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Posted in thread: What plays the biggest factor in color? on 08-24-2010 at 05:25 PM
Please let me know what makes the biggest change in the color?1. Time of boil2. Amount of water
in the boil3. OG/Amount of extract in the boil4. Color of extractEverything seems to come out
the same c...
Posted in thread: Color of Ales - brewing technique for lightness on 08-12-2010 at 02:46 PM
What are factors that will keep my ales from all looking about the same orangey/brown color?I'm
an extract brewer, and the extract seems nice and light in the bag/bottle, and then turns dark
in the ke...
Posted in thread: Show us your Kegerator on 08-10-2010 at 02:50 PM
My wife saw this over my shoulder and said "Are those buttplugs?!?! I thought your tap handles
were wierd!!!"Erm, what ARE they?You are lucky to have your wife.
Posted in thread: Show us your Kegerator on 08-08-2010 at 10:40 AM
Seriously, very cool design and implementation.
Posted in thread: Show us your Kegerator on 08-06-2010 at 10:58 PM
Bravo Sir, Bravo.Well planned, well executed. I love the trim, I love the tower
size/location.Drink one for me.
Posted in thread: Show us your Kegerator on 08-06-2010 at 11:24 AM
Were you really able to fit 4 corney kegs in a 5.3 cu freezer?I'm gonna try 2 5gal cornys and 2
2.5gal cornys. I don't know if they'll fit or not.the 2.5gals will be for kids apple/fruit
juice and wif...
Posted in thread: Show us your Kegerator on 08-04-2010 at 01:25 PM
Ebay sourced glastender tower = $261.00Lowes Holiday 5.3cu chest freezer = $198.00Rockler
casters = $50.00Wood = $75Stain/poly/brushes = $25Total = $609 (I'm glad the wife doesn't read
Posted in thread: Edumacate me on boil times and when to add LME/DME on 08-03-2010 at 01:26 PM
I'm good with the full boil - I'm using an 8gal pot, so no boil-over issues with 3-4 gal
extract boils.Thanks for all the responses, what I'm gonna take from this for my first
self-designed recipe:1. ...
Posted in thread: Edumacate me on boil times and when to add LME/DME on 08-03-2010 at 12:50 PM
Thanks Justibone!That explains questions 2 and 3, which are related.It still doesn't explain
#1:Why boil the sugars the whole boil as standard practice?Oh, and how hard a boil is desirable
after the "...
Posted in thread: Edumacate me on boil times and when to add LME/DME on 08-03-2010 at 11:46 AM
Hello,First beer brewed was a success.I noticed the wort got very dark in the last 10-20
minutes of the boil.I've been using beersmith, and noticing that you can either boil less hops
longer or more h...