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Posted in thread: Thoughts on Secondary Fermenting on 03-06-2014 at 02:22 AM
Get it off the yeast cake or leave it on are both correct. Personally I use a 5.5 gal secondary
to free up my primary and to clarify my beer a little bit. Getting it off the yeast cake is
kind of an o...
Posted in thread: Can I use vinyl tubing to cool my wort? on 03-06-2014 at 01:57 AM
Made one yesterday! Cost me 30 bucks and some change, took all of 20 minutes to make. I'm about
to use it now! got about half an hour left on my boil :rockin: work, that looks a lot better
than the f...
Posted in thread: Lurker finally posting - with a question on 02-28-2014 at 02:33 PM
For your hops, think of this like a sliding scale: Bittering-Flavoring-Aroma (longer boil time
- shorter boil time). You first hop addition at 60 minutes will extract more of the bittering
Posted in thread: Beer suggestions for IPA on 02-27-2014 at 04:46 AM
Bell's 2 hearted ale and Dogfish Head 60 minute and 90 minute IPA are good ones that are not
quite as mean tasting as some IPAs. Bell's is pretty easy to find across the US I think but
dogfish head ca...
Posted in thread: Are hipsters ruining craft beer? on 02-27-2014 at 04:35 AM
Posted in thread: Cloudy Airlock on 02-27-2014 at 04:31 AM
Probably just foam from fermenting. If it concerns you that much, put a little more sanitizer
in the air lock. I usually keep a couple of gallons of premixed star san around for
emergencies. You don't...
Posted in thread: is 60,000 BTU Burner Enough on 02-27-2014 at 04:26 AM
I bought a bayou jet cooker that is 185,000 BTUs for under $40 on amazon.
Posted in thread: Secondary Fermenter Question on 02-27-2014 at 04:23 AM
Surprisingly enough, most of those bottles are not actually food grade plastic. #1 is the only
true food grade as some #2's are not actually food grade and below #2 is not in general. You
want food gr...
Posted in thread: Lurker finally posting - with a question on 02-27-2014 at 04:17 AM
And also, glad you decided to chat. In my experience, the homebrew community is a very laid
back and helpful group of individuals. Almost everyone here understands that we are all here to
learn about ...
Posted in thread: Lurker finally posting - with a question on 02-27-2014 at 04:14 AM
There is some great brew design software and apps out there that can help with this. One design
method I have used in the past is to figure out 3 or 4 beers in the same style that I am a big
fan of. C...