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Posted in thread: wlp023 has shown I'm an idiot on 02-21-2012 at 02:17 AM
I brewed Friday evening and pitched a 1L starter at full krausen into 68 wort. Things should go
well, yes?24 hours into things with the wort at 64 there was NO sign of any life. The wort was
Posted in thread: Pasta roller grain mills on 02-13-2012 at 12:52 AM
I used a pasta mill for my first 13 all grain batches. It tore the husks a bit and the
efficiency dropped slowly and steadily with each batch. Eventually I upgraded to a BC. Needless
to say, I am much...
Posted in thread: The Baby-Bottle-Nipple MLT Gasket Method w/pics on 02-09-2012 at 06:45 PM
I've got nipple gaskets on HLT, MLT, and Keggle. No leaks, and they work extremely well. Plus
it was so much cheaper to make my own than to buy a weldless fitting. But it did take some
Posted in thread: Strong esters with US-05. WTF? on 01-30-2012 at 02:31 AM
Yeah, thread resurrection here but I want to share my experience with us-05. The temps of the
wort (fermometer) got down to 58 during a pale ale in December. My temp control is single stage
Posted in thread: DYI vs Off the shelf breakeven point? on 01-18-2012 at 02:04 AM
I love the DIY aspect of this hobby and will generally spend the same amount if I feel that my
product will be the equal of what I would have purchased. Heck, because of homebrewing I know
way more ab...
Posted in thread: Boston Lager Clone (Decoction/Krausening AG recipe) on 01-17-2012 at 03:37 AM
Brewed this two weeks ago with wlp 830. This recipe turned me on to decoction; I love the
constant involvement on brewday! The hop profile is identical to the original and maybe better
based on some r...
Posted in thread: Nanobrewerys selling clones as their own on 01-10-2012 at 05:18 AM
If we apply this to our own brewhouses: is it possible to exactly replicate our "own" recipes
over thou course of multiple batches? My stuff is always slightly different, (though you
automated brewer ...
Posted in thread: SG Sanitation on 01-06-2012 at 02:56 AM
I use an old corny that was given to me and I can't get to seal. It always has 4-5 gallons of
starsan in it. Makes sanitation super convenient, but only because it is broken and free.
Posted in thread: What are the fundamentals of brewing? on 01-05-2012 at 04:25 PM
I suppose my frustration is a product of understanding the process of brewing on my system, but
being unfamiliar with some of the tenants of creating a recipe. I want to produce beer that
fits my tast...
Posted in thread: What are the fundamentals of brewing? on 01-05-2012 at 04:53 AM
One of the things I have noticed in way too much lurking on this sight and my 13 AG brews is
that there is not a consensus or emphasis on what the fundamentals of recipe design are. I
would love to ge...
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