Last Activity:07-06-2014 10:32 PM
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Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 06-15-2014 at 12:55 AM
When the brew cave is open and all the neighbors come over for free beer.I've been offered cash
for a 12'er so many times. Unfortunately that's a no no. Not goin there ever.Sent from my iPad
Posted in thread: average age of a home brewer on 06-15-2014 at 12:03 AM
Started brewing at 15. Shhh.... Don't tell mom.I'm 57.Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
Posted in thread: yeast starter time question on 04-30-2014 at 01:25 AM
48 hours is too long. 24 is the maximum I'd go.Read here: says a starter made from an XL pack
of yeast into 2 liters of wort will reach its maximum cell density within 12-18 hours. If
Posted in thread: yeast starter time question on 04-29-2014 at 11:48 PM
I recently invested in a stir plate. Adding 0.2 g yeast nutrient 5 minutes before the end of
the boil and pitch it all after roughly 24 hours. The results have been amazing.
Posted in thread: First all grain batch on 04-29-2014 at 10:50 PM
Did you crush the grain, or did the brew store? Sounds like it may be too fine, or too much
Posted in thread: First timer - Long time looker on 04-29-2014 at 09:19 PM
I prefer glass but many use plastic.But as rodwha said, don't use the carboy neck handles.I use
a harness. Works fine.
Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 02-04-2014 at 04:41 AM
WHOOT! Round 2 is fantastic! Mystic, if you remember several pages ago (early December) I had a
brew day disaster. I had to try it again after reading pages and pages of everyone raving about
Posted in thread: Krausen question.. on 01-26-2014 at 03:04 AM
That's just it. As far as I could tell, there was never krausen on top of the beer to fall.
Used a yeast starter and it seemed to blow it all up top. Should turn out fine. It's
Posted in thread: Krausen question.. on 01-26-2014 at 02:03 AM
Here's a new one I have never seen.5.25 gal. Batch has been in 6.5 gal. Glass carboy for a
week. After 3-4 days of robust fermentation, I have a crust of krausen sitting on the upper
part of the glass...
Posted in thread: Digital Thermometer - oops ! on 01-21-2014 at 06:43 PM
I put the digital probe next to the probe on my regular dial thermometer which I know to be
correct, and took readings as the temp rose in the boil kettle.Additional confirmation of the