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  • Posted in thread: LA, SF, Portland on 05-31-2014 at 05:04 PM
    There are a bunch of breweries that have recently opened up in the south bay area of Los
    Angeles. Definitely visit absolution and monkish. But if you can get down to San Diego that's
    where some really...

  • Posted in thread: Electric Stovetop Brewing? on 04-17-2014 at 06:01 PM
    I started brewing in a condo on an electric ceramic cooktop. It took forever to heat up the
    water, and I never got to a good rolling boil.Then I found threads about heatsticks - changed
    the entire exp...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Lingo? on 09-13-2013 at 06:25 PM
    To build on Twister25's post, the first thing you'll do is add in a given quantity of water to
    make the mash. This can range anywhere from 1 qt water per pound of grain to 1.5 qt/lb (other
    ratios are ...

  • Posted in thread: Foamy beer after 2 days on 12 psi on 08-27-2013 at 08:25 PM
    What temp is your beer at? It may not be a temp issue if you are okay with one keg and not with
    the other (assuming you keep your kegs at the same temp), but it may be something to look
    into.Are you u...

  • Posted in thread: No airlock action after 48 hours? Was yeast DOA? on 08-19-2013 at 08:40 PM
    I've had beers that fermented without touching the airlock, and a gravity check is the only way
    to know for sure whether its doing its thing or not. To check gravity you should get a
    hydrometer (if yo...

  • Posted in thread: Another New Kegger question on 08-15-2013 at 11:07 PM
    I too used the online balancing calculators, and tended to get a ton of foam. Two things I did
    that helped me:1. I put a fan in my keezer (not sure if you have this or not, but it helped

  • Posted in thread: home made kegerator freezing beer inside kegs on 08-13-2013 at 05:24 PM
    First thing I'd do is check the temperatures for the lowest setting. If beer is freezing, then
    you should probably up the temp to something higher (I hold most of my beers between 40 and 50
    F, dependi...

  • Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Green Flash West Coast IPA on 08-11-2013 at 11:21 PM
    The Zymurgy clone recipe recommended whirlfloc at 10 minutes (I think; it may have been at 15,
    but it definitely included whirlfloc).Is adding irish moss or whirlfloc recommended in the last
    15 minute...

  • Posted in thread: Planning First Attempt at Chest Freezer Kegerator Need Help on 08-02-2013 at 09:27 PM
    First thing you'll want to do is figure out whether you want a collar or a coffin style keezer.
    I went with a collar because it was easier - I was able to do 95% of the work in one weekend.
    Coffin sty...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Wheat Question on 08-02-2013 at 09:20 PM
    I've done a couple of Cherry Wheats (both extract and all grain), and have found that with
    flavorings and even sometimes whole cherries (depending on how you process them) can lead to a
    medicinal afte...