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  • Posted in thread: Frustrated Home Brewer on 02-15-2012 at 10:31 AM
    I agree for the most part...although I still want to believe that I can make beer as good or
    better than commercial, some day.One part I love about home brewing is the variation between
    each batch. If...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Day = Good Times on 02-09-2012 at 08:47 PM
    Once people find out how long it takes, they usually decide to pass. I do have one friend who
    is willing to help and has a kit himself. It is a ton of fun but with him around I end up
    drinking way too...

  • Posted in thread: How big of a goof did I make? on 02-09-2012 at 08:02 PM
    I see nothing that seems that bad here. Part of brewing is learning something new each time. As
    long as you boiled the hops for 60 minutes, no worries. Over that, it will be more bitter, but
    dont swea...

  • Posted in thread: Siphon keeps stopping on 02-09-2012 at 05:34 PM
    You could get it at lowes or home depot, your local brew store, or any of the online brew
    shops. Northern brewer, austin home brew supply or midwest supplies.

  • Posted in thread: Siphon keeps stopping on 02-09-2012 at 05:32 PM
    I believe the right size is 5/16", assuming you don't have the 1/2" autosiphon. Just make sure
    you run hot water over it when disconnecting to make it easier to remove.

  • Posted in thread: Siphon keeps stopping on 02-09-2012 at 05:18 PM
    Also, curled up in the bottom of the bucket or not makes no difference.

  • Posted in thread: Siphon keeps stopping on 02-09-2012 at 05:17 PM
    I bet it is the hose. A lot of people break autosiphons trying to get the hose off. Is yours
    like this?

  • Posted in thread: Siphon keeps stopping on 02-09-2012 at 05:09 PM
    Welcome to your first couple of brews. If there is one thing I love about every batch, it is
    the chance to improve upon prior mistakes. Was the vessel you were transferring to lower than
    the one that ...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 02-07-2012 at 08:03 AM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: First timer on 02-05-2012 at 12:39 AM
    Aerate after chilling the wort. A lot of people do this by shaking the fermentation vessel for
    a few minutes, myself included. You can also pour it back and forth between pot and bucket or
    use a stirr...

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