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  • Posted in thread: Steam/California Common/Bastard Lager on 04-05-2006 at 09:19 PM
    Looks great. I love my California common, but it sure would make a crappy wine.

  • Posted in thread: BUY THIS BOOK - period on 03-23-2006 at 04:17 PM
    Just like Walker, I only own this and the Complete Joy. Designing Great Beers is simply the
    best resource anyone can purchase to help them understand just exactly what each of the
    ingredients and how ...

  • Posted in thread: meassure on 03-23-2006 at 04:15 PM
    Yeah, I think you forgot decimal points and a few other things. Either that or you are a very
    clueless commercial brewer.IBU's are a measure of bitterness, to calculate them, you need to
    know the kind...

  • Posted in thread: Batch sparging questions on 03-21-2006 at 09:36 PM
    There are no disadvantages. You can acheive the same efficiencies, but obviously it will take
    some time to figure out how to do that with your system.My first time I got an eff of 67%,
    after that I ha...

  • Posted in thread: why suspend mash when sparging? on 03-20-2006 at 04:47 PM
    It is only an issue when fly sparging, because as mentioned, you do not want to develop
    channels.You can avoid the entire issue by batch sparging, and achieve the same efficiencies.
    Do a Google search...

  • Posted in thread: Wort stirring on 03-13-2006 at 04:57 PM
    Insulate the top of the mash tun to solve that problem.Also, when batch sparging, an automated
    stirrer could probably grab a couple more efficiency points for you.

  • Posted in thread: With a lot of patience and a Dremel tool..... on 03-13-2006 at 04:55 PM
    Just FYI, but you're only going to get 5 or 6 holes out of a step bit. A hole saw will go
    faster (cutting less material), and you will get many more holes out of it (at least 10), not
    to mention that ...

  • Posted in thread: ive got a sankey what??? on 03-08-2006 at 09:13 PM
    I cut the tops of out my kegs with an angle grinder. The first one took 20 minutes, but now
    I've got my technique down and can get it done in half that.I drilled holes using a bimetal
    hole saw. I have...

  • Posted in thread: Please recommend a tasty Nut Brown Ale on 03-08-2006 at 08:50 PM
    I like the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Get a pint bottle!

  • Posted in thread: What's a 'Beer Snob'??? on 03-06-2006 at 07:16 PM
    Apparrently I am a beer snob because when I taste a beer, I talk about the flavors, and because
    I do not like the same beers one of my friends likes.What a crock of ****.

Drink beer for the beer! Primary: What Ale experiment with a friend (10-gallon batch, two fermenters, two yeasts: American Hefeweizen and plain Hefeweizen) Secondary: None Bottled Yellow Dog Ale | Oatmeal Stout (1st mini-mash) | Cider: Plain Apple Juice | American Amber Ale| California Common, American Pale Ale Up next: Extra Special Bitter and another spiced cider