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Posted in thread: New To Home Brewing - Thoughts before I buy on 12-10-2014 at 05:19 PM
I'd suggest the plastic big mouth bubbler kit for the reasons listed above.I've never liked a
hydrometer, so I think the refractometer is the way to go myself!
Posted in thread: really - how bad can it be - mini fridge with party taps on 12-05-2014 at 07:04 PM
Personally, I wouldn't do a mini fridge.Instead I'd consider instead a dorm fridge big enough
to hold two full 5 gallon corny kegs and CO2. Then if you decide to go full-size chest or
standup, you can...
Posted in thread: Black Rye Pale Ale in Barrel: what BJCP style? on 12-02-2014 at 03:44 PM
I'd only enter it as a 22C if the barrel/wood has a noticeable presence, otherwise 23A is
Posted in thread: Diluting Homebrew on 11-19-2014 at 07:00 PM
Assuming you bottle, my suggestion is to draw off a bottle now with priming sugar and a
measured dilution of filtered (boiled) water. Give that a couple weeks to condition and leave
the rest in primar...
Posted in thread: Help please! Metal/Cardboard aftertaste without oxidation? on 11-14-2014 at 02:54 PM
What is your water source? That's where I'd start.
Posted in thread: Keg for future use: Carbonate now or Later? on 11-07-2014 at 05:41 PM
Or cask condition it...Boil and add bottling sugar and water for desired carbonation level to
keg. (about 2/3rds that you'd use for bottling) Rack beer on top of it. Purge and seal the keg,
store at r...
Posted in thread: High OG Cream Ale ? on 10-29-2014 at 01:13 PM
I can see adding sugar to the boil though as it would effect hop isomerization, but not all
that since it's not much of the total gravity.As far as the diacetyl, since it's off the yeast,
Posted in thread: BPA in my wort, pre-boil on 09-11-2014 at 05:05 PM
Also, don't use a standard glass pitcher, make sure it's temperature safe or you'll be picking
up shattered glass on brew day.
Posted in thread: What BJCP style to categorize my chocolate milk stout? on 07-30-2014 at 09:11 PM
Vanilla is a spice and noticeable amounts would be considered a fault in 13B. Chocolate notes
are allowed, on the other hand a strong chocolate profile would also be a fault. Simply noting
them in add...
Posted in thread: Chinook hops? on 07-11-2014 at 08:28 PM
I'd just half it plus half the second half by eye for about .75oz