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  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #10 on 10-31-2014 at 12:00 AM
    A quart is really too small for grains. I use (and reuse) mostly 1 gallon Hefty freezer bags,
    with the blue zipper/slider. They are nicely sized for 5# of grain. 1 gallon Ziplocks also hold
    5#. Then i...

  • Posted in thread: STC-1000 Setup - For Beginners on 10-30-2014 at 11:47 PM
    STC-1000 output relays are only good for 10A. You can't run more than 1200W thru one. At 1500W,
    you are pulling 12.5A @ 120V. Best practice is to derate the output relays and run
    significantly less th...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #10 on 09-28-2014 at 06:16 PM
    Are these ziplock bags too small? 450 x 1 Quart bags are $7.50 on Amazon right now:

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #10 on 09-12-2014 at 01:24 PM
    Welcome to the group buy.Added.What size batches of beer are you trying to brew? Most 5
    gallons, medium gravity ales need 6-7 pounds of DME. 10# would cover you for a batch and a
    half.Have you checked...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #10 on 09-10-2014 at 07:07 PM
    First time in the group buy, new to beer brewing but looking to drive down the cost so I can
    move away from ciders. From the open split:10# Briess DME Pilsen Light 50 lb 3440CThanks!

  • Posted in thread: Bottling after kegging on 09-05-2014 at 12:54 AM
    Both methods ("no beer gun" and a 1-ft tube from the faucet) fill from the bottom in unpurged
    bottles, so both have the same air exposure. Sure the "no beer gun" is "sealed" but that's air
    sealed up i...

  • Posted in thread: Light Cherry Cyser on 12-15-2013 at 02:23 AM
    1 gallon Pomegranate Cherry JuiceDo you have a brand? Is is tart and pure? Or reconstituted
    from frozen?

  • Posted in thread: A great simple recipe on 10-03-2013 at 01:47 AM
    I threw together a quick batch of a 1/2 gal of mott's apple juice and a packet of yeast...we'll
    see where this goes. I'm not going to drink 5 gallons of unfermented cider, brown sugar, apple
    juice con...

  • Posted in thread: A great simple recipe on 09-17-2013 at 12:39 AM
    Ive heard of ppl overcoming that with more yeast but its kind od a crapshoot. The reason you
    had some krausen is sorbate doesnt kill yeat it stops them from multiplyingI threw together a
    quick batch o...

  • Posted in thread: A great simple recipe on 09-16-2013 at 02:17 AM
    It's the same as when I started, ~1.064.