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Posted in thread: Looking for a first brew suggestion! on 08-13-2014 at 05:28 PM
Leggom, Would you be able to send me the recipe for this? Sounds like a winner. I actually have
my second child on the way and would love to brew the same thing! Except my second is due in
Dec.!! But ...
Posted in thread: Couple extracts under the belt... ideas for good starter all grain setup on 08-13-2014 at 04:44 PM
I would say it depends on how much you are willing to invest. I just brewed my first all grain
batch last weekend. The new gear I invested in was done on the cheap, but it worked out nicely.
I put tog...
Posted in thread: Looking for a first brew suggestion! on 08-12-2014 at 11:15 PM
If you want to brew something that you won't drink for almost a year, you could brew something
big like a Russian Imperial Stout, or a nice mead or wine.The absolute hands down best brew I
have done t...
Posted in thread: First All Grain Brew - High pre-boil gravity on 08-11-2014 at 02:52 AM
If you boiled off water the readings couldn't have been the same. My guess is your pre-boil
wort was not well mixed and maybe you got a higher percentage of first runnings in your
Posted in thread: First All Grain Brew - High pre-boil gravity on 08-11-2014 at 02:35 AM
Why do you say you have a bad hydrometer? Did you calibrate it with distilled water @ 60* F? I
did the math, and if your batch was supposed to be 5.5 gallons @1.044, and you ended up with
Posted in thread: First All Grain Brew - High pre-boil gravity on 08-10-2014 at 09:32 PM
Well, my OG was the same reading as my pre-boil, so I'm chalking it up to a bad hydrometer.
I'll have to invest in a refractometer. It looks like I may only have 4-4.5 gallons in my
carboy, so i can e...
Posted in thread: Oh crap, just dumped a half bottle of defoamer into my boil on 08-10-2014 at 08:02 PM
I used to battle boil overs doing full boils in my 8 gallon kettle. i just kept a spray bottle
of water close by, or the hose on mist. If a potential boil over started, i'd spritz it with
cool water t...
Posted in thread: First All Grain Brew - High pre-boil gravity on 08-10-2014 at 07:48 PM
So my first all grain brew is underway. After mashing, i took a pre-boil sample and stuck it in
the freezer until its temp dropped to 70 degrees. When i took my gravity reading, it came in at
Posted in thread: Pre-brew day prep. Aluminum Kettle seasoning on 08-10-2014 at 05:21 AM
pretty amazing how much it changes when you boil in it. I'm not sure if it changes anything
taste wise as I seasoned mine too, but if the metal discolors like that, it's gotta change
somethingYeah, I ...
Posted in thread: Pre-brew day prep. Aluminum Kettle seasoning on 08-10-2014 at 04:57 AM
Nice work on the kettle, Leggoma! I'm looking to possibly do something similar soon. Do you
happen to have a parts list for the modifications?:mug:One mistake i made is that the
thermometer probe is a...