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  • Posted in thread: How old are you? How long have you been brewing? on 10-13-2013 at 12:15 PM
    25, been brewing for two years.

  • Posted in thread: Who do I listen too.... on 09-27-2013 at 06:31 PM
    That's ridiculous and unnecessary for any beer but especially for a 1.056 OG. Are you sure you
    have the yeast mfg date set up properly? The Beersmith default date is like 2008 or something.
    FWIW, I li...

  • Posted in thread: Good Question? Hopefully on 09-27-2013 at 03:47 PM
    If doing a no sparge mash, I would add the hops at the end of the mash. Then based on your
    previous brews where you did sparge, take that time to let the hops sit. So if you normal
    sparge time is 40 m...

  • Posted in thread: Who do I listen too.... on 09-27-2013 at 03:39 PM
    I have a related question to starter sizes in BeerSmith.Under recommended size for liquid
    starter, it says number of packets. For a 1.056 Ale it recommends 8 packets in a 1.38L. Is it
    saying to use 8 ...

  • Posted in thread: WLP565 Insane Fermentation on 09-27-2013 at 04:23 AM
    Never have I had a beer release so much CO2 during fermentation as I have with this yeast. Must
    be the pumpkin, but this is just insane. Normally with a blow off tube it's a bubble every two
    to three ...

  • Posted in thread: Spices for a winter ale on 09-26-2013 at 05:37 AM
    Just finished my Spiced Pumpkin Ale. Has Vanilla Bean, All Spice, Nutmeg, Fresh Ginger and
    Cinnamon in it. Mostly all 1/2 tsp for a 5.5 gallon batch.

  • Posted in thread: Mega stuck sparge on 09-26-2013 at 05:34 AM
    So for anyone as curious as me about how my SG turned out after a mega stuck sparge. I was
    aiming for 1.050 and got 1.043. After boil had 5 gallons added .5 gallon to get my standard
    pre-ferm volume.S...

  • Posted in thread: Mega stuck sparge on 09-26-2013 at 02:34 AM
    No good at all. At least your quick action saved a batch, maybe not your back though. Are you
    using a false bottom or stainless steel braid?PVC Manifold. It's the pumpkin purée that stuck
    it, me being...

  • Posted in thread: Mega stuck sparge on 09-26-2013 at 02:01 AM
    Well it took 25+ brews to happen and when it happened it happened bad. Stuck to the point of
    not coming back. So some quick thinking I thinned the mix and busted out the colander and
    coffee filter and...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew Day tomorrow.... HELP!!! on 08-11-2013 at 08:38 AM
    Generally on my brew days, everything goes into the sink to wash off dust with warm water. Then
    I fill my bottling bucket with warm water and StarSans, and place everything I'm going to use
    in it. Whe...