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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Blueberry sour advice on 08-28-2016 at 07:14 PM
    Thank you for your input, sounds to be about what I was coming to think of.I was planning on
    aging it for a few months, after being pulled from secondary, probably taste it at 2 to see how
    it's coming...

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry sour advice on 08-28-2016 at 05:39 PM
    From what I understand it's brewer's choice when to pitch Brett, anytime is suitable, but the
    later you pitch the less Brett character it will have. Most do it earlier (with the sacch) so
    it has time ...

  • Posted in thread: HELP!! OG reading is literally off the chart ! on 08-28-2016 at 12:22 PM
    What @andrewf1985 said.^ Wrong hydrometer.One good thing about all-extract brewing is that if
    you added all your recipe's malt extract (1.6 kg), you have the correct recipe's volume in your
    fermentor ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops expiration date on 08-27-2016 at 09:51 PM
    I use this method (using the original foil package), and then put it in a freezer zip lock,
    squeezing air out. Then I put several of these in a canning jar, and keep it in the deep
    freeze. This has be...

  • Posted in thread: Hops expiration date on 08-27-2016 at 04:21 PM
    I'm with @kh54s10 I also have hops in the deep freeze from the 2012 harvest. I used some a few
    weeks ago and they are as good as they were then. But definitely give them a good sniff before
    using them...

  • Posted in thread: Need help on pH meter decision please. on 08-27-2016 at 01:14 PM
    Appreciate the advice guys. I'm unfortunately in Norway, so that one was basically my only
    option. There was another one at one other brew store, but it didn't even have a brand name
    listed or anythin...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry kolsch turned sour on 08-26-2016 at 07:27 PM
    Great advice given here!Also, since berries are mostly water, the more you add, the more you'll
    dilute your beer, so brew a bit higher gravity to compensate.

  • Posted in thread: Why sanitize bottling equipment? on 08-26-2016 at 07:15 PM
    If your bottles are dusty/dirty on the inside, they definitely need to be washed with a
    detergent and for best results, brushed with a bottle brush. If they are already clean, then a
    simple sanitizer ...

  • Posted in thread: Dual Coil Pump Operated Wort Chiller on 08-26-2016 at 06:19 PM
    This was a 10 gallon belgian tripel from earlier this week. No attempt to filter after the
    whirpool, almost everything is left behind.About a gallon of wort left367843All
    drained367844That is an impre...

  • Posted in thread: Dual Coil Pump Operated Wort Chiller on 08-26-2016 at 06:01 PM
    This is kinda what I do (but not what OP was asking about, I did the math to show the crazy
    amount of ice required) I normally [*]hook up my prechiller but don't fill the bucket with ice,
    cool until i...

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