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Posted in thread: Quality cheap bourbon. on 01-04-2013 at 10:05 PM
Maker's Mark is a wheated bourbon (no rye) so in the same vein but cheaper maybe WL Weller
would be a good choice. For really cheap bourbon I tend to go for Ezra Brooks
Posted in thread: Oxiclean ruined my bottles! on 01-04-2013 at 09:55 PM
I've seen oxyclean leave a soapy residue on bottles that dries like hard water stains, that may
be what is happening to you. Try soaking the bottles in Starsan if you have some. That seemed
to do the ...
Posted in thread: Multiple Yeasts for Complexity on 01-28-2012 at 02:17 PM
Not an expert, but I'd think the results will be unpredictable. Maybe making two smaller
batches and blending them to taste before bottling would achieve the intended result.
Posted in thread: My equipment list! What am I missing? on 11-30-2011 at 08:09 PM
And if you can purchase one or a couple, milk crates are awesome. can also boost your
bottling bucket up about a foot to make bottling a little easier.I put my bottling bucket on
the counter above m...
Posted in thread: Is a bottle brush necessary? on 11-30-2011 at 03:55 AM
Maybe there's an easier way to do this, but for a couple of batches I had problems with micro
infections in some of my beer bottles (evidenced by the telltale ring around the neck), and
this problem s...
Posted in thread: Warning signs of homebrew addiction on 11-30-2011 at 02:26 AM
You're addicted to homebrew when normally you're not a morning person and hit snooze several
times, but when you have a new batch in the fermenter you hop straight out of bed the first
time your alarm...
Posted in thread: My equipment list! What am I missing? on 11-29-2011 at 11:13 PM
-Sanitizer-Immersion chiller-Wine thief and/or test cylinder (not the same thing but you can
float your hydrometer in the wine thief in a pinch, so you can get away with just that. The
only issue is t...
Posted in thread: newbie looking to brew first batch on 11-03-2011 at 06:26 PM
I think the reason why people say brewing wheat beers is harder refers mostly to all-grain
brewing, because wheat can cause stuck sparges. For extract brewing it isn't an issue. Also,
adding fruit to ...
Posted in thread: best time to swap blowoff tube out for airlock on 11-03-2011 at 06:14 PM
I cold crashed once with an airlock on and still had liquid pulled into the fermenter, though
it's a small amount. I haven't tried cold crashing since then, but when I do it again, I'm only
Posted in thread: 32qt Pot Big Enough? on 11-03-2011 at 06:03 PM
When you're talking about a big pot like this, each extra gallon of capacity will maybe add 1.5
inch to the height (pulling this number out of thin air, but stay with me for the sake of the