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  • Posted in thread: Homemade PBW Recipe on 04-28-2016 at 11:48 PM
    so likely has scent added to it as wellThe Kroger brand stuff that I got from Ralph's was
    scent-free...Note that on the West Coast, both Ralph's and Food4Less are owned by Kroger...
    Possibly others. S...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap Coolbot DIY Concept - am I crazy? on 04-27-2016 at 10:54 PM
    Looks like only thing you're missing is the sensor in the fins to detect icing up...You could
    probably throw a raspberry pi into the mix to to handle the de-icing logic.You want:- AC on
    when "room" is...

  • Posted in thread: Can I brew in the hotel? on 04-04-2016 at 08:07 AM
    If you have too many SCOBYs, you can always make SCOBY jerky... Slice them into strips, add
    seasoning of choice (teriyaki, Worcestershire, etc), then dry (dehydrator, warm oven, etc)No
    need for a hote...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB Issues on 04-04-2016 at 07:52 AM
    Don't waste your money on the 5.2. All I've read about here on HBT points to it not doing what
    it claims.For BIAB efficiency, a fine crush is your friend... Did you crush your own, or use
    the LHBS cru...

  • Posted in thread: Removing adhesive residue from sticker style labels on 04-03-2016 at 05:38 AM
    Have you tried acetone?

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 04-02-2016 at 08:40 AM
    SWMBO's birthday, daughter's birthday, son's soccer game, picking sink, toilet, light fixtures
    for new construction...I haven't brewed in so long, I have no pipeline at all :(I think I have
    3 bottles ...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap stock pot on 04-01-2016 at 03:36 AM
    Check out the 40qt stock pots at Staples (yes, the office supply, store)... 4mm thick. You have
    to buy the pot and lid separately, but it's still only $45 or so, free ship to store, some
    times free sh...

  • Posted in thread: How long do ingredients last? on 03-29-2016 at 06:34 AM
    I've had good results with crushed grains kept in a cool dry place for a few months. It's not
    ideal but it can work. Taste the grains. If they taste OK, go for it.The yeast will be fine,
    since you mad...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer on 03-29-2016 at 02:45 AM
    Welcome Brendan. Now you're hooked. And you have the SWMBO on board too... Soon you'll be
    making apfelwein, BOMM, JOAM, etc in addition to tasty tasty beers.And spent grain bread... And
    home made pizz...

  • Posted in thread: Heat the juice? on 03-29-2016 at 02:36 AM
    If you're juicing the apples yourself, you'll definitely want to dose the juice with something
    to inhibit the wild yeasts. Research how wine makers use Camden tablets. Or k-meta. There's a

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