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Posted in thread: From the Brew Kettle to the Fermenter on 10-22-2013 at 04:27 PM
I intentionally try to get as much trub as I can. I've heard / read that it's good for the
yeast. When I rack for bottling I avoid it, but not for the initial fermentation.I don't worry
about the hop ...
Posted in thread: Can I double 1gal kits? on 10-22-2013 at 04:19 PM
Store the hops in an air tight container in the freezer. They are fresh for about 6-9 months
after that start losing some of their flavor. What I do is every few months I make a kitchen
sink brew. Wha...
Posted in thread: Can I double 1gal kits? on 10-22-2013 at 04:17 PM
Great thanks! I'm thinking I'll end up reusing them about 2-3 weeks after opening the original
packaging. My intention in this endeavor is to make a new recipe every 2-3 weeks and when I
Posted in thread: Can I double 1gal kits? on 10-22-2013 at 04:02 PM
Yeah it is quite a bit less expensive. $9 less by my count. I'm going to end up with extra hops
as I'll be buying an ounce of each needed but only using a few grams due to the small batch.
It's not go...
Posted in thread: Can I double 1gal kits? on 10-22-2013 at 02:33 PM
I peeked at the NB Caribou Slobber 1gal kit ingredients. Doubling the kit = $25. Buying the
ingredients needed to equal 2 kits = $16 lol. The recipe says to use half of the yeast included
so one full ...
Posted in thread: Can I double 1gal kits? on 10-21-2013 at 09:51 PM
The gentleman at the LHBS said that taking a 5gal kit and cutting in half or taking 2-1gal kits
and doubling wouldn't exactly work due to the volume of the boil effecting the hops. I've poked
Posted in thread: Any use for trub? on 10-18-2013 at 03:39 PM
Funny you should ask this. I was just listening to a podcast from The Brewing Network, and they
asked Shawn Paxton (homebrewchef.com) about other uses for the spent grains, yeast and hops,
and other t...
Posted in thread: Question: forgot to add priming sugar to bucket on 10-18-2013 at 03:33 PM
I've individually primed bottles before with 1/2 tsp of sugar, and they turned out just fine.
I've heard it's not recommended because it's hard to be consistent, and I don't make it a
Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-22-2011 at 02:56 AM
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Posted in thread: Denver CMC group grain buy. on 04-07-2011 at 02:44 PM
I've just recently gotten into brewing - have only done one batch so far. I definitely plan to
continue improving my technique, and making as much beer as I can drink/get my friends to
drink. My first...