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Posted in thread: Good price on Gamma Lids on 01-25-2015 at 10:09 PM
After being in Florida a couple years...I miss my Menards in central WI, and stock up on cheap
stuff whenever I'm up for the holidays. Have a bunch of their gamma seal lids and the green
Posted in thread: What actually happens when mash temp decreases? on 10-14-2014 at 12:41 AM
I'd guess it's more about accurate temperature measuring, and preheating your mash tun. If
you're just tossing your grain and water into a cold/room temp tun, it's going to eat a lot of
your heat, but...
Posted in thread: Anyone ever have a toe removed? on 09-17-2014 at 12:04 AM
Since we've had brewmaster beard-yeast beers and whatnot before, is there a chance of
passedpawn toe beer? No? Are you sure? Hey, don't ban me, it was just a joke! nooooooo
Posted in thread: Why doesn't the hop character of my beers taste the same as commercial beers on 08-15-2014 at 03:05 PM
Maybe it's worth asking about the condition of your hops? Do you keep them nicely frozen and
vacuum packed until you use them? And they're relatively new/fresh?[Edit: Another FL guy beat
me by a minut...
Posted in thread: Ultra Barrier Silver Beer Hose Giveaway from Kegconnection.com! on 08-06-2014 at 09:12 PM
Red! I mean blue! Wait, no! I mean...I'm in!
Posted in thread: Does pitching more yeast EVER work? on 06-19-2014 at 06:13 PM
These are good questions. I have never had a need to pitch additional yeast, but if I DID, the
only method I would use is to pitch an active/live starter directly in, not just dump some
Posted in thread: Free kegerator!...You get what you pay for... on 04-30-2014 at 09:02 PM
Once you've cleaned out the bottom of a well-used keezer that hasn't seen sponge nor soap for a
year, you get pretty numb to the nasties. There is some absurd amounts of evil that can grow in
Posted in thread: Bought an STC1000 controller, wish I hadn't on 04-27-2014 at 03:12 AM
There has to be some value in knowing how something works too. You built it, you know how it
works, you can fix it if it breaks, you can tweak it later if you want to. Buy a Johnson
controller, and it...
Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-23-2014 at 02:17 PM
Maintaining an inventory of base grain AND specialty grain AND a variety of bulk hops is worth
more than just the cost savings. There is nothing like the freedom of waking up and thinking
'I'm going t...
Posted in thread: Extra kegs worth having on 04-14-2014 at 06:41 PM
I don't think any sane homebrewer has ever said 'boy, I wish I didn't have so many corny kegs'.
I think the rule of thumb is to buy as many as you think you need, double that, then get a
couple more j...