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  • Posted in thread: Need a new fermentor on 01-27-2017 at 05:09 PM
    For a 10 gallon, I'd look at the Speidel fermentors. I currently use glass and plastic better
    bottles but want to move to the Speidel sometime in the future.never seen those before and that
    seems to b...

  • Posted in thread: Need a new fermentor on 01-27-2017 at 04:34 PM
    while we are on this topic, anyone have any recommendations for a 10 gallon vessel that won't
    break the bank? I'm gonna be ready to step up to larger batch size in the coming months. But I
    don't wanna...

  • Posted in thread: Beginner technique questions on 01-26-2017 at 08:10 PM
    Just to add my 2 brain cells:1. Wet stopper bad. Some aggressive fermentation will even push
    the stopper out if it's wet. I always let them dry, they usually work fine then. Had a wheat
    beer push one ...

  • Posted in thread: Wanting to get back into brewing on 01-26-2017 at 04:05 AM
    I've found that flip top bottles are easier than regular bottles, but I still use both. Just
    depends what I have available at bottling time. Never been a keg guy so I can't speak to that
    at all. If it...

  • Posted in thread: Wanting to get back into brewing on 01-25-2017 at 05:11 PM
    I also just brewed my first batch in quite a while so I decided to go easy mode and just
    grabbed one of the cheapest kits from Northern Brewer. Some people have mixed feelings about
    NB, but one of the...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein Headspace on 03-01-2011 at 05:41 PM
    as long as your vessel is sealed tightly with an airlock there shouldn't be much O2 in there.
    it should have been displaced by venting gas during fermentation. The last time I made
    apfelwein i had qui...

  • Posted in thread: Straining Hops on 03-01-2011 at 05:34 PM
    my normal kitchen strainer happens to be one of those screen mesh ones, and the mesh is pretty
    fine. i run the wort through it as it goes into the fermentor. this gets a lot of the spent
    hops out. The...

  • Posted in thread: First batch mistakes... on 01-22-2010 at 10:10 PM
    Good point. I forgot to mention that. During the very vigorous day or two of fermentation, the
    internal temp of the wort (not ambient) will be around 6-10* F warmer than the room (ambient)
    temperature...

  • Posted in thread: Turning my frown upside down on 01-22-2010 at 09:49 PM
    yeah i hate brewing on an electric stove. hell, i hate cooking on an electric stove. the place
    I lived for the last 6 months had a horrible electric stove. I didn't brew once the entire
    time.

  • Posted in thread: Old Bottles on 01-22-2010 at 09:42 PM
    if they have any gunk dried inside of them, just stick them in the bath tub and fill it with
    hot water and let em sit for awhile. Dirty bottles are no big deal, you just have to work a
    little harder.

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