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  • An ex-girlfriend of mine had a brother-in-law who started it as a grad school project in bio; I was immediately hooked on the idea. When my next birthday rolled around, she bought a two-stage all-glass setup with a 20-gallon pot, funnel, brushes, etc. I haven't looked back, only upgraded! I have two primary 6.5 carboy, three secondary 5.0 carboys, a chest freezer for lagering, three-keg setup, a keggle from sabco and 75,000 btu propane burner...and about 12 cases of brown beer bottles accumulated.


  • Posted in thread: Using Amaranth to Homebrew on 10-06-2014 at 12:04 AM
    Hi, my wife and I have a farm share through a CSA and they are offering amaranth. They have
    grown it fresh. Does anyone know how I could use this to make beer? Is it very different from
    using other ad...

  • Posted in thread: Help! on 06-08-2014 at 03:40 PM
    Getting ready to bottle the Fuller's ESB clone from CloneBrews (first edition) but I misplaced
    my book. Does anybody have it and can you tell me how much corn sugar (NOT DME) for
    priming?Sent from my ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in bombers on 06-06-2014 at 08:51 PM
    I'd say 3 weeks max.. assuming you're in a common gravity range and temperature. I've done
    500ml at 2 weeks, was fully carbed.But if a little premature, I don't know..... :DI'm July 2nd,
    so you'll hav...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in bombers on 06-06-2014 at 08:36 PM
    62 might be a little cool to carb up in 3 weeks. In the winter (indoor temp 66) my carb times
    extend out a week or two when compared to the summer (indoor temp 75). I would get them up to
    70-74 person...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in bombers on 06-06-2014 at 07:53 PM
    I've had some carb in 1 week, some take 4, depends on beer style, priming sugar used, and
    weather. I don't have temp controlled bottle conditioning cabinet, it just sits in coolers,
    just in case of lo...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in bombers on 06-06-2014 at 07:41 PM
    Only difference is bombers take a little longer to carb. Everything else, including head space,
    is the same.How much longer on average? Bottling on Sunday, baby is due July 3...Sent from my
    iPhone usi...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in bombers on 06-06-2014 at 07:00 PM
    On Sunday, I'm going to be bottling a special brew to commemorate the birth of our first child.
    I'm going to be using bombers (22oz bottles) for the first time. Do I need to be concerned with
    leaving ...

  • Posted in thread: Whirlfloc Question on 05-18-2014 at 09:15 PM
    I usually ferment a week in the primary and two in the secondary. Anything more and I'll be
    cutting it close for the birth (with bottle conditioning in there too).Sent from my iPhone
    using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Whirlfloc Question on 05-18-2014 at 08:46 PM
    Just finished my first all-grain batch and was feeling triumphant (nailed the target gravity,
    etc...) and realized after pitching the yeast and putting it to rest, I realized I forgot to
    use my Whirlf...

  • Posted in thread: Plastic conical on 10-08-2013 at 12:03 AM
    Hi all,My father-in-law just showed me this: always brewed in glass. Anyone know much about