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Posted in thread: Fermentation explosion on 02-07-2011 at 05:01 PM
It happened to me once. Just before the divorce.
Posted in thread: two questions - second set of flowers & mildew on 08-23-2010 at 04:09 PM
Thanks for the replies. I had read somewhere that the leaves might need to be stripped back but
I'm worried about hurting the plant. I'm about a month away from harvest so I was thinking that
it was j...
Posted in thread: two questions - second set of flowers & mildew on 08-22-2010 at 02:25 PM
I just started 3 plants this year and one of them has taken off and has a dozen or so cones
near the top starting about a month ago. Over the past week, there has been a second outbreak
Posted in thread: Mash Paddle Giveaway on 08-10-2010 at 12:45 PM
Did I??? Huh??? Did I???
Posted in thread: I want to graduate to bigger beers on 05-14-2010 at 01:33 PM
OK, I decided to go cheap & easyI just ordered a 70 quart cooler from Walmart online - $20 plus
$.97 shipping. How can I go wrong? Thank God for China.I'll get a 15 or 20 gallon pot somewhere
Posted in thread: I want to graduate to bigger beers on 05-14-2010 at 12:23 PM
WoweeZowee - How long to you fire-up under the kettle when you do that? Better yet, can you
explain your process - you see the temp drop a little, fire it up, hold it for so long, etc?
Posted in thread: I want to graduate to bigger beers on 05-13-2010 at 08:24 PM
Thanks for the replies, guys.The problem with shoving all that grain into my current MLT is
that there is no space left for mashout (which becomes the first sparge). With all that grain
and water in t...
Posted in thread: I want to graduate to bigger beers on 05-13-2010 at 06:55 PM
I've been doing AG brews for a while using a 30-quart cooler with a SS braid setup for my MLT
and doing boils in a 7-1/2 gallon SS pot on a propane burner. I'd like to graduate to some
hardier brews t...
Posted in thread: Is my daily beer intake unhealthy? on 03-23-2010 at 08:26 PM
I started having cholesterol problems a few years ago - not real high, borderline. I am 5' 10",
185, run 10-15 miles weekly and eat pretty well. I wasn't able to get the cholesterol down,
though, so t...
Posted in thread: Grain first, or strike water first? on 03-19-2010 at 05:25 PM
I do grain-first as well. It just seems easier to pour in the strike water than to pour the
grain into the water. If you do a good job mixing it's six of one and half a dozen of the