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  • Posted in thread: Bad filter technique on 09-23-2009 at 02:58 PM
    Part of the reason I'm wondering if something happened was that I did two batches back to back,
    the only difference being that I watched the second one and made sure it didn't foam up. The
    second one ...

  • Posted in thread: Bad filter technique on 09-23-2009 at 05:41 AM
    I'm using a filter for the first time. Setup is the source keg is hooked up at 2 psi and piped
    through a filter to the spear-side of another keg. The beer was cold from being in the fridge
    overnight a...

  • Posted in thread: Couch Farm Oaked IPA on 09-16-2009 at 10:55 PM
    It won 2nd in the morebeer forum comp, wood aged / smoke beer category. I'll post the score
    card when I get it.

  • Posted in thread: First Brew Adventures on 08-24-2009 at 04:43 PM
    Sweet list, my first day was similar. =)Your beer will probably be fine. As long as you pitched
    the yeast at room temp and they get off to a good start you'll likely end up with good beer.I'm
    not a fa...

  • Posted in thread: Low OG, FG...what went wrong? on 08-24-2009 at 06:53 AM
    If you have too little water your OG should be higher than estimated, not lower. You didn't
    describe your process so I can't guess how much wort you had at the end of the boil and how
    much you lost in...

  • Posted in thread: can someone calculate my efficiency for me? on 08-24-2009 at 06:31 AM
    I do partial mashes, but I don't have beersmith. I'm using equations from Designing Great
    Beers. I get the same numbers you do, 95% efficiency for a 5 gallon batch. Congrats, I usually
    get 65%-70%.

  • Posted in thread: Low OG, FG...what went wrong? on 08-24-2009 at 06:18 AM
    First, how much water did you end up with in your primary fermenter? That will affect the OG.
    Most of us shoot for ~5.5 gallons in the fermenter on a 5 gallon batch as you'll lose some to
    trub and the...

  • Posted in thread: Help! No Wort Chiller on 08-24-2009 at 06:06 AM
    Has anyone tried freezing their own ice? I was thinking of using my brew pot the day before and
    boiling a half gallon or so to sterilize the water, then freezing it in several small
    sterilized contain...

  • Posted in thread: Alton Brown - Homebrew - You Tube on 08-24-2009 at 05:57 AM
    It's probably ok, but I wouldn't trust commercial ice to be sterile enough to do it every
    batch. I'd be willing to try it if you boil the water you're going to freeze and use sanitized
    containers... I...

  • Posted in thread: sanitizer amount? on 08-20-2009 at 04:54 PM
    I use star-san, but this might help-I mix my sanitizer in a cooler. I add about 2 gallons of
    water, then add capfulls of starsan until I get about the right amount of bubbles to come up
    when I stir - ...