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  • Posted in thread: How cold is too cold to brew outside? on 11-20-2014 at 07:37 PM
    I've got one planned for tomorrow night which in Mass. is looking like like low 20's with a
    little wind. Only time I'm required to be outside is during the boil as the mash and chill is
    done in my bas...

  • Posted in thread: AG brewers..whats the fasted you completed a brewday? on 11-17-2014 at 04:24 PM
    Average of last 3 brew days was about 3.5 hours....using BIAB in a 9 gallon pot on an outdoor
    burner. I usually start around 7-8 PM and finish around 10:30-11:30ish15 minutes to heat up 6.5
    gallons of...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Prices going up? on 10-09-2014 at 09:30 PM
    NB's DeadRinger AG was $25.45 in August (no yeast or priming sugar) same is $37.45 now. I did
    contact them and they said they would reviewI saw the same thing today. Looks like they've
    raised all of t...

  • Posted in thread: No $ for Vinator on 10-08-2014 at 10:36 PM
    IMO, a spray bottle is just as (if not more effective) than a vinator. A lot cheaper too.
    Couple sprays in a bottle, swish around, dump and you're good to go.

  • Posted in thread: Off flavor question on 09-29-2014 at 03:20 PM
    Thanks... good to know that it's likely not from the chiller. I cooled wort down to 63 and then
    pitched the yeast and fermentation was held at 65-66 for 3 weeks. I did everything the same as
    normal re...

  • Posted in thread: Off flavor question on 09-28-2014 at 04:42 PM
    Made an all grain English pale ale beginning of August. Recipe consisted of 9 lbs of Maris
    otter, .5 lb of English crystal medium and 3 oz of kent goldings. Sprinkled Nottingham yeast
    and held ferment...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use to hold your mash temp? on 09-10-2014 at 03:36 PM
    I brew in my basement in the vicinity of a clothes dryer. Last time I brewed, i tossed a few
    towels in the dryer for a few minutes, they came out hot and I wrapped them around my 9 gallon
    pot for an h...

  • Posted in thread: FG of 1.002 on Wheat Beer? on 08-14-2014 at 04:18 PM
    Most hydrometers are calibrated @ 60 degrees using distilled (not spring) water.well, the water
    was in the low sixties as it was in my basement overnight (should have clarified) and does it
    make much ...

  • Posted in thread: FG of 1.002 on Wheat Beer? on 08-14-2014 at 02:55 PM
    Thanks for all the tips guys.:mug: So I calibrated my hydrometer last night. Added some room
    temperature spring water and let is sit for a while and the reading was around .997-.998.
    Definitely was a ...

  • Posted in thread: FG of 1.002 on Wheat Beer? on 08-13-2014 at 05:17 PM
    @eluterio - thanks! I pitched 1 pack of US-05. Did not rehydrate. When chilling, I stirred the
    chiller in the hot wort...not sure I could fit the lid on my 9 gallon pot with the chiller in
    it. I've re...


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