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  • Posted in thread: Electric Stovetop Brewing? on 04-17-2014 at 02:56 PM
    You can totally boil on an electric stove. I, too, have a crap apartment and do full-boil, all
    grain batches on my stove. My pot straddles two burners and I can pretty easily boil 7 or so
    gallons of w...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer from Michigan on 04-03-2014 at 11:30 AM
    Welcome. I know it's hard, but make sure to give that beer time to finish up (if you've been
    reading, you already know this). It's really hard to do with that first beer, but it pays

  • Posted in thread: How to filter break from brewpot to primary? on 03-31-2014 at 11:27 AM
    ^ This. Be aware that if you use a paint strainer bag, you might end up a little short on
    volume. I don't typically strain my beer, but if I do, I end up a little short (think 1/4
    gallon or less). Of ...

  • Posted in thread: SWMBO Heading to Milwaukee - Brew Suggestions on 03-30-2014 at 11:05 PM
    That's a great haul. I agree with Yooper that the O'so porter is really good. Looks like you
    picked up quite a nice selection of brews.:tank:

  • Posted in thread: More hops or longer time for dry hop on 03-29-2014 at 02:07 PM
    Although aroma can add to flavor perception, if you want hoppier beer, you'd need to up the
    boil additions. If you want to make this recipe again, maybe post the specifics and we can
    offer some sugges...

  • Posted in thread: SWMBO Heading to Milwaukee - Brew Suggestions on 03-28-2014 at 03:47 PM
    No local to WI, but if you're part of the cult of 3 Floyds, they distribute to Milwaukee. She'd
    need to go to a specialty store (Discount Liquor) to get it. Otherwise, the above suggestions
    are all go...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating In Bottles. on 03-24-2014 at 11:16 AM
    Everyone's been focusing on your priming, but it seems like you're doing what a lot of us who
    get consistent carbonation do. Let's talk bottles -You say you're using EZ cap - glass swing
    top, yes? Whe...

  • Posted in thread: Bottled beer on February 20@45 Degrees F, beer Flat on 03-21-2014 at 03:16 PM
    3 weeks from today at least. If you can get them a little warmer, that'd be better. No
    permanent harm to the beer, but you may want to just give the bottles a quick flip to resuspend
    the yeast. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: No Hop Taste or Aroma! I'm Perplexed! Help? on 03-19-2014 at 11:16 AM
    If you scorched the LME on the first go around, that might have produced enough of a flavor to
    cover the hops, but it would have to be one beastly scorch. You don't mention, but I assume
    that these ar...

  • Posted in thread: Proper Technique on 03-16-2014 at 04:55 PM
    They both differ significantly from what many people (myself included) do. While methods do
    differ, I would say that you should never boil your grains and whether you siphon or strain
    from kettle to p...


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