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Posted in thread: Spruce Beer on 09-14-2005 at 06:51 PM
When a blue spruce at my parent's house was pushing new growth this spring, I decided to pluck
a bunch of growth off for brewing. A week or so later, I picked up a generic pislner kit at the
LHBS. I p...
Posted in thread: Primary idea on 02-11-2005 at 01:11 PM
The inside is smooth. The container is intended to be a biological filter, and is currently
filled with "biomedia" which are plastic pieces about the size of a tennis ball, with a large
amount of surf...
Posted in thread: Primary idea on 02-10-2005 at 06:52 PM
Yeah that sounds awesome. Are those holes already conveniently threaded for you?Unfortunately,
the holes are not threaded for me, but a 1" PVC fitting with threads DOES fit quite nicely. I
figure if I...
Posted in thread: Primary idea on 02-10-2005 at 06:37 PM
Airlock to the side is no big deal other than it's a little lower on the fermenter, so if your
batch is big enough, it will be a bit more likely to blow off. You'll have to rig some sort of
Posted in thread: Primary idea on 02-10-2005 at 05:44 PM
It's the same grade of plastic as the plastic primary I am currently using. I have thought
about putting a faucet valve in for racking. Does anyone see problems with putting the airlock
off to one sid...
Posted in thread: Primary idea on 02-10-2005 at 04:32 PM
I am looking for opinions on the viability of this as a 2nd primary fermentor. We have them on
clearance at work, and since beginning brewing, it clicked that I might be able to use this for
a larger ...
Posted in thread: Dark Stout on 02-09-2005 at 09:02 PM
Thanks t1master. Unfortunately, all I have is a plastic "Ale Pail" type primary, and no glass
carboys yet, but it may be time to invest ;) I wish my primary was glass as well, as the
curiousity gets t...
Posted in thread: Dark Stout on 02-09-2005 at 08:33 PM
Does it sound like it will turn out alright? In my beginning stages still, I just am enjoying
experimenting, but I combined several recipes to achieve that one. With my initial gravity of
1.080, and a...
Posted in thread: Dark Stout on 02-09-2005 at 08:11 PM
I brewed some sort of hybrid last night, not quite sure what style I would place it in, but
looks good so far. Did a mini-mash with the specialty grains. 6Gal into the fermentor.Began
with a Munton's ...
Posted in thread: Culligan bottles on 02-04-2005 at 09:31 PM
Does anyone use the 5-Gallon "Culligan" type water bottles for a secondary (or primary)? I know
that they are more permeable to oxygen, more prone to scratching, etc, but I have a friend that