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  • Posted in thread: Heating a heating element to a cooler mashtun on 11-18-2013 at 12:50 AM
    If you account for the mass of the cooler either by preheating or adjusting the temp of the
    addition, i would be surprised if you had significant temperature loss. Mine are very stable,
    even doing 5 g...

  • Posted in thread: When do you start counting 60 min boil time? on 02-17-2013 at 06:27 PM
    Or just drop the chiller in at flameout. If you have something that is going to out live 200+
    degrees for a few mintues, call NASA.

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting store bought cider on 02-17-2013 at 06:23 PM
    You are going to take a six pack of some store bought hard cider, empty the carbonated bottles
    into a fermenter, add yeast, try to ferment further, then prime and rebottle to adjust the FG
    of the prod...

  • Posted in thread: Stouts - Bottle priming vs kegged on beer gas on 12-22-2012 at 02:25 AM
    When you say "kegged on beer gas", do you mean nitogen/C02 mix? Because that is a way different
    bird than straight co2 and your palette will interpret them differently. Plus bottle
    conditioned is on y...

  • Posted in thread: What does a brew store need to be great? on 11-25-2012 at 12:32 AM
    I look for a place that is willing to accept the many different opinions and variations on
    homebrewing from the knowledgable staff.I am NOT looking for a lecture from an "expert" whose
    only qualificat...

  • Posted in thread: Newb reusing yeast help on 09-24-2012 at 02:12 AM
    Dump and go. 16 oz is overkill. There is a calculator... iircAnd by overkill, i
    mean no worries... Dump and go. Relax.And it is always better to sanitize and dip, then dump
    that into a san...

  • Posted in thread: anyone here heat with a pellet stove? on 09-10-2012 at 02:35 AM
    Dust came from the hoppers on top... Load the pellets in and it had an auger type thing that
    fed the combustion chamber. The dust would rise out of that chamber, through the top. They
    burned great, bu...

  • Posted in thread: anyone here heat with a pellet stove? on 09-09-2012 at 07:04 PM
    My complaint with pellet stoves was the dust. I had several in Colorado (all at work, I heated
    my cabin with wood). Dust always covered everything in the room with the stove.Granted, it is
    very dry in...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Bag Sanitization? on 09-09-2012 at 05:46 PM
    Nothing used pre-boil would need to be sanitized, just clean it sensibly after use and maybe
    shake the dust off before you use it!

  • Posted in thread: Testing the limits of yeast viability on 04-22-2012 at 11:36 PM
    I gave it a shake, put it back stirring and went turkey hunting. I just got home, found a
    small layer of foam on top. Old yeast is easy... did you get your bird? :mug:

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