Last Activity:12-11-2013 7:48 PM
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Posted in thread: Good 80-quart Cooler On-line? on 12-01-2013 at 04:34 AM
I have a cheap 44-quart Igloo cooler mashtun for batch sparging, and it's served me well for my
5-gallon batches. However, now that I've moved to 10 gallon batches, I'm finding that I'm right
Posted in thread: Best brewing thermometer? on 12-01-2013 at 04:27 AM
Yeah, that seems to be the ticket. I have a thermapen but all the accuracy in the world won't
make the thing long enough to give an accurate reading of the grain bed at depth.If the
thermapen was the ...
Posted in thread: Sad Day on 11-17-2013 at 03:10 AM
Cellar it for awhile. Here's the method I use when a brew seems to have gone bad.Step 1: Wait
30 days.Step 2: Refrigerate and try a bottle.Step 3: If it's still bad, go back to step
1.Repeat until bee...
Posted in thread: Best digital thermometer on 11-03-2013 at 10:03 PM
You'll love this setup, I can't praise it highly enough vs the cheap thermometers. They do have
a steep cost but it's well worth it to hit that mash temp, monitor for heat break/boil over,
Posted in thread: Immersion chillers in freezing weather? on 11-02-2013 at 04:14 AM
I haven't had a problem (I'm also in West Michigan). I drain the water when done, but don't
even put much effort into it. So long as it's mostly empty, the water will expand internally.
When you put i...
Posted in thread: Burner suggestions? on 11-02-2013 at 04:07 AM
Just bought the Blichmann Burner with the leg extensions to move to 10 gallon batches. I've
only had my first brew with it, but I love it. I know I can move to 20 gallons and I won't have
to worry. Th...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast management and best practices on 10-31-2013 at 04:03 AM
The wild forum might be a better place for this question, but as a regular lurker there, most
of them will tell you that it's no big deal to have wild equipment and standard equipment in
the same area...
Posted in thread: 2nd All Grain Recipe help (IPA hopefully) on 10-28-2013 at 02:55 AM
14 days seems like a long time to dry hop, from my (limited) experience. Most recommendations
I've seen are to dry hop for 3-7 days.And having said that, I think I have an idea for another
10 gallon s...
Posted in thread: House Yeast on 10-28-2013 at 02:42 AM
Or freeze yeast. I have 10 varieties, soon to be 12. I use 25% yeast, 25% glycerin and 50%
water for 20 ml samples.How long are those frozen yeasts good for, do you think?When you go
about making a st...
Posted in thread: Tinfoil came off starter flask.... on 10-25-2013 at 04:05 AM
Thanks for the positivity duboman. I wished I shared your confidence. It was pretty much done
when I got home, not a lot of obvious off gassing of CO2. It was right under a cupboard and
nobody was hom...