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  • Posted in thread: If you could only brew with 5 hops for life... on 04-11-2012 at 01:24 PM
    1. Columbus (for bittering)2. Amarillo3. Centennial4. Citra5. SimcoeIf I had to choose a single
    hop it would be Cascade because it's good by itself. I prefer combinations of the list above. I
    almost l...

  • Posted in thread: 5 or 10 gallon mash tun? on 12-08-2011 at 09:32 PM
    The build should be exactly the same. The bazooka screen should attach as easily as the SS
    braid.I started out with a SS braid. I clamped it on a short piece of vinyl tubing, which ran
    through a bung ...

  • Posted in thread: 5 or 10 gallon mash tun? on 12-07-2011 at 07:16 PM
    Rectangular coolers do appear to be MUCH cheaper and then I can make my own manifold! How are
    coleman coolers or is there any brand or model that seems to perform better than another?I've
    tried severa...

  • Posted in thread: 5 or 10 gallon mash tun? on 12-07-2011 at 04:22 PM
    Thanks for all the support and suggestions and I certainly didn't intend to start an argument
    between people.More a debate than an argument. I like reading about the benefits of things that
    I'm not us...

  • Posted in thread: 5 or 10 gallon mash tun? on 12-06-2011 at 06:53 PM
    Now, if I had missed my temps and needed to add water, I would have been SOL..If my MT is
    nearly full and I miss my mashing temp it's no big deal. I remove some mash and add water to
    adjust the temp. ...

  • Posted in thread: Fast Brew for Keg for New Years Party on 12-05-2011 at 09:14 PM
    That reminds me. I need to brew a RIS for New Years......2013.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: 5 or 10 gallon mash tun? on 12-05-2011 at 08:49 PM
    People always say bigger is better. But I don't believe it's as cut and dried as that.+1 I use
    a 5 gallon round cooler. It handles up to 12 lbs of grain pretty easily, or up to 14 in a
    pinch. I also h...

  • Posted in thread: cold weather BIAB on 11-13-2011 at 05:16 PM
    BIAB is great. But If someone has -- or is going to acquire -- a cooler for mashing, I say
    forget the bag, put a false bottom in the cooler and mash and batch sparge in that.

  • Posted in thread: air lock went pop on 11-13-2011 at 04:08 PM
    ... ever since my wife was forced to deal with a near exploding ferm bucket while I was at
    work... When it comes to fermenters pops are better than BOOMs, in my experience.

  • Posted in thread: OG way off!! on 11-13-2011 at 03:56 PM
    Mash pH? I've fallen victim to that.