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Posted in thread: Happy New Year! Time to clean out the freezer and grain bins! on 12-30-2014 at 06:10 AM
A coworker is interested in brewing, but never has. His wife likes "strong and hoppy beers". I
ordered a 50 kg sack of Marris Otter and am throwing in what else I have sitting around. We
will make a 1...
Posted in thread: "Single Hop" IPA recipe critique on 09-08-2014 at 03:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I kind of arbitrarily picked that number. Perhaps I'll lower the mash
temp to 150 or so. That won't leave it too dry will it?Kinda depends on the yeast and how dry
you like yo...
Posted in thread: "Single Hop" IPA recipe critique on 09-08-2014 at 12:39 AM
Sounds fine to me. Your grain bill sounds like it will give a nice backbone to just about
anything you throw at it, and won't get in the way of the hops.153 sounds a smidge high for
where I like to ma...
Posted in thread: Merkur IPA on 09-07-2014 at 09:14 PM
Found these hops for relatively cheap. My first car was a 1988 Merkur Scorpio, so the name
stood out. Decided to build a beer around them. I paired them with Bravo because they were
cheap too. Added a...
Posted in thread: Made a mistake - can I brew with un-millled grains on 07-29-2014 at 05:33 AM
Another +1 for the Corona mill... I just put 120 lbs of grain or so through mine this weekend
and it worked like a champ. One of the best values on brewing equipment I've had so far. Just
rig it to ta...
Posted in thread: Brew kettles on 07-29-2014 at 05:08 AM
Make a stick with volume markings on it. A ball valve is definitely something you want though.
Posted in thread: 60 Gallon Brew Day on 07-29-2014 at 04:52 AM
A bunch of us throw a big party for Labor Day weekend. Last year I made a keg... this year I
made 4.The barrels belonged to my mom from when she used to store honey in them. I took one
look at them an...
Posted in thread: 60 Gallon Brew Day on 07-29-2014 at 04:17 AM
I set up a no frills 1 bbl brewery at my parent's house for a day. My mom took pictures! 2
batches first was an IPABoil Size: 37.72 galPost Boil Volume: 33.12 galBatch Size (fermenter):
31.60 gal Bot...
Posted in thread: Am I Insane? Minimal Investment 1 BBL Setup on 06-05-2014 at 08:28 PM
Yea I will be getting two burners. And to the naysayers, I likely will eventually put together
a more permanent system for brewing at these scales, but this way lets me break up the
investment into mo...
Posted in thread: Am I Insane? Minimal Investment 1 BBL Setup on 06-04-2014 at 11:15 AM
Thirsty people aren't that hard to come by.