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  • Posted in thread: All grain tools on 01-21-2013 at 11:02 AM
    In order of importance:0. Notebook (write everything down, you'll need these notes to tune your
    process)1. Beersmith (or other equivalent)2. Thermapen3. Fermentation chamber (I use "Son of

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Temps on 01-21-2013 at 10:56 AM
    You could also go the way of putting the bottles in a big water bath with an aquarium heater. I
    used this method for years.

  • Posted in thread: Questions on Campden tabs on 01-21-2013 at 10:54 AM
    I've had problems with too much campden causing stuck fermentations. I use it to remove
    chloramine from tap water. When I used too much (1 tab per 5 gallons), I couldn't get FG's
    below 1.020. Cut back...

  • Posted in thread: Help with grain mills on 01-07-2013 at 01:13 AM
    +1 on the Corona Mill. It's all I've ever used for all-grain. I think mine was less that $30.
    Lot's of threads here about it. Here's a classic:

  • Posted in thread: new fermentation rig w/pics on 01-03-2013 at 09:35 AM
    This is the same setup I've used for years to bottle condition in my cold (~50F) basement. I
    also added a small submersible pump from Harbor Freight to keep temps uniform. Works great. Add
    a splash of...

  • Posted in thread: Less Campden = Better FG on 12-04-2012 at 09:39 AM
    Hope this helps somebody...I've always had a problem getting my beers to finish dry enough. I
    would routinely end up with FG's over 1.020. I have great temp control and add a few seconds of
    oxygen bef...

  • Posted in thread: how many degrees F is your fermenting beer higher than its ambient temp? on 09-18-2010 at 10:51 AM
    I've also found this to be a nonlinear problem. Higher fermentation temps mean more vigorous
    fermentation which releases more heat which increases temps. In other words, cooler
    fermentations have less...

  • Posted in thread: I caved in and got BeerSmith... on 09-17-2010 at 12:38 AM
    I've had Beersmith for a couple of years now. I use it for every recipe. Works great and is
    really easy. It takes me about 10 minutes to enter and dial-in a recipe for my AG process.

  • Posted in thread: first all grain ever. low gravity. advice please? on 09-16-2010 at 01:25 AM
    I didn't get good, consistent efficiencies until I started taking really good notes and lots of
    careful measurements (volumes, temperatures, etc.) at several points during the brewing
    process. I made ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your source for heating your fermentation chamber on 09-15-2010 at 10:33 AM
    I use a water bath with an aquarium heater. Last year, I put this setup into my Son of
    Fermentation Chiller. I also added my Love TSS2 controller so I can control cooling and heating
    at the same time....