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  • Posted in thread: MLT size on 11-08-2009 at 09:21 PM
    SporkD2 >> Wow, I brewed today and I wanted to thank you for the idea of heating the strike
    water a few degrees hotter than needed to warm the cooler/mashtun. It was much simpler than
    what I previousl...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Tea for Bottling on 11-02-2009 at 11:23 PM
    I have not got into kegging yet (3.5 years of homebrewing). I plan on it once I have the room
    for a kegerator. Anyway, I read in a Byo that you could get some extra hop flavor in your
    bottled beer by ...

  • Posted in thread: MLT size on 11-02-2009 at 08:38 PM
    I have preheated my 9qt Xtreme cooler using a method similar to bendavanza. I think I will try
    SporkD2's idea though.

  • Posted in thread: Ordering liquid yeast online on 08-23-2009 at 01:46 PM
    I order most all ingredients from any of the big online retailers, but yeast, I order from the
    most "local" online retailer. I try to find the closest one (one day ups delivery) close to
    minimize the ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Snafu on 07-14-2009 at 01:23 AM
    Crap, you guys have me scared. So I take it that you all think by me uncapping them and
    recapping (to relieve head pressure) won't work?

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Snafu on 07-14-2009 at 01:14 AM
    So, I was bottling a pale ale on Saturday and about half through filling the bottles I realized
    I totally forgot the priming sugar, what an idiot. I wasn't sure what to do, I didn't want to
    try pourin...

  • Posted in thread: Help me build a Burton Union on 06-30-2009 at 01:27 AM
    I want to ferment in a pseudo burton union. I want to harvest yeast from the union - why
    because I think it will be cool. I have a bucket fermenters. I will use a secondary vessel with
    plastic bulk he...

  • Posted in thread: California Ale yeast on 06-29-2009 at 10:53 PM
    I don't really see a krausen in my starters. That said, WLP001 is my most favorite yeast. I
    just did a top cropping experiment (see my blog Homebrewed Beer) and the california ale yeast
    plowed through...

  • Posted in thread: Would longer mash time have increased my efficiency on 06-28-2009 at 12:04 PM
    I would say you mashed long enough to get a full starch conversion. The 62% efficiency makes me
    think your mill is not set close enough, or you are using water that is making the mash ph way
    out of ra...

  • Posted in thread: Very close to starting on 04-06-2008 at 04:03 PM
    Wade E >> that is the exact procedure I use for all grain brewing. Works well and saves on
    money by not having a seperate burner with HLT.