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  • Posted in thread: First FG reading question (1st brew ever) on 08-21-2014 at 07:11 AM
    I wait 1 or 2 days after visible fermentation has stopped before checking FG. Checked 2 days
    later with same reading, it's ready to bottle or keg. Your beer can be done in 5 days, kegged
    and drank in ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry or Liquid Malt Extract Brews... on 08-21-2014 at 06:04 AM
    Here's how I see it. If you want a good egg, you can buy a good chicken, feed it good food,
    keep it in a clean and safe coop, and gather the eggs. Or you can buy the eggs from someone who
    has good chi...

  • Posted in thread: The fear of bottle bombs on 08-20-2014 at 08:52 PM
    I would put them in a box, inside a large plastic trash bag, in a cool place, wait 2 weeks, if
    no explosions, chill and drink them. But that's just me ;) Worry won't change outcome.
    Personally I think...

  • Posted in thread: Lesser of two evils-partial boil vs full boil-hot/cold breaks on 08-20-2014 at 08:29 PM
    This is my 3rd Pliney brew, the 1st was as I described, the 2nd I followed the directions to
    the "T" because my Brother In Law bought the kit and didn't want to deviate from the kit
    instructions. It d...

  • Posted in thread: That lingering feeling... on 08-19-2014 at 09:01 PM
    I've noticed long lag times when using the "recommended" liquid yeasts. Slowly, I've moved to
    using US05 for almost every ale I brew. Lag times have fallen to 3 1/2 to 5 hours consistently.
    I re-hydra...

  • Posted in thread: Lesser of two evils-partial boil vs full boil-hot/cold breaks on 08-19-2014 at 08:29 PM
    I've only been home brewing for 3 years, all extract, 90% LME. My process has evolved to this
    basic method: 3 gallons of my well water, for steeping grains, heat to 170, remove grains.
    begin boil, add...

  • Posted in thread: FastLabel SuperPack Giveaway - Open To All! on 08-13-2014 at 11:57 PM

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-09-2014 at 05:21 AM

  • Posted in thread: The "We'll fix your label for you" thread on 08-01-2014 at 08:47 PM
    The top Logo looked very good to me, I immediately thought if the basket weave border was hop
    cloves it would really say "BEER". Nice work you guys :)

  • Posted in thread: Sanitation? on 07-31-2014 at 02:04 AM
    Yes, rinse free, and non toxic in recommended dilution. :mug: