Last Activity:10-11-2016 6:08 PM
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Posted in thread: IBU's too low on 10-31-2016 at 12:01 AM
Since it's a milk stout, it will just seem a bit sweeter. Not a problem.One thing I learned in
an 'Off-taste' class, most people have great difficulty identify IBU levels.
Posted in thread: Cooling Wort - How long do you have to get to pitching temperature? on 10-30-2016 at 11:57 PM
Oxidation is a boogieman. First, because the yeast need oxygen to multiple, any in your wort
before pitching will be used up; second, Unless you make an effort to put oxygen into your beer
Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 09-11-2016 at 05:19 PM
Going to classes about 'winterizing your garden'.
Posted in thread: Getting your kids involved as "assistant brewers" on 09-11-2016 at 05:18 PM
I'm with you, don't really care what people think. My daughters 12 she's been brewing with me
for two years. Even brings her homework out with her so she can add the hops and stir. She's
starting to i...
Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 07-17-2016 at 04:11 PM
Slowly packing a second house worth of stuff into an already full house and picking
Posted in thread: Homegrown hops no smell? on 07-17-2016 at 04:09 PM
"I don't think it's even possible he could have accidentally got male hop rhizomes when he got
his rhizomes."When stressed, a female hop plant can turn male; not often, but it does
happen.The aroma of...
Posted in thread: Outdoor Kegerator on 03-30-2016 at 09:31 PM
Do you live in an area where it freezes? Unless you plan on shutting down and draining the
system for the winter, you'll need something keep the taps from freezing.
Posted in thread: Why is getting rhizomes like pulling teeth? on 03-30-2016 at 09:22 PM
Western Oregon had its wettest winter on record, so most farms are nothing but mud. It's
impossible to harvest rhizomes right now without damaging the plants.
Posted in thread: Why DON'T I have bottle bombs? on 01-25-2016 at 04:48 PM
Maple syrup is typically 65% fermentable sugars by weight. The first batch should be slightly
under-carbonated. The batch with 1.75 cups of syrup are potential bombs, but if you keep them
cold the yea...
Posted in thread: Safe alternative to pvc glue? on 01-19-2016 at 05:17 PM
You will have to glue it and pvc glues are safe for use with potable water.