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Posted in thread: First time all grain - Overestimated my abilities vastly on 02-05-2014 at 08:01 PM
Duuude, be careful with buying fermentors. They acumulate and gang up in taunting you into
keeping them full. They get like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors. You never get away, it
never stops, you...
Posted in thread: Bad brew day. on 02-05-2014 at 06:02 PM
How tight is your crush? I had a few stuck sparges lately and I solved it by conditioning my
grains and running my mill slower (corona mill).My grains are milled at my LHBS and I've never
had a proble...
Posted in thread: anybody whirlpool with tea balls? on 02-05-2014 at 05:30 PM
I have the 3inch balls and they can get pretty full with an ounce of hops. For less than an
ounce it's no worries but I've gotten into the habit of doing hop stands and have not noticed
any decrease i...
Posted in thread: First time all grain - Overestimated my abilities vastly on 02-04-2014 at 02:51 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'm going to ride it out. I have a second carboy so I'm
in no hurry to free this one up.Not a bad idea. Tasting the effect of the brew day will be a
Posted in thread: Bad brew day. on 01-29-2014 at 01:10 PM
@estricklin, I spent the whole time fantasizing about a false bottom thinking I'd collasped my
braid of knocked it off because I stir every 15min during the mash plus doing a double
decoction and mixi...
Posted in thread: Bad brew day. on 01-29-2014 at 07:03 AM
I think it may have been the three lbs of flaked products. Fortunately it's now chugging along
and I only lost 8 points of gravity, still hitting 1.080 actual in the fermenter vs. 1.088 with
Posted in thread: Bad brew day. on 01-28-2014 at 04:11 PM
Yeah, I tried stirring, scraping, tunneling, and even giving it the stink eye.
Posted in thread: Bad brew day. on 01-27-2014 at 10:06 PM
Decided to brew my house stout with two changes and had a stuck sparge that took four hours to
remedy. Never had one stick with my stainless braid.Oatmeal Stout 5gal8.5lbs Maris Otter2lbs
flaked oats ...
Posted in thread: American Brown Ale on 01-26-2014 at 02:42 AM
If you havn't brewed an american brown before try as suggested above and brew from a clone and
tweak it your taste. I started with NB's Moose Drool clone and gradually made it my own as they
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 01-23-2014 at 03:09 PM
Pouring quietly will likely introduce less O2 than the squirt from your bottling wand.
Sanitation is the key, and the law. I've had no issues with return pours.