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Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 03-21-2016 at 02:06 AM
I brewed for the first time in just about forever today. I packed up my equipment, went to my
friend's house, and we drove to his girlfriend's dad's house, and I helped them brew a vanilla
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 05-11-2013 at 07:33 PM
First beer in over a year! Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde is home in its fermenter right now.
Yeah, yeah, way too long; there were other factors at play. After pulling myself out of a funk,
Posted in thread: Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall) on 05-11-2013 at 05:34 PM
I'm brewing this right now, and I'm halfway through the boil. It's the first time in quite a
while that I've brewed anything, and it smells delicious!Thanks, Biermuncher!
Posted in thread: Why am I only getting 42 bottle on 04-18-2013 at 01:28 AM
A couple possibilities come to mind:* Are you topping up in the fermenter and relying on its
markings? Those aren't the most accurate in the world.* If you're starting with 5 gallons in
the kettle, by...
Posted in thread: Beer Bottle Storage on the side??? on 04-12-2013 at 11:23 PM
Even though the cap has a liner, you're still risking interaction between the beer and the
metal in the cap if the integrity of the liner isn't perfect. Or at least, that's the
explanation that I've r...
Posted in thread: Steeping water temperture on 04-12-2013 at 09:07 AM
Yes. The total heat of the water + grain will remain the same, but the temperature will be
somewhere in between the two, same as if you mixed a cup of hot water and a cup of room
temperature water tog...
Posted in thread: Doing It Solo... on 04-12-2013 at 08:52 AM
The 1.25 qts/lb is what I usually use. I really second the idea to have hot and cold water
handy. I boil a teakettle of water on the stove before I dough in so that it's not a mad rush
if I'm a little...
Posted in thread: Doing It Solo... on 04-12-2013 at 01:03 AM
Here's one that I brewed a couple years ago:5 lbs German wheat3 lbs German pilsner1 lb Briess
wheat DME0.75 oz Hallerrtau (4.3% AA) (probably at 60 minutes; didn't note it)1 pkg Wyeast 3068
Posted in thread: mashing steeping grains on 04-11-2013 at 09:10 PM
I seem to be rather fond of posting this article which talks about the differences between
mashing and steeping, so I'll go ahead and drop the link here.
Posted in thread: Do I want my wort to evaportate during boil? on 04-11-2013 at 03:01 AM
What doby said. You're primarily wanting to boil off a compound called DMS, which is converted
at high temperatures from the SMM (a different compound) in the malt. If you don't boil
vigorously and dr...