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Posted in thread: Looking for insight on what went wrong on 12-10-2011 at 04:30 PM
Just curious but were you using your secondary each time? You mentioned you can bottle from it
making me think the could be a built in spigot. They can be terribly hard to sanitize and might
Posted in thread: Need Some Help Picking Equipment? on 12-10-2011 at 03:47 PM
I still a noob as we're called. I began a little over a year ago and have brewed about ten very
good batches of beer using a basic $68 kit with a bucket for fermenting and one for bottling
plus all th...
Posted in thread: Cold crashing in a bucket on 12-10-2011 at 02:58 PM
Do those of you who allow longer times in the primary and/or secondary ever have problems when
bottle carbonating especially when cold crashing? For whatever reason, that always concerns me.
So far I'...
Posted in thread: Holiday Ale on 10-05-2011 at 01:32 AM
How much LME would be needed to replace 12 lbs of 2-row?
Posted in thread: A better spigot for my bottling bucket? on 09-28-2011 at 08:34 PM
I use the red and white style as well and have no problems other than getting it tightened
properly on the bucket so it doesn't leak. The pictures shown earlier in this thread intrigue
me though becau...
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning Octoberfest Lager on 09-26-2011 at 08:35 PM
I made the Brewer's Best Octoberfest recently using a replacement lager yeast because my kit
was old. It was in the primary for 14 days at 54 degrees. I racked to a secondary and lowered
Posted in thread: Lid or Not...? on 09-22-2011 at 02:27 AM
Thanks for the feedback! I wouldn't have known about needing to boil off DMS. I guess what
would be most helpful now is to know what DMS is? I work for one of the largest state
universities in the US ...
Posted in thread: Lid or Not...? on 09-21-2011 at 05:52 PM
I'm fairly new to home brewing and wondered what others think about whether or not to use a lid
when brewing wort. Early on I was so phobic about boil overs that I left it off. I had to use a
Posted in thread: How fast to run water in wort chiller? on 09-20-2011 at 03:06 PM
I spoke to an engineer friend after resolving the instant hot water heater element issue to see
what might have changed to resolve the problem. He said that building higher pressures inside
the lines ...
Posted in thread: How fast to run water in wort chiller? on 09-19-2011 at 01:16 AM
Sounds as though a few responders know the finer details of heat transfer. Can anyone comment
on the effects of slowing the flow rate by dampening down the outflow side? I had some
experience years ag...