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Posted in thread: $200 gift, what to ask for? on 12-14-2011 at 03:15 AM
Sorry, should have mentioned that. I built a keezer conversion and have 6 taps, so yes, I have
Posted in thread: $200 gift, what to ask for? on 12-14-2011 at 02:55 AM
All,the in-laws want to get me something homebrew related for about $200 or so and I need some
advice! I was originally thinking of getting a counterflow or plate chiller to replace my
Posted in thread: get a counterflow wort chiller? on 12-14-2011 at 01:53 AM
So the overall consensus seems to be that I would be at least a bit better off with a 20-plate
chiller. That would indicate that I should stay away from "traditional" counterflow chillers,
right? As f...
Posted in thread: get a counterflow wort chiller? on 12-11-2011 at 10:32 PM
I currently have an immersion chiller that is not performing well enough for my tastes. I brew
11 gallon batches and living in so cal my tap water can be on the warm side so it can take an
hour or mor...
Posted in thread: Yeast type and fermentation temperature on 10-25-2011 at 01:36 AM
Coming from beer brewing where a few degrees change in fermentation temp can have an impact on
the final product I can't believe that there isn't an optimal temperature for wine
Posted in thread: Yeast type and fermentation temperature on 10-24-2011 at 04:24 PM
I'm about to make my second winexpert kit and have 2 questions. First, would there be any
benefit to me buying a liquid yeast strain from White Labs or is the included dry packet
sufficient for a wine...
Posted in thread: Didn't degas well enough on 10-16-2011 at 03:50 AM
Well, the title says it all. I just opened a bottle of Merlot (my first wine!) that I made from
a kit about 9 months ago and there is definitely some residual carbonation left in the wine. Is
Posted in thread: lactobacillus! on 06-02-2011 at 05:09 PM
Yeah, I crush the grain a few feet from where I eventually boil, cool, and rack the wort, I'll
have to change that!What about equipment sanitation, would this potentially indicate that my
Posted in thread: lactobacillus! on 06-02-2011 at 03:55 PM
In the past 6 months or so I have had 4-5 beers taste very off, but could never identify what
was wrong. Last night I finally got 2 of these "off" beers in front of a few senior judges, and
I the beer...
Posted in thread: Which Love temperature controller? on 05-23-2011 at 06:32 PM
Yeah, I currently have an analog one too, something like this: trying to get a more
integrated, better looking setup, something like this: I'm looking to upgrade my temp
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