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  • Posted in thread: Grain by the bag in WA? on 09-23-2014 at 01:14 AM
    On north 21st.

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 09-21-2014 at 02:33 AM
    Pressure canned 4 gallons of starter wort.

  • Posted in thread: Nightmare Bottling Session! on 09-21-2014 at 02:29 AM
    I'll have to try that from now on. I didn't realize the weight of the bucket was resting on it
    until water started spilling out of the hole! Just out of curiosity, I had to leave the lid off
    the bucke...

  • Posted in thread: Grain by the bag in WA? on 09-21-2014 at 01:49 AM
    I got 25kg (55lbs) of Gambrinus 2 row for ~$35 at Larry's in Kent. Not sure what they carry in
    the way of organic.Brew on :mug:And I think Larry's has a 5% AHA discount...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone brew more than 5/6 gallons at a time? on 09-21-2014 at 12:07 AM
    I've found that 15 gallon pots let me easily do 5.5 gallons into the fermentor without too many
    problems (sometimes I have to increase my water-to-grist ratio on low gravity beers to make
    sure my mash...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 09-21-2014 at 12:00 AM
    I can't offer much that hasn't been said, except: how does it taste? I had a belgian tripel
    recently that didn't go to it's expected FG, and while it tasted a tad sweet, once I carbonated
    it to 3 volu...

  • Posted in thread: Grain by the bag in WA? on 09-20-2014 at 11:47 PM
    I need to get in on that! The Beer Essentials is closer to $50 iirc and Belgium is closer to
    $65 iircIt helps to be a HoPS brewclub member, as we get a discount. The last time I bought
    Munich and Pils...

  • Posted in thread: Just had a rough brew day on 09-20-2014 at 11:07 PM
    I'm laughing so hard I blew Tripel out my nose! How in **** do you get 1.090 from 1.052?!?!
    That would be like assuming you'll get 40% efficiency and getting 95% instead!Dude, I am truly
    sorry for you...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Problem on 09-20-2014 at 10:53 PM
    I would eliminate the crystal from the recipe all together, crystal malt has no place in a
    traditional pilsner recipe. Assuming you are brewing a bohemian pilsner (seems like it based
    upon the Saaz ho...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Problem on 09-20-2014 at 07:38 PM
    I'd just add an extra half pound of pils and mash a degree or two higher to add the body the
    carapils would have contributed. Or mash the same temp and don't sweat it. But no on extra
    crystal.

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