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  • Posted in thread: Strike water help / Pre-heat tun / Beersmith on 08-06-2008 at 07:04 PM
    I like to prehead the tun. It makes hitting the temp easier and more accurate. I also like it
    because it rinses my mash tun out after it sits for a few weeks.

  • Posted in thread: How do I make Apple Cider Vinegar? on 07-28-2008 at 05:31 PM
    The unpasteurized ACV in the health food store has the culture you need floating inside it ( I
    have some right here and you can definitely see it in there.)

  • Posted in thread: Global Warming can lick my bean bag on 07-28-2008 at 11:50 AM
    I think that we would all have to be fools to downright deny the climate changes that are
    happening.and yeah it's because we are driving cars etc, and putting mass amounts of carbon in
    the air. I woul...

  • Posted in thread: Better Bottle vs. water cooler bottle on 07-28-2008 at 11:31 AM
    The reason that everyone uses BB instead of those water cooler bottles is because the water
    cooler bottles leach chemicals into any liquid that is in it (including the water...). The
    chemical has only...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone strain their wort? on 07-27-2008 at 04:32 AM
    I only strain the wort if I use whole hops. Most of the time I use pellet and just dump it all
    in. The pellets tend to mostly stick to the sides of the fermenter at the top of the fermented
    beer and i...

  • Posted in thread: Help - I need your opinion (bigger carboys?) on 07-23-2008 at 07:32 PM
    I would love 8 gallon glass carboys. I dont think that a 6.5 is all that heavy and 2.5 pounds
    heavier wouldn't even be very noticable.I wouldn't want it to be amber though, i like to see
    whats brewing...

  • Posted in thread: Hopping and taking readings on 06-30-2008 at 11:32 AM
    It's unheard of to get an infection from hops in the secondary, due to their antiseptic
    properties. You don't boil them first. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: AG is not as good as everyone says it is. on 06-15-2008 at 11:32 AM
    Plus now you get to smell that wonderful warm malt mash smell :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation too hot for wheat beer? on 06-10-2008 at 02:17 PM
    I just place the fermenter in a bin of cold water and toss in a couple bottles of frozen
    water...:DI do the same thing, and it works fantastic. It can be 80 degrees in my kitchen but
    my fermenter will...

  • Posted in thread: Hopfelwein...? on 06-10-2008 at 11:24 AM
    when i make apfelwein anymore i use 3 pounds of honey to 6 gallons apple juice in a 6 gallon
    fermenter. It is delicious and has a subtle floral-ness in the backround that the corn sugar
    just doesn't h...