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  • Posted in thread: Flavored priming solutions on 10-21-2013 at 11:12 PM
    Just recently kicked 5 gal. of vanilla porter that was flavored by boiling one split vanilla
    bean in with the priming sugar. The result was a wonderfully subtle vanilla flavor. I am
    attempting to repe...

  • Posted in thread: Love Stuck Mashes? on 10-11-2013 at 01:59 AM
    I use a HERMS and after my first temp rest at 122 the system jammed up when I tried to raise
    the temp, stirring helped but hot water turned out to be the best solution.

  • Posted in thread: Love Stuck Mashes? on 10-08-2013 at 10:56 PM
    If you're like me, you just love love LOVE stuck a stuck mash. Nothing better to blow your
    efficiency, wasting time and energy. Today I brewed a DoppelBock using about 30% wheat malt and
    despite my be...

  • Posted in thread: Using a Microwave for Yeast washing on 10-02-2013 at 12:31 AM
    Just what I was thinking, Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Using a Microwave for Yeast washing on 10-01-2013 at 10:57 PM
    hello,I was wondering if using a microwave to boil water inside mason jars (without lids) was a
    good idea or will the microwaved water become harmful to the yeast. I can't imagine how because
    we eat m...

  • Posted in thread: Picthing Yeast after 2 days on 09-23-2013 at 05:00 PM
    Brewed a Belgian Double IPA sat. Pitched poorly washed yeast from primary of previous batch of
    Belgian Strong. Re-cultured same yeast in 2 L starter and pitched after 2 days to ensure good

  • Posted in thread: Low OG, boil off remaining wort? on 09-08-2013 at 01:13 AM
    Just finished up an Alt recipe with an OG of 1051. ended up with 1042, I don't have a sight
    glass yet an guesstimating 5 hot gal is hard in a 15 gal kettle.I'm just gonna cool the main
    wort, then boil...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Altbier on 09-07-2013 at 08:01 PM
    11# Best Malz Munich 6-8L4 oz Weyerman Choco Wheat3 step Infusion1. protien rest @ 105F
    30min.2. raise temp to 140F 30min.3. rasie temp to 152F 45min.Mash out 160FFly Sparge 170FFirst
    wort Hop additio...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 08-31-2013 at 11:19 PM
    Grains:15 # Belgian Pilsner8 oz Belgian Chocolate8 oz Belgion Cara Munich 601 # Belgian
    Aromatic90 infusion @ 153, Fly Sparge @165Hops/Spices1.25 oz Northern Brewer @ 60 min.2 Star
    Anise @ 60 min.1# D...

  • Posted in thread: Air Stone Substitute on 08-25-2013 at 05:34 PM
    I've got a 1 Micron SS carbonating stone hat won't pass air through,definitely been miss
    handled, my question is, can the pump be used effectively without it? Can the end of the tubing
    be submerged in...