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Posted in thread: New Brewer in College Station, TX on 04-15-2010 at 05:00 PM
The April meeting is tomorrow.
Posted in thread: New Brewer in College Station, TX on 03-22-2010 at 03:54 PM
We are the Texas Aggieland brew club (TAbc) and we meet every third Friday of the month. You
just missed March's meeting where we made 55 gallons of Russian Imperial stout for long-term
storage in our...
Posted in thread: How do you decide what to brew? on 09-26-2009 at 06:56 PM
Most frequently I make beers "to style". That is, I pick or design recipes based on historic
beer styles. My focus is generally on brews rarely available in my area. The last such beer was
a Belgian T...
Posted in thread: Rye of the Hurricane on 07-11-2009 at 03:00 AM
This beer is delicious. Previously I made it without the crystal 120, but that malt adds great
body and plum/raisin notes to the Hallertau spice. While it is full-bodied it isn't a heavy
Posted in thread: 120° garage, how to keep cold? on 05-11-2009 at 09:47 PM
My garage really heats up too as there is no insulation on the ceiling. I am going to insulate
the ceiling with this stuff:Super R Plus™ radiant barrier insulation from Innovative
Insulation, Inc.It i...
Posted in thread: 120° garage, how to keep cold? on 05-10-2009 at 09:45 PM
Hia Matt,It's a fine idea. I made a duck-in cooler that keeps about 25° F below ambient
temperature without special controllers.Midnight Hour Brew-blog: cooler--Dean
Posted in thread: Starting a Club on 04-24-2009 at 03:20 AM
Amen to that! Everyone I meet here in Austin seems to be doing it ... I'm still new to the
obsession so I haven't ventured out yet to look for a local club in the area. I'm also still
wondering why it...
Posted in thread: My Water: Too much bicarbonate & sodium on 04-23-2009 at 12:11 PM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I figured I needed to add something since I'm getting so
close to RO water with the heavy dilution. I'll play around with calcium chloride and
Posted in thread: My Water: Too much bicarbonate & sodium on 04-22-2009 at 09:44 PM
I am trying to understand the water chemistry in my area. My water has two annoying
problems.Soduim: 200 ppmBicarbonate: 459 ppm[FONT=Georgia]The rest of it is quite low in
minearals:Calcium: 3 ppmChl...
Posted in thread: Testing Sanitary Technique on 04-22-2009 at 02:32 PM
If you're trying to pinpoint exactly where your infection is coming from, that experiment can
be done inline with a brew day, in my opinion wasting 10 gallons of 1.050 wort is the same as
wasting 10 g...