Last Activity:10-30-2014 2:11 PM
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Posted in thread: Stupid things that happen to everyone at some point on 10-28-2014 at 02:10 AM
if you brew long enough you'll do something dumb. I think that applies to both amateur and
professional brewers, and I sure as heck know it applies to me.
Posted in thread: STC-1000 Temp Probe on 10-28-2014 at 02:02 AM
Do you have the end of the probe insulated? I use my probe in my chest freezer fermentation
chamber and wrap it with bubble wrap then use a bungee cord to keep it pressed to the side of
the primary bu...
Posted in thread: Looking for Good People Brewing Coffee Oatmeal Stout recipe on 10-27-2014 at 06:15 PM
Over 24 hours I made a 22oz cold brew using 4oz of Mayan coffee I bought at Publix and added
1/2 of the result to each of two 5-gallon corney kegs. The coffee flavor is about perfect on
the one I've a...
Posted in thread: Securing co2 bottle to kegs with bungee cord? on 10-16-2014 at 06:49 PM
I've acquired a free fridge for my kegerator project. The fridge will just fit two cornelius
kegs and a 2.5kg co2 tank. I am wondering: how best to secure the co2 tank in the fridge? There
is no acces...
Posted in thread: Being broke and a homebrewer on 10-16-2014 at 03:32 PM
You just have to fight the urge for instant gratification. I started brewing over 20 years ago
in grad school with a new baby and one income (and it wasn't mine). I saved up and bought a
couple of pot...
Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-15-2014 at 07:25 PM
I'm not sure what is satisfying about purposefully aiming for a category that has 4-5 entries
so that you can get a medal. That's like, what little kids want in youth baseball. I just want
to make bet...
Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-15-2014 at 06:20 PM
Thanks guys, that is very interesting "behind the curtain" information. I looked up the contest
results from last year and there was just a category 10 for American ale and the winner of that
Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-15-2014 at 05:12 PM
That's true, those were just some of the less popular categories that jumped to mind off the
top of my head. Looking at the styles, the categories I recall (from the last competition I was
in) being p...
Posted in thread: How do you avoid temp swings in a fermentation chamber?? on 10-14-2014 at 06:57 PM
Do you see a big difference between the two?I'm not zach and this may not be what you were
asking but on my last brew I wrapped my temp probe in bubble wrap and secured it to the side of
the primary b...
Posted in thread: Nooooooo!!! on 10-13-2014 at 09:32 PM
I've broken 4 glass carboys over the last 10 years--2 each 6.5 and 5 gallon ones. One froze,
one was dropped, one had a small screwdriver fall on it, and one must have committed suicide or