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