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  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 09-09-2012 at 11:14 PM
    When your brew-day beers are from one of your less than perfect batches, but you finish them
    off anyhow just because you made it and might learn something for next time.When your boss at
    the restauran...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle bombs??? on 09-02-2012 at 07:50 PM
    The foaming is just the same as any other beer you open, no big deal. Something I've done with
    those swing tops before if I'm worried about pressure is to unlatch them but leave the lid
    sitting on the...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from CT on 06-13-2012 at 07:32 PM
    Welcome to the forum and the craft! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: is it infested? on 06-13-2012 at 07:27 PM
    Hard to tell from the pics, first thought is that it looks like the leftovers of a good
    fermentation/karusen. If it ends up with a still white film across the surface it may be
    infected, but for now I...

  • Posted in thread: All Grain Recipe Design - Brown Cupcake on 06-13-2012 at 07:21 PM
    One thing that comes to mind is using brown sugar as the bottling agent, I've had good luck
    maintaining some of it's flavor with a brown ale of my own. Maybe it can give you some
    ideas.Estimated OG: 1...

  • Posted in thread: First partial mash and first all grain coming up on 06-13-2012 at 06:56 PM
    BIAB is pretty easy. First thing to consider is the water lost to the grains. I've gone with
    this chart for a while, using an estimate of about half the amount listed as loss. being that
    if you use a...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts? on 05-05-2012 at 08:43 PM
    Interesting idea, however I don't see the advantage over taking my current chiller and giving
    the wort a swirl to even out any variances. Pretty much all a matter of surface area and the
    amount of dif...

  • Posted in thread: New to the Forum: Brewing with Coffee on 05-05-2012 at 08:33 PM
    Well the one time I used coffee it was with regular drip brew and that went unboiled. Just used
    it as part of the top water in an extract batch. Using espresso I'd be even less concerned
    since it's al...

  • Posted in thread: Fridge made for carboys? on 04-09-2012 at 01:53 AM
    Not aware of any fridges specifically but there's always the option of a external temperature
    regulator on a small chest freezer. Alternately, have you tried the t-shirt and water basin
    method to keep...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation problem related to swing tops? on 04-09-2012 at 01:49 AM
    Two factors, batch priming being the main one for consistency. The second was explained by Revy
    quite well once, but I'm too lazy to find it. In short, bottle carbing is not exact, each one
    is differe...

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