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Posted in thread: What to expect from Mash vs Boil vs Secondary? on 09-21-2011 at 12:52 AM
I'm pretty new to all of this myself, but I've put grapefruit zest and lime leaves in the boil
before--two separate batches. I put them in at the end of the boil, last 3 minutes about. It
added to the...
Posted in thread: Old CO2 Tank on 09-02-2011 at 06:04 PM
I took it in to get it filled. Turns out it's an oxygen tank. And it's really old. So I just
bought a co2 tank at the place that fills. I wanted to get one online, but I was just so ready
I went ahead...
Posted in thread: Old CO2 Tank on 08-31-2011 at 10:28 AM
Thanks for the advice about the certification date. I didn't even know that was a concern. Yes,
it's just a threaded hole at the top. I'll work on getting a pic up.
Posted in thread: Old CO2 Tank on 08-31-2011 at 12:00 AM
I was given an old CO2 tank. It's about 4 feet tall and doesn't have the normal valves on top
that I've seen online. Any ideas about where to get the pieces to attach it to the regulator. I
Posted in thread: Temperature during Fermentation on 06-19-2011 at 02:40 PM
Thanks. The temp was regulated better during fermentation. I just haven't had the time to
bottle recently and the carboy has seen some rise in temp.
Posted in thread: Temperature during Fermentation on 06-19-2011 at 01:50 PM
During this hot time of the year (and the fact that we lost power for a couple of days), how
important is keeping a steady temperature during secondary. And if it gets hotter than you'd
like, is there...
Posted in thread: Guinness Draft / Stout on 05-25-2011 at 12:05 AM
I like Guiness. But I'd give some others a shot to experience the variety in the style. I
really like Bell's Special Double Cream Stout, Left Hand Milk Stout, Old Rasputin Russian
Posted in thread: Southern Tier 2xIPA on 05-09-2011 at 11:19 PM
I agree. I was on a kick about two months ago where I couldn't get enough.
Posted in thread: What beer to pick up in the Carolinas? on 04-29-2011 at 11:02 AM
I agree with Pisgah and Highland. And Barley's has a great selection of beers. I got my first
home brew kit at Hops and Vines in Asheville--good selection and knowledgable folks working
Posted in thread: Recipe question on 04-27-2011 at 11:34 AM
Last time I dryhopped (the only time), I racked the beer to secondary for a week, then added
loose pellets for a week. The pellets definitely spread out amongst the beer, but it was tough