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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation chamber - heating source necessary? on 07-09-2014 at 07:53 PM
    Go to walmart or equivalent and buy a super cheap hair dryer. It's a heater and fan all in one.
    I keep my lager fridge in the garage, and the hair dryer I "borrowed" from my daughter kept my
    lagers at...

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-09-2014 at 12:55 PM
    In like Flynn

  • Posted in thread: B. Nektar Zombie Killer Clone on 07-07-2014 at 04:26 PM
    I've been adding sorbate when kegging, although I don't know if it does anything. I mostly do
    it so that if I bottle some up it's less likely to start fermenting again.

  • Posted in thread: B. Nektar Zombie Killer Clone on 07-07-2014 at 03:02 AM
    Last batch I tried to rush and use top-cropped S04 from a pale ale that was at high krausen.
    Only fermented down to 1.016, so I left out the honey. Was pretty nice. Current batch I'm doing
    with wlp013...

  • Posted in thread: alternative dry hopping on 07-03-2014 at 12:21 PM
    It's not clear if you're kegging or bottling. If you keg, then you can just put the pellet hops
    inside a muslin bag and put it right in the keg - that works great.

  • Posted in thread: alternative dry hopping on 07-02-2014 at 06:41 PM
    Just out of curiosity, what are you trying to accomplish with this vs traditional dry-hopping?

  • Posted in thread: Black ipa results... First pour on 07-01-2014 at 06:41 PM
    The recipe I found ( says it's 1.066 OG and 66 IBU, which is a 1:1 BU:GU ratio, which will be
    quite firmly bitter. Are you sure you used the Carafa Special, and not plain carafa? There's a
    big differ...

  • Posted in thread: The First Tasting and look at the Coopers Dark Ale.. on 06-30-2014 at 07:25 PM
    I know Cooper's is based in Aussie-land - that must explain it. :ban:

  • Posted in thread: weird question about grain sanitation on 06-24-2014 at 07:28 PM
    I recently milled a batch of grain for a Kolsch straight onto my driveway because I forgot my
    catch-bucket. Scraped it all up and brewed with it. It's still lagering, but everything tasted
    fine in the...

  • Posted in thread: All grain without a HLT on 06-24-2014 at 06:10 PM
    I have a 5 gallon canning pot I use as my HLT. You can also heat water in your brew kettle and
    put it in a bucket before you run out your first batch. If you're batch sparging you don't need
    a fancy H...