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Posted in thread: What kind of Mash temp thermometer? on 11-25-2009 at 05:39 PM
I use a Traceable Water-Proof Thermometer. After killing my digital kitchen thermometer just
from heavy steam contact I decided I wanted to definately go water-proof. It's nice knowing I
don't have to...
Posted in thread: Exploding growlers on 11-05-2009 at 09:30 PM
I went by a self-service car wash and used one of their big vacuums to get as much of the glass
out as I could. I'm sort of stuck as far as the carpet goes though - the "rug doctor" units you
Posted in thread: Brewing Gods V. Peers on 11-03-2009 at 05:50 PM
For me it's the collective knowledge of the brewing community from HBT, to brew shop owners,
brew club members, brewing friends, books, radio, etc. I'll take any and all advice.
Posted in thread: Exploding growlers on 11-03-2009 at 05:46 PM
As a former mobile detailer, what a terrible mess. I wouldn't want to tackle that job without a
wet/dry vac to get the glass and a carpet extractor to shampoo and suck the beer out.
Posted in thread: Environmental Impact of Homebrewing on 11-02-2009 at 05:17 AM
I don't think homebrewing is that bad in the first place. The two worst things we do would be
using propane and wasting water. Saving water can be easily done by changing your cleaning
methods and rec...
Posted in thread: Continuing to carb in bottles? v. bottle explosion on 06-17-2009 at 10:26 PM
It's possible that it was a couple of points away from being finished when it was bottled, or
maybe slightly overprimed. Once it's bottled, there should only be so much sugar for the yeast
to eat, so ...
Posted in thread: Continuing to carb in bottles? v. bottle explosion on 06-06-2009 at 04:14 PM
I just was going through my beer stash yesterday and realized I had a couple bottles explode!
These are brews that were bottled roughly 4.5 Months ago and have been fine up to now.I found
all of them ...
Posted in thread: fermentation at higher temps? on 04-10-2009 at 08:32 PM
i'm going to be running into the same situation soon too. Vegas gets into triple digit heat in
the summer, and we keep our house in the low 80's.wow, low 80s!! I don't know if I could handle
that, I k...
Posted in thread: fermentation at higher temps? on 04-10-2009 at 08:01 PM
I'm in Southern Louisiana; it isn't much better over here. I've tried the swamp cooler but
hated having to constantly change the frozen bottles and it loaded my house with humidity from
having all tha...
Posted in thread: College Students and Beer Head. on 04-10-2009 at 07:56 PM
Just have to slowly educate your friends. I've seen some of mine come around. Even out of
college you'll encounter people who don't get homebrewing. You'll also encounter many more who
think it's awes...