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  • Posted in thread: Fun for all the family on 11-08-2013 at 01:59 PM
    I can't wait until my daughter gets old enough to help out and understand the science behind
    brewing. I think brewing is a great science experiment where she can learn a lot and get
    exposure to how co...

  • Posted in thread: Digital thermometer. on 10-15-2013 at 07:05 PM
    The Thermapen is well worth the money, especially since I can use it for so many more things
    like BBQ, grilling, cooking, etc...

  • Posted in thread: smoked pumpkin ale on 10-15-2013 at 02:22 PM
    dpittard- good call on the smoke quality. i hadnt considered thick vs thin smoke.any tips on
    time/temp/wood to smoke at to get a nice mild flavor?I'd use something that gives off a light
    smoke flavor ...

  • Posted in thread: Diagnosing Efficiency Issues…. on 10-15-2013 at 02:09 PM
    Have you tested your measuring devices against a known control? It's always good to know that
    your tools are accurate. Testing your thermometer in boiling water and make sure it reads where
    it should....

  • Posted in thread: My double IPA came up short on gravity. What to do? on 10-14-2013 at 02:47 PM
    I'd let it ride too. I'd also be more concerned about why you missed your OG by that amount,
    especially if your pre-boil gravity was spot on. Did you end up with the correct volume of wort
    post-boil?

  • Posted in thread: smoked pumpkin ale on 10-14-2013 at 02:33 PM
    Learn from my mistakes, go VERY light on the smoke. I'm an avid BBQ'er and can turn out some
    delicious pulled pork, so I've got the proper equipment to smoke things. I attempted to smoke
    some grains o...

  • Posted in thread: 1.025 on 10-14-2013 at 02:01 PM
    It will definitely be sweeter. Probably couldn't classify it as a dry stout, but it's still
    beer, right? :mug:How'd it taste before you bottled it?

  • Posted in thread: vorlauf vs first runnings?? on 10-10-2013 at 09:01 PM
    As an addendum to what Clonefan94 posted, first runnings is what you get in your brew kettle
    prior to sparging.

  • Posted in thread: Low fermentation volume on 12-11-2011 at 04:34 PM
    Is your pre-boil volume correct? If so, just adjust your boil-off rate. If not, check your
    later tun dead space calculation.

  • Posted in thread: I think something went wrong on 12-06-2011 at 09:47 PM
    I would recommend investing in some brewing software...I let Beersmith do my thinking for me
    when it comes to mash calculations :drunk:Yep. Get Beersmith. Awesome software, especially once
    you have it...

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