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  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale on 07-24-2014 at 02:22 PM
    Watch the Nottingham. It goes way too fast, uses a lot of headspace and blows out the tube. The
    beer tastes like bananas. If I do this again I will make sure that the ferment happens at
    around 60 degr...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale on 09-28-2013 at 03:56 PM
    Ed: I brewed a citrusy IPA recipe of yours and a Pale ale previously. Both were great! I like
    your beers better than any of the brew pubs. I love your work! I've been brewing all-grain in
    keggles for ...

  • Posted in thread: Real problem, can't find a beer my wife doesn't like! on 09-28-2013 at 03:47 PM
    If your wife likes your beer, consider yourself lucky. She will be supportive of the
    hobby/obsession. If she didn't, resentments may smolder. I am brewing at least 11-12 gallons at
    a time now in keggl...

  • Posted in thread: ( advice ) wife doesn't like me home brewing on 09-28-2013 at 03:42 PM
    I've got it so that my costs (not including my labor; it is a hobby) are about 1/3 of what it
    would cost to buy craft beer. I buy my 2 row malt from a brewer in 50 pound sacks. Otherwise
    buy in bulk o...

  • Posted in thread: Scared to move beer from primary to secondary should i be? on 09-27-2013 at 11:04 PM
    As others have said, be careful with your sanitizing, including your hands. I put my carboys on
    a table in the cold garage overnight (cold crash) before racking. All the yeast settles out.
    Then put yo...

  • Posted in thread: Intriguing yeast in a soda can: need advice ASAP on 09-27-2013 at 10:49 PM
    I sure wouldn't just take a wild yeast and put it into a batch. A small experimental batch
    might be in order, using your "wild thing" to make a starter. You might well have other things
    contaminating ...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor burners? on 09-27-2013 at 09:42 PM
    Anything with 50-60,000 BTU works fine. If you are using keggles for pots make sure that it
    sits on the cooker completely and is nice and stable. Some don't and 15 gal of boiling hot wort
    spilled can ...

  • Posted in thread: Keg for fermenter? on 08-13-2013 at 11:00 PM
    I am fermenting 12.5 gallons in a Sanke keg with a blowoff tube for the first time. The beer is
    a hopped rye- O.G. 1060. I used two pkgs. of Safale 05, which I've used a few times before with
    good res...

  • Posted in thread: US-05 (dry) vs WY1056 (liquid) - My tests/results on 08-13-2013 at 10:38 PM
    I was using Wyeast smack packs for ales, rye, and IPA. The smack packs were fine but expensive
    and I had a smack pack blow up when I smacked it and had to use what was left because of the
    extreme dist...

  • Posted in thread: Male Hops? on 08-12-2013 at 10:57 PM
    We have a profusion of wild hops growing in the mountains where I live. I thought that you
    couldn't use hop cones that have been pollinated. A brewmaster at a major regional brewery said
    that you coul...