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  • Posted in thread: Primary Bucket - Ok for extended primary fermentation? on 10-29-2010 at 03:23 AM
    I'm thinking of trying the long primary / no secondary method advocated by many on this blog.
    At the moment I'm using a bucket with a loosely fitting lid (no airlock) as my primary and a BB
    carboy as ...

  • Posted in thread: Aged Star San on 10-29-2010 at 03:20 AM
    Without sounding like a jerk, Star San isn't incredibly expensive, if it were me I'd opt for
    finding some new stuff on the cheap.

  • Posted in thread: filtering question on 10-29-2010 at 03:16 AM
    Out of curiosity how difficult is it to use one of these filters? I've been eyeing one for next
    spring but don't know anyone who uses them

  • Posted in thread: thick wort on 09-17-2010 at 05:17 PM
    1.05 is not a very high OG. That equates to the range of 5%ish ABV.How are you figuring this
    out w/o knowing the final gravity, or are you just making a guess that it'll all ferment?

  • Posted in thread: Winter Brewing? on 09-17-2010 at 03:58 PM
    As someone who has brewed in North Dakota (my home) California, Texas, Nebraska, and now North
    Carolina (thank you military) winter brewing is far better than summer months. Like many others
    have said...

  • Posted in thread: Did my First all grain but have some questions on 09-11-2010 at 03:35 AM
    Stirring during the sparge helps make sure you're releasing most of the sugars. Also with your
    sparge water you should've been up around 185. I wouldn't worry about the low OG though, live
    and learn, ...

  • Posted in thread: Does this look like the beginning of an infection ? on 09-11-2010 at 02:54 AM
    Smelling is any rateIt looks good to me. No need to open it and taste it
    IMO. I usually just smell the gas coming out of the airlock for a pretty good indicator. Unless
    you used vod...

  • Posted in thread: First AG. a failed success on 09-11-2010 at 02:48 AM
    If you're having issues w/ the gravity the first place you should look is your grain crush. I'm
    a bit new to AG as well, but from everything I've been reading people are all pointing there
    first. I ac...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizer killing yeast? on 09-09-2010 at 03:02 PM
    Thanks for the re-assuring words guys. After 2 days of going nuts it has settled down and I'm
    looking forward to getting it into the secondary so I can get a good measure on the gravity. My
    84% effici...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizer killing yeast? on 09-08-2010 at 02:57 AM
    so I came home from a night of dancing to do another little jig in my hallways when I opened
    the pantry and saw my airlock bubbling away! Here's hoping there's no effect on the taste.