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Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 05-04-2014 at 01:14 AM
No poop, there I was. I had my neighbor over,first time ever, going through a brew day. Being a
veteran brewer, I didn't want to scare him away from brewing with an advanced all grain brew. I
Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 08-03-2013 at 04:57 PM
I spent the entire brew day sanitizing my equipment in water that I forgot to add starsan to.
Beer tastes great. I brewed the exact same IPA a couple weeks later with sanitized equipment
and I can't t...
Posted in thread: Smacked over a Week ago on 07-04-2013 at 02:27 PM
Wyeast 1056 American Ale, 02MAY13, No starter planned, 1.050 OG, Cream Ale, All Grain
Posted in thread: Smacked over a Week ago on 07-04-2013 at 01:41 PM
Hello, I bought a Wyeast Smack Pack over a week ago.When I got home I went to put the pack in
the fridge and thought it was a little inflated. Today, I take the pack out and I can't feel
the yeast pou...
Posted in thread: Forgot the Starsan! on 06-08-2013 at 06:30 PM
Didn't even think about the foam until I transferred the 'sanitizer' from the tote to a carboy
for use in the next brew session. Funny, no bubbles? Noooo!
Posted in thread: Forgot the Starsan! on 06-08-2013 at 06:17 PM
Ok, I've learned over the last year of brewing not to drink (too much) on a brew day. I
deliberately start the day sober and will not partake until the grains are in sach's rest. So,
while perfectly s...
Posted in thread: Temp Swings in Greensboro, NC on 11-17-2012 at 08:20 PM
I don't want to reinvigorate the debate on whether or not to secondary. My purpose in using a
secondary was to open space in my small freezer that is limited to only two ale pales. My hope
was that tw...
Posted in thread: Temp Swings in Greensboro, NC on 11-17-2012 at 12:56 AM
Ok, I moved my beer pipe line out to the work shed. My wife is so happy and it really is a nice
work shed.Now that Fall is here and winter is approaching, I need some advice.I have a freezer
that I'm ...
Posted in thread: Best single addition to your brew day procedure on 06-19-2012 at 11:25 AM
I use a venturri tube to aerate my wort. No sloshing from pot to bucket. No rocking and rolling
carboys. No drills or whisks. Just a short length of racking tube, with a paper clip sized
Posted in thread: Mash Tun versus Grain Bag? on 06-14-2012 at 02:28 PM
I've done two AG batches so far, after two extracts and two PMs.On a budget, I've started out
with minimal equipment. Currently I use a paint strainer bag to line a 5 gallon rubbermaid
cooler. I'll ma...