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Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-14-2013 at 03:41 PM
Posted in thread: Bottling Lager on 07-24-2013 at 09:52 PM
Scenario: Brewed first Lager, Primary 4 days @50 degrees. Racked to Secondary and Lagered
@35-38 degrees, didn't get around to trying to bottle it until now.... over 3 months later.
Questions: do I ne...
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried "hop teas" to add bitterness? on 04-08-2013 at 02:13 PM
I actually had this same problem recently with an imperial Stout. Only I left out a whole ounce
of bittering hops during my 60 min hop addition. I didn't realize until I was about to pitch
and I saw t...
Posted in thread: Hops Crisis on 04-04-2013 at 02:36 AM
OG right now is 1.096. Grains: 3# Maris Otter3.3# light LME 2.5lbs light DME 1# Amber DME 1#
Flaked Oats 1# Melanoidin.5# Roasted Barley.5# Choc.5Black Patent .4# Blackstrap Molasses
Posted in thread: Hops Crisis on 04-04-2013 at 02:06 AM
I blanked during my hop additions for my Imperial Stout and left a whole ounce of EK Goldings
out!:drunk: According to beersmith my IBUs will be only 34.7 when they need to be above
fifty...my wort is...
Posted in thread: Straining the Wort into fermentor? on 04-02-2013 at 02:28 PM
Was there a lot of cold break? If so that could lead to chill haze but I have always poured
everything into the primary and tried to be careful when racking to bottling bucket or
secondary. My beers h...
Posted in thread: wanted: tips for convincing SWMBO to let me invest in All-grain equipment on 03-13-2013 at 03:27 PM
My mantra - its easier to beg for forgiveness then ask for permissionI have always lived by
that mantra. You wouldn't happen to be an infantryman would you?
Posted in thread: wanted: tips for convincing SWMBO to let me invest in All-grain equipment on 03-13-2013 at 02:37 PM
If you're getting eye-rolls and stinkeyes when the subject comes up, it seems to me you lost
the initiative early. :smack:I'm fortunate that my wife is downright excited about my brewing;
it probably ...
Posted in thread: wanted: tips for convincing SWMBO to let me invest in All-grain equipment on 03-12-2013 at 03:04 AM
Don't knock it until you've tried it. I can sleep in my chair for a few hours while she
watches. I never tried to snuggle with her up on her stand yet though. She just sits there and
admires me as I d...
Posted in thread: wanted: tips for convincing SWMBO to let me invest in All-grain equipment on 03-12-2013 at 01:14 AM
It will taste better...once I dial in the process. This could, of course lead to further
expenditures and an unrealistic intrusion into our available living/storage space. But Honey, I
feel I am on th...