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Posted in thread: Lid on or off for boil? on 03-26-2010 at 07:09 PM
I vote for off. Back on after the boil once it cools below 160F or so. I can't remember where I
read it, but I think you have to worry about bacteria once it drops below that temp.
Posted in thread: Do I need a bottling bucket? on 10-25-2009 at 11:20 PM
They aren't too bad pricewise, about $12 at my LHBS.
Posted in thread: No, I don't need a blow off tube.... on 10-09-2009 at 04:10 AM
LMAO!! What a trippy blowoff! This thread needs more pics, but it definitely has potential! :D
Posted in thread: First Batch - Robust Porter (pics) on 08-18-2009 at 06:12 PM
My first batch was this exact same kit, and it also turned out very nice. It's not hard at all
to use steeping grains, pretzelb. The kit includes a grain bag to put them in. If you can make
tea using ...
Posted in thread: Want to try a porter. on 08-04-2009 at 08:59 PM
I have a special fondness for porters, since my first homebrew was a Brewer's Best Robust
Porter kit, and to this day it's still one of my favorite batches. My two favorites that I have
tried so far a...
Posted in thread: Honestly I am so f*&#ing pissed about my beer right now on 08-04-2009 at 08:01 PM
Lately I've been using a spare fridge to control my fermentation temps. It doesn't get lower
than mid 50's to mid 60's which unfortunately makes for a lousy kegerator. However, this seems
to be really...
Posted in thread: Bad yeast...how long will my beer be safe? on 07-23-2009 at 02:34 PM
If you can't get any replacement yeast before you leave, I certainly don't see that you have
anything to lose by trying to pitch the smack pack anyway. You might want to consider keeping a
few packs o...
Posted in thread: Help Me Clean My Long Dirty Hose! on 07-14-2009 at 08:39 PM
A while back I bought a small bottle of stuff labelled beer line cleaner from the LHBS. It's
essentially sodium hydroxide, which is one of the main ingredients in Drano. I have no doubt
you can probab...