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Posted in thread: BBD Saison Furtif on 01-24-2012 at 10:07 PM
Your recipe sounds great, Mr. Cat, and so I'm going to try it for my first Saison. I should
probably read this whole lengthy thread, but perhaps it won't hurt to ask. I know a beer like
this begs to b...
Posted in thread: Propane valves and a sealed gas tube on 01-07-2012 at 06:36 PM
I made my brewstand and manifold out of 2x2 inch mild steel square tubing, 1/8" inch wall, like
Lonnie Mac's original Brutus except that I used mild steel instead of stainless. I drilled
holes with a ...
Posted in thread: Exploring "no chill" brewing on 12-29-2011 at 01:56 AM
This is a loooooooong thread. I'm on page 10 right now. I plan to read the entire thread. Be
back in a week -- maybe -- later.
Posted in thread: Denny's favorite 50 on 12-28-2011 at 04:10 AM
I used 1272 for an American amber ale a couple of months ago and it came out brilliant. Though
when it comes to dry yeast, it's hard not to like US-05.
Posted in thread: Advice needed, High Total Alkalinity as Calcium Carbonate on 12-28-2011 at 12:37 AM
That seems pretty high. I'm in Dallas. The 2010 water report lists total alkalinity as CaCO3 at
Posted in thread: How hard is it to use a glass carboy as a primary for my first batch? on 12-28-2011 at 12:28 AM
Mine happened while cleaning. It was half full (or was it half empty?) of luke warm soapy water
while I scrubbed it with a carboy brush. When that was done, I started to turn it over to
drain, and it ...
Posted in thread: Denny's favorite 50 on 12-28-2011 at 12:20 AM
But then, what do I know? Here is a light colored IPA, one of Denny's recipes, with a low SRM.
Maybe check out the alternative yeasts listed in that recipe for other ideas for your own
Posted in thread: Denny's favorite 50 on 12-28-2011 at 12:09 AM
I just used DF50 for the first time for a stout. It's still in the fermenter, so I can't
evaulate yet. One concern I have about DF50 is that it is a low flocculating yeast, and I tend
to prefer high f...
Posted in thread: Unanswered threads on 12-28-2011 at 12:04 AM
I also check unanswered threads every day or so. I answer them if I can. I do make a greater
effort when it is a new poster. I think sometimes that a new person will just leave the site
for good if hi...
Posted in thread: New kettle on 12-27-2011 at 09:44 PM
I would not downgrade. A 15 gallon pot is ok for a 10 gallon batch, but 20 is better. A 10
gallon pot is only useful for a 5 gallon batch. You usually need something like 13 gallons of
pre-boil wort (...