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  • Posted in thread: Noob with lager/fridge question on 10-23-2011 at 02:56 PM
    Fridge works great, but you still need the external thermostat (Johnson Controls is the
    best/most common). You may need to talk shelves out or make a modified shelf to fit your
    fermentors in there. Ju...

  • Posted in thread: Hot water in carboy? on 10-12-2011 at 07:48 PM
    I don't have experience with the plastic carboys, but I would think if it still holds water and
    you wash it out good it should be fine.

  • Posted in thread: First batch with ancient "Mr-Beer" style homebrew kit on 10-11-2011 at 09:08 PM
    Fifteen minutes isn't really long enough to boil hops for bittering. In some recipes you want
    to make additional hop additions inside of 15 minutes remaining in the boil for flavor, but you
    almost alw...

  • Posted in thread: First batch with ancient "Mr-Beer" style homebrew kit on 10-11-2011 at 07:37 PM
    I'm surprised you got any fermentation at all pitching the yeast while the beer was hot. Seeing
    as how you know most of what you did wrong I'm sure the next batch will be much better.

  • Posted in thread: Writing a beer book who to interview on 03-03-2009 at 11:37 PM
    I would add Great Lakes and Victory Brewing to that list. Maybe Southern Tier, but those are
    just ones I can think of. I'm sure There are smaller breweries all over the place brewing
    unique beer.

  • Posted in thread: Seeking bikers that brew, 1%'s welcome on 01-05-2009 at 02:19 AM
    I ride and brew also. I don't hit the rally scene much, but if there were other brewers there
    that liked to ride things would change. This thread was cool. I didn't realize so many
    homebrewers had bik...

  • Posted in thread: Just pitched my first AG Batch... on 07-30-2008 at 02:13 AM
    I know the issue has been resolved, but I still have to chime in. You said you saw Krausen and
    you were still worried. That is as sure of a sign the fermentation is occuring as a hydrometer
    reading. O...

  • Posted in thread: JW Dundees Craft Pack on 06-27-2008 at 02:58 AM
    I picked one up a few months ago, and I thought for the price you can't beat it. Nothing in
    there is the best example of that particular style, but they all are great beers and good
    examples of the st...

  • Posted in thread: When did you make the switch to AG? on 06-24-2008 at 10:11 PM
    Tell me, why does one go to AG?I know it's somewhat less expensive and I guess once you know
    your stuff you can be more creative... but what happens until you know more than just the
    mechanics?I'm con...

  • Posted in thread: 28 Pound Hop Addition!!!! on 05-21-2008 at 02:53 AM
    Does anyone know how many barrels are in that "batch" with the 28 lbs of hops at the beginning?