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Posted in thread: what will plastic do to my beer? on 01-01-2013 at 07:08 AM
I'm not too worried about safety. Its a food grade spoon after all, just not heat tolerant.
I've probably melted one in my chili before and still eaten it.
Posted in thread: what will plastic do to my beer? on 01-01-2013 at 05:44 AM
I just melted off a tiny bit of the end of a plastic (fake wooden) spoon in my boil. What will
that do to my beer?
Posted in thread: Cost cutting on 12-31-2012 at 07:33 PM
I tried growing the hops, but we live in OK, and after 2 years, they only got to 18 inches high
with no flowers. :-(
Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 12-31-2012 at 03:23 PM
What kind of effeciency are people getting on this setup with high gravity brews? I did a 5 gal
batch of Christmas ale:.5 lb German carafa III.81 lb Special Roast.81 Victory13.33 Brewers Malt
Posted in thread: OG well below target...can it be fixed? on 12-31-2012 at 02:25 PM
I had the same problem. I did an all-grain that should have been 1.08 OG, and got 1.065 using a
rubbermaid mash-tun with braided SS filter.
Posted in thread: Cost cutting on 12-31-2012 at 02:15 PM
What are some ways for the all-grain brewer to cut his costs on each batch? Right now I get
everything from the LHBS. Sometimes I use dry yeast instead of activated, but what are some
other ideas that...
Posted in thread: water measurement? on 11-13-2012 at 03:39 PM
I missed pretty badly on my OG. I was supposed to have 15.2 lbs of grains, but when I weighed
the sack from my LHBS, it only came to 14.6 lbs. Is that common?On the water, I used what a
Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 11-13-2012 at 03:28 PM
Yeah, my problem is that I've always dumped the grain in first then added water. And yes, I've
been there where the mash came in too low and I couldn't raise it so I overshot this time -
maybe by too ...
Posted in thread: Mash temp too high - what effects? on 11-12-2012 at 01:14 AM
I thought I had this problem just now - my recipe said to mash at 150. It seemed pretty close
when I mashed in, and I left a candy thermometer in the tun for 90 mins and didn't open it. At
the end, th...
Posted in thread: water measurement? on 11-12-2012 at 12:39 AM
Also, I have two thermometers made by CDN, one digital and one analog. The digital reads about
8 degrees lower than the analog. And ideas?
I've brewed: Oktoberfest, Alaskan Smoked Porter, Rochefort 10 trappist, "Reverend Desmond" trappist, DFH 90 clone, Sam Smith Oatmeal stout,Fat Tire Amber, Dave's Double Dog IPA, Leffe Blonde CLone (didn't work).
What I want to brew (so I don't forget): Fullers London Porter, "Desiree's" Cream Ale, Grimbergen red, SA Imperial Double Bock, Marshalls IPA, MacEwan's Scotch Ale
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