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  • Posted in thread: Glass carboy vs. plastic bucket on 05-18-2013 at 06:39 PM
    I do things a little bit backwards but with good reason. IF I'm going to be dry-hopping I will
    use the carboy for primary, then bucket for secondary so I don't have to deal with trying to
    get a bunch ...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions for this Month's Blog Posts on 05-12-2013 at 03:00 AM
    Maybe highlight some newer hops and how/when to use them in certain recipes. My LHBS guy
    yesterday had never heard of Mosaic hops.

  • Posted in thread: What cold crashing on 05-12-2013 at 02:54 AM
    Cold crashing is done to help particulate settle out and clear the beer, kinda like lagering.
    If you don't care about beer clarity you can skip this step. During the winter I'll normally
    place the car...

  • Posted in thread: Which order do I go in? on 05-11-2013 at 04:01 AM
    Only issue I see is that with apricots, you need A LOT to be able to taste it in the finished
    product. Not that I've ever used any of the beer specific flavorings but you may want to look
    into it. Oth...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Score! on 05-11-2013 at 03:51 AM
    No problem with using hops from a season or even 2 seasons past as long as they're stored
    properly. They're all vacuum sealed. Most were in their freezer, some in fridge. There's a AA%
    loss calculator...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Score! on 05-11-2013 at 03:20 AM
    Went to my LHBS today to see if they had re-opened yet after moving locations. Not only had
    they re-opened but they were having a 50% off sale on leaf hops! Ended up leaving with:Apollo-2
    pounds $16Ce...

  • Posted in thread: Aluminum kettles. Thoughts & opinions on 05-05-2013 at 05:10 PM
    I used aluminum for a while before buying stainless. I wouldn't worry too much about using
    aluminum. What I can tell you is that it's harder to clean. And don't leave oxi clean solution
    in it overnigh...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast choice for semi sweet cyser on 05-03-2013 at 07:37 PM
    After brewing beers for 9 months a friend has asked me to make him a traditional "old world"
    mead for him. I found an interesting read... The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight OpenedThere
    are plenty o...

  • Posted in thread: Help with my saison recipe on 04-19-2013 at 02:53 AM
    Grain bill is already crushed. I suppose if I mix the grains really well and subtract some of
    the grain bill I could then add some sugar. Only problem would be that the recipe would then
    not be repeat...

  • Posted in thread: Help with my saison recipe on 04-19-2013 at 01:19 AM
    1.5oz Mt Hood-60 min0.25oz Mt Hood-10 min0.75oz Saaz-10 mingives 32 IBUFor this style is it
    better to have it at the lower or higher end of the IBU spectrum?

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