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  • Posted in thread: must you strain wort into primary on 03-01-2010 at 05:00 AM
    (That's what "I also use whole hops" means.) :)Ouch. I guess I need to learn to read:drunk:

  • Posted in thread: must you strain wort into primary on 02-28-2010 at 04:18 PM
    I have a kettle with a spigot and a false bottom. I also use whole hops.At the end of the boil,
    I recirculate about 1 gallon, then connect the CFC, and drain the rest into the carboy. The

  • Posted in thread: Briess Pilsen DME vs. Golden Light DME on 01-25-2009 at 04:03 AM
    What sort of color might one expect from using straight Briess Pilsen DME? Would it be on par
    for a Czech or German Pilsner, or could it use a little help from some Crystal/Caramel
    malt?Thanks!ChrisI ...

  • Posted in thread: Rack to Secondary? on 09-28-2008 at 03:30 AM
    At 1.010, it can't go much lower! Go ahead and rack it whenever you have the time.I figured it
    wasn't going to drop any more. It's just that I've never seen the yeast floating on the top
    like this. An...

  • Posted in thread: Rack to Secondary? on 09-27-2008 at 08:07 PM
    I brewed a maple brown ale 13 days ago. There was no airlock activity for a couple of days so I
    opened the fermenting bucket and saw a nice layer of krausen so I left it alone until today.
    When I open...

  • Posted in thread: Best advice EVER from this forum! on 09-23-2008 at 03:26 PM
    I put my bottling bucket on top of another bucket and the bottles on the counter...saves my
    back from all that bending over...;)I pull up a stool and have a seat while bottling. Saves
    both my back and...

  • Posted in thread: Do you guys "code" your beer-caps to know what is inside months later? on 09-18-2008 at 03:22 AM
    I used to do the sharpie thing. I got real sick of writing on 2 cases of beer at a time. Now a
    simple copy and paste from one label and hit print. Plus my handwriting sucks and I can get
    more info on ...

  • Posted in thread: Late extract addition question on 09-14-2008 at 09:07 PM
    I found that I couldn't get my wort back up to a boil after adding late extract. Instead, I
    just add my late extract at flameout and let it steep for about 10 minutes to kill any nasties
    still in the ...

  • Posted in thread: How to control heat loss in my MLT on 09-10-2008 at 03:23 PM
    I do the blanket thing and it works fine for me. Others on here have cut a piece of styrofoam
    to fit inside their mash tuns and placed it directly on top of the mash. Seems to me that would
    work great...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to remove label glue? on 09-06-2008 at 01:30 PM
    Knock-off Oxyclean is the stuff. I use it to soak tubing, clean kegs, soak Better Bottles, and
    remove labels. Usually after an hour of soaking I find a bunch of labels floating on the
    surface, except ...