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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: Bitter Check on 07-22-2016 at 01:06 AM
    Looks pretty good. You kept it simple, which is good. What do your numbers look like for this?
    (predicted OG, FG, IBUs) I have a feeling with my system it might come out a little bigger than
    a typical...

  • Posted in thread: Catalyst Fermentor Kickstarter on 07-18-2016 at 02:37 AM
    The 3" valve is nice. I like the butterfly valve. I love that it uses mason jars.But I feel
    like the medical grade polymer seems like overkill and not worth the price for me.I'm happy
    with my FastFerm...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-17-2016 at 11:40 PM
    Yay! One of my plants is finally taller than me. Five out of six first year plants are
    surviving and finally starting to really grow. With more rain coming tonight, I'm getting more
    optimistic about t...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Brewery Name? on 07-15-2016 at 01:24 AM
    I can't think of any need at all.But then...There's no need for me to brew my own beer.There's
    no need for me to grow my own hops.There's no need for me to grow my own barley.There is no
    need at all t...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-13-2016 at 08:05 PM
    We've had really dry conditions this summer and I wasn't able to get to the plants to water
    them consistently. So the tallest vibes I have are only about 6 feet, but I think the root
    system is develop...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-13-2016 at 07:56 PM
    Wow, that sucks.My full row of Conlon has been doing really well, except some mice have been
    getting into it a little bit. They chewed through the stalks, knocking them over, then ate the
    grain heads....

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Brewery Name? on 07-13-2016 at 03:15 AM
    1) Make it personal. Something to do with your life, a nickname, a landmark event, place, or
    personality attribute.2) It doesn't have to make sense to anybody else in the world. And you
    don't actually...

  • Posted in thread: PBW vs Oxy Clean on 07-13-2016 at 02:57 AM
    I've been using just Oxiclean for a while. I use the one with no dyes or scents or anything.
    Put in about a half scoop and fill the carboy up with hot water. Let it sit until I have a
    chance to get ba...

  • Posted in thread: First Sour - pitch dregs in primary? on 07-13-2016 at 02:42 AM
    The correct answer is a simple yes.Dregs from La Roja are pretty potent. I pitched some in a
    completely fermented out Belgian golden ale and got a great sour beer with just a mild
    sourness. If you wan...

  • Posted in thread: Will this be enough yeast? on 07-13-2016 at 02:33 AM

Following Stats
Fermenting - BBD Sour; Oat No! (an Oat Wine); Signpost Old Ale; Chris' Tall Ale 2.0; SSB (Signpost Sour Blonde); County Western Bottled - NB Ares' Biere de Mars; Ol' Bitter Bastard; 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 - BBD WIPA (but I think it has chlorophenolics); Keg #2 is EMPTY!