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  • Posted in thread: Attempting a HUGE brew. 20% or above. Need advice on 06-14-2012 at 03:51 PM
    My 2 cents- consider White Labs super high gravity yeast instead of champagne yeast. Either
    will work, but I have had better experience with WL. I have a 120-type beer I did back in
    December and it ke...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching rate over-pitching on 03-09-2012 at 07:32 PM
    I think the issue is there is no simple answer. Obviously it is a spectrum of effect that
    different pitching rates will have on your beer, it is not that once you hit a certain number
    your beer will b...

  • Posted in thread: No more GE 50 AMP Spa Panel at Home Depot? on 03-09-2012 at 06:22 PM
    I have the one branded "Midwest" from HD and it works fine.

  • Posted in thread: how many dpdt switches will i need? on 03-09-2012 at 06:17 PM
    I am certainly no electrical expert, but you pretty much need 2 for the elements and one for
    the power switch if you are planning on having them switched I think. How would you wire it
    with one?On the...

  • Posted in thread: Collecting parts for EBrew build on 02-14-2012 at 04:12 PM
    I am doing an almost identical build now, sort of a simplified version of Kal's. I was planning
    on using 2 elements/2 PIDs but otherwise pretty much the same set up as you. I thought about
    doing 1 PID...

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH Recipe Critique and All-Grain Noobness on 02-13-2012 at 05:39 PM
    A couple thoughts-1) Agree with upping the hops to balance it out more.2) Be careful in
    calculating your efficiency and basing your grain bill on this. You have it set to 75% mash
    efficiency, which yo...

  • Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-09-2012 at 01:11 PM
    If you have hard enough water to need a softener you probably have way too much salt already.
    If you're adding 5.2 buffer (which you shouldn't use, btw) you're adding even more salt to your
    beer. ^Thi...

  • Posted in thread: Name my beer on 01-29-2012 at 10:49 PM
    Ravenous BluebOrangeWit.Gimme my T-shirt!

  • Posted in thread: First starter on 01-28-2012 at 09:21 PM
    I do. In general you always want temp changes for the yeast to be gradual, throwing them into
    70 or 80 degree water from the fridge is not a good idea.

  • Posted in thread: Trappist High Gravity 3787 Yeast and Low Temperature/No Starter on 01-28-2012 at 09:13 PM
    I have 2 batches of different tripels that I used 3787 for this winter and fermented in my
    basement with ambient temp around 60F (range is about 58-61F). They came out with plenty of
    Belgian flavor, n...