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Posted in thread: Full boil in extract brewing? on 05-14-2012 at 07:05 PM
I did two extract kits when I first started and followed the partial boil directions, on the
third I did a full boil. I used an online calculator to determine how much hops before I
purchased beer smi...
Posted in thread: Mash Temp Control on 03-29-2012 at 06:59 PM
We (My Dad / Who I Brew With) just built a HERMS with a march pump and two sanke's / We had a
mesh false bottom and opened the valves fully and did not experience any compaction of the
grains. We noti...
Posted in thread: Plastic smell and taste on 10-21-2011 at 10:55 AM
I'm interested in how it turns out. Keep us updated.
Posted in thread: Plastic smell and taste on 10-21-2011 at 03:50 AM
My wort tasted like plastic and i find it hard to believe i got an infection from boil kettle
to fermentor that would have such a profound effect. I use StarSan so chlorine wasn't a culprit
Posted in thread: Plastic smell and taste on 10-21-2011 at 01:49 AM
I had this experience. The next batch will be fine because it most likely came from the cooler.
I dumped mined. Somewhere i read (After the fact) that you should fill your cooler with heated
Posted in thread: What's Your preference in Pumpkin beer? on 09-24-2011 at 02:55 PM
But, that's the great part about home brewing, you can make exactly what you want! :mug:Yes!
this is a fact! I love all the opinions on this thread. Soon we will brew a pumpkin beer, but I
have two s...
Posted in thread: What's Your preference in Pumpkin beer? on 09-23-2011 at 10:08 AM
So in the past couple days I've had the opportunity to try a few different Pumpkin ales.
Southern Tier - Pumking / Schafly - Pumpkin Ale / Dogfish Head - Punkin Ale. This was the first
time I've had h...
Posted in thread: Not enough volume on 08-22-2011 at 12:56 AM
sounds to me like you are really dialing your setup in nicely. Next time, just keep sparging
till you hit your boil volume, or stop if you are scared of the astringency boogie monster ;)
and use water...
Posted in thread: Not enough volume on 08-22-2011 at 12:32 AM
So I'm relatively new to brewing, I started in January and have seven extract brews under my
belt. A couple weeks ago I leaped into all grain because i felt like a i had developed a good
routine with ...
Posted in thread: rubbermaid mash tun? what is better? on 08-09-2011 at 03:02 AM
I just did my first all grain brew and I opted for copper. It was pretty easy and will probably
last me a long time.