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Posted in thread: Best state for Craft Breweries? on 03-30-2013 at 04:48 PM
I just moved from Idaho and it seems there are new craft microbreweries popping up like crazy
over the last 2 years. Plus Boise is a very HB friendly town with several LHBS options within a
Posted in thread: newbie brew question..... about boil size on 03-29-2013 at 12:22 PM
For me, I have only ever done full boil. 5 gallon batches in an 8 gallon pot. I have to be
vigilant to combat boil overs for the first 15 to 20 minutes, but once enough has evaporated,
im on easy stre...
Posted in thread: Mashing in a brew kettle ? on 03-29-2013 at 12:14 PM
I have yet to do my first AG batch, but in anticipation I put together a 10 gallon cooler mash
tun. It only cost about $80. I thought it would be difficult, but the hardest part was getting
all of the...
Posted in thread: Ten days in to first brew...pleasantly surprised on 03-29-2013 at 12:03 PM
When I posted a "how can I tell if its carbing" thread after my first bottling adventure,
someone replied with some great advice. Crack one open and see for yourself. So at the end of
week one, two, a...
Posted in thread: Beginner Start up on 03-27-2013 at 05:28 PM
Get a 10+ gallon brew kettle for 5 gallon batches. I bought an 8 gallon to start me off and I
have to REALLY babysit it to prevent boil overs during the first 20 minutes. 6.5 gallons in an
8 gallon ke...
Posted in thread: Oak Cubes and Bourbon on 03-27-2013 at 12:23 PM
My brewing partner did a Russian Imperial Stout seconaried with makers mark soaked oak cubes.
We just cracked one open after about two months of bottle conditioning and it was very tasty.
Posted in thread: I need advise on 02-28-2012 at 07:15 PM
+1, but one item that I found worth its weight in gold is a solid brew pot. I got one from my
local brew supply store that is 8 gallons stainless steel that was drilled to install a spigot
Posted in thread: Carbonating Temperatures on 02-28-2012 at 06:05 PM
I did add a little bit more priming sugar. The first batch I added just under half a cup, while
this batch I added 2/3 of a cup of the same corn sugar. Good to know on the temperature not
Posted in thread: Carbonating Temperatures on 02-28-2012 at 06:00 PM
I've read two things concerning what temperature to keep your bottles of carbonating beer at.
One said to keep it at the same temperature as it fermented, and the other said on average, 70
degrees. I ...
Posted in thread: Substitute for chestnuts in chestnut brown ale on 02-27-2012 at 08:57 PM
I wouldn't be able to tell you. I've never brewed with any extra additives (fruit, nuts, wood,
etc) as of yet. I'd was imagining crushing up the whole nuts and using the shells and all. I
guess it dep...