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  • Started with a Mr. Beer kit. After the second brew, I made a change to the third kit. After that, I designed my own recipes. Did three partial mashes, then graduated to all-grain BIAB. I do 2.5 to 3 gallon batches because I enjoy brewing more often and really don't drink more than one beer a day. I enjoy the variety available and being able to pair up the night's drink with the meal.
  • In the middle of my brewing season... Keeping the fermenting chamber full!
  • Dell-Phinium APA, English Pale Ale, Honeydukes ESB
  • Vienna Lager, Helles, Martzen, Traditional Bock, Doppelbock
  • Margarita Visions APA, Kiwi Mango iFruity Wit, Twist of Honey Brown, Scottish Heavy, Pretty Little Ditty Scotch Ale, Parker House Robust Porter, Lotus 1--3 Amber Ale, Spring Zephyr IPA, Vanilla Bourbon Porter, Dark Serenade Irish Red, Oatmeal Stout
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  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions on 02-07-2016 at 12:33 PM
    I've used my MBKs many times for secondary fermenation, particularly when adding fruit. It
    works pretty well, but I would not plan on cold crashing afterwards.

  • Posted in thread: Londonderry on 02-05-2016 at 05:19 PM
    New Ipswich here.

  • Posted in thread: 2 week cold crash? on 02-05-2016 at 12:42 PM
    I've had to do an extended (13 to 20 days) stay in the fridge with a couple of my starters in
    the pasts. Usually, when I know that I will not have time to make a starter coming up to brew
    day. I usual...

  • Posted in thread: Where did the extra sugar come from? Gravity and beersmith headache on 02-02-2016 at 09:13 PM
    It is actually not that uncommon. Look at the recipes in Brewing Classic Styles which are
    designed for 6.5 gal post boil, 5.5 into the fermentor. Personally, I agree that it is a waste
    of that much po...

  • Posted in thread: Where did the extra sugar come from? Gravity and beersmith headache on 02-01-2016 at 12:55 PM
    Look at your gravity points. Your pre-boil volume of 8.36 gal * (1.042 -1) * 1000 gives you 351
    gravity points.If you finished with 6.76 gallons your gravity should be: 351 / 6.76 / 1000 + 1
    = 1.052Th...

  • Posted in thread: Beer from Horse Feed? on 01-31-2016 at 01:34 PM
    As someone who raises livestock, I really have to say that making a wort out of livestock feeds
    is a really bad idea. While the main components may be something like corn, oats, and/or
    barley, there a...

  • Posted in thread: mash temp and beersmith on 01-29-2016 at 12:55 PM
    so an example to clarify. say I find a recipe here for a russian imp stout and the author gives
    the mash temp as 152F for 60 minutes. so when I go to BS and pick what mash profile I want to
    use I pick...

  • Posted in thread: Iodine test never turned negative on 01-25-2016 at 07:12 PM
    Ever hear of mash efficiency? My mash efficiency runs right around 90%, which means that I am
    extracting and converting 90% of the possible starches. 10% still remains. I probably should
    have used sus...

  • Posted in thread: Ordered hops online, one package punctured. Still ok? on 01-25-2016 at 05:55 PM
    Chances are that they wanted the package back to put in a claim with the shipping company if
    they felt it was an issue with the shipper, or to use to train/show/warn their packaging

  • Posted in thread: Firestone Walker Easy Jack on 01-25-2016 at 02:33 PM
    Here is what I eventually did:Recipe: Mandarin Melon APABrewer: CWPAsst Brewer: Style: American
    Pale AleTYPE: All GrainTaste: (30.0) Recipe Specifications--------------------------Boil Size:
    14.05 lPo...