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  • Posted in thread: Fermenting in a pin lock keg question on 07-30-2015 at 06:21 AM
    I wonder if you're perhaps not getting a great seal with the lid? Normally you would "set" the
    seal by giving it a blast of co2. Do you pull up on it before locking the handle down? All that
    co2 has t...

  • Posted in thread: LHBS sells cheaper on Amazon and won't price match on 07-29-2015 at 08:59 PM
    2-row is $32 a bag at my LHBS, but I suspect that's mainly a regional difference. I think the
    main issue is that they won't give you a bulk rate on a full sack -- every shop I know of does
    that. The A...

  • Posted in thread: first year in the books, want to expand for year 2 on 07-29-2015 at 04:14 PM
    I bought a 6" Cascade plant from a nursery and it has grown to over 11' tall so far, and I
    expect much more by the end of the season. I don't plan to have a harvest this first season, so
    even 1 cone w...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 06:28 AM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Recurrent contamination, can't get rid of it :( on 07-27-2015 at 07:43 AM
    One thing that really stands out to me is pitching yeast at 76 degrees. It's just too warm, in
    my opinion. Since you have temperature control, I'd recommend getting the wort into your
    sanitized fermen...

  • Posted in thread: Recurrent contamination, can't get rid of it :( on 07-25-2015 at 08:00 PM
    That looks like a possible lacto infection, but could also just be yeast rafts. I'd be
    surprised if infections were making your beer taste bitter, though. The usual source of
    bitterness is, surprise, ...

  • Posted in thread: 25 Gallon BIAB batch Tomorrow, A few Qs? on 07-22-2015 at 02:26 AM
    The 18 lbs of rice should occupy about 3 gallons or so, which leaves you 22 gallons to mash 40
    lbs of barley. I use an 11 gallon pot and its *definitely* a stretch to mash 20 lbs in it. I'd
    have some ...

  • Posted in thread: Pomelo IPA- as grapefruity as it gets :) on 07-19-2015 at 01:37 AM
    I'd say dry hop with Comet (not the bathroom cleaner, the hop!). It's THE most grapefruity hop
    I've ever had -- a SMaSH I made with it tasted like pure grapefruit zest.

  • Posted in thread: Forumulating Recipe for First AG?? on 07-16-2015 at 09:14 PM
    I think it's a fine idea to write your own recipe. You might want to look at existing recipes
    in that style to ensure you don't have 4 lbs of crystal malt or whatever. I use beersmith for
    creating rec...

  • Posted in thread: Having a go at an overnight mash to save time on 07-15-2015 at 05:50 PM
    I'm drinking a brown now that was mashed overnight. It's a great summer beer, very light body,
    high attenuation, clean and crisp. No souring at all, but I would bet it did finish quite a bit
    lower tha...

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