Last Activity:11-24-2015 1:50 PM
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Posted in thread: First Bottle Bombs on 11-23-2015 at 01:32 PM
Yes, absolutely they are dangerous. Get a rubbermaid or other sealable container and store them
in there in case another one blows. I've found glass up to 15ft away from bottle bombs...be
Posted in thread: Where to stay in Austin for best breweries/taprooms on 11-21-2015 at 04:39 PM
+1 to pinthouse & draughthouse. Add ABGBs & Whip In to the list for the southside. Off 183 you
can hit up Austin Beerworks & Adelberts (& stop by AHS). BlackStar isn't far from there as
Posted in thread: multiple bags for 10g batch? on 11-21-2015 at 02:41 PM
Gonna brew my first 10g batch tomorrow. I usually brew 5g biab in either a 13g or 15g keggle.
I've got roughly 21lbs of grain that I need to mash but it doesn't fit in my usual grain bag.
Can I split ...
Posted in thread: Gravity Issue / Questions on 11-21-2015 at 02:32 PM
I saw that you mentioned that mash temp was within 1-2 degrees for the entire mash...if you
don't mind, what was the mash temp for this last batch? I had a streak of high fg beers for a
bit & found th...
Posted in thread: What is in your opinion the best fining to use? on 11-15-2015 at 03:14 PM
Whirlfloc contains irish moss. I use whirlfloc b/c I have a ton that I was given but had used
irish moss as well. It does cause quite a break in the kettle, though gelatin will result in
Posted in thread: DME for yeast starter in mead on 11-15-2015 at 03:20 AM
I've made five batches of mead with dme as a starter. chilled and decanted, all turned out
great. I don't doubt that honey is better but dme works and still produces excellent results. I
think more im...
Posted in thread: Temp Control in SE Texas on 11-13-2015 at 04:31 AM
+1 to the fermentation chamber. It was the single biggest improvement/investment I've
made...I'm in Central TX. I've tried the buckets, towels/fans & the the cheapo craigslist
freezer with a johnson c...
Posted in thread: How cold is too cold? on 11-02-2015 at 05:11 AM
you're most likely fine. Sixty isn't low enough to stall the yeast & temperature inside the
container is higher than outside. Your fermentation is most likely finished, hopefully you have
Posted in thread: Stir plate not working. on 10-27-2015 at 12:48 PM
Usually the speed is too fast or the surface isn't flat, but it seems like you have both of
those covered. One of my homemade plates only works if I fit an o-ring over the bar to act as a
Posted in thread: Kegging First Beer Tomorrow on 10-03-2015 at 03:14 PM
cold beer at 36hrs at 30psi, bleed a bit, set to 10-14 depending on style for another 24-48hrs,
drink. & repeat. I do this everytime. good luck.