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Posted in thread: 2 packets of yeast on 11-18-2011 at 07:56 PM
Wow, they come in smaller sizes? That's news to me. If that's the case, I'd buy those for my
split batches for sure.
Posted in thread: 2 packets of yeast on 11-18-2011 at 07:51 PM
I assume these are dry yeast packets, yes? It's probably a mistake. Save it! Having an extra
packet on hand isn't a bad thing.
Posted in thread: TGIF - Success! on 11-18-2011 at 06:48 PM
Congratulations, welcome to the addiction!Now the real question. Did you brew a batch already
for that lonely, empty primary?
Posted in thread: All Grain Questions on 11-18-2011 at 06:06 PM
I can only give you insight from my own experience with the filter. I started with a braided
filter when I first went all grain, and it clogged a lot more than I would have liked it to,
even when usin...
Posted in thread: Chicago - Best brewpubs to see on 11-18-2011 at 04:32 PM
Visiting some family in Chicago a few weeks ago, my Father and I went out to Two Brothers.
Absolutely zero advertising on the outside of the building, and it's tucked away in what looks
like a commerc...
Posted in thread: Help please on 11-18-2011 at 02:04 PM
I've been reading several of the long primary vs. secondary threads and had decided on skipping
the secondary with my next batch until reading this quote. Does the secondary really help
Posted in thread: Help please on 11-18-2011 at 01:48 PM
Welcome to brewing, and to HBT!I have never agreed with the fermentation time listed on most of
the instructions for kits out there. Often times 7 days not nearly enough for the beer to be in
Posted in thread: Does this sound too ambitious? on 11-18-2011 at 01:39 PM
Do it! Part of the adventure to making excellent beer is the constant experimentation and
learning along the way. Try new ingredients and techniques. Even if something doesn't go as you
Posted in thread: Coming Up Short on 11-18-2011 at 01:27 PM
I think we all hit the mark here. :D Excellent point on stirring extra vigorously after your
top-off. I remember having trouble at first when I was extract brewing a couple years ago.It
may take a cou...
Posted in thread: Coming Up Short on 11-18-2011 at 01:15 PM
You may want to check your instructions for your pre-boil volume, or recheck how much water you
think you're adding to your kettle. You're inevitably going to lose some volume to evaporation