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Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 06:53 PM
Wow, just when I was thinking about starting to brew again. I am so in.
Posted in thread: First all grain, lesson learned on whole hops on 06-21-2010 at 03:16 PM
Thanks for all the good info guys. I do believe next time I'll try to factor in that water
loss.That's a damned lot of hops, 21.5 oz of whole ones? And I thought my 12oz was alot. Way to
make me feel ...
Posted in thread: First all grain, lesson learned on whole hops on 06-19-2010 at 11:52 PM
Yeah, I think splitting into two pots might have been part of it. I took a gravity reading
after cooling, 1.080 when I was shooting for 1.070. I added enough water to get me to 1.070.
Yes that was alo...
Posted in thread: First all grain, lesson learned on whole hops on 06-18-2010 at 09:19 PM
I had a total of 12oz of hops by flameout. 6oz in each kettle. I wouldn't think they could suck
up that much wort, but what do I know. live and learn.
Posted in thread: First all grain, lesson learned on whole hops on 06-18-2010 at 08:32 PM
So I just brewed my first all grain batch last night, a hop bursted rye ipa. After realizing my
5g kettle wouldn't hold the 7 gallons of wort coming out of the mashtun I split it between that
and my o...
Posted in thread: Note on Anchor Steam bottles. on 04-19-2010 at 01:43 PM
I did the exact same thing, although I didn't crush it, kinda just circumcised the top of the
bottle. I think I just pushed down too far with my capper. I do plan on trying again(with empty
Posted in thread: What do you do about brewing when it gets hot and you live in Texas on 04-05-2010 at 03:01 PM
Just got a temp controller for the upright freezer in the garage. It's a god send. Currently
waiting on delivery of a 2nd to put on the fridge right next to it. With those two we can have
2 carboys in...
Posted in thread: Comments/Help on my 2nd recipe: An American Strong Ale? on 03-04-2010 at 07:38 PM
This would be my second recipe I've made. I want to make something big, malty, and a little
smoky. I'm going to wait awhile before I brew it up because I would like to get a few more
batches and a bit...
Posted in thread: First Self-made recipe critique on 02-14-2010 at 07:15 PM
Thanks for the replies. I see your point about the cascade, I'll probably replace them with
Saaz. And after their reaction to our not so bitter pale ale I'll tone down the Centennial
too.I figured 2 p...
Posted in thread: First Self-made recipe critique on 02-13-2010 at 07:12 PM
Me and my brewing buddy want to brew a blonde ale for the guys at work(who are BMC only
drinkers). So I came up with what I thought was a basic easy drinking Blonde Ale. Any critiques
or ideas on what...