Last Activity:10-25-2016 12:12 AM
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Posted in thread: Which equipment to buy next? on 10-26-2016 at 12:16 AM
I envy you, you are getting in at a great time. If your serious about getting back in, I'd
strongly recommend a GrainFather or Colorado Brewing system. It's easier to brew all grain and
you will not f...
Posted in thread: Chocolate Covered Beavr Nutz on 10-22-2016 at 01:26 AM
I also brewed and enjoyed this beer - don't worry about the nibs sitting for a few months, I
believe I may have added mine to the key, I just can't recall.Just seeing this post reminds me
that I need ...
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-13-2016 at 11:11 PM
Yes, you want to capture the blow off from the fermenter and reintroduce it into the fermenter.
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-13-2016 at 11:06 PM
No starsan, I just sanitize the flask and put the blow-off tube in and cover the opening with
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-12-2016 at 11:16 PM
Blow off from the fermenter, not the starter.I make a 4L starter, once it does its thing I cold
crash the starter and then decant that - getting rid of the spent starter (say down to 2L). Now
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-08-2016 at 01:29 AM
I can't speak to a 10 gallon batch, but my starter regime consists of making a 4L starter of
1.040 decanting and then capturing the blow off. This I believe is essential, once I get two or
three days ...
Posted in thread: Chapman univessel on 10-08-2016 at 01:25 AM
Just to be clear my fermenters work well, no rust no problems, but I still think I'd pony up
the extra $40-60 bucks for a more mature product (e.g., SS, etc.).When I first started looking
Posted in thread: Chapman univessel on 10-07-2016 at 12:32 AM
I have the 7 and 14 gallon fermenters. I've not had any issues, I was a late kick starter
backer.I'm unsure if I would buy again, SS has some great products for not a whole lot more...
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 09-25-2016 at 11:42 PM
Just tried my first attempt at this recipe (BIAB, SG 1.96 FG 1.008, ABV 11.86%, year aging). It
tastes great and I have to think the year mellow helps out it is super smooth.Any way this has
Posted in thread: HUGE 65 gallon BIAB on 09-25-2016 at 11:19 PM
If you work in the partigyle, I think you could up your production by 50% and give yourselves
two types of beer to drink. That would by 6 kegs per guy - I guess you'd have to up