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Posted in thread: Every brew tastes the same on 08-13-2016 at 10:44 PM
Most Homebrew stores keep their yeast and hops under refrigeration, but the kits sit out on the
sales floor or back in the warehouse at room temperature or above, and probably stored under
Posted in thread: Recipe help needed (ESB?) on 06-21-2016 at 03:07 AM
I usually consider my ESB to be my default drinking beer, probably every 3rd or 4th batch or
so, and I try to keep it simple with the ingredients I commonly have on hand, and sometimes
substitute if I...
Posted in thread: Succulent Strawberry Blonde on 06-03-2016 at 11:24 PM
I was thinking of sanitizing the strawberries with some vodka before introducing it into the
witbeer brewed previously. The vodka will sterilize the berries, and probably also pick up some
of the esse...
Posted in thread: Opinions on adding Bacon on 04-30-2016 at 06:14 PM
I brewed a Bacon Porter for the wake of a deceased friend we knew as the Slab Bacon. Starting
with a more or less standard porter recipe, I substituted a bit of smoked malt, maple syrup,
and crispy ba...
Posted in thread: How do you store/organize your brew supplies? on 04-22-2016 at 01:30 AM
Maryland Homebrew sells these Cobalt Blue plastic containers for their bulk LME for a little
more than a buck each. They hold about 2 lbs of specialty grains, which is just about the right
amount to k...
Posted in thread: Be Careful With Propane Tanks on 01-19-2016 at 11:52 PM
I remember a PSA when I was a kid that explained it perfectly. A coffee cup of gasoline
properly vaporized can explode with the force of 2 sticks of dynamite. I strap my propane tanks
to a tie point i...
Posted in thread: Allen Bradley SLC 500 on 12-09-2015 at 10:33 PM
I am taking a Udemy online class, Programming PLCs from Scratch which uses the RSlogix 500
programming environment. The course provided links to the lite version of the software, which
is basically mi...
Posted in thread: Simple Electric Setup Help (Electric Boil Kettle and Cooler Mash Tun) on 11-02-2015 at 12:28 AM
I built one earlier this year out of a keg and a hot water heating element. Dealing with the
Hot Break problem was my main concern. and I found a kit from Stilldragon which included a box,
Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 10-31-2015 at 07:02 PM
Probably about 5 or six, the first 3 or so involved winemaking, then when I broke another I
went to MD Homebrew and arrived just in time for a homebrewing 101 class. The rest is history,
and I haven't...
Posted in thread: Perfect brew day to complete disaster on 10-29-2015 at 10:44 AM
I have gotten away with the trick of using my mouth, blowing to clear debris from the ball
valve. usually happens when leaf hops or a coarse addition like cocoa nibs is added to the boil
without the b...