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  • Posted in thread: How to use premade wort on 04-10-2014 at 02:43 PM
    If you are allowed to use specialty grains, you can basically a ton of different directions
    with a 170F steep.Personally, I'd go Saison or Tripel with yeast derived flavours. A little
    hopping, and boi...

  • Posted in thread: boiling out fusel alcohols from applejack on 04-04-2014 at 02:51 PM
    I think the best thing you can do is to try to eliminate the fusels in the fermenting process
    with a good yeast pitch and temperature control when you're making the cider.

  • Posted in thread: Shelf-Life of Bottled Homebrew? on 03-18-2014 at 02:44 PM
    I took s BIAB / All Grain class at my HBS yesterday and was told that there is something about
    the properties of all grain brewing that acts as a natural preservative, that you don't get
    from extract ...

  • Posted in thread: long drive to LHBS on 03-11-2014 at 12:46 PM
    If you don't have a store in a 30 mile radius, then you don't have a Local HomeBrew Shop, and
    there's not a lot of reasons to feel bad. Also, shopping local doesn't mean taking abuse or
    putting up wit...

  • Posted in thread: long drive to LHBS on 03-10-2014 at 07:44 PM
    If you are going to travel that far, then it pays to pick up the staples when you go to the
    LHBS. Basically, get a few pounds of the stuff you use in small quanities, and stock up on your
    base malts, ...

  • Posted in thread: How many times can I use a glass carboy? on 01-21-2013 at 01:54 PM
    Yeah, you can be as careful as you want with the handling, but if your putting hot wort into a
    regular glass carboy you're just taking your chances. At some point it will break and you'll
    lose your da...

  • Posted in thread: what grinder my gears... on 03-19-2012 at 03:37 PM
    The rule of thumb is always if you give your beer to the host or put it in their fridge it's
    the host's decision on what to do with it, if you keep it in your own cooler than it's your

  • Posted in thread: Best iPhone App for Homebrewing on 03-08-2012 at 02:57 PM
    I'd used BrewMath for that with a 5 gallon cooler sparge and it worked well. I do BIAB
    exclusively now though, so I don't use that part anymore.

  • Posted in thread: Style Q: is this a braggot or specialty beer? on 03-08-2012 at 02:55 PM
    It depends on if it has honey character or not. If it has a noticeable honey character, than
    Braggot, otherwise probably specialty beer. It really depends on if you boiled the honey or

  • Posted in thread: Dishwasher to clean bottles on 03-05-2012 at 02:41 AM
    I always rinse right away, vigorously clean, then throw bottles in the dishwasher with the
    normal load before storing. When I'm ready to bottle I run my entire batch through the
    dishwasher with no det...