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  • Posted in thread: tenderquick sticks recipe? on 12-08-2016 at 02:44 PM
    I haven't used TQ, but here's a link that might help as far as adjusting a recipe for using TQ
    instead of Prague #1. You'll have to also adjust other ingredients (salt and sugar additions).
    It might b...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel with Bunghole on Head on 12-05-2016 at 03:08 PM
    I've never seen one line it a small barrel? The hard part about cutting a new
    bunghole yourself is they're usually tapered. If you use a regular hole saw, you'll get a
    straight sided hole......

  • Posted in thread: Blow Out Question on 12-05-2016 at 02:57 PM
    If it's going to happen, it seems it usually happens on mine within the first 48 hours. I'd
    hook up a blowoff just in case. No sense in making your wife deal with a potential mess. And
    it's insurance ...

  • Posted in thread: Flanders red ale/critique on 12-05-2016 at 02:51 PM
    Just like hop flavor and aroma, IBUs will reduce over time. It may start around 30 IBUs, but by
    the time it's bottled, it's much lower than that. Don't plan on much head retention. The brett
    and bugs ...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic IR reptile heater VS Ceramic with fan VS Brewers edge space blanket on 12-02-2016 at 02:52 PM
    I've never measured the temp, but I've put my hand on it while it's heating. It definitely gets
    warm to the touch, but not so warm that you can't touch it or that it would damage a fridge. I
    use a fan...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd Batch on 12-01-2016 at 02:15 PM
    That's not a bad idea because you'll be able to compare and contrast the two batches...and
    (hopefully) see how the second batch improved. A lot of people want more variety, so they'll
    usually do a dif...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic IR reptile heater VS Ceramic with fan VS Brewers edge space blanket on 12-01-2016 at 01:35 PM
    I use the Brewer's Edge Space Heater in a fridge-based ferm chamber in my garage. It can get
    down in the low teens here during the winter, but definitely not the sustained low temps that
    you get in Al...

  • Posted in thread: Just got my grain mill! on 12-01-2016 at 04:35 AM
    I mostly just keep base malt on hand and pick up specialty grains as needed per recipe. So I
    usually have American 2-row, German Pilsner, and Maris Otter on hand. Sometimes I'll swap the
    German Pils f...

  • Posted in thread: Lambic VS Japanese beer seeds AKA water kefir? on 11-30-2016 at 03:01 PM
    This sounds more like hooch than beer IMO. Sure, you used some grain (boiled?) but your
    fermentables are pretty much all coming from processed simple sugars. While you may get some
    similar character f...

  • Posted in thread: Possible infection issue - help needed on 11-29-2016 at 02:11 PM
    It sounds like you definitely have something going on. Acetobacter is pretty unmistakable. It
    converts alcohol to acetic acid so if that's what it is, you should be picking up vinegar
    notes. With mold...

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