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  • Posted in thread: Cutting Brew Day Time the time challenge! on 08-19-2014 at 12:15 PM
    The following input might be the lamest that you'll get: I'm usually not in a rush to finish my
    brew day, but have thought about doing the heatstick-on-a-timer trick so that the water
    preheats while I...

  • Posted in thread: Is this normal for a starter on 08-09-2014 at 12:04 PM
    I would call that a beautiful starter! Healthy, robust fermentation. Very nice.A word of
    caution however: you've seen that the yeasties are willing to go fermentation crazy. They're
    probably going to ...

  • Posted in thread: Wand aerator any one use one?? on 08-08-2014 at 03:41 PM
    The fundamental question appears to be "is an oxygenation system worth the cost?" My answer is
    absolutely yes.I started off shaking the wort. Then I added a venturi hole to my CFC (which I
    still use)....

  • Posted in thread: Oh the frustration.....too late to cool it further? on 08-05-2014 at 06:58 PM
    I will commit some heresy and say that I don't worry about my fermentation temps. I too have a
    basement, and it stays a pretty rock-solid 65 degrees all year 'round. I leave my beer in
    primary (someti...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation overflow, what to do? on 08-05-2014 at 10:20 AM
    You can use aluminum foil to keep gunk out. With active fermentation, it's blowing CO2 out, so
    unlikely any wild yeast will get in, but the odd piece of gunk or bug could be a concern.
    Sanitize a piec...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-04-2014 at 02:55 PM
    Me too, please.

  • Posted in thread: Are mason jars a must? on 07-31-2014 at 07:13 PM
    I use whatever I can scavenge around the house. Right now I have some yeast in a smallish mason
    jar; starter juice (third runnings from my last mash) in two re-used spaghetti jars; and yeast
    in a old ...

  • Posted in thread: My wife's request on 07-24-2014 at 01:00 PM
    I have nothing concerning ginger. However....I make a Tropical IPA that my family loves
    (including my wife, who doesn't drink beer), because it's not too bitter (which is what "takes
    over your mouth")...

  • Posted in thread: Real ale on 07-24-2014 at 12:51 PM
    You might want to let it condition (fancy word for "sit there and do its thing") for a week or
    two longer than you otherwise would have. The yeasties should go back and clean the brew up.
    I'm lucky an...

  • Posted in thread: Sparge temp on 07-24-2014 at 12:32 PM
    Some sound advice above. One quibble that I have is the frequent mention of tannin extraction
    as a by-product of overly hot water. I usually (batch) sparge with the hottest water I can get
    (often boil...


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