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  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer - Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter Pro Series on 06-13-2013 at 10:57 PM
    I typically add 2 beans, split and scraped, soaked in an ounce or so of vodka for about 30
    mins, then add the vodka, beans, and all to secondary. Let stand for a week, and keg or bottle.
    Guess the act...

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Porter failed to carbonate on 06-13-2013 at 10:48 PM
    I made a vanilla porter, using a recipe I've used in the past, with good results. This is the
    first time I've added vanilla beans. Have always used real vanilla extract in the past. Did a
    primary ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Adding Vanilla Beans on 04-27-2013 at 10:32 PM
    I'm in the process of brewing a Vanilla Porter. Will be using Vanilla beans this time. Have
    used vanilla extract in the past, so this is a new technique for me. What I want to know is:
    can I just spli...

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Giveaway! on 08-15-2012 at 10:04 PM
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  • Posted in thread: always losing CO2 from canister on 02-21-2012 at 03:05 AM
    I have two CO2 systems here at my house. A 20# that runs my kegerator, with three 5 gal kegs
    inside. the Tank sits outside the frig, line runs thru side of the frig to a manifold, so I can
    turn off in...

  • Posted in thread: Started my first batch of hard cider. Constructive criticism welcome! on 09-22-2011 at 11:15 PM
    Started my first hard cider today, too. I used: 4 gallons pasteurized cider2 packets Cotes des
    Blancs yeastYeast nutrientAim is for a sparkling cider.We'll see how it goes...

  • Posted in thread: Another Dry Hop Q on 01-30-2011 at 10:38 PM
    Fairly new to AG brewing. Simple equipment - nothing like a hop rocket. Making a CDA at the
    moment. Five hop additions during the boil, and one coming up in secondary. The only method I
    have available...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1469 - West Yorkshire on 01-24-2011 at 10:07 PM
    Just brewed a CDA today. Used SafAle US-05. Have two smack-pacs of 1469 in the fridge.
    Considered using one for this - now I wish I had. Nothing wrong withe the US-05, but after
    reading what others ar...

  • Posted in thread: Pellet vs Leaf on 01-24-2011 at 09:47 PM
    Just brewed a CDA today. 4 hop additions in the boil, and one to come as dry hopping. Have
    Pellets on hand. My plan is to dry hop with pellets when the time comes, then probably rack off
    again to anot...

  • Posted in thread: Ever Run Out of Gas? on 10-13-2010 at 02:45 AM
    Gauges on propane tanks are virtually useless. Propane in the tank is in a liquid state, and
    'boils' off as you use it. Therefore, the pressure in the tank stays constant, right up until
    there is no m...