Last Activity:03-04-2011 10:04 PM
Posted in thread: Advice needed on this label. on 03-04-2011 at 10:02 PM
Dang. That is certainly a nice label. Thanks for the idea.
Posted in thread: Is this acceptable as a brew kettle? on 02-16-2011 at 12:56 AM
I have both a porcelain pot and an aluminum tamale steamer. I never use the porcelain pot as a
boil kettle anymore because the bottom is excessively thin which leads to scorching if I crank
up to a vi...
Posted in thread: What the eff is this? Separating Wort on 02-16-2011 at 12:32 AM
No offense but I am surprised someone with 644 posts on here has never seen this before.None
taken either, but how about this... I've been brewing since 1985 and have never seen this kind
Posted in thread: How do I handle a free vial of old yeast? on 02-02-2011 at 05:49 PM
36 hours later there's no change in the gravity. I think I'm going to toss it.
Posted in thread: Simple Starches in the Mash from Veggies? on 02-01-2011 at 09:03 PM
"Radical Brewing" by Randy Mosher has a section on using vegetables. He has one recipe that
uses parsnips. I don't remember what else offhand. You should try it. Sounds fun.
Posted in thread: How do I handle a free vial of old yeast? on 02-01-2011 at 05:59 PM
A friend of mine was going to toss out an old, unused vial of WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager
Yeast with an expiration date of Sept 2010. I took it off his hands instead and am making a
starter to try a...
Posted in thread: Petri Dishes on 01-30-2011 at 03:28 AM
That first plate is beautiful. Strange though that you've got stuff on the second two. I can
keep my un-inoculated plates for months with no problem. I even take off the tops and drain out
Posted in thread: What bottles do you use? on 01-27-2011 at 09:12 PM
I know I'm the oddball, but I always have trouble with Sierra Nevada bottles and the top
snapping off in my capper. Something about the shape of the neck that my capper doesn't like.
Also, most of the...
Posted in thread: Thermometer for AG = lots of (easy) questions - feedback needed on 01-27-2011 at 05:49 PM
I find that the temperature of my mash can vary by as much as a +-1F depending upon where I
place the probe in the cooler. So it seems kind of pointless to get a thermometer more accurate
than 1F sinc...
Posted in thread: Modification to Kirin recipe from "Clone Brews" on 01-27-2011 at 05:27 PM
Is this the same for pilsner malt? I've read conflicting information regarding it's ability to
convert adjuncts. I'll be boiling plain white rice and adding it to the mash as gruel, by the