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  • Posted in thread: Temperature Control Basics on 08-20-2014 at 08:42 PM
    My basement usually stays pretty cool all year. In the winter it's impossible to raise it much
    above the low 60s. In the summer, my air runs constantly so is usually around 68. I get by with
    simply fr...

  • Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-20-2014 at 03:52 AM
    Awesome. Even if I don't win, this will probably end up on my bookshelf. In please.

  • Posted in thread: Is there such thing as too late to dry hop on 08-20-2014 at 03:47 AM
    Just because of how my pipeline works, I rarely dry hop before the three week mark. I usually
    try to time it out so I dry hop for a week before kegging (or bottling in your case) This way
    you are gett...

  • Posted in thread: New to the brew. Got tips? on 08-20-2014 at 03:40 AM
    For the first time brewer, I think the easiest thing to overlook is fermentation control.
    Mainly because kits don't really give you enough good information on it. Make sure you pitch
    enough yeast and ...

  • Posted in thread: That lingering feeling... on 08-19-2014 at 09:00 PM
    My fermentation temp control is all manual. Swapping in and out ice packs of a cooler, wrapped
    in a towel. I know it doesn't sound efficient, but it works well for me. Anyways, I'm always
    checking on ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing outside? on 08-18-2014 at 02:29 AM
    I've had beer in a clear glass skunk in minutes outside here so I've always been super paranoid
    about light contacting my wort and thereafter the finished brew. It is fermented and kegged
    while covere...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing outside? on 08-18-2014 at 01:46 AM
    I can't find the post now, of course, but I remember reading on here that the skunking during
    boiling in the sun had been debunked. I rarely brew in full sunlight, just because I prefer
    shade, but I h...

  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't the hop character of my beers taste the same as commercial beers on 08-18-2014 at 01:43 AM
    I'm with the others here who think you just don't have enough IBUs going. Personally, I
    wouldn't over think this one too much. On the recipe you posted, 45 IBUs in that beer, isn't
    going to give you a...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 08-18-2014 at 01:10 AM
    Late check in, but I brewed two 6 gallon batches yesterday. My house amber recipe and a smash
    with 2 row and US Tettnanger hops. I originally planned to just brew the Amber, but when I got
    close the e...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing as a way to save money on 08-17-2014 at 05:28 PM
    This is a debate that seems to come up on here quite often. I'm on the side that says if you
    try, you can definitely save money. Where I do what I can to keep costs down, I don't really
    concern myself...

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