Last Activity:09-21-2013 12:37 PM
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Posted in thread: Delaware on 09-21-2013 at 12:37 PM
Annapolis all the way. I don't do the shipping. It's easier just to go out there. Not too far
for a trip every now and then and a good area. Annapolis has very knowledgable people. Cheaper
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 07-18-2013 at 04:14 PM
Homebrewing can take a day that's too hot to be outside to a day that's meant to be outside.
Posted in thread: Winter Brain Lapse on 05-10-2013 at 06:18 PM
Did you take OG readings? What were they? The enzymes that convert starch into sugar are
denatured at those temps so I'd be surprised if you got much if any conversionThe OG was 4-6
points off of targ...
Posted in thread: Winter Brain Lapse on 05-10-2013 at 12:48 PM
Did you mean mash temps? If you were mashing in the 170s, you would not get any conversion and
would not have beer There was at least some conversion. I started noticing my problem when they
Posted in thread: Winter Brain Lapse on 05-10-2013 at 12:11 PM
I don't know why I had it in my head that mash (edit) temps are supposed to be 170-178. I don't
know why I didn't check my notes before making 4 batches. Cocky, overconfident, lazy, who
knows. What I ...
Posted in thread: Off to Annapolis on 04-12-2013 at 12:04 PM
I guess with gas prices shipping is a better option. I like walking in a shop though and
talking to guys who brew too.I went to the Antique shop in Lewes last night because I had to
pick up some emerg...
Posted in thread: Propane for Brewing on 01-30-2013 at 09:28 PM
+1 on the BTU. I got a small 45k BTU Brinkmann. Heats 7 gallons to boiling in about 10 min from
the cold tap. I've been getting 5-6 batches off a 20# tank. Refills are $25 for a blue rhino
where I'm a...
Posted in thread: Winter's break on 01-30-2013 at 08:35 PM
After a 5 month break due to cold weather I just brewed a good batch of beer yesterday. My
friends had thought I quit, my wife was upset thinking I'd wasted all that money, even I was
giving doubts th...
Posted in thread: Off to Annapolis on 01-30-2013 at 01:33 PM
I've been going to Annapolis for brewing supplies for about 6 months now. Tired of retailers in
the lower Delaware area not having good selection, knowledgeable service, or friendly people. I
Posted in thread: Ug, a bottle bomb on 09-05-2012 at 02:23 AM
I'm having trouble believing that I didn't mix the sugar well or had a bottle infection. I gave
two cases of beer to a friend and he placed it in his car while he worked (a Belgian Pale and a