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Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 10-26-2014 at 02:12 PM
31,467.4+5g White House Honey Ale+5g Limit Break IIPA+5g White Materia Belgian Blonde+5g
Riveter Rye+5g Belgian Chocolate Stout+6g Cranberry Chocolate Milk Stout+5g Yooper's Pale
Posted in thread: no soap and brew supply store closed... on 10-26-2014 at 02:03 PM
OxyClean Free. Emphasis on the "Free" part because the normal stuff will leave some lovely
scents on your equipment without very serious rinsing.Also, +1 on rinsing well. I lost a full
batch of beer d...
Posted in thread: How to calculate efficiency? Why is mine so low! on 10-15-2014 at 12:31 AM
Thanks for all the comments. I just went all-grain and was SLOWLY batch sparging my grains. And
when I say "SLOWLY" I mean 30+ minutes to drain 8 gallons of wort. I was under the same
Posted in thread: What I Learned from My First AG Brew Day on 10-14-2014 at 09:08 PM
As a veteran of a whopping two AG batches I can agree wholeheartedly. It took me 4 years to
make the switch and I still have yet to taste the new brews but I'm enjoying it. I would add
the following t...
Posted in thread: Dark Chocolate Stout on 10-14-2014 at 02:55 AM
I just siphoned this into my fermenter and hit it with O2. I am very excited by the idea of
this beer but I'm contemplating changing it up a bit. After 3-4 weeks in the primary I'm
thinking about doin...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 10-04-2014 at 03:54 PM
Put together my new brew kettle, set up the garage for brewing my first all-grain, and just
chilled a couple of bottles of my most recent creation so there is a ready supply of
"inspiration" on hand f...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 10-04-2014 at 03:42 PM
Brewing my first all-grain beer today. Wish me luck on my Riveter Rye
Posted in thread: How many batches have you actually poured? on 09-19-2014 at 11:15 PM
I had one batch, an IPA, that... something didn't go right. It came out gray and with way too
much hop material. So I let it sit for a couple months but even after waiting there was nothing
to do but ...
Posted in thread: What kind of HomeBrewTalk Swag? on 09-19-2014 at 10:37 PM
Dickies work shirt and baseball hats. Great for brew days and for finding fellow brewing nerds
when out at the brew pub.
Posted in thread: Should I Secondary this Big OG beer? on 09-19-2014 at 02:12 AM
I've made a couple big beers and I've always let them sit in the primary for a month or more
and then bottled. I just did that with a big Belgian blonde and this last week (week 3) made
all the differ...