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  • Posted in thread: Going all grain on 06-19-2005 at 07:23 PM
    Those of you that use the rubbemaid's and igloos what temp do you get the water before you add
    it to the cooler. Just wondering how much temp was lost after putting in the grain. I thought
    about heati...

  • Posted in thread: Going all grain on 06-19-2005 at 07:20 PM
    I am beginning to put my all grain brewery together. Will a 10 gallon igloo/rubbermaid cooler
    keep mash at 152 +/- for an hour or so? Anyone else use the rubbermaid coolers as a liquor tank
    and mash t...

  • Posted in thread: fruit beer on 05-26-2005 at 04:11 PM
    I want to try a blackberry wheat. Like the cheap Henry's stuff they used to sell here in
    Oregon. I found a wheat recipe that calls for Pacific Gem hops (New Zeland). I read somewhere
    that Pacific Gem ...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 05-21-2005 at 11:35 PM
    How does one know when to rack to a secondary? I have a batch in the primary right now, been
    there for two days, and the airlock has pretty much stopped bubbling constantly. Is this a sign
    it could be...

  • Posted in thread: Top 5 ways to improve your beer on 05-14-2005 at 10:51 PM
    I would have to ditto all the above. Here's how I list the top five ways to improve your
    brew:1. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. I sanitize after brewing and before the next brew.
    Everything that touche...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 05-14-2005 at 08:49 PM
    At what hydrometer reading do you generally transfer beer to the secondary? Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 05-14-2005 at 06:31 PM
    I've always been an advocate of racking to a secondary fermentor to take the beer from the used
    yeast to avoid off flavors, and to help clarify the finished product. I've gotten rid of the
    plastic pri...

  • Posted in thread: stuck run off on 05-12-2005 at 01:27 AM
    I would also ditto to take your time sparging and draining the wort. Slow both down and you
    will probably have better success. It usually takes me about 35 minutes to sparge and about 45
    to fully drai...

  • Posted in thread: stuck run off on 05-10-2005 at 04:37 PM
    Nothing is more frustrating than a stuck mash. I avoid them by putting in the flaked grains the
    last thing in my mash. Since then, I haven't had a problem. I feel you still achieve the sparge
    efficien...

  • Posted in thread: Malt preference poll on 04-30-2005 at 01:49 AM
    After two years of partial grain/partial extract, I moved to AG brewing and will never return.
    I can target my OG much better, and with the freshest ingredients around, I can almost
    guarantee a qualit...

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