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  • Started Summer 2011 with a 5G pot (pressure cooker) and two 5G carboys. Have upgraded to 10G batches with two Keggles as of 2013.
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  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 06-26-2015 at 06:16 PM
    I have a 60L and 120L and I absolutely love them both! I can't believe I was even thinking of
    buying a stainless conical fermenter at one point. I have been alternating between 20 and 12
    gallon batche...

  • Posted in thread: Lagering with Wyeast 2112 on 06-26-2015 at 05:07 PM
    My Schwarbier was pitched at 50 degrees and stayed cold for a few weeks. Unfortunately it
    stalled out at 1.020 (OG 1.051). I hoped that bringing the carboy to room temp would finish it
    out and complet...

  • Posted in thread: Issues with first lager fermentation on 06-26-2015 at 04:39 PM
    After buying a chest freezer and controller I decided to brew 10 gallons of Schwarzbier.
    Brewday went well and I pitched at 50 degrees per Jamil's book. I had to go out of town for 10
    days and when I ...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Force Carbing Methods Illustrated on 06-18-2015 at 08:58 PM
    Since my chest freezer doubles as cold storage (both carbonated and still beer) and lagering I
    worry about the effect of temps ranging from 34-58 as the cornys are subject to a few weeks of
    lager temp...

  • Posted in thread: Munich Base Malt and 16% Roasted Malt - Crazy? on 05-06-2015 at 05:08 PM
    Thanks guys. As usual I was analyzing a dozen or more recipes and trying to combine elements of
    the better ones. I wasn't thinking about the overall % of roasted malt which is where I
    definitely went ...

  • Posted in thread: Munich Base Malt and 16% Roasted Malt - Crazy? on 05-06-2015 at 03:20 AM
    (cross-posted to the AHA forum)I decided to brew up 12 gallons of a CDA/Black IPA. One of my
    favorite breweries had posted this on their Facebook page when I inquired about one of my
    favorite dark hop...

  • Posted in thread: compressor cycle settings and fridge air flow on 05-02-2015 at 05:30 PM
    My ASD is also on 1 but I dont notice it cycling a lot, certainly not every minute. I had
    planned on lagering with the probe inside of liquid. Hope that isn't a bad thing.

  • Posted in thread: compressor cycle settings and fridge air flow on 05-01-2015 at 09:08 PM
    I am wondering the same thing! Mine is in a chest freezer set to 38 degrees. I find it odd that
    most times I look at the controller it is reading WAY below 38. I would expect it to ride up
    around 40, ...

  • Posted in thread: new Northern Brewer catalog. megapot 1.2 on 05-01-2015 at 08:41 PM
    Is the 135 tube also 1/2" or 3/8"? I'm going to place an order for these parts at right now.@klamz I have a similar diptube setup and I have been putting
    stainless steel (restaura...

  • Posted in thread: Uni-Strut Brutus 20 Build on 04-28-2015 at 07:14 PM
    Yeah, they are now. When I got these, they were about $45. If I was to do it over today, I
    would still buy them just in the non-stainless for about 25 bucks. They are soo quiet, it made
    my brew day mu...

Fermenting: Xanadu Two, St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Orange is the new Black IPA, Concorde/Raspberry Mead, Manchegan Horizon Farmhouse w/Spanish Cedar, Mead Too Souring: Peach Wildflower Braggot, Camarillo Brillo (Flemish Red), Japanese Green Tea Honey Red Recent Brews: Surfer Rosa Red IPA, Xanadu Golden Strong, Big Bubba Imperial Brown

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