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Posted in thread: Cool the wort! on 12-19-2012 at 12:12 AM
You have to top it off with water so why not do what I do,I boil some water a couple days
before brew day then put in 2 litre drink bottles and freeze them,take a knife and split the
bottles and put t...
Posted in thread: 10% off and free shipping at Midwest today! on 12-17-2012 at 01:30 PM
I live 2 minutes from Midwest, and I'm glad to hear they have more deals!Lucky guy,my nearest
hb shop is 90 miles away
Posted in thread: Vintage Kegerator build on 12-17-2012 at 01:01 PM
Great job! I just added something new to my wish list.
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 12:43 PM
Ok,my friends thought I would do an update.Though its only been in primary for 40 hours,after
seeing very aggresive activity after only 3 hours I decided to check the gravity this
morning,the og was 1...
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 11:22 AM
For that reason, I am now building my pipeline to allow me to age beers 2-3 months before
drinking them, as opposed to 3-4 weeks. Allows the beer to age, get softer/more blended, lose
any greenness, a...
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 01:37 AM
I don't like the hop bite ether in most recipes, I have cut the 60 min hop (bittering addition)
amount in half on quite a few recipes that I brew and even up to 2/3, and cut all hop additions
in half ...
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 01:10 AM
the ambient temps are right at 70 and stay near that year round.With the freezer idea Im sure I
can get setup for around 70 bucks,but finding a freezer has been the problem.Sooner or later I
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 12:34 AM
I just picked up a $5 water basin at Walmart and dropped some frozen bottles into it. Kept my
cream ale at a happy 63 degrees and gave me my first clean profile beer with no esters. Just
cracked it ea...
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 12:17 AM
What yeast was used? Some are more tolerant than others to warmer temperatures.Here is a nice
chart to review for temps and general characteristics.. used mutons ale yeast,I know,I know,I
need to sta...
Posted in thread: Getting discouraged on 12-17-2012 at 12:13 AM
Ok, fist, are you sure the extract brew have a hop bite? My first few had a type of bitterness
that was similar to hops, but not quite. More of an underlying sour/bite. I atrributed that to
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