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  • Posted in thread: Problem Boiling 4 gallons with a 2000 watt element on 08-26-2015 at 02:46 AM
    I use a Brewhardware 1500 watt stainless steel 120 volt element. My brewpot is insulated with
    that foil insulation. It will boil 6 gallons of wort vigorously.

  • Posted in thread: Pump on 08-26-2015 at 02:15 AM
    I have a stainless steel head Chugger pump. They are extremely well built. I honestly feel it
    will outlast me!

  • Posted in thread: Marzen/Octoberfest type beer advice on 08-01-2015 at 03:51 AM
    The BJCP judges dingered me for late hop additions stating that hop aroma should not be present
    in this style beer. They praised the malt character and the dry finish. So I would stick to
    German malts...

  • Posted in thread: Galaxy Apollo and comet combo? on 08-01-2015 at 03:08 AM
    I have used Galaxy many times. It is a very potent late addition hop. I think it would pair
    well with Comet as late additions. Definitely bitter with Apollo, it offers a far better
    bittering result. G...

  • Posted in thread: Someone with RIMS expertise please help - last attempt before a change :( on 05-24-2015 at 10:33 AM
    In my opinion this is a cavitation issue. I think that the pump is cavitating causing air
    pockets or voids in the system. When these air pockets reach the RIMS tube heat they expand
    causing the pulse....

  • Posted in thread: Faulty fermentor on 04-20-2015 at 11:20 AM
    Is your spigot one of those swivel type? I have had an issue with that swivel type but never
    the fixed type like this:

  • Posted in thread: Red help on 03-30-2015 at 08:27 PM
    I am tasked with producing a red ale for a big local HomeBrew Fest in July. I have brewed 3
    test batches and I can not achieve the red. I have tailored one of my very popular Pale Ale
    recipes, using v...

  • Posted in thread: How do you bottle your 1-gallon batches? on 01-19-2015 at 01:28 AM
    To avoid losing several ounces in the bottom of the bucket when I make my 1 gallon experimental
    batches, I drilled a 7/16" hole as low as possible in a 1 gallon bucket. I then yanked a piece
    of 1/2" v...

  • Posted in thread: Using Vanilla Extract on 01-19-2015 at 01:05 AM
    Over the years I have added vanilla extract at Flame-out, into the Secondary, and into the
    Bottling Bucket. By far the best method in my opinion is to add to the Bottling Bucket. This
    yields the best ...

  • Posted in thread: What single change most improved your beer? on 11-18-2014 at 11:55 PM
    hands down the best thing that I ever did was build a fermentation fridge!


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