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Posted in thread: Why do you hate brewing? on 09-25-2015 at 02:19 PM
Oh man, it has to be the time it takes to do an all-grain batch. And I always go in thinking
that, because it takes several hours, I'll be able to do something else like watch a basketball
game. But i...
Posted in thread: Upgrading to all grain. Looking for lessons learned on 10-20-2014 at 04:08 PM
My advice is to be patient when you are doing all grain. For example, on my first batch I added
the strike water to the mash and almost immediately started chasing the needle to get to my
mash temp. W...
Posted in thread: Ocas Lishky (Pilsner Urquell Clone) on 10-20-2014 at 03:42 PM
It's been a while since I made this, but I need to give it a review. Great stuff! Urquell is my
absolute favorite beer in the world. Period. And we rarely get it here on draft. As an aside,
the new pa...
Posted in thread: Uncle Crunkel's Munich Dunkel (AG) on 10-20-2014 at 03:30 PM
I just brewed up a batch of this last night. I hit the volume and OG almost dead on, pitched
SF-23, and it's fermenting away in my freezer today. I haven't made a dunkel in many years, and
Posted in thread: 1st AG Brew Day Coming Up on 01-30-2014 at 10:32 PM
My advice to first-time AG brewers -- don't chase the needle in your mash. When you mix the
strike water with the grain, give it a few minutes for the grain to soak up the water and for
Posted in thread: Spirit crushing defeat on 01-24-2014 at 10:01 PM
Edit. Sorry -- i originally suggested using distilled water. I had the same issue. My wife even
described a soapy taste too. Switching to RO water solved my problem.
Posted in thread: Ocas Lishky (Pilsner Urquell Clone) on 08-05-2013 at 08:32 PM
My buddy and I just brewed a double batch of this on Saturday. It was a joint effort, but it
was essentially two five-gallon batches on our respective equipment. It's in the fermenters and
Posted in thread: Please help me move to all grain on 07-26-2013 at 04:36 PM
Lots of great info here. Don't know if it's been said yet, but I do have a "lesson learned"
from my first all-grain. When you first mix the hot water and the grain together for the mash,
don't "chase ...
Posted in thread: AG Eruption - we learn from our mistakes:( on 07-24-2013 at 06:22 PM
I use a large spatter screen that's normally used to cover frying pans on the stove. It lets
the wort vapor escape, while keeping out all the things that seem to blow around in my patio
Posted in thread: AA Root Beer (Kegged) on 07-21-2013 at 03:09 AM
Just kegged a similar batch of this with my daughter. No Zatarains here, so we used the regular
"old fashioned " extract that every homebrew shop seemed to have. Also, skipped the anise and