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Posted in thread: Trying a Lager for the first time, questions on temp on 12-06-2013 at 02:46 AM
Great Thread for new Lager Brewers! Here's what I do. I Pitch my Lager Yeast (after a healthy
starter has been completed) at 50 degrees. Yes, it takes longer to see visual signs of
fermentation, but b...
Posted in thread: Calling all Blichmann 20gal pot owners on 11-24-2013 at 08:21 PM
Another faithful Blingman owner here. I own a 20 gal mash tun wit the false bottom, a 20 gal.
boiler maker with the hop screen, and a 30 gal. boiler maker for my 23 gallon batches. I have
never been l...
Posted in thread: When to check OG? on 11-24-2013 at 02:39 PM
I am a little confused when you should take the OG reading.Right after you fill your fermenter
and before you pitch the yeast? right after you pitch yeast? When?Prior to pitching the yeast.
Posted in thread: Early Morning Brews on 11-24-2013 at 12:35 PM
Christmas Rye Ale is mashing, cinnamon rolls are baking and the coffee is brewing. It's a
beautiful (but chilly - 30*) morning out to boot. Good times.Lit the HLT at 0700. Outside temp
was 15 degrees....
Posted in thread: This Year's "Left Overs Ale"... on 11-11-2013 at 07:52 PM
Every year I do a "Franken Brew". I throw most of my left over specialty grains and left over
hops into a batch. This year I went a little over board with the hops, but what the hell. I
Posted in thread: Last two batches stalled at SG ~1.020 - 1.023 on 11-09-2013 at 02:22 PM
It was all grain - and quite possibly the mash temp was too high - my strike water calc put the
starting temp up at 165.You saying that you mashed at 165 degrees? If so, you have found your
Posted in thread: Dry hopping risk on 11-09-2013 at 02:19 PM
Beer in the secondary is already up to ABV.Hops provide natural preservative value.Alcohol plus
hops means little worry about infecting the beer.What that guy said
Posted in thread: First lager advice on 11-03-2013 at 02:17 PM
That reminds me, I need to brew my MaiBock.
Posted in thread: How much do you pay for grain at your LHBS? on 11-02-2013 at 11:09 AM
50ish for a 50lb bag of domestic 2 row. I know I could do a lot better, but I feel that paying
the higher price is worth it if it keeps my LHBS owner in business. Nice to have a guy around
the corner ...
Posted in thread: Early Morning Brews on 11-02-2013 at 10:21 AM
Up and at em' in MA. :)