Rich the Brewer
Last Activity:12-25-2010 10:22 PM
Posted in thread: Can I still use this? on 05-07-2009 at 02:37 PM
Unless it has furry stuff growing on top, I'd boil it, throw in some hops and ferment it for a
couple weeks. Malted grain just wants to become beer. Relax, have a homebrew and boil away.
Posted in thread: When to retire old equipment? on 03-14-2008 at 02:10 AM
My primary bucket was bought in 1982. With gentle cleaning with a soft sponge and long soaks in
bleach it still works great. All the other plastics I use are over 5 years old, except the
tubing. I rep...
Posted in thread: How would you go cheap? on 02-11-2008 at 01:05 PM
I must admit I brew because I like good beer and I'm too cheap to buy it. $20 for 5 gallons of
ingredients is a lot cheaper than $72 for 9 six packs at $8 each.
Posted in thread: Safety of Using Propane Burner Indoors on 01-22-2008 at 11:21 PM
The last time I brewed, it was 20 degrees out, so I used my turkey fryer in my attached garage
with the main door open 2 feet off the ground, and the back door to a patio fully open. With no
Posted in thread: forgot to aerate the wort on 12-16-2007 at 02:50 PM
Relax, your beer will be fine. Just be patient. I usually don't aerate the wort. It just gets
what air infuses into the wort when I siphon into the primary. I also just sprinkle on dry
yeast and don't...
Posted in thread: Activate Dry Yeast? on 12-11-2007 at 02:29 PM
I did a 10 gallon batch of Edwort's house ale Sunday. My LHBS doesn't have Nottingham, so I
tried Safale 04 on 5 gallons and Safale 05 on the other. On both, I opened the packages dumped
it in and did...
Posted in thread: Buying Grains from LHBS on 11-26-2007 at 09:21 PM
At my homebrew store, we sit down, have a beer and design a recipe. He has a bunch in the
recipe database and I usually choose a stock one he's made before. He crushes the grain and
bags it while we c...
Posted in thread: steep temp was too high...is the batch doomed? on 11-24-2007 at 10:25 PM
I had a batch where I lost about a third of my steeping grains through a small hole in the bag.
I boiled them for an hour, and poured most of them into my fermenter. After fermentation and a
Posted in thread: Ideas for reducing costs on 11-22-2007 at 09:31 PM
You may want to check your water rates as the per gallon cost for municipal water is
surprisingly low. Mine is 3 tenths of a cent per gallon for water, plus 3 tenths of a cent for
sewage disposal. Tha...
Posted in thread: Looking for a good AG kit. on 11-19-2007 at 01:17 AM
I went alll grain a couple months ago. Brewd00d built a 44 quart setup with the sparge tank for
$150 delivered. It wasn't that much of a premium over buying the coolers and parts myself.
made a coupl...