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  • Posted in thread: Keep Breaking Sight Glass - Solutions? on 08-12-2016 at 09:30 PM
    Bobby has flexible (silicone tubing) sight glasses in his store at brewhardware.comI have one
    on my boil kettle and it works great. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Reasons to go all grain vs extract?? on 08-11-2016 at 02:17 PM
    I agree with the others, BUT (and it's a big BUT) if you are happy with your beers and you
    enjoy them and don't desire to change them at all, then I don't think you should go to
    all-grain brewing.I wi...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 08-09-2016 at 01:42 AM
    I RIMS mash and pump through a plate chiller with fittings for inline oxygenation and digital
    temp monitoring, but I have never controlled fermentation temperature. I ferment Belgians
    upstairs and ale...

  • Posted in thread: The classic 'is this an infection?' question on 08-04-2016 at 04:03 PM
    Looks like hop residue pushed up during high kreusen of fermentation. My advice is to never get
    worked up about how things look until you know how things taste. I don't know that I've had 2

  • Posted in thread: Confused... on 08-03-2016 at 01:15 PM
    Most of the issue probably does stem from the mash process as mentioned above, but you may also
    want to consider using a higher attenuating yeast strain like 1098 or WLP007. All things being
    equal, th...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 08-01-2016 at 10:08 PM
    I currently brew 5 gallon batches and am seriously considering picking up a couple 1.4 gallon
    fermenters to do 1 gallon batches of special high ABV brews to bottle cage & cork style. I love
    having 5 g...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing On A Weak Stove on 08-01-2016 at 03:52 PM
    You need a friend with a house or garage and his/her own system so you can contract brew on it.
    It's also good to have another pair of hands and eyes on a brew session. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Brew day going good until... on 08-01-2016 at 03:48 PM
    Sounds like a good time to get a plate chiller, especially since you already have a pump. :)

  • Posted in thread: Smells of banana out of air lock on 07-31-2016 at 11:50 PM
    Stop sniffing the airlock. LOL ;)

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts and experience with wlp007 on 07-28-2016 at 11:40 PM
    I just fermented a pale ale that I brewed 6 days ago. I did a 1000mL starter, pitched at 67F,
    and fermented in my basement, which is mid-60s ambient. It began fermenting within a few hours
    at what I w...