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  • Posted in thread: Brews in 2008 on 02-07-2008 at 06:31 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 11:09 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 11:25 PM
    Palmer ( ) 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 11:08 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 10:59 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 07:55 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 08:23 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
    recommended t...

  • Posted in thread: Landscape Gypsum - Any Chemists out there? on 01-21-2008 at 06:47 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 04:56 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
    something ...

  • Posted in thread: Correct direct heat recirculation & sparge question on 01-11-2008 at 10:05 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...