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Posted in thread: First time BIAB - So much TRUB/Break/Schmutz! on 08-26-2014 at 08:21 PM
I agree with Wilserbrewer. I strain my wort going into the fermenter, which only catches most
of the hops, but all of the break material and some of the hops make it into the fermenter and
I only typi...
Posted in thread: First time BIAB - So much TRUB/Break/Schmutz! on 08-25-2014 at 07:43 PM
I just did my first two BIABs with my bag/pulley setup from wilserbrewer. I planned it out
using beersmith for a no sparge full boil batch where I would end up with 5.5 gallons in the
fermenter. I hav...
Posted in thread: Thousand Oaks, California on 08-11-2014 at 09:21 PM
I'm all for saving money but I think doing a group buy for sacks of grain may be more hassle
than its worth if your near Thousand Oaks - there are two brew stores in Simi Valley (about 2
miles from En...
Posted in thread: Are my carboys ruined?? on 07-24-2014 at 06:05 PM
This is an old restaurant trick used to clean cloudy glass stuff:Try vinegar and kosher salt.
You don't have to fill it up - the idea is that you put say a 1/2 gallon of vinegar (get the
1.5 gallon bo...
Posted in thread: Gigayeast NorCal Ale #5 GY029 on 07-20-2014 at 01:32 AM
Anyone have experience with this? I just used it for a rye pale that is carbing up now. the
samples tasted good and it took it from 1.055 to 1.012 within about 5 days. I'd like to use the
Posted in thread: Multiple temperatures during fermentation - on purpose on 07-16-2014 at 06:26 PM
I recently went to a local nano - Enegren brewing in Moorpark, CA. I sampled several of their
brews and had a nice chat with the brewer. While tasting a very nice, crisp kolsch, I asked
what yeast he ...
Posted in thread: Any astronomy hobbyist on these forums on 07-12-2014 at 05:42 AM
One other thing. If you can find one near you, many larger cities have telescope clubs, and
plenty also have very large scopes that you can visit or buy time on. It might be a way to do
some cool astr...
Posted in thread: Any astronomy hobbyist on these forums on 07-08-2014 at 06:42 PM
So I think the answer to your original question largely depends on how portable you want the
telescope to be. I could never see hiking with a 6" - 10" dob - they are just too big and
heavy. I agree wh...
Posted in thread: Any astronomy hobbyist on these forums on 07-07-2014 at 11:26 PM
I've been into astronomy off and on for 10 years now. I have an Orion XT10 now, before that, I
had 4.5" refractor. What are you planning on looking at and where will you use it? Do you want
Posted in thread: DIY Walk In Cooler Build on 06-26-2014 at 09:39 PM
Sounds like a great way to bulk condition/age sours. It would also be fantastic for doing
barrel age stuff. I think you need to start shopping for wood barrels to age stuff in.Sent from
my wooden walk...