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Posted in thread: Male, Female, or too early to tell? on 05-24-2012 at 10:08 PM
Got some hop seeds in a "beer garden" kit for Christmas and planted them more out of curiosity
than anything else. However, they've taken off a bit more than I hoped for and I figured, why
not? Not ev...
Posted in thread: Best bottles for bottling beer on 05-02-2012 at 03:48 PM
In my admittedly short experience in bottling, Sam Adams, New Belgium, and Sierra Nevada
bottles are incredibly easy to remove the labels on. DFH labels seem easy to remove as well.
Since I've started...
Posted in thread: Sanitized bottle storage on 05-02-2012 at 03:35 PM
Thanks for the helpful replies! It appears that the Vinator is worth the cost then. Reckon I
know what my next purchase is :)And I've discovered that if I leave bottles soaking in some oxi
Posted in thread: Sanitized bottle storage on 04-30-2012 at 09:10 PM
Trying to find a way to ease bottling until I can afford a keg setup. As of now, I spend an
hour or so scrubbing bottles, rinsing, and then soaking in Star San. If I cover the bottles
with a sanitized...
Posted in thread: Simple Question on 04-17-2012 at 11:09 PM
Is your hydrometer accurate? If it is, and the SG isn't dropping any more, I'd guess that your
mash temperature was higher than "about 154" and you just have a more dextinous and less
Posted in thread: Simple Question on 04-17-2012 at 10:50 PM
I should also add that, my kettle being only 7.5 gallons, I filled it up to the 6.5 gallon mark
with wort, and poured the rest into a container (roughly .5 - 1 gallon of make-up wort), which
I added i...
Posted in thread: Simple Question on 04-17-2012 at 10:48 PM
Thanks for the quick response :D I mashed in with 3.5 gallons at around 160, which I brought
down using a cup or two of cold water to about 154. Let it sit for an hour, vourlafed (sp?) and
Posted in thread: Simple Question on 04-17-2012 at 10:24 PM
Howdy all - long time lurker, pretty new brewer. Made my first all grain batch about 2.5 weeks
ago, and everything seemed to go quite well. Making an IPA (with close to enough hops to be
hitting 100 I...