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Posted in thread: I'm done with AG. on 06-25-2007 at 05:51 AM
Just wanted to say that I had the worst brew day ever two batches ago, what went into the
fermenter looked like gray/gold pablum, my temps were all bad through the whole fermentation,
and STILL, my bo...
Posted in thread: cheap coolers-maybe on 06-22-2007 at 05:29 AM
Target in Pleasanton, CA has 48 qt cubes for 10 bucks. I picked one up, and there were a few
more there as well.10 gallon all grain batches, here I come.
Posted in thread: Lager fermentation schedule on 06-20-2007 at 08:03 PM
Something you might want to consider is when you move to lager, you lager in a keg with an
airlock. Then, force carbonate after 4 weeks in the keg, and once the beer is carbonated
properly, counter pr...
Posted in thread: Skimming on 06-11-2007 at 09:31 PM
When I do a 90 minute boil I skim, since I've got 30 minutes until my first hop addition. After
the hops go in though, I don't touch it.
Posted in thread: Lousy Brew Day, Need Advice on 06-11-2007 at 06:43 PM
Just a quick update. I brewed a schwartzebier/brussels black ale clone this weekend, and made
two changes to my equipment/process before i started. The changes were I replaced the vinyl
tubing on my f...
Posted in thread: WORST brew day to date. on 06-11-2007 at 06:33 PM
Well, at least you still got to take the youngest to be with the family AND got to get your
beer brewed. Maybe not the most relaxing/enjoyable way to do it, but if your two kids are
anything like mine...
Posted in thread: Lousy Brew Day, Need Advice on 05-31-2007 at 03:20 AM
Thank you all for the great tips! I'm going to give it another go this weekend with another all
malt recipe.Thanks again everyone!
Posted in thread: Lousy Brew Day, Need Advice on 05-31-2007 at 12:54 AM
Ok, so I took a shot at my second all grain batch this Sunday. First, the recipe:9 lbs German
Pilsner2 lbs Marzen1.5 lbs CaraPilsSecond, the equipment. 5 gallon Igloo round cooler, with a
Posted in thread: Anyone do a Brussels Black Ale yet? on 05-25-2007 at 05:59 AM
Thanks Raceskier, that recipe looks promising. The lager yeast is key. You might be right on
the money with the oktoberfest/marzen yeast. That will leave enough of the malty character
behind while pro...
Posted in thread: Cereal Batch? on 05-24-2007 at 11:40 PM
We just pitched a Columbia IPA with a pint of yeast slurry from a previous IPA. I basically
racked it down to the trub, gave it all a good swirl, then poured out a full pint to a
sterilized pint glass...