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Posted in thread: Time for a new brewpot or save the old one? on 07-12-2014 at 03:43 PM
I've got a 20 gallon stainless steel boil kettle which I installed a 5500w element into. The
bottom of it looks to be starting to pit. There a little rust spots forming about the size of a
pen head in...
Posted in thread: Those Who've Read Jamil Zainasheff's "Yeast" on 07-06-2014 at 03:21 PM
I was thumbing through it yesterday, and I finally found a little know beer flaw that I saw in
a few of my beers - HORSERADISH flavors.Well, I found a mention of this in the book, and like a
Posted in thread: Fermentation Sampling on 07-05-2014 at 06:51 PM
For me, there is no sampling during fermentation. I have bought a chest freezer and put
temperature controls on it, added a thermo-well to my fermentors and have a separate control
for a firm-wrap so ...
Posted in thread: Funny fermentation - over attenuated?! on 07-05-2014 at 06:49 PM
Yeah, I did the mash out. I just my notes and forgot about a few things that happened. When I
did the protein rest, it rose to 132 for about 5 minutes while the ice that I added cooled it
back to 120....
Posted in thread: Gettin your wives to drink a craft brew...what's it take?! on 07-05-2014 at 05:12 PM
I've tried everything to get the wife to drink some of my home brew - heck, trying to get her
to try beer in general, and have FAILED miserably. I've tried getting her to try everything
from a chocola...
Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-04-2014 at 08:12 PM
Posted in thread: Fermentation Sampling on 07-04-2014 at 07:27 PM
So I am trying to improve my beers by watching the fermentations like a hawk, and wanted to
know if anyone saw any issues with my sampling methods.I ferment in glass carboys. I have one
of those turke...
Posted in thread: Funny fermentation - over attenuated?! on 07-04-2014 at 07:21 PM
So I guess over attenuation is better than it's counter part, but the FG on this brew was
supposed to be 1.011. After 4 days using US-05 and a targeted mash temp of 153, it went from a
SG of 1.041 to ...
Posted in thread: Strawberries on 05-14-2014 at 03:42 PM
I am using this for my 1st ever fruit beer. recommend 10 pounds of strawberries for a 5g
batch? Seems like a bit overkill if you asked me...but then again..I've never brewed with
strawberries so wha...
Posted in thread: Strawberries on 05-14-2014 at 12:43 PM
I had another thought on the beer. After you ferment, couldn't you just boil the beer again and
rack to a secondary with the strawberries...or just put the beer and your berries in the boil
kettle. I ...