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  • Posted in thread: Thermometer - Narrowed to these two on 07-07-2016 at 07:54 PM
    I have a couple of the thermoworks that you posted. They are great. No experience with the
    other one.

  • Posted in thread: What would be your next improvement? on 05-18-2016 at 04:57 PM
    Everything on your list, save for the grain mill, can be accomplished with minimal investment
    and all of them will improve your brewing. Personally, I would start with fermentation
    temperature control...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 02-22-2016 at 07:43 PM
    When you feel kind of uneasy and incomplete when your fermentors are empty.

  • Posted in thread: Which hop would you swap out for Mosaic? on 02-10-2016 at 05:32 PM
    I brewed a hoppy session ale this past summer that was great and I used Centennial, Simcoe, and
    Amarillo in equal amounts at 20, 10, 0, and dry hop. I'm bumping up the recipe to be a more
    proper Ameri...

  • Posted in thread: Water Treatment on 11-06-2015 at 05:35 PM
    Try acidulated malts. Should only take a few ounces to bring your ph down.

  • Posted in thread: Keg Conditioning & Carbonation on 10-24-2015 at 05:09 PM
    My carbonating schedule usually goes like this: leave it on the gas at 30 psi for 2 days, cut
    it back to serving pressure (relieve the pressure in the keg first), let sit for 4 or 5 more
    days then tap...

  • Posted in thread: What is your favorite bittering hop for IPAs? on 10-23-2015 at 04:51 PM
    I'm with mer-man, Apollo.

  • Posted in thread: The mechanics of dry hopping on 10-22-2015 at 05:23 PM
    I put several glass marbles in the hop bag so that it sinks. I dunk the whole thing in either
    boiling water or starsan. The first time I added a combination of 1 oz whole hops and
    additional oz of pel...

  • Posted in thread: The mechanics of dry hopping on 10-22-2015 at 02:45 PM
    Thanks for that.A follow up question is how do you disinfect muslin hops bags?Dunk it in some
    starsan. FWIW, pantyhose works really well for containing hops too. Better than a muslin bag,
    in my opinio...

  • Posted in thread: My beers named after your posts on 10-22-2015 at 01:50 AM
    Is The Saison Craze Out Of Hand? Imperial Dry-Hopped Blueberry Coffee SaisonOpening mason jars
    of yeast nightmare pumpkin ale - for Halloween, of course. (edit> oops, that was a post from
    yesterday)

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