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  • Posted in thread: Questions about my first "big" beer on 07-10-2007 at 12:41 AM
    I have never used a liquid yeast as of yet, but a big beer if your yeast is not good and ready
    might be overwhelmed. No real advise here, but stick it out and check the GRAV in a few and see
    were you ...

  • Posted in thread: how is your weather??????? on 06-30-2007 at 12:03 AM
    sun just broke and wind is down to 10 or so, just putting in last hop addition. I also just
    picked up 3 hop plants from a guy here in town already a few feet long. Any advise on planting
    already start...

  • Posted in thread: how is your weather??????? on 06-29-2007 at 11:32 PM
    Just started the boil and my beautiful brew day turned into a severe 50 mph+ wind and rain
    storm. Sure wish I had a garage. Currently Pouring, just added my first hop addition. Burner is
    running at fu...

  • Posted in thread: Sad, Sad night for me! on 06-29-2007 at 10:19 PM
    Push through baby , push through..... Let it go and tell people it is experimental and all the
    "big Micros" are trying it. and by the way, I was showing off my rasp, honey wheat, and taking
    a sample, ...

  • Posted in thread: anyone used a "ice barrel" aka roll around cold pop display on 06-28-2007 at 03:19 AM
    Do you mean the ones shaped like a soda can? I would make sure that it can handle the heat. if
    they can then i can't see why it wouldn't work.CheersOther than testing it, I don't know how I
    would tell...

  • Posted in thread: Are you a Hop Head? on 06-26-2007 at 03:58 PM
    IBU's are bitterness units not so much aroma, flavor units. You can have a low IBU with a lot
    of hop aroma and flavor.My last IPA I shot in around 48 IBUS for the boil, but I added 1 oz at
    flameout, t...

  • Posted in thread: anyone used a "ice barrel" aka roll around cold pop display on 06-26-2007 at 03:44 PM
    I have a ice barrel that I was thinking about converting to a mash tun. It is 18" x 1.5' deep
    and has a drain in the center. Currently I am using a cooler tun, but dwould like something
    round to impro...

  • Posted in thread: Too hoppy. Can it be corrected? on 06-26-2007 at 03:22 PM
    I don't know if a beer could be too hoppy for me. I'd bottle and celler, and save for your hop
    loving friends. That would free you up to do some more home brew. Good luck

  • Posted in thread: krausening priming method on 06-26-2007 at 03:10 PM
    Reading, reading, trying to eventually learn something...So, in the formula for
    gyle/krausening,Quarts of gyle = (12 x gallons of wort) / (specific gravity - 1)(1000), the
    denominator will get larger ...

  • Posted in thread: First big beer attempt, wanting some advice on 06-22-2007 at 04:47 PM
    I have read, not partook, that when making a big beer you can Add the Wort over a long period
    so as not to poop out the yeast. You pitch your starter into 1/2 of the batch and as soon as
    the ferment s...