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  • Current brewing gear is a 10 gallon round cooler/mash tun, 8 gallon kettle, and a propane burner. I did BIAB for a while, and now I've repurposed the bag I used for that as a hop bag. Of course, I frequently forget to use the bag and end up with lots of loose hops in my kettle that also get into the fermenter. Oh well, every once in a while I remember to use it.
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  • Posted in thread: FastFerment conical fermenter?????? on 02-11-2016 at 04:50 AM
    Nice. Thanks for the feedback. I did do a leak check. Left it filled with water overnight. The
    valve had a bit of a leak, so I tightened it up and that has been good. Maybe I was too
    cautious with tig...

  • Posted in thread: FastFerment conical fermenter?????? on 02-10-2016 at 05:24 AM
    Well, I finally set up my FastFerment. I didn't have a stand and didn't have a place to mount
    it to the wall. Finally got a stand and set it up.It's filled with a 6.5 gallon batch of my
    altered versio...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 02-06-2016 at 07:27 PM
    My kettle is a little

  • Posted in thread: Sour Styles on 02-06-2016 at 05:35 PM
    If you want to do a quick sour, the best way to go is a Berlinerweisse (or maybe a Gose?). It
    can be ready to drink in 3 or 4 weeks, if you do it right.Either do a sour mash or sour in the
    kettle, the...

  • Posted in thread: Ol' Bitter Bastard (2013 NHC Gold medal) on 02-05-2016 at 01:40 PM
    Been wanting to brew this for a while. I adjusted the recipe quite a bit to use what I have on
    hand, but tomorrow I'll be brewing something like this. I'm excited.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 02-05-2016 at 01:36 PM
    I've got a Thames Valley II starter cranking. Tomorrow I'm brewing up a 6.5 gallon batch of my
    version of the Ol' Bitter Bastard from the recipe section.

  • Posted in thread: Reflections On My 2nd All Grain Brew on 02-04-2016 at 04:18 PM
    This is something I have not been doing that has been suggested a couple times. I assumed that
    if I opened the cooler during the mash i was letting heat escape, but it sounds like it's worth
    the risk....

  • Posted in thread: What do you think of my trellis design? on 02-04-2016 at 01:46 AM
    Well, I figured they'd grow together a bit at the top. My plan is just to separate them the
    best I can when harvest time comes.I'm hoping to get at least one early maturing variety, so I
    can maybe get...

  • Posted in thread: What do you think of my trellis design? on 02-04-2016 at 01:07 AM
    I put this together with SketchUp, which turned out to be easier to use than I expected. Once I
    got the hang of it, it was a lot of fun to play around

  • Posted in thread: First all grain brew day! (And first brew ever!) on 02-03-2016 at 04:02 AM
    Definitely do the yeast starter. If you have never brewed before, it'll essentially be a trial
    run. It's basically the same as making a tiny batch of beer.It will simultaneously sate and
    whet your app...

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Fermenting - Chris' Tall Ale 2.0; SSB (Signpost Sour Blonde); County Western (a dark sour) Bottled - Chris' Tall Ale; 4 small batch sour blends - 1 w/ cherries and 1 w/ peaches; Back To School Porter w/cacao & vanilla; Signpost Creek Paint Cider; Signpost Oud Bruin; Land of Pils and Honey, Imp. Saison with Clover Honey; Ad Hoc Berliner Weisse Kegged - Legacy Pale Ale