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  • Posted in thread: Extract or grain? on 04-12-2013 at 10:55 PM
    gotta disagree the majority of extract brew taste canned. Comes across all styles. PM's or
    extract & grains are a vast improvement if properly done and often indistinguishable from an AG

  • Posted in thread: Best use of Vanilla beans on 04-09-2013 at 07:32 PM
    I use an easier method. I add a tablespoon of vanilla bean paste thinned with a bit of

  • Posted in thread: Upgrading on 04-09-2013 at 07:21 PM
    15 or 20 gallon kettle a 10 or 15 gallon batch doesn't take any longer to brew than a 5

  • Posted in thread: What's the next step in improving my brewing? on 04-09-2013 at 07:17 PM
    +1000 on getting a bigger kettle that will give you the room you need. I use 15 gallon in a
    HERMS a stir plate if you do not have one, a grain mill 10 gallon cooler for AG. AHH....... my
    friend the li...

  • Posted in thread: Candi syrup vs honey? on 04-09-2013 at 07:08 PM
    I brew a lot of Belgiums. Personally I have found using honey to be a waste. The subtle flavor
    & aromas go up with the CO2. For boosting ABV plain ole sugar is fine. If you are adventurous
    you can mak...

  • Posted in thread: Show me how you insulate your mash vessel on 04-06-2013 at 07:19 PM
    I mash BIAB in my kettle and lose 1 degree in the course of an hour.No insulation required if
    you have a heavy tight fitting lid, and a thick mm, quality steel/aluminum combo kettle. I
    happen to be a ...

  • Posted in thread: Blood Orange IPA on 04-06-2013 at 07:17 PM
    I would look into using the essential oils available for cooking. Add at bottling or kegging

  • Posted in thread: 1st AG batch! on 04-06-2013 at 07:15 PM
    way to go!!!!

  • Posted in thread: Herms & rims on 04-06-2013 at 06:59 PM
    I do the crushing myself. I use a barley crusher and an electric drill at just enough speed to
    keep it moving. If I go faster I had stuck sparges but that was when I was doing my mashing in
    a cooler. ...

  • Posted in thread: Hot side oxidation and HERMS on 04-05-2013 at 10:44 PM
    I always have at least a 1/2 inch of wort on top of the grain bed drop tube is submerged I do
    not see where O2 is being picked up:rockin: