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  • Posted in thread: whirpool does not work on 05-01-2016 at 10:22 PM
    Agreed. I try to limit the amount of crud that goes into primary, but it really does NOT
    matter. The beer will still settle out the same. The Bulosopher did a nice experiment to
    demonstrate that fact:...

  • Posted in thread: Pale Ale - Hop Help on 05-01-2016 at 10:17 PM
    That looks like the Homebrew Academy Citra Pale Ale . It's a great brew that I used as a
    starting point - with slight modifications it's my standard summertime brew. Matter of fact,
    I'm mashing right ...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller -- Stainless or Copper on 05-01-2016 at 10:04 PM
    You're right, that's weird. An immersion chiller is significantly less efficient than a plate
    or counterflow chiller. Not sure what you mean by " the majority of your wort is just below
    boiling for a ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing=Introducing O2?? on 04-01-2016 at 05:02 PM
    Easy fix - Transfer beer into your keg, purge your headspace & set 10-15 psi of CO2 on top to
    seal the keg.THEN cold-crash.*Poof* - no air (with O2) sucked on top of your beerAfter 3-5 days
    of cold cr...

  • Posted in thread: The importance of BALANCE on 03-15-2016 at 02:26 AM
    So you made a 4.7% abv beer which ended at 1.020, which was 'meh'. You added ~12 ozs of vodka,
    and it's 'great'. Still going to be sweet. The added alcohol may improve the beer, but I
    suspect it will ...

  • Posted in thread: The importance of BALANCE on 03-15-2016 at 02:25 AM
    How much Vodka did you add? I am wondering if it is a combination of higher ABV along with
    thinning out the beer with a quantity of Vodka.I think it was something like 47 ml into 14L of
    beer... there ...

  • Posted in thread: Copperhead Red Ale on 03-11-2016 at 11:11 PM
    I made this recipe & tapped the keg a few weeks ago - great color but I thought it was a little
    malty / heavy. Color came out great with 3 oz of RB.I finished at 4.3% ABV and, after a week of
    drinking...

  • Posted in thread: The importance of BALANCE on 03-11-2016 at 11:06 PM
    So I tried for the first time an AG Irish Red recipe - I picked one of the simpler ones on the
    forum here ( ), I used 3 oz of roasted barley, and the color came out great.I mashed at 154,
    my OG was ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Boss Systems on 01-10-2016 at 09:30 PM
    Yes, this is the ENTIRE reason I'm switching to BIAB and have purchased the Brew Boss. I
    haven't brewed in about a year because I got so tired of 5.5-6 hr brew days. I'm really, really
    hoping my brew ...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann BrewEasy on 01-07-2016 at 02:56 AM
    This just came to me - as a volume displacer: a kettlebell! The handle will make it easier to
    'hook' out before your boil!

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