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  • Posted in thread: Thinking of brewing this. on 01-26-2013 at 07:28 AM
    As far as sparge is concerned... I tend to sparge the difference between my first runnings and
    my final pre-boil volume. Calculate your absorption rate, .11-.15 gallons per lb if I remember

  • Posted in thread: Two fermentors to one blowoff bucket? on 01-20-2013 at 03:54 AM
    As long as there is enough space in the bucket, you're good!

  • Posted in thread: Imperial Stout stalled at 1.04 on 01-20-2013 at 03:51 AM
    Rarely would you ever need to transfer any beer to a secondary - unless of course you are dry
    hopping or adding fruit, chocolate, etc. IMO it's better to leave it on the yeast for at least
    2 weeks. If...

  • Posted in thread: New aluminum stockpot! on 01-20-2013 at 03:42 AM
    Stick with SS pots. Aluminum will leach out into solution w/ things like hot wort. Anecdotal
    evidence from the CDC indicates aluminum as a major factor in Alzheimer's.As long as you build
    the oxide la...

  • Posted in thread: Flying with home brew. on 01-09-2013 at 01:47 AM
    Can't have bottles in your carry-on so checked luggage would be the only option.Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: No starter effects on 12-11-2012 at 05:48 AM
    The trub layer cannot be readily used as a measure on how well the yeast performed. You may not
    have transferred as much cold/hot break into the fermenter, maybe you didn't use as many hops,
    etc.What ...

  • Posted in thread: full boil, missed final volume - should i top off? on 12-10-2012 at 06:14 AM
    Such a small difference, topping off would be more trouble than it's worth... IMO of course.

  • Posted in thread: Monster in my cellar on 12-04-2012 at 07:52 PM
    The one that I just posted a picture of clogged the small blowoff tube like you are describing
    and blew the stopper out. I'll admit though that this was the first time I ever had a problem
    but now I o...

  • Posted in thread: Monster in my cellar on 12-04-2012 at 06:04 PM
    Never had an issue using a blowoff tube that it small enough (approx 3/8" OD) to put directly
    into the stopper of the BB carboy. I guess that is why I like my Better Bottles... I believe
    carboys focus...

  • Posted in thread: Novice question about bottling and priming. on 12-01-2012 at 07:34 PM
    Day 2 in the bottle? Way early to start opening bottles. Open 1 a week to see how the
    carbonation progresses.Full process will take 3-4 weeks (+/-)Cheers!