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  • Posted in thread: Do beer CAPPERS ever wear out ? on 05-09-2016 at 11:10 PM
    Mine got "wonky" for lack of a better term, and seemed to be harder to align caps and bottles
    than it was when it was newer. It isn't the magnet, I think it's hinges got looser/sloppy,
    which made it h...

  • Posted in thread: Boil off rate Bayou Classic 44 qt? on 04-21-2016 at 04:13 PM
    I use a 40 quart aluminum kettle in my BIAB, and my boil-off is 18~19 percent of total volume
    (TV).Batch size + grain absorption + equipment loss + (TV-19%) = TV

  • Posted in thread: Hops in Containers on 03-27-2016 at 01:32 PM
    How full are your planters? I'd add enough soil to bring the level up to within two or so
    inches of the top. With watering and time, the soil level will compact down to 3~4 inches from
    the top.

  • Posted in thread: What's the stuff at the bottom of my beer bottles? Normal? on 03-12-2016 at 02:11 PM
    Yes it's normal. It's the spent yeast, hop residue, and whatever settling out. There are some
    threads about learning how to do the "home-brew pour" so you'll be able to leave the sludge in
    the bottle ...

  • Posted in thread: Still looking for used bottles on 03-10-2016 at 04:31 PM
    I assume you've put the word out to your friends? I amassed my collection from friends, and
    dumpster diving at the local recycling center - before they closed :( . Tell your local bars
    why you need th...

  • Posted in thread: Craft Beer IN Mexico on 02-16-2016 at 10:37 PM
    My wife and I have spent a week in Cozumel the latter part of January for the last two years.
    Sol is a local favorite. I like Bohemia Obscura (Bohemia Dark), or Negro Modelo.Because of the
    German infl...

  • Posted in thread: starter for expired yeast without stir plate? on 01-18-2016 at 05:07 PM
    No stir plate needed. The shake and swirl method will do just fine.Agree! :D Stir plates are
    bright and shiny, like stainless steel.

  • Posted in thread: How much coconut.... on 01-17-2016 at 03:06 PM
    I'll have to look for that, I've never even heard of that before. Is it something that is
    sweetened? Like coconut shavings used in baking?No, it's used, among other things, as a mixer
    for pina colodas...

  • Posted in thread: How much coconut.... on 01-17-2016 at 02:21 PM
    Maybe use canned "cream of coconut"? Do some tasting as you add to see if it gives you the hint
    of coconut you're after?The more experienced brewers can chime in, but I don't know of any
    reason you co...

  • Posted in thread: Good low budget dry hopper... on 01-13-2016 at 02:39 PM
    :D I dry hop in the same bucket I ferment in, so my approach may be different than yours. I
    splurged for the 2 for $2.50 one gallon paint strainer bags. I've re-used the same bag a number
    of times. I ...