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Posted in thread: Why are your best beers almost always your "Oops!" beers? on 06-02-2011 at 03:15 PM
It hurts because this is as close to perfection as I may ever get, and it was by accident!I
know what you mean. A couple of months ago I was brewing a CA Common with some buddies of mine.
I had been m...
Posted in thread: Who wants a free Fermenator™? on 06-01-2011 at 08:01 PM
Posted in thread: Do Not Fear All-Grain Brewing - A Primer on 06-01-2011 at 03:44 PM
It is my philosophy now to let your process dictate your efficiency, and not to let efficiency
dictate your process. Think about that for a second. Touché. And well put. I suppose it's easy
to get ca...
Posted in thread: BIAB Brewing (with pics) on 05-31-2011 at 06:08 PM
going with a 15 gallon pot will allow 5 gallon batches and if you heat a little additional
water to "sparge" with, you can do 10 gallon batches with ease.That might be a good option for
those bigger b...
Posted in thread: BIAB Brewing (with pics) on 05-31-2011 at 06:06 PM
I do 5 gallon batches BIAB no-sparge in my keggle (usually @8-9 gallons of water plus @ 12-14
lbs grain) and still have several gallons of head space. Even with the head space, the thermal
mass of all...
Posted in thread: BIAB Brewing (with pics) on 05-31-2011 at 05:30 PM
I spent most of yesterday reading up on BIAB techniques, equipment, etc., and this thread has
been by far the best primer I've seen. Thanks for the great picks! I'm convinced that as I go
AG in the ne...
Posted in thread: A Poor-Planner's Dilemma: Bottle Early, Long Primary, or Secondary? on 05-31-2011 at 03:46 PM
Hey AZ_IPA, your pic looks like a sunset from around the Flagstaff area. Is that where you're
at? My brother lives in Flagstaff and that's actually where we're headed on our road trip!
Posted in thread: A Poor-Planner's Dilemma: Bottle Early, Long Primary, or Secondary? on 05-31-2011 at 03:45 PM
Thanks for all the input everyone! I'm probably going to just leave it on the primary, since it
seems that 4 weeks with a big, hoppy ale won't be a problem. But I like beerhappy's advice too:
Posted in thread: First BIAB on 05-30-2011 at 08:09 PM
What's your setup like? I'm curious to know... thinking about shifting to BIAB at some point.
Posted in thread: A Poor-Planner's Dilemma: Bottle Early, Long Primary, or Secondary? on 05-30-2011 at 07:21 PM
Yesterday I brewed a rendition of Janet's Brown Ale from Brewing Classic Styles, which is
happily fermenting away as we speak. However, my wife just asked me: "Will we be able to bottle
that brown ale...