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  • Posted in thread: how much priming sugar to use? on 07-17-2012 at 01:56 PM
    After the fermintation. How do you know how much wort/beer you have to bottle? I'm brewing a
    5gal batch. Once I rack it into my bottling bucket I expect less. What confuses me is that
    people are putti...

  • Posted in thread: Rubbermaid 58 Ct Cooler $9.99 on 07-05-2012 at 01:12 PM
    Why go through all that trouble when a simple ball valve and gravity will work just as well and
    leave you with less mess to clean up?

  • Posted in thread: My first brew competition on 06-07-2012 at 01:26 AM
    My advice is to brew two batches of the beer. That gives you a chance to mess up one of them,
    either the first or second...or if you make minor mistakes on both you have two batches to pick
    the best b...

  • Posted in thread: What happens when the grain is not crushed? on 05-30-2012 at 12:48 PM
    True. True. Had they denied any wrong doing and, no doubt, gotten snippy with you, you probably
    wouldn't have ordered from them anymore. So reshipping the grains to you is money well spent.

  • Posted in thread: What happens when the grain is not crushed? on 05-30-2012 at 12:27 PM
    Wow. They instantly claimed responsibility? I wonder if other people had the same problem.
    Maybe they had a new guy in the warehouse who didn't know you had to crush the grains before
    packing. Kudos f...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Have a Reliable 1 Gallon Recipe for Red Ale? on 05-27-2012 at 09:57 PM
    Didn't see the amounts in parentheses at first. Yeah, your scaling looks about right. Your LHBS
    employee is probably going to look at you funny when you asking for 1.6oz of three grains....
    and 0.6oz ...

  • Posted in thread: priming on 05-26-2012 at 12:57 PM
    Pretty sure the #1 reason people boil the sugar water is just to help the sugar dissolve. Then
    it takes 2 minutes to set the small pot in a bowl of ice. That will take a good 50+ degrees off
    it right ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentor Geometry on 05-18-2012 at 03:53 PM
    Picking it up without handles would be a real pain.To say the least. You're looking at almost
    130lbs with no handle...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentor Geometry on 05-17-2012 at 03:45 PM
    Nope. Zero difference.Though I would give some thought before investing in large plastic
    fermenters. Then all the drawbacks of using a plastic fermenter are amplified and all the
    advantages begin to d...

  • Posted in thread: Lack of sunlight? Couple yellow leaves... on 05-17-2012 at 12:26 AM
    I live in FL. We're all sand. Drainage has got to be very good. No low spots or anything like
    that.

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