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  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-13-2014 at 04:29 PM
    In. Want. All of it.

  • Posted in thread: adding whole coffee beans at finishing hopping stage on 02-11-2014 at 03:01 PM
    I had an imperial stout w/ coffee get dinged hard in judging for green pepper flavor (I
    actually can't pick it up, but I'm guessing it's from the coffee). It was fully carbed in the
    keg and bottled; W...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-06-2014 at 02:21 PM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Bulk Aging Temperatures on 12-20-2013 at 07:09 PM
    I brewed a huge Imperial Stout, 11.5% ABV, about two months ago. I gave it a month in the
    primary, and then racked over to a keg. I have it in the kegerator, around 40, and I'm
    wondering if this will ...

  • Posted in thread: My Garage conversion to brewery on 11-19-2013 at 10:05 PM
    Do your best to keep everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, out of your chiller/pump setup. A few
    nylon bags for your hops/spices will save you worlds of hurt. Trust me.

  • Posted in thread: 3 FLoyds Zombie Dust attempt. Help/info requested on 11-06-2013 at 12:13 AM
    First time having this beer tonight, as it's not available in NY (out of town in the Midwest on
    business, was lucky enough to snag a 6-er). The only thing I can say is that there is
    definitely some Am...

  • Posted in thread: Help. Losing my C02 somehow on 10-31-2013 at 05:54 PM
    Dish soap and water will provide you with a little more bubblage to fully cover the
    connections/parts to look for growing bubbles. Also, previous poster is correct, any noise at
    all is bad. Regulators...

  • Posted in thread: Hopbursting, Hop stand, and bitterness on 10-23-2013 at 09:52 PM
    Hops isomerize at temps above 170, but this is very tricky to calculate. I think Mitch Steele's
    IPA book has some info on it, but you can definitely get significant bittering from hop
    stands/hop backs...

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest Ale yeast choice? on 10-18-2013 at 03:02 PM
    If you want to do an ALE version of an Oktoberfest (which I do, for time purposes), you can use
    US-04. I used Wyeast 1968 this year (the Fuller's strain), and it worked very well. It doesn't

  • Posted in thread: Plate Chiller In Ice Water? on 10-04-2013 at 07:02 PM
    A better solution is to buy a submersible pump (like $15, Harbor Freight or Amazon) and use to
    to run ice water through the plate chiller once your tap water has taken the wort down to the
    mid-high 70...