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  • Posted in thread: Busy day all-grain...success! on 01-23-2013 at 02:01 AM
    So I have two small kids and my wife works opposite hours lots of days, so I'm finding it
    increasingly difficult to do full all-grain brew days. So last month, I fit a "brew day" in on
    a busy day. I d...

  • Posted in thread: Odd off flavor -- thoughts? on 04-24-2012 at 12:46 PM
    Interesting thread. In my case, some of my bottle conditioned beers have a slight "plastic"
    taste, whereas my kegged beers taste premo. Sometimes I wonder if these tastes are all in my
    head as nobody ...

  • Posted in thread: Bright, fresh, hoppy IPA from old beer? on 04-24-2012 at 01:18 AM
    I'd be cold storing fermented beer and krausening with fermenting beer. The krausen batch would
    only be a 10 minute boil and should cool very quick due to the low volume. The 2 4 gallon
    batches would ...

  • Posted in thread: Bright, fresh, hoppy IPA from old beer? on 04-24-2012 at 12:42 AM
    So I'd like to have a couple of batches of nice IPA this summer, one in June and one in
    July...but I'm usually way too busy in the summer to do much brewing. So here's what I'm
    thinking of doing:1. Br...

  • Posted in thread: Wheat spice taste - is it the wheat or the hops?? on 02-22-2012 at 02:15 PM
    In Brewing Classic Styles, the recommendation is to do primary at 62. In addition to having the
    correct starter size, Z claims this temp yields the flavor profile of what the classic heff is
    supposed ...

  • Posted in thread: Why all grain? on 02-21-2012 at 02:33 AM
    I guess for me, I don't brew beer just for beer, I brew to brew--if that makes any sense.
    Mixing extract in water skips the most foundational part of brewing, in my opinion. But hey,
    for each his own,...

  • Posted in thread: First "No Sparge"...why haven't I done this before? on 02-21-2012 at 02:22 AM
    I was feeling extra lazy today, so I did a "no sparge" instead of my typical batch sparge. I've
    been leary of trying this because my mash tun is only 36 quarts. I had 11 lbs of grain and I
    filled the ...

  • Posted in thread: Primary and age in the same barrel? on 02-10-2012 at 01:30 AM
    I watched Michael Jackson's Beer Hunter--Burgundies of Belgium--and if I understood him
    correctly, lambic brewers do primary and aging in the same barrel. Has anyone tried this?

  • Posted in thread: Creative ways to cool wort... on 01-23-2012 at 03:59 AM
    I take a large tub and fill it with ice water and snow. I put the boiling hot brew kettle right
    in the tub and use a copper coil wort chiller with a utility pump. Ice water is sucked out of
    one end of...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Friendly Yeast for IPA on 01-09-2012 at 03:59 AM
    Hey skye buddy, I live in Chan...I've fermented beers all winter in the past with S-05. My
    lower level is about 58.