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  • Posted in thread: Why does my brew store only give me Nottinham Yeast? on 08-25-2010 at 03:03 PM
    i lost a batch to a bad notty packet. i've since switched over to us05. i'd still be willing to
    use notty, but the safale is what i have on hand right now.

  • Posted in thread: About the grinding of my grains... which way would be better? on 08-25-2010 at 02:36 PM
    i just have my local hbs mill my stuff for me, but if you're stuck in a pinch- i'll echo what
    yooper said and use a rolling pin. put a towel over the grain and go to town.'ll
    probably be at it ...

  • Posted in thread: Adj. strike temp for heat loss in mash tun? on 08-07-2010 at 12:00 AM
    i'm going to try a new method next time i brew. lets say that the strike is 166. i'm going to
    heat my strike up to 166, then dump it all in to the tun, and let it sit for 10 minutes. next,
    i'll drain ...

  • Posted in thread: Using hop bags. on 07-23-2010 at 09:17 PM
    the single best upgrade i've ever done for my system was a drain valve out of my pot, in
    conjunction with the "hop taco". i got the idea from these guys who in turn ripped the idea
    from "the hop sto...

  • Posted in thread: Does a wort really need to rest before cooling? on 06-05-2010 at 05:02 PM
    you can let it sit, if you like, but keep in mind that in certain hop schedules this will have
    a negative effect- ie your 15 minute hop addition suddenly became a 25 min because you let your
    hot wort ...

  • Posted in thread: Is this weld too rusty for beer??? on 05-26-2010 at 06:43 PM
    +1 for new fitting. get that trash out of there. i wouldn't worry about the surface rust on the
    bottom of the tun tho, just clean it up as homercidal suggest.

  • Posted in thread: Protien Rest? Should have asked sooner... on 05-26-2010 at 06:33 PM
    i wouldn't bother, for the exact reason you state- that is such a minimal amount of wheat. now,
    if you were doing a wheat/hefe then definitely, a protein rest would help. caution tho, it will
    be the m...

  • Posted in thread: Anti-Freeze for Cooling? on 05-12-2010 at 06:04 PM
    actually, antifreeze doesn't actually raise the boiling point. the fact that an automotive
    cooling system is pressurized, is what raises the temp.coolant is super toxic and i would want
    it absolutely ...

  • Posted in thread: why do we wait for the hot break to add bittering hops? on 04-26-2010 at 10:22 PM
    something i've noticed everyone doing is waiting until after most of the hot break is over to
    add the bittering hop. is the only reason for this to avoid the dreaded boilover? i'm brewing 5
    gal batche...

  • Posted in thread: Bourbon Pecan Pie Ale on 04-17-2010 at 10:28 PM
    subscribed. definitely interested in hearing how this turns out. this would be a fun little
    treat to have on the side, if successful. best of luck to ye!