Last Activity:10-20-2011 3:28 PM
Posted in thread: When is it ok to ask people to chip in for ingredients? on 01-11-2012 at 03:27 AM
Lol, my in-law enjoyed a lot of my HBs with me, then on his own bought me ingredients to brew a
batch he thought I would like. He will definately be invited back! AND, I do not need a lock on
Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 08-04-2011 at 01:20 PM
I had the same problem, but my mistake was using too much water. 1st allgrain, new equipment,
and did not enter the right equipment into trial version of BeerSmith or something. Started to
Posted in thread: OG too low, can I fix it? on 07-26-2011 at 08:54 PM
Was shooting for an OG of 1.057, it came in at 1.041 @ 80F. This is a porter, I realize my
mistakes, too much starting water, chose wrong setup on software or something. Ran out of
propane with 7mins ...
Posted in thread: Putting ice directly in wort to chill it? on 07-04-2011 at 02:54 PM
Never use ice from the freezer, it is not worth the risk of contamination. I would freeze a few
blocks of ice in tuperware containers and use them in an ice bath in the sink. First, I use
Posted in thread: Bitter vs Aroma Hops IPA Questions on 04-26-2011 at 01:58 AM
I find that I like the APA's better for that same reason, not quite so bitter, but still has a
big hop flavor/aroma. I also find that the flavor/aroma does not last, reason why the ones at
the store r...
Posted in thread: Mini-Mash #1 in the fermenter on 03-14-2011 at 01:11 PM
I have found it's good to clear everything out, including doing all the dishes (I have been bad
with putting them away, which ends up getting in the way.) I had made a center island in my
last apt., w...
Posted in thread: no airlock activity on 03-12-2011 at 01:11 PM
It will be interesting to see if Revvy is right, definately repost. Is your temp right since
your first pitch? Funny, mine stopped bubbling today and I was worried, maybe I should relax.
I'll wait til...
Posted in thread: mini-mash on 03-12-2011 at 01:02 PM
@honeybadgerSo good it's ok to add more water, I have a 4 gallon pot, but I will step it up
shortly! Thanks and I'll check into beersmith...@mfraierI have checked out his threads many
times, he was de...
Posted in thread: mini-mash on 03-11-2011 at 02:30 PM
I just did my second mini-mash. Used a converted cooler as mash/lauter tun. I have a small brew
pot and no wort chiller so I am stuck with smaller brews, but can learn all grain techniques
and still g...
Posted in thread: no airlock activity on 03-11-2011 at 02:09 PM
Sometimes my airlock gets stuck or I have put too much water in it for it to move. I am
assuming though that you are past that, seeing that you are using yeast cake, you must be very
knowledgeable. I ...