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Posted in thread: Brewing Ingredients? on 03-26-2008 at 09:59 PM
"non-traditional" ingredients I've used so far:Sugars:carmelized sucroseturbinadocarmelized
turbinadodate sugarhoneyFruit:wild plumsorange zest (variety of differnt types of
Posted in thread: Hallertau replacement on 03-11-2008 at 02:02 PM
Sterling is a pretty good grower with good yields. It is supposed to be a hallertauer x saaz
cross.Mt. Hood would be a good choice as well.
Posted in thread: My big sack on 03-06-2008 at 02:22 AM
I've found that the best way to "sparge" a grain sack is to have two pots of water. Mash in one
first, then just move the bag over to the second pot of water (preheated to correct temp). Wait
5 - 10 m...
Posted in thread: Greetings from SE Wisconsin on 03-05-2008 at 11:08 PM
Glad to have you here, Gargoyle!
Posted in thread: Latex gloves on 03-05-2008 at 11:02 PM
I use them. After all, do you have any idea how hard it is to wash blood stains off...Oh wait,
you said while brewing. No, I don't use gloves while brewing.
Posted in thread: 5g all grain from 3g boils? on 03-01-2008 at 05:36 PM
I do kitchen brewing as well, using 4 gal and 2 gal pots.What you described as the "texas two
step" is what I have to do for high gravity brews since I only have a 5 gallon cooler to mash
in. Works fo...
Posted in thread: Different Yeast starter method on 02-28-2008 at 01:13 AM
I don't see anything wrong with doing that. Though as malkore pointed out, you don't need to
have a flask or stirr plate to make a decent starter. I use 64 oz. Ocean Spray juice bottles. A
peice of sa...
Posted in thread: Man Did I Get Jacked.... on 02-27-2008 at 01:05 AM
Yep, Wisconsin is great! $1 USD a pound at any local liquor store.Word. $6.79 including tax for
5# at the local weld/gas recharge shop here.
Posted in thread: SWMBO does not approve of brewing... on 02-27-2008 at 12:46 AM
One thing that really helped for me was to introduce my homebrew to her friends, and their
husbands/boyfriends. Now, instead of saying "ugh, you're brewing again? Don't you already have
enough beer?" ...
Posted in thread: Did you build a "Son of Fermentation Chiller"? on 02-27-2008 at 12:07 AM
I built two of them last year, both were "double-lenth."They definitely work, that's for sure.
I was even able to lager in mine, holding temps in the mid 50's.One peice of advice, figure out