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Posted in thread: First Lager Attempt on 03-02-2007 at 12:29 PM
My only disapointment with my lagers have been bittering issues.When a recipie calls for 6
AAU's and I use it, I don't seem to get the IBU's that I imagine it should have.I have since
formed the concl...
Posted in thread: First Lager Attempt on 03-01-2007 at 11:34 AM
Along the same lines of the Baron's thought - if you ferment a lager at warmer temps (in an
attempt not to need to do a D-rest) you are no longer making a lager, but are making a steam
beer.A lager is...
Posted in thread: Is my primary working against me? on 02-25-2007 at 11:51 AM
Are you aerating? I use plastic buckets to ferment in and never had a problem getting a good
fermentation."and purposeful with aeration" - yupUnless it's not a food grade bucket or the
"lining" has de...
Posted in thread: Is my primary working against me? on 02-25-2007 at 03:15 AM
How are you determining they have not been completing? I avoid the activator packs simply
because I don't like the way they seem to work for me. IMO they are extremely slow to start
fermenting for som...
Posted in thread: Anyone Ever Use Mason Jars? on 02-23-2007 at 12:09 PM
You making beer - or corn squeezin's?Wouldn't you end up with way too much headspace? Sure it
should fill up with c02...butI wouldn't worry about the mason jar and preasure - after all,
during the can...
Posted in thread: Minibrew 6.5 conical review on 02-23-2007 at 11:59 AM
I really have only one question maybe someone can help with. There's way more head space than
in a 5 gallon carboy for your secondary. When trub comes out, air has to go in. It's simple
physics. Do yo...
Posted in thread: Marine grade coolers? on 02-23-2007 at 11:52 AM
Has any one tried one of these as a MLT? a marine grade cooler. I would imagine it's built not
to react to the salt environment, but they have incredible cold retention. I'm getting a used
one (I hop...
Posted in thread: aquire a keg on 02-22-2007 at 05:33 PM
As Vermicous pointed out, the equipment you would need to fill it is more than what the average
home brewer is going to pay to fill a keg. Not to mention, most home brewers don't brew enough
to even f...
Posted in thread: aquire a keg on 02-22-2007 at 02:38 PM
Are people going to be using these for kegging or is it for making boilers etc?Boil kettle and
HLT for me. The other 2 I plan on using as fermenters because I'm going to do 12.5 gallon
batches - 2 5ga...
Posted in thread: aquire a keg on 02-22-2007 at 01:20 PM
I just got 4 from the local big boy brewery that I don't drink anyway. Got them before they
took them out of service. No idea why they took them out of service as the valves all work and
they are bare...