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Posted in thread: How long do you take to brew a batch? on 02-21-2012 at 09:16 PM
I apologize for completely missing that people wanted me to elaborate. Here is my process:In
the morning, I get 1 gallon of water up to 165 (in order to pre-heat my mash cooler). At the
same time, I g...
Posted in thread: I Wish Someone told me before I started homebrewing... on 01-03-2012 at 04:13 PM
I wish someone had told me...that getting into homebrewing as a hobby will more than likely
mean weight gain, in the neighborhood of 20-30 pounds.
Posted in thread: How long do you take to brew a batch? on 10-05-2011 at 04:10 PM
About 3.5 hours for all-grain. Hear me out.I'm an "overnight batch sparger". Typically, I mash
right before I go to work, and boil right as I get home. Also, I use a wort chiller to get the
temps to a...
Posted in thread: How many batches have you ruined and how?? on 09-20-2011 at 10:28 PM
I have thrown out 4. To this day, I am still not certain what happened. But I think it had to
do with how I was washing yeast. I think I was not doing a good decant of the junk at the
bottom, and was ...
Posted in thread: Why step up yeast starter in stages? on 09-17-2011 at 07:46 PM
I am reading through information on harvesting commercial yeast from bottles, and also looking
through "Slanting yeast": is always talk of doing several stages of yeast starter. For
example, the abov...
Posted in thread: Cheapest beer with a good brewing bottle? on 09-14-2011 at 07:10 PM
I hate to be the person to argue the premise of the question. Have you considered plastic soda
bottles? I use them when I run out of bottles, and it is very easy to get empties.
Posted in thread: Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout on 09-01-2011 at 09:34 PM
Making sure you know about this similar thread (that does not show up in the Similar Threads
Posted in thread: substitute for wyeast 1764 pacman on 08-26-2011 at 10:06 PM
Austin Homebrew lists WLP 051 as an equivalent. been working with Pacman all season; it is
comparable to WLP 051 and WLP 001.
Posted in thread: Question about top cropping on 08-09-2011 at 09:22 PM
In the attached photo, you can see a clear difference between the darker, more clumpy material,
and the white, more frothy material. Do I harvest all of this? My instinct says to discard the
Posted in thread: Best way to crush coriander? on 03-16-2011 at 10:24 PM
I put the coriander in a ziploc, then pound the ziploc with a rubber mallet.