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  • Posted in thread: WTB: 15 gallon pot with ball lock valve on 01-27-2010 at 05:17 PM
    Still looking

  • Posted in thread: WTB: 15 gallon pot with ball lock valve on 01-19-2010 at 03:20 PM
    Looking to move to 10 gallon batches. I am looking for a 15 gallon pot with a ball lock valve,
    preferably one which is welded. I am in the chicagoland area but would be willing to pay

  • Posted in thread: RIS Recipe Critique on 01-17-2010 at 05:53 PM
    This will be my first time not using a kit. I am looking to brew an imperial stout. I like rich
    chocolatey, caramelly, nutty, roasty, complex malt profiles with less emphasis on the hopping.
    I also li...

  • Posted in thread: Can I save this beer? on 01-17-2010 at 04:56 PM
    I recently kegged midwests bourbon barrel old ale kit. I aged it 3 months on the 2oz of toasted
    oak cubes it came with. Upon trying it, the flavor from the oak was extremely overpowering and
    smokey, u...

  • Posted in thread: Brew 4 gallons instead of 5? on 01-15-2010 at 03:44 PM
    That beer will probably finish 1.022-1.024 which should give plenty of mouthfeel. The thing you
    have to worry about with only using 4 gallons is oxidation, in a beer that won't be aging long
    its not r...

  • Posted in thread: Brewers best kit on 01-14-2010 at 04:56 PM
    I would just steep them in a small pot on the stove in that case, then transfer over to your
    main boiling pot and top off.

  • Posted in thread: Brewers best kit on 01-14-2010 at 03:54 PM
    If you have the capability to do a full boil with this kit then do it, you'll get better
    results. The only thing to be careful of, is to make you only steep your specialty grains in
    1.5-2qt water per ...

  • Posted in thread: Amarillo Ale questions on 01-14-2010 at 03:50 PM
    I don't think its completely necessary to make a starter for it at 1.055. If you don't have the
    equipment to make one, i wouldn't bother, you should be fine.

  • Posted in thread: West Chicagoland on 01-12-2010 at 05:18 PM
    I'm in naperville, i'd definetly be up for trading some beers and sharing some recipes. I'm not
    at the point of creating recipes yet, but here's a list of what i have for trade:Right now,IBA,
    (a hoppe...

  • Posted in thread: WANTED - Carboys in Chicago area! on 10-18-2009 at 01:31 AM
    Go to the brewers coop in warrenville, they have really good prices. I picked up a couple of 3
    gallon carboys there and only paid 17 each.