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  • Posted in thread: NB Caribou Slobber on 04-06-2015 at 04:39 PM
    I use secondary only for stouts, porters, and Kolsch. I would also use one for dry-hopping.
    Otherwise, as long as its in contact with yeast for less than 4 weeks, I never have any
    off-flavors. Its saf...

  • Posted in thread: Good summer extract on 03-19-2015 at 02:03 PM
    X2 on Hefeweizen. Carb it high, I use 5oz priming sugar, and its just about right. Drink it
    fresh, and remember its NOT meant to be ice cold, about 45 is perfect for full flavor
    enjoyment! Look up "si...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to clean a carboy (without building anything).... Go! on 03-14-2015 at 04:42 AM
    Ultimate Brewery Cleanser from Austin Homebrew. Its somewhere between PBW and Oxyclean, in both
    effectiveness and cost. We have super hard water, and its no where near as bad as oxyclean, but
    not as g...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping grains + late addition LME on 03-11-2015 at 02:37 PM
    I steep grains from the start of heating, bring to 155, and steep for 20 minutes. Then yank the
    grains, add the first 3lbs of DME and crank the heat to a boil, and get things going from
    there. The res...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Extract Kit on 03-11-2015 at 04:50 AM
    AHS Amber Rye. Oh was that good!NB St. Paul Porter. 2 bottles survived 2 years, and my dad and
    I enjoyed them camping. That was my SECOND ever batch of beer, every single bottle was
    absolutely delicio...

  • Posted in thread: Cooperstown Brewing... on 11-25-2013 at 10:48 PM
    Long time for this thread. I was just in Cooperstown and I really liked the Ol' Slugger Ale!
    Anyone have a recipe for a clone? Seems that everyone points to the Ringwood Yeast as the main
    flavor contr...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ales -- Don't care for Pumking on 11-25-2013 at 10:43 PM
    Tried Pumpking, tasted like a batch of beer gone wrong WITH pumpkin and spices added, mixed
    with puke. I decided I would never try a pumpkin beer again. In fact, beers with spices tend
    not to sit well...

  • Posted in thread: Are there any MUST steps during fermentation that I should definitely do? on 11-25-2013 at 05:11 PM
    1: Fermentation temperature control. My beers got a LOT better once I built a fermentation
    chamber with 2" dow foam board (blue stuff for houses) an old mini-fridge, and a digital temp
    controller with...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer on 11-24-2013 at 08:47 PM
    Northern brewer has always been great to me, HOWEVER I have advanced to where I need to buy my
    own grain bill, so I currently use Austin Homebrew. My starter kit was from NB, and I'd buy the
    same one ...

  • Posted in thread: Rubbing Alcohol Taste... on 11-05-2013 at 05:23 AM
    72F for US05!?!?! I ferment that yeast around 62-64 max (ambient) in my fermentation chamber.
    You definitely have fusel alcohols from too high of temp. I built a fermentation chamber with a


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