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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
    oranges)grapefruit zestsou...

  • 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 03:22 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 03-06-2008 at 12:08 AM
    Glad to have you here, Gargoyle!

  • Posted in thread: Latex gloves on 03-06-2008 at 12:02 AM
    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 06:36 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 02:13 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 02:05 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 01:46 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 01:07 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

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Fermenting: rye farmhouse ale Oktoberfest flanders red Kegged: Oktoberfest