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  • Back to homebrewing after 15 year layoff. Previous experience was extract only. I was not overly pleased with my results despite brewing about10 batches. Now I do all grain. I am much happier with the results. The process is more complex but there is much more control. I also feel that the internet has made a huge difference in the amount of information that is available to everyone. I might never have attempted the all grain brewing if it wasn't for all of the support I found on line. HomeBrewTalk is a great example.
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  • Posted in thread: Dorm Fridge Doesn't Cool Keg Space on 01-13-2013 at 01:27 PM
    Thanks for all the help. I have resolved this issue with more insulation and a smaller interior
    space. I can now get my keg down to 33 F typically. Compressor does not seem to be working more
    than bef...

  • Posted in thread: 10 Beers Under $.50 a Beer! on 12-04-2012 at 02:15 AM
    I did get free shipping. And I think it took ten days +/-. I am able to plan my batches so that
    10 days is not an issue. I now have my fermenter brewing and the beer will take another 2
    weeks. By then...

  • Posted in thread: 10 Beers Under $.50 a Beer! on 12-03-2012 at 07:53 PM
    My last two kits were from Morebeer. I have brewed both but not tasted either. They are still
    aging. But I felt the ingredients and organization were good. Both hit OG and then some. Both
    kits were ab...

  • Posted in thread: 10 Beers Under $.50 a Beer! on 12-03-2012 at 05:40 PM
    More beer has a list of 10 beers for bargain prices. The price includes the yeast! Anyone brew
    these and what is your opinion. I am thinking I may try a couple.thanks, Mike

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing Kegging System: How far do you go? on 11-28-2012 at 05:51 PM
    I am no expert with three batches kegged. But I have sanitized my kegs between every batch. I
    usually do this with a gallon (or two) of sanitizer solution in the keg. I vigorously shake the
    sealed keg...

  • Posted in thread: Too Dark and High OG on 11-25-2012 at 11:42 AM
    This is the first I have heard of not boiling all of LME for the one hour duration. Can you
    reference me to directions to boil less than 100% of LME?

  • Posted in thread: DME to Grain conversion on 10-09-2012 at 08:27 PM
    I believe that DME yields 45 points and grain can yield 36 points. But grain has an mash
    efficiency factor that you could assume is 75%. That brings grain down to 27. So 5 X 45 = 230.
    And 230 / 27 = 8...

  • Posted in thread: Where can I drill holes into my fridge? on 09-18-2012 at 12:09 PM
    Agreed on the coils in top and sides. These areas are warm during operation. I am going to put
    two little holes on each side in upper and lower corners. I think this will be safe. Good news
    is the keg...

  • Posted in thread: Where can I drill holes into my fridge? on 09-17-2012 at 08:51 AM
    Wow, that's great...thanks, Mike

  • Posted in thread: Where can I drill holes into my fridge? on 09-16-2012 at 06:31 PM
    In this case the door is off. So I have the empty box that I want to attach to. So I would like
    to drill into the edge of the box where the door would normally attach and then on the other
    side of the...