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Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 10-25-2012 at 07:24 PM
My first attempt at this went pretty smooth all things considered. I missed my mash temp by
about 3 or 4 degrees because of the pumpkin (certainly not used to compensating for that) but
no stuck sparg...
Posted in thread: infected starter? on 04-01-2012 at 03:53 AM
That's a good point about tasting it. It turned out to be fine. What I did figure out is this
was caused by the coagulation properties of WLP007. When a little CO2 bubble forms on the
bottom, a little...
Posted in thread: infected starter? on 03-31-2012 at 03:38 PM
I'm planning on brewing today. I noticed these bulb like things coming up from within the yeast
layer. There doesn't seem to be any sour or off smells in the starter, but I'm not looking to
ruin my ii...
Posted in thread: Harbor Freight Drill to turn Barley Crusher on 02-28-2012 at 05:24 AM
Hard to say with certainty from the video, but you're right it does seem quite fast... Did you
just order that drill? I personally use the 93632 drill because it is fully variable speed
(even though t...
Posted in thread: monster mill vs crankenstein vs rebel mill on 02-14-2012 at 05:46 AM
I've heard the Monster Mill and Crankenstein are great mills. I own the MM2 myself and have had
really good results with it.Based on what I've seen through my research, the Crankenstein and
Posted in thread: Upgrading from jet to banjo burner on 02-12-2012 at 08:08 PM
When I went to all grain I bought a 20 gallon pot that is about 18" wide at its base. I
currently have a burner very similar to the SP10 (jet burner). It can easily handle heating the
water and boilin...
Posted in thread: Good day to brew on 02-11-2012 at 05:17 PM
Down in Charlotte we have some pretty decent wind speeds but fortunately no snow. I'm brewing
passedpawn's cherry & beech wood smokebeer recipe this afternoon.
Posted in thread: Monster Mill on 01-23-2012 at 05:08 AM
I opted for the MM2 pretty much because I didn't see myself needing 2" rollers. I haven't had a
lot of time to use it so far, but I will say so far it's worked great. Much better than the
mess my LHBS...
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 01-09-2012 at 11:59 PM
Just made this last night. I had a bit of a brain fart and dumped a full oz of hops in instead
of just the half, so we'll see what comes. I figure worse case scenario I'll back sweeten it a
bit to com...
Posted in thread: Alcohol boil off during degassing? on 10-28-2011 at 03:49 AM
Short answer is perfect. That's what I figured anyway. Thanks a bunch.