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Posted in thread: Start up homebrewing cost on 05-30-2014 at 06:24 PM
Free buckets from the grocery store, $3 airlock & grommet, $12 for hydrometer and thermometer,
$4 for a spigot, $5 for paint strainer bags, $3 in tubing, $14 capper, $3 caps.I'd say I'm in
at about $4...
Posted in thread: Looking to move to BIAB, any pointers? on 05-29-2014 at 02:56 AM
Sparge for efficiency, no sparge for simplicity. The bump in efficiency means every nth brew is
free vs. not sparging. Weather that's worth the time and effort is entirely up to you.
Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 05-28-2014 at 03:49 PM
Posted in thread: Too much water? on 05-28-2014 at 03:46 PM
The directions said a total of a one hour boil for the hops, that doesn't include the time it
took to reach boil, letting the grains sit for 20 minutes and the time taken for the the 20% of
Posted in thread: Extract brewing question on 05-22-2014 at 05:30 PM
Good information guys. I appreciate the feedback. I think on my next batch I will steep the
grains in the recommended 2.5 gallons, add the extract, then add the final 2.5 gallons to the
brew pot, and ...
Posted in thread: How long did it take for you to brew a batch you REALLY liked? on 05-22-2014 at 04:50 AM
2 batches.First was a Mr. Beer kit. It ended up mildly alcoholic Sprite. Second was Deception
Cream Stout from the forums. Freaking. Amazing. I'd order it over just about every stout I've
ever been se...
Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 05-22-2014 at 04:43 AM
Where the heck was he getting baker's yeast in Afghanistan?That would be from somewhere dark
and moist on one Private Baker.
Posted in thread: My first brewing-related injury on 05-21-2014 at 10:04 PM
Ouch! Pretty nice second degrees! Keep it clean and don't pop the blisters if you can avoid it.
Your hand is extremely vulnerable to infection until it's healed, and infections are no joke.
Posted in thread: Extract brewing question on 05-21-2014 at 08:02 PM
Steep small, boil big.You want around 2 quarts per pound of steeping grains. After the steep,
feel free to step up to a full volume boil.
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 05-18-2014 at 06:05 PM
15975 + 3 gal Deception Cream Stout (AG this time) = 15978