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Posted in thread: First brew day on 01-25-2015 at 11:20 PM
Scrub with some water and Oxy Clean it will get most of it off. My kettle will never look like
new on the bottom, but I got over it. I don't care about the bottom of my kettle - I care about
what I th...
Posted in thread: Yet another - No bubbles - Questions on 01-25-2015 at 10:43 PM
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 01-25-2015 at 10:38 PM
Today I did my 2nd all-grain 1 gallon batch. Both of them were Brooklyn Brewing batches. I did
their IPA a few weeks ago (bottled this weekend) and today did their oatmeal stout. The stout
was on clea...
Posted in thread: Question about pitching yeast starter on 01-25-2015 at 10:28 PM
I've done it both ways numerous times and have not noticed a difference. Like all things in
brewing - try it one way this time and the other way the next time and see if you can tell
anything. All tha...
Posted in thread: First brew day on 01-25-2015 at 10:25 PM
I've been brewing in a garage all fall/winter. It's fine - just be sure you have your garage
door wide open and assuming you have a rear door, open that too to get cross ventilation. I
really enjoyed ...
Posted in thread: bottle rinser vs. spray bottle? on 01-25-2015 at 10:20 PM
I've never really thought of using a spray bottle to spray inside beer bottles for sanitizer.
If it works, then there is no reason to buy that item. Test it and try. I have that item and it
does save ...
Posted in thread: Western Michigan University Declares Bachelors in Brewing! on 01-25-2015 at 04:09 PM
Fire up for the MAC! I read months ago that CMU was offering a program like that too. As a CMU
grad, I'm happy to see the Chips (and dare I say those lousy Broncos) offer these new programs.
Posted in thread: What would you buy if you were me? on 01-25-2015 at 04:06 PM
$300 worth of ingredients to make more beer! In all honesty, yeah - if you have the time/space
sounds like kegging is your nest step. I don't have either, so I'm bottling 4-life. Sounds
liked you've g...
Posted in thread: Which yeast & why on 01-25-2015 at 12:37 PM
I think harvesting Safale US-04 and US-05 are two of the best yeasts you can save. My rule of
thumb is 5 for APA, IPA or beers about at the "hop spectrum" of Sam Adams Boston Ale, while I'd
use 04 for...
Posted in thread: How do you use Cocoa Nibs on 01-23-2015 at 10:33 PM
Don't remember any head retention problems at all. I soak them in VANILLA vodka for a day or so
(enough vodka to cover the nibs) and then pour that stuff (nibs + vodka, it kind of turns into
a thick s...