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  • Posted in thread: 1st AG Brew Day Coming Up on 01-30-2014 at 09:32 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
    the temperatur...

  • Posted in thread: Spirit crushing defeat on 01-24-2014 at 09:01 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
    looking goo...

  • 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
    like cottonwoo...

  • 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

  • Posted in thread: Help me determine an experiment for the source of metallic taste on 07-19-2013 at 09:52 PM
    No it has to be Walmart RO water. I got a lot of stock in them. ;)But they SQUUEEEEEZE their
    suppliers big time. Are you sure the stuff they're selling is bona fide RO? Maybe it's just tap
    water from ...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning out bottom of Keezer on 07-19-2013 at 09:43 PM
    Mine's in the garage -- so power sprayer! :rockin:

  • Posted in thread: Help me determine an experiment for the source of metallic taste on 07-18-2013 at 06:39 PM
    I agree on trying some RO water from a store (and then adding salts). A quick and cheap way to
    try a beer without using your regular tap water. I like to use those Glacier Water machines at
    the front ...

  • Posted in thread: why do all my beers seem tangy in the after taste? on 07-18-2013 at 06:32 PM
    Another suggestion to check water. My beers all had a tangy finish when I was using our tap
    water. I switched to RO (I grab what I need from those RO water machines at the supermarket and
    add brewing ...