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  • Cheektowaga, NY
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  • Posted in thread: Boil size and pail dump on 12-27-2014 at 10:44 PM
    Boil off is really variable and 1 gallon per hour is reasonable. For example my system loses
    1.5 gallons an hour at worst (windy winter day) or 1.25 gallons at best...a calm summer day.
    Stovetop typic...

  • Posted in thread: Not a good brew day... on 12-26-2014 at 04:26 AM
    How far off was your volume before the top up to hit your target O.G.?And not to beat a dead
    horse, but hose clamps and barbed fittings are a necessity. I've had my output blow off,
    scalding my precio...

  • Posted in thread: Do you need a kegerator to use a keg practically? on 12-25-2014 at 01:08 PM
    A mini fridge should fit a 2.5 gallon keg and 5 pound CO2 tank, no problem. Most kegerators are
    made of small refrigerators anyway. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Maximum IBUs in Wort and in Beer? on 12-25-2014 at 02:22 AM
    Damon, I was hoping to say ' the taste threshold is 100 IBU'. As it stands I'm interested to
    knit w the answer to your questions.It'd be interesting to take concentrated hop tea and add it
    in measured...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation time on 12-25-2014 at 12:41 AM
    A 1.072? Leave it set for at least two weeks. Three will help the yeast clean up after itself,
    and let all flavors meld. Four weeks really won't hurt the beer any. My weak, 1.052 beers are
    allowed to ...

  • Posted in thread: thin body stout on 12-12-2014 at 07:54 PM
    Was this extract plus steeping grains, and have you verified your hydrometer is accurate? Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Rubber band taste on 12-12-2014 at 04:56 AM
    Putting the fermenter in a vessel of water, like a Rubbermaid tote (I used to use my brew
    kettle) will help dampen any temperature swings. Search for the 'swamp cooler' fermentation
    control on the for...

  • Posted in thread: Need co2 tank inspected from my pops...1975! on 12-12-2014 at 12:08 AM
    Tons of people like who, pop tarts!?!?Like every one of us with a CO2 tank....And to be
    helpful, check your local fire department, or if you have a dive shop nearby they may have some
    leads. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Beginner Fermentation Questions on 12-11-2014 at 11:59 PM
    Which SafAle? If it was t-58 that could be part of your problem....I'm not a fan of that yeast.
    I wouldn't say it has chemically off flavors but it is pretty high in esters or phenols. Does
    it have a ...

  • Posted in thread: New to home brew on 12-10-2014 at 11:33 PM
    If it takes you two bears to be good, you must be a help of a fighter. We all make mistakes and
    usually turn out good beer. Unless your errors are in sanitation or fermentation you will
    probably make ...


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