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Posted in thread: Hot Temperatures and the Secondary on 06-14-2009 at 02:59 PM
Whether needed or not I keep the secondary in the swamp cooler with water. I try to keep it at
70 to 75 which may require a frozen bottle or two in the summer but its not a big deal compared
to the pr...
Posted in thread: Northern Ireland on 06-13-2009 at 04:32 PM
I just noticed this post but it has been interesting to read. I too am one of those Americans
of Irish decent that cannot wait to "go home". My Dad's family came here a long time ago but
Posted in thread: When everything that can go wrong goes wrong... on 05-27-2009 at 02:37 PM
I started brewing a little less than a year ago and what I have learned is that brewing beer is
one of those things that is just a continual learning experience. The things Iím learning at
this point ...
Posted in thread: Airlock and Blowoff question on 05-20-2009 at 04:55 PM
I agree. The blowoff problem will occur in the first few days so after the activity starts to
slow down, put in a regular airlock. If you have gunk in your blow off tube it will be much
easier to get ...
Posted in thread: My beer isn't boiling! on 05-20-2009 at 04:48 PM
I agree with not using a lid otherwise you get dimethyl sulfide and potentially bad boilovers.
Most kitchen stoves don't have the horsepower and BTU's to boil that much volume. Either do a
Posted in thread: Adding water after fermentation? on 05-20-2009 at 04:38 PM
On my first couple of brews I was short volume in the secondary. Afraid of oxidation due to the
open space, I added pre-boiled and cooled down water. If you are only talking about a little
bit of wate...
Posted in thread: Airlock and Blowoff question on 05-19-2009 at 06:04 PM
I got this idea from someone else on this board. You can use one of those 3-piece plastic
airlocks to make your blow-off tube. Use only the main body of the airlock. On the bottom of
the airlock tube,...
Posted in thread: Awe sh#t!!!! on 05-14-2009 at 02:24 PM
I'm one of the ones that did this before and posted a question about it here. I did all the
research and as you have figured out already, no mercury no lead. I always strain my wort so no
pellets or g...
Posted in thread: Newbie in the house on 05-08-2009 at 08:43 PM
Most basic starterís kits are good and will give you exactly what you need. You can easily grow
from there should you desire but a person can brew beer great his whole life with beginners
Posted in thread: help, my wife spit in my beer on 05-08-2009 at 03:00 PM
+1 on autosiphon,+1 on water in tube to start (if no autosiphon)+1 on wife swallowing next
time, you never know where her mouth has been . . well . . . actually . . . hopefully you
do.You know, if you...