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  • Posted in thread: Trappist Christmas (2011 NHC Madison Regional: 1st Place) on 08-25-2014 at 10:11 AM
    I see it says to use dextrose and vanilla extract . Do you boil this just like you would with
    priming sugar? Let it cool and pitch into bottling bucket. Also do you boil the spices for the
    secondary t...

  • Posted in thread: Introduction, and a weird question on 08-19-2014 at 09:55 PM
    The thing is, the threads I saw concerned themselves with perils of poor sanitation; what about
    perils of strange ingredients? Is it possible to, by exposing normally-edible food to the
    brewing proces...

  • Posted in thread: FWH First Wort Hop on 08-12-2014 at 10:18 AM
    Yep, put the bag o'hops into the empty boil kettle as you begin to drain the mash tun, and let
    them sit. It's typically used with finishing hops to preserve much of their aromatic character
    and to pro...

  • Posted in thread: Steps To Brewing A Better Small Batch IPA? on 08-11-2014 at 10:34 AM
    Expand your yeast inventory. That will have the single biggest impact on your IPA creativity,
    without requiring other changes in your technique.

  • Posted in thread: To much crystal on 08-11-2014 at 10:22 AM
    Slightly higher unfermentables in the wort and a sweeter finished product. Assuming this was a
    typical 5 gallon grain bill, you're talking about 7-8% crystal vs 2-3%.

  • Posted in thread: First ever brew - weird house smell? on 08-11-2014 at 10:14 AM
    When I enclosed my garage, I built a "fermentation closet" which happens to be about 10 feet
    from our air handler. A nice side benefit is that I can usually tell when fermentation has
    started by the n...

  • Posted in thread: Primary smell on 08-11-2014 at 09:57 AM
    Completely normal if you are brewing in buckets, when empty they always smell like beer. Avoid
    using anything abrasive when cleaning & sanitizing, and you should be fine. After hundreds of
    batches, my...

  • Posted in thread: Minority Group-founded Breweries on 08-07-2014 at 10:54 AM
    Here's a story about An Bui, a Vietnamese restaurateur in Richmond who just opened The Answer
    brewpub, hiring a local former homebrewer as his head brewer: should note that his restaurant,
    Mekong, wo...

  • Posted in thread: new old chest freezer with less than pleasant smell on 08-07-2014 at 10:25 AM
    those pictures are worth at least a thousand words. now what are you going to fill the lid with
    to replace the old insulation?New insulation? :DIf you don't want to go with fiberglass, there
    are a var...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-05-2014 at 12:03 PM
    Thank you for the contest!

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