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  • Posted in thread: A Few More Noob Questions on 01-29-2016 at 03:45 PM
    A big beer refers to the original gravity and overall alcohol content, a stout is not
    necessarily "big" but it can be. A 4.5% abv Stout is not big, 8%abv Stout is big.

  • Posted in thread: Old DME for starter on 01-29-2016 at 03:42 PM
    Should be fine for a starter, but decant to protect the quality of your beer.

  • Posted in thread: Reusable Beer Labels ? on 01-28-2016 at 03:16 PM
    In a pinch I use painters masking tape and a sharpie.

  • Posted in thread: Dry hop in a Keg on 01-28-2016 at 03:14 PM
    I do it all the time with a hop sack and some sterilized fishing line. Works great.

  • Posted in thread: Has brewing finally jumped the shark? on 01-14-2016 at 03:44 PM
    Craft beer isn't going anywhere. Yes, some of the breweries will close, and growth will slow,
    but good beer at a local level has returned to this country and I think will now be a big part
    of our land...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast but no bubbles in airlock on 11-23-2015 at 04:34 PM
    Buckets leak. Check for krausen and leave it alone if you see one. Hydrometer is the only true
    way to know for sure.

  • Posted in thread: Should I pitch more yeast? on 11-19-2015 at 09:18 PM
    You're fine. A few points is nothing to worry about. A good healthy starter at that gravity
    should easily do the trick.

  • Posted in thread: Steeping Grains Ground to powder... on 11-18-2015 at 06:13 PM
    I don't see any problem with using them. It's not ideal but most stuff settles out once you
    ferment anyways. It should still taste good.

  • Posted in thread: 20 year old chest freezer on 11-11-2015 at 09:29 PM
    While I'm sure is runs great, my fear would be it breaking down in the move. Things rust and
    parts aren't easily available. Just my thoughts- I've bought some oldies myself and even when
    they did make...

  • Posted in thread: Amber Ale? A good start? on 11-11-2015 at 08:50 PM
    I brewed a similar amber this weekend, but all-grain. I think it's fine and there's nothing
    wrong with a little roasted barley, just a touch though. I actually used pale chocolate in

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