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  • Posted in thread: Do Hop Bags Reduce Hop Utilization / IBU? on 05-31-2011 at 10:02 PM
    I think there is widespread agreement that if you pack the hops too tightly in the bag, then
    you will potentially get decreased utilization simply because less surface area will be exposed
    to the boil...

  • Posted in thread: Growlers on 04-25-2011 at 08:32 PM
    [ame=" hydrostatic test[/ame]

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Control for Fermenting on 04-25-2011 at 04:50 PM
    I got excited when I opened your link!!! That would be perfect, BUT the thermistor would have
    to be extended so you could run it into the chest freezer (or fridge). You can see the little
    thermistor n...

  • Posted in thread: Quick Lagering Lesson on 04-22-2011 at 05:11 PM
    Right on! Thanks! I'm considering looking into a chest freezer, but I'm scared to see what it
    would do to my electric bill and my garage space. Oh, and can't forget about what SWMBO's
    verdict will be....

  • Posted in thread: Temperature control on 04-19-2011 at 05:40 PM
    FYI, I built my complete setup for less than $60 total. Spent $25 on a used craigslist dorm
    room fridge and $34 on a temp controller. Ain't the prettiest fermentation chamber out there,
    but it was che...

  • Posted in thread: Techniques on chilling wort on 04-14-2011 at 09:38 PM
    FWIW I am seriously thinking about switching from my CFC to an IC. Just easier to deal with and
    I am not sweating the couple of minutes difference in cooling time.I plan on brewing a full
    batch brew t...

  • Posted in thread: Techniques on chilling wort on 04-14-2011 at 09:29 PM
    What kind of MPG do you get in that russtang though??? :)It's a cobra, not a prius! ;) 13-20
    mpg, depending on how heavy my right foot feels. They weren't making hybrid mustangs when I
    bought it...heh...

  • Posted in thread: Combine Multiple Starting Gravities on 04-14-2011 at 04:28 PM
    I'm no expert, but it seems like the sugar and apple juice mixture in the first step are like a
    yeast starter. Shouldn't take more than 20 or 30 minutes for fermentation to begin. There
    should be no a...

  • Posted in thread: Techniques on chilling wort on 04-14-2011 at 04:19 PM
    I like my 2007 Mini Cooper S better then any Neon on the road... WAY faster too... ;-)Faster
    stock? Srsly? Stock Cooper s should be arouf 6.8 0-60 an 14.9 1/4, as opposed to the neons 5.8
    0-60 and 14....

  • Posted in thread: Glass hates me! on 04-13-2011 at 05:41 PM
    I have a couple of these. Pretty accurate and not bad for $4 shipped. :) Probe Thermometer