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Posted in thread: Do you strain or dump your wort into fermentor? on 06-22-2015 at 01:07 AM
I just dump it in and let it go. I used to strain, but that took a long time, and in the end
I'd end up with just as much sludge/stuff at the bottom as if I didn't strain, so I quit doing
that. Beers ...
Posted in thread: Using glass cover from 2 gallon jar for yeast starter? on 07-12-2013 at 03:55 AM
I think it would work fine. Assuming you are starting this from a smaller culture, the yeast
should grow quick. Positive pressure should help keep it clean. It's only as cultures slow down
that you wo...
Posted in thread: Extract/homebrew twang on 07-01-2013 at 12:28 PM
What kind of yeast/hops are you using? I used to ave a twang in my beer until I went to full
boils. Try different approaches, different recipes, until you find what you like
Posted in thread: How do you increase alcohol percentage? on 06-18-2013 at 02:30 AM
There are a lot of double IPA kits that have higher ABV's. just look at kits from your favorite
place. They should give you OG and FG estimates, and see what you like. You OG will probably be
Posted in thread: Blow off bucket on 06-10-2013 at 03:35 PM
If you get a chance, google Pasteur flask. That is essentially what you re making with a
blowoff tube. Going in the air is ok, under water is better. With the right size tube it's no
big deal either w...
Posted in thread: Legality of my Operation on 06-08-2012 at 01:48 AM
Who here can brew beer at work? I know I can't, but I'm sure some of you may be able to. I'd
just be careful with this one. As an EPA person, I can't throw away certain things at my work
that I can th...
Posted in thread: Beginner's dilemma (West Lafayette, IN) on 06-08-2012 at 01:33 AM
Thumbs up to great fermentations. Sometimes you can get used equipment from them as well (if
you ask nicely and if they have anything lying around).Until you know if you like it, don't
sink a lot of c...
Posted in thread: 12 gallon carboy fermenter - really on 06-06-2012 at 06:49 PM
It's mine. I found it in a basement - totally free. So it just tempted me, but really, I don't
know if it's something I want to try or not. I just wondered if anybody used one of these for
Posted in thread: 12 gallon carboy fermenter - really on 06-06-2012 at 06:48 PM
Here is a quick one: