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  • Posted in thread: Odd smell in left hand brewing milk stout clone on 03-23-2011 at 07:21 PM
    +1 to the CO2 burning your nose. That stuff really hurts if you get enough of it. One time I
    was at the Jack Daniels distillery and stuck my head over in the fermenter and I thought I'd
    burned my nost...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Extinguisher Kegerator W/Battery Tower Cooler on 03-22-2011 at 08:24 PM
    Completely off topic... but that Amerex fire extinguisher was made right down the road from
    where I grew up.

  • Posted in thread: just tried first brew... on 03-22-2011 at 07:17 PM
    I did a Belgian Wit a couple of batches ago and the ones I tried before 3 weeks of conditioning
    all had a strange flavor that I think was coming from the orange peel or the coriander. The
    strange flav...

  • Posted in thread: Bacteria in Beer on 03-22-2011 at 07:12 PM
    I did the same thing on my first batch (I guess those little gaskets are a lot less flexible
    the first time you use them). The beer came out fine. I'm not saying there's no way you got an
    infection, b...

  • Posted in thread: Does it take longer to carbonate 22oz bottles VS 12oz bottles? on 03-18-2011 at 03:14 PM
    I always bottle my batches into 2 cases of 22oz bombers and then end up with a little left over
    that goes into a couple of 12oz bottles. In my experience, the 22oz bottles usually take longer
    to carb....

  • Posted in thread: Primary lid tight with air lock or lid just sitting on top?? on 02-18-2011 at 04:04 PM
    I agree with Brewenstein. After having a couple of batches almost blow up, I leave the lid
    loose for the first couple of days. Once high krausen is past, I seal it up and leave it there
    until time to ...

  • Posted in thread: Stout at 1.022 on 02-16-2011 at 04:53 PM
    Just an update to how this beer turned out. The sweetness did subside a little as the flavors
    melded. And I think this one should continue to get better with time.A friend bought some Heavy
    Seas - Peg...

  • Posted in thread: 1/4" copper tubing for an IC? on 02-14-2011 at 08:55 PM
    I use a 20' IC made of 1/4" copper tubing to cool down my partial boils. I can cool down around
    3.5 gallons to 70 degrees in less than 20 minutes. I figured I could save the money initially
    (I only pa...

  • Posted in thread: Contact with Element on 02-09-2011 at 09:37 PM
    I haven't done anything with electric brewing but am planning on going electric when I step up
    from doing partial boils on my stove.My question has to do with the electric element coming
    into contact ...

  • Posted in thread: Stout at 1.022 on 02-03-2011 at 03:53 PM
    I opened one of these last night after a week and a half in the bottle. I know it still needs
    time to condition but I just had to test it in the name of Science. It's carbing up very nicely
    and tastes...