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Posted in thread: worst beer you ever made on 11-04-2009 at 10:39 AM
My worst ever batch was a Mr. Beer brew to which I added way too many extra ingredients. I
started with a Vienna Lager kit, added 2 cups of table sugar, an extra pack of Booster, a half
a jar of black...
Posted in thread: Old label removal? on 10-07-2009 at 05:14 PM
Lots of good advice here but if you are looking for a quick and dirty fix (little effort, not
time saving) is to soak the bottles overnight in an ammonia solution.Household ammonia is very
cheap and m...
Posted in thread: Just getting setup for partial mash and have some equipment questions on 05-22-2009 at 05:42 PM
That looks very cool - I might have to give that a try...As for going overkill I don't mind
doing it - especially if the gravity feed can be useful when I move back to all grain full
boils :) Plus I l...
Posted in thread: Just getting setup for partial mash and have some equipment questions on 05-22-2009 at 04:19 PM
Here is a pic of the PVC pipe chiller it's a bunch of copper coils inside a PVC pipe. Hot wort
travels through the copper coils and cold water passes through the coils inside the PVC pipe.
Posted in thread: Just getting setup for partial mash and have some equipment questions on 05-22-2009 at 03:42 PM
I don't have any filtering devices yet but I don't want to close the door to filtering for in
the future. I like the PVC chiller plans that I found in an old book of mine because it works
just like a ...
Posted in thread: Just getting setup for partial mash and have some equipment questions on 05-22-2009 at 03:07 PM
My plan for maintaining temp in the MLT would be to keep it on low electric heat on the stove
top and put the lid on - would this work or would the stove or insulation work better?Would it
be a good i...
Posted in thread: Just getting setup for partial mash and have some equipment questions on 05-22-2009 at 12:28 PM
Hello everyone - I used to do all-grain brewing but recently have had to move into an apartment
with an electric stove. Since I did all-grain with split boils on my stove top I don't have an
Posted in thread: Shake after adding yeast or just sprinkle on top? on 10-02-2008 at 01:12 PM
You definitely want to shake/mix up your beer after pitching dried yeast. Like DD2000GT mention
it aerates the beer which is a good thing. Yeast reproduction is an aerobic process which
Posted in thread: Rehydrating Yeast on 10-02-2008 at 01:10 PM
+1 on the re-hydrating your yeast commentBesides waking the yeast up re-hydrating will tell if
you still have viable yeast - if you mix the yeast and warm water together but don't get any
Posted in thread: Purchasing a starter kit on 10-02-2008 at 01:00 PM
Another tip I would add is that when you mix up your sanitizer for your brew day get an empty
spray bottle and pour some in there. Having a spray bottle of sanitizer has come in handy for
me quite a f...
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