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  • Posted in thread: Warped False Bottom Question on 12-14-2012 at 01:39 AM
    I recently purchased a false bottom for my 10 gallon cooler on line. When it came out of the
    box, I set it on a flat surface and it did not set symmetrical on the flat surface. In other
    words, two opp...

  • Posted in thread: Problem with NB 1554 Clone on 12-14-2012 at 12:58 AM
    I brewed a 1554 Clone recipe I got from Homebrewtalk. I just pulled the first pint off the keg
    and it does not seem right.First, the aroma smells lightly of a damp sponge or a roadside used

  • Posted in thread: Need Advice on Refractometer Purchase on 10-13-2012 at 03:03 PM
    I am in the market for a refractometer. There seem to be many options so it's difficult to
    figure out which ones are the accurate ones, ease of use, value for money, etc.Then again, they
    may be all th...

  • Posted in thread: help with first time AG on 05-26-2012 at 10:57 PM
    That's close I think but here are my thoughts . . . I would consider batch sparing unless you
    are very confident in your efficiency. This would make the first rubbings high in gravity and
    will taper o...

  • Posted in thread: UK vs US 2-Row on 05-26-2012 at 10:48 PM
    Quick question: I have had several recipes ask for 2-Row grains. When I go to my LHBS, they ask
    if I want UK or US.What's the difference aside from the obvious (name/origin)? Do I use the US
    for the U...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun with stainless steel braided weave hose on 05-26-2012 at 10:31 PM
    I learned a couple things on this that may help. Bed depth does matter but only if it exceeds
    10" deep or so. The thinner the braid (I.e. less than a 1/2 inch) can be crushed so a 1/2 inch
    seems to be...

  • Posted in thread: my first beer i think i ruined it ! on 05-26-2012 at 10:20 PM
    I wouldn't say the beer is ruined . . . Yet. First indication will probably be at fermentation.
    I would continue and see what happens and take away the learning points at a minimum.

  • Posted in thread: Substitute for Staro Prague Yeast on 02-27-2012 at 05:37 PM
    I am making a malty Czech lager that I previously did as an extract (this one will be AG). It
    turned out great but the yeast used in the recipe (Northern Brewer recipe Tmave Vycepny) was a
    Wyeast stra...

  • Posted in thread: Question on Sanitizer on 01-06-2012 at 07:08 PM
    This is all awesome info!I have been very successful with one-step for my brews and wine so I
    am glad to see I haven't been making a mistake with it in the wine.That said, I am leaning
    towards trying ...

  • Posted in thread: Question on Sanitizer on 01-05-2012 at 03:52 PM
    I think I mis-spoke. I use One-Step which I thought was the same as PBW.I use One-Step which I
    believe is an oxygen-based sanitizer. Does this change your responses?Again, my apologies on
    the mis-spea...