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  • Posted in thread: Can you install swing caps? on 12-20-2010 at 04:34 AM
    Those are replacement swing-tops for bottles made to use them, not for just any beer bottle.
    Swing top bottles have two indentations near the top that allow the tops pictured there to be
    installed. As...

  • Posted in thread: What temp for strike what? on 11-12-2010 at 11:30 PM
    I'm assuming you don't already have brewing software, so you might try using this batch sparge
    calculator for the time being.

  • Posted in thread: First brew fermation questions on 10-31-2010 at 01:15 PM
    You will want to remove the beer from above the trub, but you won't be actively filtering
    anything. Assuming you are using some sort of auto-siphon you will just rack the beer over and
    then stop when ...

  • Posted in thread: Is Cider naturally gluten free? on 10-15-2010 at 02:27 PM
    I'm not entirely sure about the rest, but you may want to look into priming your bottles with
    additional juice rather than sugar, otherwise you may lose your gluten free status.

  • Posted in thread: Which Pitching rate ?! on 10-09-2010 at 10:45 PM
    2 grams? Are you brewing a single gallon of beer?

  • Posted in thread: Cascades / Orange Pale Ale on 10-09-2010 at 10:42 PM
    First wort hopping is adding the bittering hops when you first begin to collect your wort
    during the sparge. So no, you don't need to start the clock 30 minutes into the boil.

  • Posted in thread: What am I missing?! on 09-26-2010 at 04:19 PM
    The only thing that really strikes me as a potential cause is your mash temps. 155-157 will
    tend to produce very malty brews. Try knocking that down to around 152-153 initially and see
    where that gets...

  • Posted in thread: My first infection on 08-01-2010 at 05:58 PM
    Looks fine to me. I assume it smelled and tasted normal.

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 trub or yeast? on 07-28-2010 at 02:08 AM
    What was your method of collection? It looks like you may have a fine layer of yeast sitting on
    the top.

  • Posted in thread: Wet Hopping on 07-11-2010 at 02:03 PM
    Wet hopping does not have to be a substitution for dry hopping. I doubt you would even want to
    use them in place of dry hops given the increased amount of space they would take up in your
    fermenter. I...