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  • 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 02:05 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 01-23-2008 at 12:21 AM
    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
    openings ...

  • Posted in thread: forgot to aerate the wort on 12-16-2007 at 03:50 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 03:29 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 10:21 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 the batch doomed? on 11-24-2007 at 11:25 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
    couple we...

  • Posted in thread: Ideas for reducing costs on 11-22-2007 at 10:31 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 02:17 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...