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Posted in thread: Recipe Help For Spruce Beer on 06-24-2013 at 02:52 PM
Cherry or apple wood both are good choices. Stay away from alder, mesquite, and cedar in my
Posted in thread: Temps are pretty high on 05-01-2012 at 08:17 AM
Water bath... I've seen other people post that with decent results. Locally I typically have
the opposite problem so I can't attest to it personally.
Posted in thread: Wort chillers on 05-01-2012 at 07:52 AM
Made my own chiller and pre-chiller set up - love it. Each has its pro/cons. I am not familiar
with the others but can not complain about the job performance of my homemade chilling set-up.
Posted in thread: Bugs in Hops on 05-01-2012 at 06:38 AM
I agree... termites.
Posted in thread: Pot Size on 04-26-2012 at 09:33 AM
Small as you can... 20qt will get you a good partial boil - probably 3 gal easy and then top
off with water, etc etc. If you could manage a 28 qt pot then you could at least sneak in a 5
gallon boil a...
Posted in thread: Well... just brewed my second batch. Might've also borked my first! on 04-26-2012 at 08:52 AM
I agree... just roll with it. Was it ideal? No Will you create beer? Yup Will it be good beer?
To Be Determined. You learned something in the process - that makes it all worth it.
Posted in thread: Cheap aluminum kettle? on 04-25-2012 at 03:29 AM
I've yet to melt the bottom out of my aluminum pot. LOL As long it holds water you're good to
go in my opinion.
Posted in thread: Need advice on homebrewing kit to go with on 04-25-2012 at 03:20 AM
Good point... if you can afford it I'd suggest going at least a 10 gallon brew pot, if not 15.
Might be overkill at first but you will grow into it. Also, you will stand far less chance of
Posted in thread: Made my first great beer! on 04-25-2012 at 03:18 AM
Looks and sounds great. Well done.
Posted in thread: Waiting on 04-25-2012 at 03:06 AM
+1 - the just try one idea. If this is your first batch it will also give you a better
understanding of how the beer evolves over time. I still give some of my beers a try after only
a week in the bot...