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Posted in thread: Taking the plunge! on 05-30-2015 at 02:39 AM
This is not the place for that...everyone here is obsessed and have no intention of getting
Posted in thread: Lurker Getting Started on 05-28-2015 at 09:02 PM
Also, don't forget sanitizer!
Posted in thread: Gravity reading off by 50 pts and I have no idea why! on 05-28-2015 at 08:33 PM
With extract beers the sugars can actually stratify where the heavier sugars sink and the
watery solution get's pushed to the top. If you pulled your sample from the top portion of your
Posted in thread: Lurker Getting Started on 05-28-2015 at 08:09 PM
My plan is to do 5 gallon or less. I know i'm going to keg and not bottle so i've got to see
what the best route for that is as well. Do you recommend mashing in a cooler or keep it in the
pot and jus...
Posted in thread: Does it have to be a 6.5 gallon carboy? on 05-28-2015 at 07:46 PM
I used a 5 gallon carboy for five gallon batches for a year. That said it does work you have to
accept the fact you will have some loss wort thru a blow off sometimes quite a bit. I always
used a Blow...
Posted in thread: Lurker Getting Started on 05-28-2015 at 07:37 PM
It is all a matter of preference. I use a propane burner because I like to brew out doors and I
already have a propane tank for my grill. My question to you:Are you doing 5 gallon batches? If
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency Too High, Brewhouse Efficiency too Low on 05-28-2015 at 06:39 PM
No, i took the reading after sparging once i collected all my wort in the brew kettle. I took a
sample and added it to a test jar and cooled the jar down to 80 before taking a reading.Oh,
okay, must h...
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency Too High, Brewhouse Efficiency too Low on 05-28-2015 at 06:16 PM
I am a little confused because it sounds like you took a preboil gravity reading before you
sparged. This might be the reason for the odd results. If you took a reading and then sparged,
your points m...
Posted in thread: What's your user name mean? on 05-28-2015 at 06:12 PM
Sf was for special forces as I was an 18b when I served but the goat part became my nickname
during my first tour because I was a little jumpy at first and had a goat sneak up on me which
scared the d...
Posted in thread: What's your user name mean? on 05-28-2015 at 01:13 PM
Mine is because I have a really long and difficult to pronounce Italian last name. I have heard
just about everything from people either creating nicknames or just messing it up...Biscuits
came about ...