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Posted in thread: How to save money homebrewing on 12-08-2012 at 02:29 PM
Every brew day, when the time comes to clean out my MLT I squeeze the bejesus out of the grain
with a course muslin type bag and collect the wort (typically with an SG 0f 1020) I boil that
down to 104...
Posted in thread: How to check SG without wasting too much brew? on 06-06-2012 at 05:16 PM
I once made a very small batch of barley wine and didn't want to waste 250ml of fermenting beer
on each SG check so I drew off (125ml) of wort and topped the rest up with plain water, took
the SG and ...
Posted in thread: Do you ever get tired of big beers? on 05-12-2012 at 05:25 PM
After brewing beers mainly between 1050 and 1065 for the last few years I'm really enjoying my
current phase of 1035-1040 bitters and milds, after a recent visit back home to uk, I wanted to
Posted in thread: Brazilian Chopp Beer on 03-06-2012 at 05:43 PM
Well my two centavos worth ..I'm an english guy living in São Paulo for the past ten years .It
was the lack of decent examples of my beloved stouts, bitters and milds (I'm a Yorkshireman)
that drove m...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 01-26-2012 at 09:01 AM
Made a blended Scottish 1728 \ Whitbread 1099 starter today nourished with a pint of imperial
stout i took from the last batch as a SG sample and a little malt extract. Just woke up and am
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 01-16-2012 at 05:51 PM
Blended a bitter with a pale ale because I needed the space\kegs and gave a good clean to the
inside of my kegerator, oh and while I was at it I defrosted the feezer bit that holds frozen
worts for st...
Posted in thread: Do we have an abnormal fear of contamination? on 07-09-2011 at 10:44 PM
GOO!!! I've dumped only one entire batch in my 5 years of homebrewing at that one was
justifiable.There are soooo few things that can't be fixed with time. I'd be willing to bet 7-8
of those batches w...
Posted in thread: Do we have an abnormal fear of contamination? on 07-09-2011 at 09:54 PM
I wouldn't say my fear is abnormal, and yes, I do have fear of losing a whole 5 gallons as, as
happened 8 times in the past. Inicialy I lost quite a few to poorly cleaned bottles,spigot on
Posted in thread: Harvesting Yeast in Regular Jars rather than Mason Jars on 06-04-2011 at 12:19 AM
I use any normal size jam jar or any conserve jar that as a screw top and have had no problems
for at least 5 generations of yeast over the last year.
Posted in thread: yeast to avoid? on 05-28-2011 at 08:17 PM
The only two that I'd never use again are Winsdor and S-33 I gave up after repeatedly finishing
up with high FG's and way too estery\ nosy esp.(windsor)