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  • Posted in thread: National Homebrew Day Giveaway! on 05-02-2015 at 12:47 AM
    I've gotten 3 or 4 of my friends/coworkers into home brewing. And countless others into
    drinking it!

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 05-02-2015 at 12:41 AM
    Eh if I get some honey dos completed tomor I get a green light to either brew or fish
    Sunday....gotta choose fishing! I'll be bringing some Oberon clone with me in my vacuum
    insulated growler though!

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 05-01-2015 at 07:00 PM
    I'm making a manual fly sparge, adding hot water as needed to keep around 1 inch of water on
    top of the grain. The sparge process don't take more than 10-15 minutesIn that case, Id say
    you're rushing ...

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 05-01-2015 at 06:20 PM
    How long you taking to sparge?Guess I'm rushing mine tooWhat type of sparging are we talking
    about here? Sparge time would only really be a factor if you're fly sparging. If you batch
    sparge, really y...

  • Posted in thread: Which Beer Snob are you? on 05-01-2015 at 02:49 PM
    is there a #20? Laid back RDWHAHBer? He has an enormous amount of knowledge in his head, but
    won't unload it on you unless you are genuinely interested and you ask. If you start brewing,
    he'll help an...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 Oberon is out - Who's harvesting yeast? on 05-01-2015 at 02:25 AM
    Btw I'm drinking the us05 version right now (fg 1.012) kegged and dry hopped with 1 oz cascade
    .5 oz saaz. I'd say it's pretty close. Doesn't have that fruity flavor and mouthfeel you get
    with bells, ...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 Oberon is out - Who's harvesting yeast? on 05-01-2015 at 02:19 AM
    Anyone who has bottled/kegged: What was your FG? I'm hoping to bottle my batch Sunday, although
    last I heard on Monday there were still 2 bubbles/66 secs in the airlock. I'll probably take a
    gravity r...

  • Posted in thread: Drop in HERMs Coil.... on 04-30-2015 at 03:05 PM
    I have a 50' long, 1/2" diameter copper coil that I use as a removable HERMS coil and immersion
    chiller. The coil has camlocks on input and output for HERMS. When I want to use it as a
    chiller, I atta...

  • Posted in thread: Hops on 04-30-2015 at 02:16 PM
    Chinook, Simcoe is where its at if you want a pine bomb IMO. Northern Brewer, Columbus, Summit,
    Nugget, others have some of that pine but to me they are more of an 'earthy' contribution.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling directly from carboy on 04-30-2015 at 12:57 PM
    It'll work for sure, but like ol-hazza said make sure you use a bottling wand or at least an
    inline valve so you can shut the flow off between bottles. Might want to look at a way to
    secure the rackin...

FORUM SIGNATURE
Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build Primary: "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine Kegged:Dirt Wolf II, Brown Trout Stout, Cider Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines) Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy" Up Next: Oberon Clone, IPA, Centennial Blonde, Kolsch
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