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Posted in thread: Female brewers on 09-22-2014 at 01:59 PM
Ok ok.... I think that with all this female induced chemistry and science discussion that this
thread might belong over in the Boneyard.Yooper or another mod....?????We better hope brewmcq
or some of ...
Posted in thread: Hello from Northern VA on 09-21-2014 at 06:17 PM
I just moved to Winchester a few weeks ago. Looking forward to getting back to brewing after
about a year off due to being up in Alaska. Still trying to get my equipment out of storage
down in VA Beac...
Posted in thread: Just had a rough brew day on 09-21-2014 at 10:11 AM
Hydro error or wort sample was WAYYYY concentrated.Other than that, you have to have a BAD
brewday as a benchmark so that you can gauge the GOOD brewdays.And you had a doozie, so the
rest are gonna be...
Posted in thread: I Quit Smoking on 09-19-2014 at 11:28 PM
Unfortunately it's all or nothing for me. I have to quit drinking, coffee and cigarettes at
once.I could not imagine taking all of those out of the equation at the same time.I would not
be well tolera...
Posted in thread: I Quit Smoking on 09-19-2014 at 06:43 PM
My problem is that when I quit, I tend to lose my temper easily, lose focus and I get tension
headachesYeah, the headaches sucked big time. If you ask my wife, she'll tell you that the
headaches were ...
Posted in thread: I Quit Smoking on 09-19-2014 at 08:54 AM
True. I looked myself in the eye and said (mother****er, you will do this). That sounds
dramatic, but that's about how it was.True this^^^^^The person in the mirror is the one that
you have to defeat....
Posted in thread: Getting a burner: SQ14, Darkstar, or? on 09-17-2014 at 07:24 PM
I can brew 4 or 5 batches of all grain beers on a single tank. I run it pretty much wide open
to heat strike and sparge water.When boiling the wort, I am able to shut it right down to
perhaps 1/4 to 1...
Posted in thread: Getting a burner: SQ14, Darkstar, or? on 09-17-2014 at 05:54 PM
I'm curious as well how people would compare the SP10 and the SQ14. I have seen and used both
burners and the SP10 is better IMO.More stable (both are very stable though), the description
of the SP10 ...
Posted in thread: Getting a burner: SQ14, Darkstar, or? on 09-17-2014 at 11:18 AM
I have (2) SP10 burners from Bayou and love them!Heats my strike water in about 15min and
brings wort to a boil in around the same time.I cannot comment too much on the DarkStar, but I
seem to recall ...
Posted in thread: more yeast? on 09-16-2014 at 12:23 AM
The 1040 was with refractometer. I'll see what hydrometer says tonight. ThanksThere is part of
the problem. Prior to fermentation, a refractometer works well.Once alcohol is present, a