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  • Posted in thread: So, I want to brew, but I'm on a broke ass budget... on 03-26-2014 at 10:07 PM
    I think your equipment list looks good! Any of those miscellaneous items (auto-siphon, tubing,
    airlocks, sanitizer) can all be bought at the local shop (or online) for possibly under $50.But
    I'll echo...

  • Posted in thread: Aeration Issues? on 03-18-2014 at 04:55 PM
    Did both or either of you remove your pot from heat when adding the LME/DME? Your brew may
    possibly be darker due to some scorching of extract on your electric heating element :-/

  • Posted in thread: Overly-roasted taste in stout braggot recipe on 03-15-2014 at 03:36 AM
    Hey IJC, saw your post here and in the mead forum. I'm no expert but thought I could throw my
    thoughts out there...The "sour" taste - what kind of temps have you been fermenting at? 6 days
    in is no cl...

  • Posted in thread: 1st brew, Caribou Slobber concerns! on 03-15-2014 at 03:23 AM
    Just leave it! You'll be bottling in 10 days or so anyway and your sanitizer will still be
    effective until then.RDWHAHBWelcome to the obsession dude! You will get more comfortable over
    time but for no...

  • Posted in thread: Okay - one more Q - (draining mash tun) on 03-14-2014 at 04:39 PM
    Yep, some proteins are good for the yeastiesRDWHAHB

  • Posted in thread: Stout Braggot Recipe on 03-13-2014 at 10:24 PM
    I didn't notice the temps there; you shouldn't get any bitterness from the hops because boiling
    temps are needed to isomerize the acids.I think it looks pretty darn good! And 60 minutes at
    160* should...

  • Posted in thread: Stout Braggot Recipe on 03-13-2014 at 08:17 PM
    Those hops will contribute a healthy amount of IBU's. Although, it might balance very well with
    the roasty/dark malts. And throw a couple more vanilla beans in there, you might not notice
    just the one...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast Vintner's Nutrient - first batch on 03-13-2014 at 08:12 PM
    Thanks, fatbloke.It looks like it has nitrogens, phosphates, and some zinc in there that I
    would need but I will have to contact them and see how much by volume. I may just half it
    rather than what I ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast Vintner's Nutrient - first batch on 03-12-2014 at 04:58 PM
    Hello everyone,Not a new member to HBT at all and been brewing beer for a number of years
    now... but I brewed my first mead on Monday - 1 gallon. Just a plain mead, I used 3lbs of
    wildflower honey and...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator problem on 03-11-2014 at 03:10 PM
    It's definitely a clog. I had this happen just a couple weeks ago.You will just need a deep
    socket to get the "out" post off. The diptube then will just pull out. Do some cleaning of the
    tube, re-sani...

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