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Posted in thread: What equipment will i need in addition to my basic brew kit? on 05-19-2011 at 01:59 PM
Must haves:Brewing Kettle (I went for an 8 gallon size)BottlesA long handled stirring spoonNice
to haves:Nylon grain bagsAn autosiphonA bottle washer attachmentA bottle tree for drying
bottlesA wine t...
Posted in thread: How Best to Deal with Removing Hops from Wort on 05-19-2011 at 04:31 AM
I use the nylon bag ( and when I am done just dump the hops in the trash, then take the bag
inside and rinse it out in hot water. The bag comes clean, though is a little discolored now.
Still works f...
Posted in thread: moving a full carboy "safely" ! on 05-19-2011 at 04:25 AM
I use the plastic Better Bottles, and have had no problems using the handles. But I can see
what people are talking about using the glass carboys.
Posted in thread: started 1st beer last night... on 05-19-2011 at 03:53 AM
It's hard not to worry... so like others have said RDWHAHB. If you followed instructions,
things should go well. At least that is what I keep telling myself.
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2011? on 05-18-2011 at 01:35 PM
+5 Raspberry Wheat+5 Nut Brown Ale15,442
Posted in thread: FG reading and first tasted on 05-08-2011 at 03:05 AM
It was a wheat beer and fermentation temps noted between 68-72 for the yeast. Just new enough
that I don't yet get what the yeast/beer is doing in the secondary or longer primary time.
Posted in thread: FG reading and first tasted on 05-08-2011 at 02:57 AM
If it's left in the primary, can it be moved to a cooler environment? 65-68 degrees? Seems that
the primary fermentation is done.
Posted in thread: FG reading and first tasted on 05-08-2011 at 01:11 AM
So I brewed my first batch last Sunday, and took a SP reading last night at the end of
basically the first brewing week. The bubbles have subsided and it was just a bit higher than
the expected FG. Wi...
Posted in thread: New Brewer in Naperville, IL on 05-04-2011 at 04:54 AM
So I just put my first brew (a raspberry wheat) into the primary on Sunday evening...so welcome
to another hobby.Live in the western suburbs of Chicago, and am glad that I found this forum.
Posted in thread: Bottom-Side-Up Labels on 05-04-2011 at 12:28 AM
Those are awesome! Well done.
- Keg sanitizing with boiling water.
- Things about your co-workers that annoy you
- No krausen? Stuck fermentation?
- No need to homebrew anymore with this product
- Looking for All-Grain Hefeweizen recipe
- At what point do I worry about stuck fermentation?
- confused and sorta sober
- How much do you spend?
- Let's talk score sheets, hilarious/ludicrous comments
- Sugars lost during the boil
- Local beer swap-o-rama!