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  • Posted in thread: First time using a starter: pitch cold or warm? on 04-15-2013 at 02:00 AM
    I liked to throw it back on the stir plate after I decant while I'm brewing. In my mind, it is
    waking the yeast up even more after being in the fridge. That being said, I have no idea if it
    helps or e...

  • Posted in thread: Trouble maintaining mash temp with Rubbermaid 10 gal on 04-15-2013 at 01:55 AM
    I preheat my 13g cooler with my sparge water. When my mash water is about 10 degrees F from
    strike temp, I start draining the cooler. This way, the cooler absorbs the heat and the sparge
    water doesn't...

  • Posted in thread: Huge Keg PSI Jump on 03-04-2013 at 02:58 AM
    Trying to eliminate a failure somewhere in the system. My serving pressure is kept at 12 PSI.
    Went to pour a beer tonight and it shot out, pressure was set at almost 40. I did have people
    over two nig...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle bombs? on 02-08-2013 at 01:55 AM
    I think the bigger issue with bottle bombs is infection. I don't have any evidence for this
    opinion, except that I had a beer finish 1 point high that started to blow after 3 weeks. I've
    also heard of...

  • Posted in thread: One of those "I'm sort of getting this" moments on 01-24-2013 at 03:44 AM
    I totally get what your saying. A great thing to do is get yourself a proper set of beer
    glasses and learn "how" to properly taste beers and you will soon be able to pick apart
    ingredients in every be...

  • Posted in thread: One of those "I'm sort of getting this" moments on 01-24-2013 at 02:54 AM
    Since SWMBO puts up with my hobby, yet isn't as excited about it as I am, I figured I would
    express my delight here rather than annoy her with homebrew ramblings.I am coming up on my one
    year annivers...

  • Posted in thread: Midwest Keg Sale on 12-22-2012 at 01:57 AM
    If you start kegging it is still easy to bottle. Wait until you are about halfway done with the
    keg (when the beer has really cleared and is in it's prime), and follow the "We don't need no
    stinking b...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 12-15-2012 at 08:06 PM
    When a friend asks you what the date is (it's December 15) and you tell them it's January 19th,
    because you were just thinking about the date tomorrow's brew session will be ready to pour.

  • Posted in thread: So what is your house beer? on 12-08-2012 at 06:04 AM
    My house Amber, called CA Cougar Ale. Its nice and spicy, just like the SoCal cougars I love so

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 12-08-2012 at 05:59 AM
    Two boxes from a beverage company in SD. SWMBO bought it for me for xmas, so I'm not sure
    exactly what it is. But based on the shape of the boxes, I'm going with kegging setup. Score!