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Posted in thread: Help keeping beer "warm" during fermentation on 02-28-2012 at 02:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll definitely look into each of these ideas.
Posted in thread: Help keeping beer "warm" during fermentation on 02-27-2012 at 05:15 PM
Running into a bit of trouble with our brewing during these winter months. We store our home
brews in my unfinished basement and the temperature is sitting around 60 degrees which is too
low for the y...
Posted in thread: Filtering Hops Before Fermentation on 01-20-2012 at 11:16 PM
We just take the boil pot and put it in ice with a wort chiller. We don't have a separate chill
pot. I'll definitely try the coffee filter approach and see how it goes.
Posted in thread: Filtering Hops Before Fermentation on 01-19-2012 at 02:35 PM
Sorry for being MIA. Glad to know it won't matter too much as long as we're careful in
extracting the beer. We have it fermenting in a carboy right now and plan on doing a siphon for
our bottling. Aft...
Posted in thread: Filtering Hops Before Fermentation on 01-16-2012 at 05:40 PM
We just finished doing our first brew and have a question about filtering after the boil. As we
poured the wort from the kettle into the carboy, we tried to filter as much as we could to
catch the use...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun - Cooler Type on 01-06-2012 at 11:23 PM
I just ordered a Coleman Xtreme cooler so that should be fine with some blankets around it.
I'll be doing this in my basement so I'll be sure to place it on some blankets as well so the
cold cement fl...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun - Cooler Type on 01-06-2012 at 07:50 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I was looking to get the Coleman Xtreme but it wasn't available in the
store so I'll need to order it. Figured I'd buy the cheap one first and do a test before
ordering the Xt...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun - Cooler Type on 01-06-2012 at 06:54 PM
For those who made their own mash tun out of a cooler, what type of cooler did you use to
maintain the temperature best? I bought a generic Coleman and in the middle of doing a test but
it doesn't app...
Posted in thread: PVC Tubing: High-temp Necessary? on 01-04-2012 at 07:18 PM
I think I'll be fine with the vinyl tubing I found. It's similar to the same stuff I've found
in numerous DIY plans for a mash tun. If it wears over time, I'll replace it with something
Posted in thread: First Beer Recommendation on 01-04-2012 at 07:00 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check out some of the AG kits and some of the stout recipes on
the site. Glad to hear that my assumption was correct that stouts can mask some of the mistakes
and a go...