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  • Posted in thread: HomebrewTalk T-shirts Pre-Order on 07-16-2016 at 10:15 PM
    Darn, I missed it. Not that I need another T-shirt. But that one looks cool.Maybe next time.

  • Posted in thread: New Recipe for American Amber/ Brown on 07-16-2016 at 05:30 PM
    I few months ago I had a really pleasant micro brew at a local bar where the servers knew very
    little about its name. It was a brownish amber ale, very malty, and a little sweet, without
    much hops bit...

  • Posted in thread: FastFerment conical on 07-12-2016 at 01:31 AM
    Another +1 on the racking cane/auto syphon. And I like the way the wort fermented completely
    and quickly. My only not like is the tendency for trub to clog the bottom of the conical. First
    batch I had...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 07-11-2016 at 01:32 AM
    11963, + 5 gal California steam; + 5 gal Belgian wheat=11,973.

  • Posted in thread: Circleville, Ohio Home Brew Club(s)? on 07-08-2016 at 01:39 AM
    I would enjoy the fellowship of a home brew club. I would prefer not to have to drive to
    Columbus for meetings, especially ones that would require me driving back after dark. At my age
    night time driv...

  • Posted in thread: High OG ? on 07-03-2016 at 11:50 PM
    Due to fortuitous increases in process efficiency, my OG has overshot on the last two batches.
    (1) Would it affect the taste a lot if I added bottled water to lower the OG? (2) Is there a
    way to calcu...

  • Posted in thread: Taking homebrew on the road in RV on 06-30-2016 at 02:40 PM
    I RV too, in fact we snowbird for 3 months in far south Florida. I collected a bunch of those
    flip cap bottles, and bought a beer gun. Bottling from a keg using a beer gun is fast and easy.
    All of my ...

  • Posted in thread: So to all you ohioans at the gas station... on 06-23-2016 at 04:58 PM
    On the original topic.....back in 1972 the wife and I were exploring the Outer Banks of North
    Carolina. A hurricane was forming offshore, so we hopped the ferry in Orakoke which took us
    over to the ma...

  • Posted in thread: First time in FastFerment conical on 06-18-2016 at 01:25 AM
    On MAY 7, 2016 I did my first brew of the 2016 season, a California Common Steam beer, and
    racked it into my new FastFerment conical. Temps were good, and the OG was stellar at 1.061. On
    June 1 I deca...

  • Posted in thread: Fastferment conical first batch on 05-26-2016 at 12:53 AM
    I just read that you should delay pitching the yeast on brew day. Leave the valve open, let the
    trub settle out, dump the collection bottle several times, then pitch the yeast 12 hours or so
    later on ...