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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
    brew.All-Grain ...

  • 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 (...

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