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Posted in thread: Hey! New Hombrewer on 01-02-2014 at 10:54 PM
Welcome from a fellow Canadian on the opposite coast. I've been homebrewing for 3 years now,
where I started with BrewHouse and Coopers kits, then after a year I upgraded to all-grain. My
pride and jo...
Posted in thread: Canadians - boil kettle/htl deal needed on 01-02-2014 at 09:18 PM
Polypheon, did you ever find your brewpot? I'm looking at the 15G Brew Rite from HopDawgs
(they're an hour drive north of me), but I'm also tempted to just pick up an aluminum 60L pot
from Canadian Ti...
Posted in thread: Learning to value my LHBS on 02-22-2013 at 05:24 PM
The closest homebrew shop to me is about 40 kms north, called Hop Dawgs. I go there for all my
equipment, specialty grains, and hops. Pricing is equivalent to pretty much everything I can
Posted in thread: Favorite Fall Recipes on 10-17-2012 at 02:46 AM
What do you think happened? Was your process different?No, I didn't change anything in my
process. I think it was caused by a bad combination of a 3 year old plastic primary bucket
that's starting to ...
Posted in thread: Favorite Fall Recipes on 10-16-2012 at 11:34 PM
I made my first Oktoberfest/Marzen. I made it twice, to be exact. Also a basic pale ale and an
attempt at a Kolsch.Sadly, only my first Oktoberfest turned out (and I'm VERY pleased with it).
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-06-2011 at 05:27 AM
Ok, I want to preface my comments with a huge caveat that I've not used a cooler mash tun, I
just use a kettle and wrap it in a towel for insulation. 185-190 seems hot to me. I don't know
how much the...
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-04-2011 at 04:09 PM
Try a 90 minute mash. If you want to keep working on AG over the winter, but you don't want to
do it outside, check my blog posts. I just did a one gallon batch on an electric range indoors,
AG, with ...
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-04-2011 at 04:10 AM
You might have an issue with your water, or yeast nutrients, but you said you took care of that
by boiling in some yeast. Have you tried pitching a new beer onto an old yeast cake? If that
Posted in thread: Have any of your homebrews made you gag? on 10-03-2011 at 05:17 AM
Solventy and sour flavors almost always age out, and are especially common in higher gravity
beers. You done f***ed up.You may be correct, but when I say it tasted like paint thinner, I
mean it burned...
Posted in thread: Have any of your homebrews made you gag? on 10-03-2011 at 04:40 AM
I had one beer that must have gotten infected - it tasted like paint thinner with a hint of
lemon juice. I dumped it out of secondary after a month.