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  • Posted in thread: Single batch sparge infusion vs. multiple questions on 04-15-2014 at 07:49 PM
    LandoLincoln and billl: Thanks for the explanation. I'll be doing my first cooler mash tun
    batch this week, so I want to make sure I've checked everything.

  • Posted in thread: Never dump your beer!!! Patience IS a virtue!!! Time heals all things, even beer! on 04-15-2014 at 07:41 PM
    I just made my first batch ( bsg saison kit) and I bottled after 6 days, the SG was at intended
    range ( 1.010, and instructions said 3-7 days).It's not clear at all, perhaps more time will
    help. I tas...

  • Posted in thread: Single batch sparge infusion vs. multiple questions on 04-15-2014 at 07:20 PM
    The first infusion removes so much of the sugars that you get very little more in subsequent
    sparges. In fact, the only reason to do more than one sparge is if your mash tun isn't big
    enough to hold a...

  • Posted in thread: New guy from Saint Louis area on 04-08-2014 at 08:17 PM
    Welcome to HBT.

  • Posted in thread: Hello from the UK on 04-08-2014 at 08:08 PM
    Welcome to HBT. Looking forward to you sharing your knowledge and experiences.

  • Posted in thread: First Blowout on 04-08-2014 at 02:19 PM
    I had a blowout while using a blow-off tube once. Hops plugged it, and it blew off and made a
    big mess. Now I just leave the bucket lid loose, with a 1 or 2 pound weight on top to keep
    fruit flies out...

  • Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 04-08-2014 at 01:32 PM
    Still in the course. I think the final exam will be a killer for me. Without a background in
    organic chemistry, I find I have trouble remembering the material from one unit - remembering
    details from ...

  • Posted in thread: Beginner extract brewing howto on 04-06-2014 at 04:23 PM
    The sugar is dry,so no nasties would grow on it. unionrdr: I feel that microbes can fall onto
    dry sugar and stay there until it is put into your beer, and then grow in the wet environment.
    I had to r...

  • Posted in thread: Beginner extract brewing howto on 04-04-2014 at 06:27 PM
    I've been priming with table sugar for a couple of years now - I don't think it tastes any
    different than using corn sugar. But I like the idea of mixing up a priming solution in water
    and boiling it ...

  • Posted in thread: Priming directly in bottles question (need to do it that way) on 03-31-2014 at 07:58 PM
    When I was having trouble with my capper not sealing well, I opened several bottles and
    re-primed with dry sugar. It worked well for most of them, but some turned sour. So, based on
    my experience, I l...

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