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Posted in thread: Scaling up on 10-17-2013 at 09:58 AM
Although increasing the ingredients by a factor of three is the gist of what needs to be done,
I would point out that this is not true for the hop additions. Because you will be brewing with
a larger ...
Posted in thread: Red Dead Desert Ale (Holiday Ale) on 03-05-2013 at 11:08 PM
I have a few refinements to throw in. When dealing with the prickly pear, it is important to
peel the outer skin off with a potato peeler. My friend and i just chopped up everything, minus
Posted in thread: Reflections on BJCP Entrance Exam on 03-05-2013 at 10:55 PM
Today I passed the BJCP Entrance Exam. I thought I would share some observations about the test
in case anyone studying for it or wondering what it is could get a gauge from. To get an idea
of where I...
Posted in thread: Red Dead Desert Ale (Holiday Ale) on 11-17-2012 at 06:21 PM
Brewed this up last weekend. Fermentation is quick starting at 12 hours. Of course the oxygen
and yeast nutrients I add always seem to kick the process up a bit.As for the pre-fermentation
wort I have...
Posted in thread: Ghetto Masher? on 11-09-2012 at 04:46 AM
Thanks for the responses every one. Looks like BIAB is going to be the next step on my slow
march towards a full fledged Brutus 10 set up (which I hope I make before the decade is out).
Time to buy a ...
Posted in thread: Ghetto Masher? on 11-06-2012 at 11:00 PM
Hmmm, I will have to give BIAB a try. I attempted to convert a 50 quart Coleman cooler into a
MLT about 2 years ago. It leaked worse than the titanic (it was about 15 years old). I do like
the idea of...
Posted in thread: Ghetto Masher? on 11-06-2012 at 04:30 AM
All,I'm saving for a wedding, so my funds are tied up and brewing dollars are hard to come by.
I am trying to make the leap from extract to all grain on a budget. a tiny budget. As I was
Posted in thread: Red Dead Desert Ale (Holiday Ale) on 11-01-2012 at 03:07 AM
So a friend and I are sitting around, having a beer, planning the next home brew we will whip
up for Christmas time. Of course the standard ingredients are thrown out there: how about
Posted in thread: Carbonating at Higher Temperatures on 10-23-2012 at 02:37 AM
There only advice I could find on this dealt with a 1bbl system in a brite tank, which is a few
years and several thousand dollars from my current point. I have an upright refrigerator that
Posted in thread: Racked Fresh Batch of Stout onto about 1 gallon of star san on 10-20-2012 at 06:37 PM
I just did this same exact thing with a cherry chocolate stout about three hours ago.
thankfully I was filling from the bottom of the keg. This cause the beer to somewhat mix at
first but then the lig...