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Posted in thread: Hop Share Program on 02-05-2013 at 04:04 PM
A friend of mine is doing a feasibility study on a local "hop share" program (in New England).
See below. If you wouldn't mind taking a minute to fill out his survey, he'd appreciate it.
He's going to...
Posted in thread: Hopps and trub on the compost pile? on 01-02-2013 at 10:01 PM
i compost all my brewing leftovers...grain, hops, trub...whatever. i also compost other organic
household matter, but in the end my pile is mostly spent grain. i used the spent grain et al
Posted in thread: Please help me trouble shoot on 01-02-2013 at 09:58 PM
are you drinking this beer cold and fully carbonated? is it very cold? i have had this happen
before, though several years ago. i had a keg of black ipa that was as if i never hopped it. i
let it sit ...
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller Input Water Question on 10-19-2012 at 03:27 PM
yea - I've been struggling with this plate chiller since the day I got it. I've probably brewed
something like 12 batches with it by now. And maybe 3 of those batches cooled in a reasonable
amount of ...
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller Input Water Question on 10-19-2012 at 01:06 PM
Question for plate chiller users...what is your input water flow rate like? What is the
resulting output water temperature? I'm not looking for any specific figures, just general
idea. i.e. very slow ...
Posted in thread: Beer tastes thin/watery on 09-19-2012 at 05:21 PM
definitely wait until it's fully carbonated for a few days. cold, partially carbonated magic
hat #9 clone (or any mild beer) will definitely taste thin and watery
Posted in thread: How I keep hops out my my plate chiller on 09-07-2012 at 12:37 PM
Why not use the Hop Spider DURING the boil?How much less utilization will you get, assuming
your bag is big, not some tiny 4 inch by 6 inch bag?5%? 10%?Isn't that worth it, so that you
dont have to pu...
Posted in thread: How I keep hops out my my plate chiller on 09-05-2012 at 08:59 PM
hmm.. that sounds like an interesting idea.. i use a hop spider throughout the boil and a plate
chiller, though i have been looking for different ways to try to try it with free floating
hops.. let me...
Posted in thread: SS nut in an aluminum pot - is this a no-no? on 08-29-2012 at 08:56 PM
this will not be a problem whatsoever. very common
Posted in thread: lack of flavor in pale ale... wtf? on 08-23-2012 at 04:46 PM
First thing that jumped out to me (and please, correct me if I'm wrong) is your water type:
distilled.I know people argue that extract has minerals in it, but wouldn't you want to use