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  • Posted in thread: How do you guys use handheld cappers? on 01-14-2014 at 06:44 PM
    IMO it is the length of the lip below the bottle mouth rather than the length of the neck that
    is important. The capper engages sooner on a longer length lip than a shorter length, resulting
    in a bett...

  • Posted in thread: No more kits on 12-31-2013 at 01:23 PM
    I am still new to homebrewing but one of my first goals was to develop my own simple, "go to"
    recipe. At batch #5, I have it dialed in. I've learned alot along the way and have the
    satisfaction of bee...

  • Posted in thread: My First 'Nut Brown Ale Recipe' Any Suggestions on 10-19-2013 at 02:47 PM
    Here's a Brown Ale recipe I've brewed a couple of times. Similar fermentables bill, different
    hop/yeast:FERMENTABLES, all from Briess:4.0 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber3.0 lb 2 row Pale
    Malt (substitu...

  • Posted in thread: American Brown Ale recipe, thoughts? on 08-30-2013 at 03:24 PM
    Brewed something similar that I'm just starting to drink:3.0 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row)4.0 lbs Amber
    LME0.5 lbs Caramel - 80L0.25 lbs Chocolate Malt0.5 lbs Brown Sugar1.0 oz Kent Goldings [5.20 %]
    - Boil 6...

  • Posted in thread: Starting Soon - What Do I Need? on 08-15-2013 at 01:46 PM
    +1 on raking cane and bottling gear. You are getting a pretty decent amount of equipment from
    the class that is useful going forward. Upgrading to a 6.5 gall. fermenter and/or bottling
    bucket is prett...

  • Posted in thread: South Florida - Home temtemperature 78 - Spare fridge question on 08-13-2013 at 05:14 PM
    Some good advice above. If you want to brew tomorrow, an ice bath/evaporative cooler will be
    satisfactory and cheap. In the longer term a temperature controller (build yourself or
    pre-wired) + your sp...

  • Posted in thread: Noob Looking to Get started on 07-26-2013 at 01:12 PM
    WRT pre-filled bottles, I have found that Sam Adams longnecks and Sierra Nevada semi-stubbies
    recap well. I have had problems recapping St. Pauli Girl and, especially, Pilsner Urquell
    bottles. Probaba...

  • Posted in thread: Specialty grain recommendation on 07-25-2013 at 12:36 AM
    Great recommendations. I think I will go with .5 lbs crystal 20 and .25 lbs carapils.

  • Posted in thread: Specialty grain recommendation on 07-24-2013 at 02:02 PM
    I'm on my third version of a basic ale/APA recipe. I want a simple, balanced and drinkable ale.
    Not too concerned about color or style. Looking for specialty grain recommendations for a 5
    gall. PM rec...

  • Posted in thread: What effect does mash-out have for BIAB? on 07-17-2013 at 05:35 PM
    I do a partial mash BIAB. I mash in an igloo cooler, approx. 1.5 GAL. I dunk sparge in approx.
    2 GAL in the BK for 5 min. at 170F then drain and squeeze the bag over the BK on a perforated,
    cookie she...