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Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-06-2014 at 04:16 PM
Posted in thread: black treacle for priming/Theakston Old Peculier Clone on 12-30-2013 at 01:12 AM
I know this is an old thread but, how did this come out? What yeast did you go with?
Posted in thread: Soon to be an AG brewer - question about mash tun on 12-29-2013 at 02:07 PM
I usually preheat my cooler but if I happen to forget I know that I need 4-5 more deg for the
mash water depending on the cooler's ambient temp. The most important thing is to know the
difference so i...
Posted in thread: Two Low Efficiency Batches in a Row ?? on 12-24-2013 at 06:17 PM
Stirring enough during mash? I had a slight drop in efficiency on my last few batches except
really bad on my last one, down into the low 60s vs 70-75. I suspect it's because I didn't stir
the mash en...
Posted in thread: Your fave little hint/process/equipment/trick.... on 12-23-2013 at 07:51 PM
I have been boiling my lids and putting the jars of water in the fridge before I wash yeast.
Why should I not do those two steps?Boiling the lids is bad for the seal, I think. Ask a
canner. I just kno...
Posted in thread: Your fave little hint/process/equipment/trick.... on 12-21-2013 at 08:48 PM
I have four or more canning jars filled with boiled water ready to wash yeast whenever I feel
then need to save some. When I have a few min to spare on a non-brew day, I'll boil the jars in
the water ...
Posted in thread: Orange Flavor missing in wort on 12-18-2013 at 12:14 PM
Try getting fresher ingredients. I get dehydrated orange peal and coriander from Penzies. The
coriander is so fresh it smells like lemon zest when you grind it. With their dehydrated orange
peal you p...
Posted in thread: Diageo and AB-InBev petitioning the government/FDA to regulate homebrewing on 12-17-2013 at 01:18 PM
It doesn't make sense. InBev is backing small breweries more and more. They wouldn't have these
new investment opportunities if they squashed home brewers. AB use to lead and create the
market. Now th...
Posted in thread: looking for homebrew stores in central Illinois on 12-08-2013 at 10:14 PM
Fiar Tuck in Springfield might sell some stuff. I know the one in Peoria does. Not sure that's
Posted in thread: Belgium Winter Wit (experiment) on 12-08-2013 at 05:49 PM
I would vote against champaign yeast too. It may dry it out too much. The best thing is to do
is taste it when you think it is finished dropping gravity in primary. If it's too sweet, then