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Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary? on 12-19-2009 at 12:26 AM
Well, I've dry-hopped in the primary this way for 11 batches with good success. I use buckets
so it's easy to add the hop pellets. As far as oxidation is concerned, I stir very slowly,
pivoting the sp...
Posted in thread: Help with WLP500 for FG and bottle conditioning. on 12-13-2009 at 02:06 PM
Belgian yeasts love to be warm. Raise the temp to about 73 and they should start back up. Don't
worry about banana at this stage; most of the esters are formed early. In the future, don't
move to seco...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary? on 12-12-2009 at 04:28 PM
I primary dry hop quite a bit, right after the main activity dies at about day 4. I also stir
to re-suspend the hops every 3rd day for 2 weeks. Eeks out a few more FG points too! Excellent
Posted in thread: Anyone use hot tap water for brewing? on 12-09-2009 at 06:23 PM
I always dispense cold water into my boil pots the night before brewing. I leave the lids off
to let the chlorine gas disipate. The next morning, the water is room temp and I just cover and
turn the f...
Posted in thread: Where to find coolers in the winter? on 12-03-2009 at 02:03 AM
The HD near me has 5 and 10 gallon Rubbermaids in the garden department. Try looking there.
Posted in thread: I don't like belgian beer on 11-28-2009 at 01:50 PM
I'm like McKBrew. I couldn't stomach IPAs 15 years ago, now IPA is my favorite. In fact, it's
the only beer I order at a brewpub because most beers at brewpubs are not hoppy enough.
Belgians were an a...
Posted in thread: The cure for your short hose troubles on 11-21-2009 at 11:48 PM
Ice-maker lines are working great for me. Just cut to the same length as the dip tube. Make a
clean 90 degree cut with a sharp box-cutter type blade. Easy to remove with a nudge from one
end.I keep th...
Posted in thread: Tips for brewing in cold climates? on 11-11-2009 at 06:58 PM
Yup, I use the bath method too. Just used it for a Dubbel to keep it at 73F. Works like a
charm. I bought a plastic tub from HD that has raised portions on the bottom. This is good as
it allows warm w...
Posted in thread: Cold weather question for the brewers up North. on 11-11-2009 at 06:38 PM
I slip a cardboard garment-shipping box around the burner/pot, which keeps the heat in real
nice. I use it in the summer too, taking me to boil in less than 10 minutes! I cut the box down
to a height ...
Posted in thread: Who brews all they drink? Who still buys beer? on 11-07-2009 at 01:31 AM
I only buy beer for camping trips, like Dale's in cans. Other than that, I only buy beers that
are difficult to clone or styles I don't want a whole keg of.