Last Activity:08-03-2012 3:42 AM
Posted in thread: When to rack into secondary? on 04-09-2012 at 07:54 PM
I think it's a style issue. Do it of you want to. I just moved a Belgian I've had in primary
for a month to a secondary, but only because I thought it might help clearing it up. I just
popped the firs...
Posted in thread: Blowoff valve for high gravity beers on 04-09-2012 at 06:45 PM
I almost never crash my car, but I always wear a seatbelt. Using a blowoff tube for the first
active days of fermentation is very cheap insurance. Some people just leave it on for the
entire process -...
Posted in thread: Blowoff valve for high gravity beers on 04-09-2012 at 06:25 PM
Is it typical to have to install a blowoff assembly with higher gravity beers? I've made a
tripel and an IPA that both had OG of 1.060. Each had about a gallon of headspace and still
needed the assemb...
Posted in thread: honey amber on 04-07-2012 at 10:13 AM
Sounds good! I tried a recent brew a little early as well. Turned out fine and will probably be
better in a few weeks.
Posted in thread: Belgian tripel still bubbling... on 04-02-2012 at 06:47 PM
I have a NB Belgian tripel that has been bubbling away for a little over two weeks now.
Although its slowed down a bit this morning, is this normal? How long should I wait before
racking to secondary ...
Posted in thread: Deciding between 5g and 10g mash tun on 03-27-2012 at 07:45 PM
I went to all-grain this year, and like you wasn't sure what size to build my mash tun out of.
After lots of research and thinking I decided on the 5 gallon round cooler set up. I'm two
batches into a...
Posted in thread: Deciding between 5g and 10g mash tun on 03-26-2012 at 08:22 PM
We use a 10 Gallon Rubbermaid cooler and now that I know more I would have gotten a 12-13
gallon rectangular cooler. First off, they are a bit cheaper. Secondly, they are bigger so you
won't run into ...
Posted in thread: Deciding between 5g and 10g mash tun on 03-26-2012 at 05:24 PM
The beverage coolers are nice, but a rectangular one works just as well IMO. They tend to be
cheaper to buy and sometimes even free off Craigslist. I had one laying around unused and built
it super ch...
Posted in thread: Deciding between 5g and 10g mash tun on 03-26-2012 at 04:44 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys. It helps out a lot. I'll be scouring around for some 10 gal
Posted in thread: Opened bucket on 03-26-2012 at 07:04 AM
It should be okay. As long as it wasn't anything prolonged.