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  • Posted in thread: MD/DC Breweries? on 11-08-2016 at 11:09 PM
    I've been in the area for about 10 years now, and it's a great time to visit as a brewer!
    Here's my three tier recommendation:[*]First, take trips to Right Proper, Blue Jacket, and
    Atlas. First two ar...

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 09-06-2016 at 01:35 AM
    I think the big meant variable is the form/shape of the oak. Cubes and staves have far less
    surface area compared to chips and spirals.Great point. I'm going to update the data to try to
    see if we can...

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 09-02-2016 at 01:21 AM
    Hey Brewers, I compiled the data, and while I was hoping for some sort of epiphany, or maybe an
    existential moment, there weren't any dramatic conclusions. We suffered from small sample size,
    and we d...

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 04-11-2016 at 12:59 AM
    Time beer spent in contact with Oak: 5Thanks slym2none, just to verify, you aged for 5 days,
    right? Not 5 weeks/months.

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 04-02-2016 at 08:49 PM
    Beer Type: PorterBatch Size: 5 gallonsIBUs: 35Color: 47Original Gravity: 1.060Amount of Oak
    Used: 2.15 ozTime beer spent in contact with Oak: 30 daysDid you soak Oak in distilled spirit?:
    yes, whiskyR...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging - 1 year later on 12-30-2015 at 01:50 PM
    Being new to kegging also, a couple of things which helped me work through some of my leak
    issues are:1) Don't assume you have only one leak. I had three micro-leaks that I couldn't find
    using the bub...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging - 1 year later on 12-23-2015 at 05:50 PM
    Last January I got a kegerator, and after a year of experience, some good, some bad, I wanted
    to post some lessons learned for the potential keggers out there. For background, I've got a 2
    tap (dual P...

  • Posted in thread: Which Thermometer Do You Trust?? on 11-22-2015 at 03:09 PM
    While this isn't the perfect solution, you can at least have a quick sanity check by putting
    both thermometers into boiling water. Water boils at 212 deg (unless you are at really high
    elevation).

  • Posted in thread: Very cloudy cider on 11-21-2015 at 10:52 PM
    Was your cider from fresh juice or bottled (filtered, pasteurized) juice? The former might have
    issues with pectin haze. Then I don't think finings help - pectic enzyme might be in order. If
    the latte...

  • Posted in thread: Gift ideas help! on 11-21-2015 at 02:36 AM
    I agree with Yooper here, without knowing his setup, it's tough to guess what he needs. If
    someone gave me a glass carboy, it would sit and collect dust (I use better bottles... lighter
    & safer). I re...

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