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03-21-2007

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11-11-2013 9:10 PM

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    ABOUT ME

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  • Posted in thread: Hints/Tips for speeding/easing 11gal BIAB cleanup... on 08-05-2013 at 05:43 PM
    Okay, I'll bite.Why were you carrying 4 gallons of trub and wash water INTO the house?If you
    are outside, that's the best place to spill it all over the place, not inside.Seriously,I dump
    all the trub...

  • Posted in thread: Hops in containers - what about winter? on 07-29-2013 at 04:11 PM
    In my last house, I grew several plants on the side of my deck with great success. Growing them
    was not a problem, getting them to not completely take over the mulch beds, was.We are in a new
    house no...

  • Posted in thread: wort chillers on 07-06-2013 at 03:00 AM
    Lots of people here had luck with a site called Copper Tubing SalesI just checked them out
    again and I see they sell a "homebrew kit". Compression fittings for garden hose. Nice. I made
    mine with Home...

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB done today. Seemed like it went well. on 07-04-2013 at 03:26 PM
    With turkey frier bring water up about 6-8 deg over desired mash temp, then add the grain. Stir
    until temp is down enough. Then cover with an old blanket.Most grain bills will convert after
    an hour. S...

  • Posted in thread: Doing my first batch tomorrow! Looking for input on 07-01-2013 at 02:50 AM
    Nope. temps around 75 are great for yeast, however the lower you can get them in the operating
    range, the fewer "off" flavors you'll get.But remember, one man's off flavor is another man's
    target flav...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter on 07-01-2013 at 01:28 AM
    Brewed this up last week after about 6 mos off the brewing game. Last two brews picked up some
    terrible off flavors, so I finally had the time to sani-bomb my equipment.Anyways, after 7 days
    on 05 (di...

  • Posted in thread: All-Grain Brewers: How long does your typical brew day take? on 06-26-2013 at 02:43 PM
    Grain pre-crushed 5 gallon 60 minute mash60 minute boilBiab3-4 hoursThis. And I crushed my
    grains while the room-temperature water was heating to 160.Kids in bed at 8, done at 11:30 with
    30 min cleanu...

  • Posted in thread: Boilover on new patio on 06-24-2013 at 02:33 PM
    Awesome, all good information. I know when I've done turkeys, the oil can stain pretty good.
    Even with wort being water based, wasn't sure if there would be any issues. Most spills are
    small, and I al...

  • Posted in thread: Boilover on new patio on 06-23-2013 at 04:06 AM
    Hey all,Not sure exactly what forum to post on, but here goes:We are installing anew patio this
    summer using unilock paver stones.Do I need to be concerned with boilovers on this material?
    I'd hate to...

  • Posted in thread: Frying Turkey, can't find my dipper! on 11-21-2012 at 11:14 AM
    Okay, thanks for the suggestions. It looks like I am in luck as the dipper piece has been
    located by awesome wife. Thanksgiving is saved!jmendez29, I appreciate your offer, and wouldn't
    expect you to ...

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