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  • Posted in thread: My 2nd AG Keg Just Kicked on 10-18-2013 at 02:43 AM
    my 1st ag was good (black ipa). the second (falconer's citra ipa) was fantastic...and the keg
    just kicked. a very sad moment.two things that took my brews from good to great1-extract to
    ag2-temp regul...

  • Posted in thread: Was this a partial mash? on 02-09-2013 at 03:38 PM
    6 lbs of DME sounds right for an extract esb. those grains you steeped are called specialty
    grains. they give the brew color, flavor, and a little mouthfeel.try this

  • Posted in thread: 1332 Northwest Fun on 06-21-2012 at 06:49 PM
    made a starter last week from some rinsed 1332. brewed on sunday night. left the blowoff for
    monday, tuesday, and most of wednesday. on wednesday eveing, i replaced the krausen filled
    blowoff with an ...

  • Posted in thread: Any experience w/ Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale? on 06-14-2012 at 07:36 PM
    Still in the primaries so I can't comment on flavour yet, but yes, mine went VERY hard at 61
    degrees with a nice blowoff. I will be interested to see if/how the flavour differs warm vs.
    cool.any flavo...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy Cleaning on 05-31-2012 at 12:52 AM
    one tablespoon of PBW, hot water, overnight, rinse = just like new.

  • Posted in thread: safale us05 phenolic problems on 05-20-2012 at 06:12 PM
    scottland, thanks for the rapid fire thoughts.-first 2 were warm shelf storage at lhbs...the
    rest were refrigerated-rehydration was between 90 and 100 on all batches-pitching temp has
    ranged from 55 t...

  • Posted in thread: safale us05 phenolic problems on 05-20-2012 at 05:53 PM
    in the past several months, i have fermented 6 batches with safale us05. all of these have had
    an extreme phenolic aroma/flavor. i fermented all of them in swamp coolers with temps ranging
    from 55 to ...

  • Posted in thread: Irish moss or not on 12-11-2011 at 08:31 PM
    i brewed for a while without irish moss and everyone commented on the amazing head retention of
    my brews. i have tried irish moss with my last two batches and there is no head retention
    whatsoever. bt...

  • Posted in thread: My fermentations are stopping... on 08-22-2011 at 09:56 PM
    maybe lower mash temp?

  • Posted in thread: Lessons learned from first brew on 08-14-2011 at 04:03 PM
    1-i just throw my hops straight into the brew.2-you can use the plastic tube the hydrometer
    came in for your measurements. with my first brew, i was trying all kinds of glasses and then
    reaized i coul...