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Posted in thread: Typical Costs on 05-17-2012 at 03:13 PM
+1 on the midwest groupon. 2 friends have gotten that and been happy with it. For under $70 you
get two 5 gallon batches and all the equipment except for a stock pot.
Posted in thread: First brew - Airlock issue on 05-17-2012 at 03:07 PM
As long as it is pushing out there is not much chance for anything to get in. If it is still
going, get that blow off tube on there. If it is calmed down, clean up your airlock, put some
fresh vodka o...
Posted in thread: Wort chiller on 05-08-2012 at 03:30 PM
I bought a 25' 1/4 chiller and it was able to cool 3 gallons from boiling to 75 in about 15
minutes. Cost $34 from NYbrewing and came with tubing and hose adapters.
Posted in thread: Priming sugar or not? on 05-08-2012 at 03:20 PM
Everybody has their own way, or at least seems like. What works for me is using the priming
sugar,purge with CO2 to seal it and letting the keg sit for 2-3 weeks. Then hooking it up at
about 35 psi. B...
Posted in thread: HOw to build a mash tun.. on 05-04-2012 at 02:54 AM
I, like you have a five gallon cooler laying around. For about $13 I turned it into a tun. From
what most say it'll be fine for five gal batches of normal gravity beers which is all I plan
for the nea...
Posted in thread: need help with label on an 8oz Coke bottle on 05-03-2012 at 10:15 PM
For a few, steel wool or scraping with a single edged razor would work. For tons of them I'd go
with the wire wheel, just don't let them get too hot while your doing it.
Posted in thread: How long do people let there beer sit before bottling? on 05-03-2012 at 06:28 PM
From everything I've read it is up to the yeast how long it should take. The only way to tell
is by the hydrometer readings, when it settles out (hopefully near your expected FG) and is
stable for a f...
Posted in thread: beer kit instructions on 05-03-2012 at 06:14 PM
I think also there is that "George Carlin quote" effect in writing the instructions. You figure
out how little the average person knows about making beer. Then assuming you want to sell the
Posted in thread: Question on Kegging on 05-02-2012 at 06:11 PM
If you wanted to carb with sugar, you can put about 1/2 of the sugar you would use if you're
bottling. Then just enough pressure to seal it. Leave it at room temp for a couple of weeks to
Posted in thread: Is there a way to test carbonation without opening a beer up? on 05-01-2012 at 11:51 PM
Yes, plastic ones. Ive used an old A&w bottle I cleaned real good and it works fine.