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Posted in thread: Brews in 2008 on 02-07-2008 at 05:31 PM
I've only got two under my belt this year but doing a 3rd (Oatmeal Stout) this weekend. 9
gallon batches :)
Posted in thread: Which Refractometer on 02-04-2008 at 10:09 PM
+1 for ebayJust got to use mine on a Brown Ale this weekend and it works great! I even pulled
samples and checked with the hydrometer just to make sure they were both going to agree!
Posted in thread: perfecting my technique and increasing efficiency on 01-25-2008 at 10:25 PM
Palmer ( www.howtobrew.com ) reccomends sparging with 1.5 times as much mash water, but this
can be quite a challenge sometimes, especially when you are building big beers or don't have
lots of room t...
Posted in thread: Combination sparge bucket/ counterflow chiller idea on 01-25-2008 at 10:08 PM
I think what everyone is trying to say is that; yes, your idea would definitely work! However,
if you're going to be buying copper tubing, then you might as well build a regular immersion
chiller or e...
Posted in thread: First AG (and first post!!) on 01-25-2008 at 09:59 PM
Welcome to the forums Billy and congratulations on your first brew! Sounds like your first brew
went a lot smoother than my first and lots of others as well! Patience is key at this point,
but I'd be ...
Posted in thread: Landscape Gypsum - Any Chemists out there? on 01-23-2008 at 06:55 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. This all started because I was planning on brewing the same day
as the original posting, but was dependent on finding some gypsum. The only gypsum I found was
the stuff ...
Posted in thread: Landscape Gypsum - Any Chemists out there? on 01-21-2008 at 07:23 PM
Okay, I corrected to reflect CaSO4, I was just being lazy the first time.I called the phone
number on the bag (imagine that) and the guy I spoke with said I probably shouldn't use it and
Posted in thread: Landscape Gypsum - Any Chemists out there? on 01-21-2008 at 05:47 PM
Long story short - I need to add Gypsum to my mash water.The only gypsum I can find in this
town is Sof'n-Soil. Data sheet here: Analysis (from package):CaSO4 - 84%Ca - 19.6%Sulfur -
15.6%I'd be oka...
Posted in thread: cold conditioning plan on 01-14-2008 at 03:56 PM
I think if you want to try cold conditioning, go for it, homebrewing is all about experiments!
I don't think anyone will promise that you'll notice a difference, but hey, at least you tried
Posted in thread: Correct direct heat recirculation & sparge question on 01-11-2008 at 09:05 PM
SuperiorBrew, sounds like we have almost the exact same method. I've been away from the comp
for awhile, so I wasn't able to chime in. I have a 2 tier setup with converted kegs, check it
out here if y...