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11-04-2008 5:51 AM


  • Inland Empire, Southern California
  • I started on a Mr. Beer kit. I've moved up to all grain, but I've stuck with the small batch size and the Mr. Beer fermenter, but I've got my eye on a 3 gallon carboy. My mash tun is an unmodified three gallon Rubbermaid(R) cooler. I used to brew on the stove, now I brew outside on the burner of my grill. The Elegant Emily dislikes the smell of dough-in.
  • My next batch will be the second in a series of experiments to brew a perfect porter. It will be my ninth batch so it will be Plan 9 Porter.
  • 8 Pence Porter
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  • Posted in thread: mixing BYO articles in an attempt to clone Beamish (PM) on 11-04-2008 at 06:39 AM
    I'm going to assume that you want to mash 1.75lbs of flaked barley, and steep the 17oz of
    roasted barley. From this assumption I'm going to figure that you'll want to mash 1.75lbs of
    the pale malt wit...

  • Posted in thread: Substituting White Sugar With Honey on 10-31-2008 at 06:40 AM
    The key is really specific gravity. Specific gravity is a measure of the density of a liquid,
    and an indicator of the amount of sugars dissolved in wort. In "Designing Great Beers", Ray
    Daniels introd...

  • Posted in thread: Come to the Dark Side... on 10-31-2008 at 05:10 AM
    That's pretty sweet. I especially like the hop cone eyes :D

  • Posted in thread: Question on Lager yeast temperature? on 10-31-2008 at 04:51 AM
    For temperature stability, I'd put the fermenter in a tub with water slightly higher than the
    level of the beer. I'd keep a frozen water jug or two in the water to keep the water
    temperature close to ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever cut the hump on their chest freezer? on 10-31-2008 at 04:33 AM
    I've not cut the hump in a chest freezer, but I think you might be able to use sheet Styrofoam
    from the local big box home improvement store to insulate the resulting hole. That stuff isn't
    too expens...