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Posted in thread: Questions about March Pumps answered by the Factory! on 04-17-2014 at 09:12 PM
How much pressure can the 809 handle? I was thinking about using my pump to push beer through a
filter and am concerned about the backpressure that would develop, particularly with a fine
filter. If t...
Posted in thread: Who brings their homebrew to the pub with them? on 04-16-2014 at 03:15 PM
I know the owner of a bar here in town and often bring in some beers for him and the regulars
to try. Here in PA it is up to the discretion of the owner. They can charge a "corkage" fee if
Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-16-2014 at 03:11 PM
Posted in thread: Single batch sparge infusion vs. multiple questions on 04-16-2014 at 02:54 PM
I must not be making my point very well, so rather than keep beating this horse and boring
everybody, I'll just say that what I'm getting at is that some tradeoffs are worth it and some
aren't and eve...
Posted in thread: The 2014 NHC First Round - Results/Speculation Thread on 04-16-2014 at 01:53 AM
IIRC, someone formed "HomebrewTalk brewers" club with AHA.I had forgotten about it, until I was
looking at some of the winners and saw a couple of entries with that as the club name.Hey, that
is my cl...
Posted in thread: Is it normal for the grains to swell big time during mash out? on 04-15-2014 at 04:11 PM
For the entire duration of the main rest, I have a very nice grainbed, with about two inches of
water on top. When I raise the temperature for mash out the grains swell so much that there is
no water ...
Posted in thread: Beginner. What is the purpose of secondary fermentation in a glass carboy? on 04-15-2014 at 01:50 PM
As a beginner, the easiest thing to do is to leave it in the primary. No harm will come to your
beer.To use a secondary or not is a personal decision. By sitting on the yeast cake longer,
that gives i...
Posted in thread: Increasing beer chew with all-grain on 04-14-2014 at 03:39 PM
I like to add ingredients with higher levels of protein to give beers a little more body.
Things like wheat (torrified or malted) and flaked barley are my favorites
Posted in thread: The 2014 NHC First Round - Results/Speculation Thread on 04-12-2014 at 06:49 PM
Got my score sheets from NYC today. Two moving forward - the same ones as last year. Both in
Cat. 2. Took 1st and 2nd with a 41.5 and a 39 (Ger pils and CAP respectively)Bock scored a 38.
Posted in thread: Saison recipe critique and help.... on 04-11-2014 at 03:07 PM
Picture in your head, the sweetness of the munich with the lemon from the hops. I find munich
has a richness to it, that I personally think is not the best match for lemon (or at least
vienna is bette...