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Posted in thread: Cold crash while dry hopping? on 02-14-2013 at 02:00 AM
I do not secondary. I dry hop in the primary. I cold crash 5 days before bottling. I find that
I get better hop flavor this way; I think the hop oils get into the beer better if they are not
Posted in thread: Military brewer on 02-07-2013 at 06:02 AM
Mechanic here. Stationed at Fort Lewis. I retire on August 1st!
Posted in thread: Noob all grain on his second try on 02-01-2013 at 12:04 AM
I have a hard time hitting 170 too. I have noticed the grain bed dropps in temperature about
5-10 degrees when I drain it. I tried 200 deg once and over shot it by 10 deg. Go figure
Posted in thread: Cut back on Beer because the belly is too big? on 01-31-2013 at 11:58 PM
Get a pair of Australian Shepherds and walk them until they (or you) keel over. Repeat
daily.MCI like this one. I should take my rottweiler out more often.
Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 01-31-2013 at 06:05 AM
I have never used a sample tube. I just put the sanitized hydrometer in the bucket and take a
reading. Probably not the best idea but it has works for me. However, I do use a thief to taste
Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 01-31-2013 at 01:24 AM
Nope, i would drink it.
Posted in thread: Cut back on Beer because the belly is too big? on 01-30-2013 at 10:15 PM
I am quite opposite to some of the high protien eaters. In December I had my retirement
physical from the Army and found out I was 15lb overweight and had LDL of 190! After talking to
my Dad I found o...
Posted in thread: Noob all grain on his second try on 01-30-2013 at 07:14 PM
I am not familiar with brix. My understanding is that mash out is used to stop the enzymes from
working to perserve the work that has already been done. I do not think the average homebrewer
needs to ...
Posted in thread: Noob all grain on his second try on 01-29-2013 at 06:26 AM
A nice warm temperature around 165ish will help get the surgars more fluid. I have done sparge
temperatures between 155 and 175; I have been everything but consistant as a newb of only 6
batches of al...
Posted in thread: Citra Pale Ale- Oddsides Clone on 01-21-2013 at 06:56 AM
Must be a eastern and southern thing. But crap, California does the same thing with Sierra
Nevada pale ale. More bitter then Alaskan IPA; at least to my taste buds. A beer does not need
to be a hop bo...