Last Activity:07-27-2015 3:54 PM
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Posted in thread: Airlock size for bigger Vessels on 07-27-2015 at 03:21 PM
If your going to ferment in them, use a blow off tube instead of air lock. With that much
volume (35-55 gallons) there will a lot of CO2 leaving quickly, I don't think a standard air
lock will handle ...
Posted in thread: Help! Repeated failed brews on 07-21-2015 at 06:55 PM
My first suggestion would be to switch to bottled, or RO water, I use Crystal Geyser at about
.88 cents a gallon. Most of the beer I make are hoppy ales, I've done the Morebeer Pliney The
Elder kit 3 ...
Posted in thread: First brew, now I wait....and worry. on 07-21-2015 at 05:31 PM
My first home brew was a blonde ale kit, made with a starter home brew package (bucket,
hydrometer, 5 gal kettle, etc.) It turned out great, so much so that I was instantly hooked on
home brewing. My ...
Posted in thread: First brew on 07-20-2015 at 10:22 PM
Welcome to the obsession, you started with a fairly complex beer, and are getting in way faster
than I did. I started with a $100. starter kit and a blonde ale. Turned out great and I was
hooked. Of c...
Posted in thread: Why LME vs DME? on 07-20-2015 at 09:56 PM
LME added at flame out, all my brews have specialty grains steeped, hop utilization always
good, no twang, always great beer results. Prefer More Beer's foil sealed bags of LME. Usually
warm the bags ...
Posted in thread: Sweet Bejezus I forgot the yeast! on 05-11-2015 at 01:04 AM
Hah, you just forgot the yeast. How about this, I forgot the extract today! I do flame out
extract addition. I've got Mom on the phone (cell) and the boil and additions are almost done,
OK mom, happy ...
Posted in thread: Greetings from Africa on 05-11-2015 at 12:12 AM
Welcome Kwame, Africa is a huge continent, what county, city in Africa?
Posted in thread: Another New Guy From Los Angeles Area! on 05-10-2015 at 05:52 AM
A couple of points, as others have mentioned, temperature control during fermentation is very
important. I use a cheap 7 cubic ft. chest freezer with a temperature controller. Water, I have
good well ...
Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-17-2015 at 04:43 PM
Posted in thread: LHBS (when your LHBS Stinks and it is time to walk away) on 02-28-2015 at 05:02 PM
I do most of my shopping online, from multiple companies. The variety is fantastic, the prices
are competitive, and shipping is reasonable. The UPS guy probably thinks I'm a drunk :p But I
love good b...