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Posted in thread: Winter brew? Ideas please!! on 10-22-2016 at 12:38 AM
How do you lager your winter beers without temp control?I'm in Maine where the winter temps are
regularly subfreezing(and sometimes subzero). I place the carboys in swamp coolers filled with
Posted in thread: Bent Shoe Brewing: From Broken Backs To Broken Wallets on 10-18-2016 at 01:45 AM
Posted in thread: Another 'Starting A Brewery' Thread? on 10-17-2016 at 12:52 AM
How about: Bent Shoe: Back Break? I'm a mixed animal vet that's works on just enough horse
hooves to wonder how you guys work for more than a year or 2 and are still able to stand
straight and uprig...
Posted in thread: Another 'Starting A Brewery' Thread? on 10-17-2016 at 12:04 AM
Or, since you're a farrier, how about "From Homemade Shoe to Bent Shoe"
Posted in thread: First apple hard cider need help on 10-16-2016 at 09:39 PM
I 2nd Dave- don't add sugar, unless you want rocket fuel. Fresh cider should come in at
1.045-1.050, and ferment dry, giving you a 5%ish, tasty beverage.
Posted in thread: Another 'Starting A Brewery' Thread? on 10-16-2016 at 09:35 PM
Personally, I live vicariously through other people living the dream. Even if it seems wicked
hard. Post-on, I say. How about " From Homeshoe to Bent Shoe, a journey"
Posted in thread: Winter brew? Ideas please!! on 10-16-2016 at 09:21 PM
I brew via the seasons, as I rely on swamp coolers and environmental temperatures to maintain
consistent temps. So, here's my seasonal brewing routine: Fall- Ciders, Grafs, Altbiers.
Winter- lagers (V...
Posted in thread: Hop Combinations and Suggestions on 10-16-2016 at 09:00 PM
Centennial/Cascade is my favorite combo, and I believe I'm not the only one.............But, my
god, I look at your lineup, and have a happy coma, a happy hoppy coma. It must be nice to be
Posted in thread: First all-grain batch (whew) on 10-13-2016 at 07:57 PM
Shawn- here's a handy tip that will help you decide if you need to add some DME during boil (or
boil longer than usual).Take your SG measurement of the combined runnings in points (in your
case =32). ...
Posted in thread: Intro and request for wisdom on 10-13-2016 at 07:39 PM
meridian says it perfectly- I wouldn't change a word. Must be a wicked wise brewer! ;) :mug: