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  • Posted in thread: Near Death Brewing Accident on 08-12-2014 at 09:16 PM
    Nothing exciting but just built myself an immersion chiller and put it in the boil for the last
    15 min. Somehow managed to forget how good of a heat conductor copper is and tried to move the
    chiller b...

  • Posted in thread: Infection?? on 08-07-2014 at 04:23 AM
    British ale yeast? Looks fine either way...

  • Posted in thread: Driving from New Mexico to VA on rt 40, what regional beers to buy? on 06-25-2014 at 02:46 AM
    Another suggestion for Tennessee: Ananda IPA from wiseacre brewing in memphis. It is a really
    solid ipa with great hop aroma and flavor (they publish all of the particulars on their
    website). 6.0% abv...

  • Posted in thread: Short fermentation time? on 06-19-2014 at 02:27 AM
    At 1.052 you're just fine :) I might be a bit worried had you said 1.080 or something but I'm
    sure you're fine. I'm actually fermenting an amber at the moment (1.056) at 66F that slowed
    down considera...

  • Posted in thread: Short fermentation time? on 06-18-2014 at 06:38 AM
    You would have to give an original gravity for anyone to take a guess as to how long it may
    take. Even then though, it would be a complete guess. As long as you pitched enough healthy
    yeast and are fe...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone ever brewed a Belgian beer without using a Belgian strain of yeast? on 06-18-2014 at 04:57 AM
    I'm a little late to the party here and I am surprised that no one has mentioned this so
    far...I'm about 90% sure that what OP is talking about is the phenolic flavor present in some
    belgians. I would...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast types on 06-12-2014 at 07:50 PM
    Fearwig had some very good advice in using an ice bath to regulate temp. I personally use our
    spare bathtub and frozen water bottles which will hold nearly any ale temp with minimal work
    (since there ...

  • Posted in thread: Sigh - stupid Q from new AG brewer. All grains into the mashtun for 60 min? on 06-11-2014 at 04:40 PM
    Well just to throw in a wrench here. There are some that advocate cold steeping when using dark
    roasted grains, as in black, chocolate or roasted barley to name a few. The theory behind it is
    that wit...

  • Posted in thread: Might have bottled too eaely, but ... on 06-11-2014 at 04:31 PM
    As others have said, definitely check a bottle in a week or so to see if you have any
    carbonation. I honestly doubt that you will. 1 week in primary and 2 in secondary, while not
    strictly ideal for mo...

  • Posted in thread: F.G Help on 06-10-2014 at 03:43 AM
    Sounds close to right--perhaps a bit high depending on how much crystal malt you used. I mash
    my double IPA at 151 and end at about 1.008-1.010 BUT I also use about 8% sugar in the batch
    and only 1lb ...