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Posted in thread: Fridge size needed for 5 Gallons on 05-09-2010 at 05:12 AM
Search the threads for mini fridge conversions. There are lots. The model numbers change
occasionally, but you might find a used one out there. Some of them, you can(carefully) bend
the freezer shelf ...
Posted in thread: Got a wine aerator for Christmas and a brew tool idea on 01-01-2010 at 06:48 PM
Happy new year everybody! I got one of those Brookstone wine aerator tools as a gift and the
first time I used it, I got an instant idea for a tool.If you've never seen one, the wine
aerator is basicl...
Posted in thread: "Boil The Hops, Not The Malt Extract" By: Steve Bader on 11-08-2009 at 08:17 PM
I've got a question for anyone willing to weigh in - If I follow the instructions in the Bader
article, and assuming I drop my I.C. at about 10 minutes to flame-out to sterilize, if I dump 5
Posted in thread: Prepping dry yeast for pitching on 10-04-2009 at 07:28 PM
My last two batches, I boiled 1tsp. DME in say 3/4 cup water, let it cool to ~77F in the
freezer, added my dry yeast and set aside for 2-3 hours before pitching time.First batch
fermented okay, but th...
Posted in thread: Rinsing out the LME jug on 10-04-2009 at 07:18 PM
I can't see why it would. It is all going to boil anyway.I always put my cans in a wide shallow
pan on a second burner for about a half hour before pouring them(about 170 deg, open the lids).
Posted in thread: i poisoned myself on 06-08-2009 at 04:21 AM
My second batch has some clarity issues, so every bottle has a little sediment. But about three
beers I've pulled from the case have had a little blackish clump in the sediment. One of them
Posted in thread: Temperature for fermenting. How much does it matter? on 06-07-2009 at 10:51 PM
Okay, so if you (ahem) happened to have your brew in a fridge with a digital temp controller on
it, and you (ahem) happened to not quite have mastered the settings of said temp controller,
and came ho...
Posted in thread: Bottling bucket as primary? on 04-27-2009 at 02:06 AM
Is there any harm in using my bottling bucket as a primary so I can rack to secondary in my
Posted in thread: percarbonate powder not working on 04-25-2009 at 07:32 PM
Thanks for the help.Cat22, This stuff I'm using is just a dollar store brand of OxyClean - same
active ingredient. I think it is good advice to let it soak, which I didn't. I just scrubbed
the inside ...
Posted in thread: percarbonate powder not working on 04-25-2009 at 04:52 PM
Following HBT advice, I bought some sodium percarbonate powder for cleaning my gear. I recently
finished my second batch, a very hoppy smelling SNPA clone. After cleaning the carboy several