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  • Posted in thread: Mashed in need hop substitute!! on 07-12-2014 at 12:10 AM
    Columbus, Northern Brewer of the ones you listed. Nugget works too...I'd use that if I had all
    3 of these.Don't forget to recalculate your IBUs......Edit: I do like Amarillo, but I don't
    know if I'd u...

  • Posted in thread: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Empty CO2 tank on 07-12-2014 at 12:05 AM
    The easiest answer is often the right answer but I guess I just didn't want to admit it. I just
    don't understand why if I dispense beer on a regular basis the tank will last 4-5 kegs (~3-4
    months). If...

  • Posted in thread: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Empty CO2 tank on 07-11-2014 at 11:30 PM
    Elementary my dear Watson! ....(you have a leak!)Edit: In fairness, I should offer a solution.
    Put starsan in a spray bottle spray EVERYTHING and look for bubbles. Make sure you use enough
    starsan in ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Stand Decisions on 07-11-2014 at 09:51 PM
    Where can I find measurements and plans for building a brew stand. We're thinking of going down
    that path but would like some guidance?2-tier to accommodate 25 gallon 20" diameter
    kettlesThey're all o...

  • Posted in thread: Venting in covered patio? on 07-11-2014 at 09:34 PM
    I brew in my garage with the main door open and the back (standard 30" door) open for airflow.
    No problems at all. IF you're going to be doing a nice painted finish on the ceiling though,
    you MIGHT co...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation chamber - heating source necessary? on 07-11-2014 at 09:16 PM
    Thats why the Lasko MyHeat tiny 200W heater is the best, because it has an auto thermal
    shutoff. If your chamber gets to like ~110F it will shut off and it wont turn back on unless
    you manually flip t...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation chamber - heating source necessary? on 07-11-2014 at 08:03 PM
    I have brewed saisons into the 30's (ambient) with nothing more then a 40 watt bulb in a chest
    freezer as heat. To answer your question OP, if you're mostly doing ales and lagers in a fairly
    stable am...

  • Posted in thread: Typical Homebrew off flavor on 07-11-2014 at 07:56 PM
    Send me a beer and I'll tell you what it is. It's not likely oxidation based on your
    description, but you are also not correct in thinking that Oxidation is vegetal, that's DMS.
    Diacetyl is butter/but...

  • Posted in thread: Stir Plate Score (kind of) on 07-11-2014 at 06:05 PM
    I would just take it to radio shack or your local electronic supply store, and find a
    replacement with the same amperage/voltage. Shouldn't be too difficult.

  • Posted in thread: Can you Krausen an ale? on 07-11-2014 at 03:04 PM
    Sure you can krausen an ale. There's nothing magic about the process that makes it apply only
    to Lagers (as far as I know anyway...), so go for it. I will say though that even with the
    biggest beers, ...

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First Brew was thanksgiving 2011, I'm at 84 batches and counting (as of 7/09/2014), and ran out of room in my signature to list them all.