Why must it always be pandemonium?

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  • Posted in thread: Defective bottle capper? on 10-17-2014 at 06:28 PM
    So I picked up the Red Baron caper in discussion here, switched the plates to 29*, but I can't
    cap my 29 caps... do I need a different bell?yes(edit: Bells Beer has it

  • Posted in thread: Questions about partigyle on 10-17-2014 at 06:24 PM
    I've used Kai's Batch Sparge and Party Gyle simulator for my partigyles. it's an invaluable
    resource (and if you ever want to try decoction mashing, his wiki is a must-read) another great
    resource is ...

  • Posted in thread: When to Bottle after Violent Fermentation on 10-17-2014 at 01:15 PM
    if it's a normal-sized beer (up to 1.060) I leave it in primary for 3 weeks, take my FG and go
    ahead and bottle. the few times I've brewed something higher than that, it was WAY higher and I
    gave it 5...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about partigyle on 10-16-2014 at 06:24 PM
    you could steep your dark specialty grains separately from your mash, combine them for the
    boil, so then your second runnings could be whatever style & color you wantmy last partigyle
    was the other wa...

  • Posted in thread: HELP*** Immersion Chiller**** on 10-16-2014 at 04:57 PM
    Yep, that's what I do. Toss in the IC at flame out (no starsan soak). Gets me down to ~180*,
    toss in whirlpool hops and let it stand for a while and then start the water running. I just
    mentioned the ...

  • Posted in thread: HELP*** Immersion Chiller**** on 10-16-2014 at 04:27 PM
    the credit for insight belongs to the others. I'm just standing behind, nodding in

  • Posted in thread: Another newbie question on 10-16-2014 at 04:11 PM
    the reading itself doesn't indicate it's ready to bottle; it's getting the same reading over
    several measurements 1 or 2 days apart

  • Posted in thread: HELP*** Immersion Chiller**** on 10-16-2014 at 03:59 PM
    you can throw the chiller in at flame-out and get a nice temp drop before you even start
    running water through it.hell yes, this. maybe not even pre-soaked in StarSan. boiling to 170
    should be enough...

  • Posted in thread: 10% off BottleMark Custom Caps 2014 on 10-15-2014 at 08:22 PM
    awesome. might be time to stock up

  • Posted in thread: Secondary fermenter to large? on 10-14-2014 at 04:35 PM
    As an aside question to this, when I make IPAs or wheat beers with fruit in them, I will rack
    to a secondary to dry hop or for the fruit additions. Is that completely necessary or can I do
    that in the...

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"Why must it always be pandemonium?" - George Mueller/Nelson Van Alden "Beer. Good." - Words of House Grog drinking: Maibock, DB8Point IPA Clone, Belgian Wit, Rain Delay IPA, Wojtkowiak Piwo, CLB's Barleywine, 8Hearted Pale Ale, O'Rob's Dry Irish Stout, DB8PT Session Ale, Wojtkowiak Grodziskie - bottle conditioning: Otto M. Gourd Pumpkin Barleywine, Jewel Thieves Apple Wine, CLB's Barleywine 1.2