-2016 at 02:28 AM
Where are you at? I'm at zone 3 in the Northwoods, and grow chinook, centennial, cascades, CTZ,
EKG, northern brewer and hallertauer.They grow like weeds, overtaking my yard and popping up
under my de...
Posted in thread: Utter noob and need help on 07-29-2016 at 12:08 AM
You can definitely carb up water and serve carbonated water through the tap. You'll need to
make sure you have the right connections, so if you post a picture of the "stuff" you have, we
can guide you...
Posted in thread: First batch newbie! on 07-28-2016 at 11:53 PM
Many thanks yooper! I have heard many conflicting answers on whether or not to squeeze the
fruit bag. Great campden recommendations! Such an art form, and I still just have crayons!
:)Well, making win...
Posted in thread: First batch newbie! on 07-28-2016 at 08:30 PM
It's hard to guess when you remove the bag of fruit how much wine you'll have, but if you
filled the primary to three gallons, there is no way to have more than three gallons after
primary. My thought...
Posted in thread: Super light blonde color for IPA on 07-28-2016 at 02:06 PM
I'm pretty sure after all the talk it's going to be a combination of getting raising my
efficiency, controlling a hot rapid boil, and utilizing lighter malts... Specifically malted
oats which I know t...
Posted in thread: body and carbing issues on 07-28-2016 at 01:52 PM
I'm not sure how much .65 "cups" or whatever is. The first thing I'd recommend is a small
kitchen scale, and measure your priming sugar strictly by weight. A good rule of thumb is .75-
1 ounce of prim...
Posted in thread: Please help mancave in need of expertise on 07-28-2016 at 01:42 PM
Since we have two threads on the same issue by the same OP, this one will be closed to keep the
Posted in thread: I got drunk from my ginger beer! (beer/brew/cider/wine?) on 07-28-2016 at 01:46 AM
Hey Yooper! It's actually around 5 gallon which is the size of my carboy. I mentioned to top up
with water in the recipe. 16 oz gave me a nice buzz and it also tastes really good. I wasn't
sure how it...
Posted in thread: Quick question with treated water + mash pH Stabilizer on 07-28-2016 at 01:42 AM
Interesting stuff. So as I said before, this is my adjusted water profile.Ca - 140ppm Mg -
22ppm Na- 19ppm SO4 - 305ppm Cl - 81ppm. My Ca is 10 ppm, my sulfate is 4ppm, and my chloride
is 19. So prett...
Posted in thread: I got drunk from my ginger beer! (beer/brew/cider/wine?) on 07-27-2016 at 11:40 PM
Is this a 3.5 gallon batch total volume? I see three gallons of water, but I know the sugar
added makes the volume greater but I don't know how much.Anyway, if it was a 3.5 gallon batch,
it's likely t...