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Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter tribute on 08-27-2014 at 03:08 AM
Drinking the latest batch of this and man is it good.Any tweaks to the recipe?
Posted in thread: In Defense of a Secondary on 08-27-2014 at 03:05 AM
Yes. Most of the beers I've judged in competitions show signs of oxidation. Sometimes it's not
too bad- more of a "sherry" flavor rather than the really severe oxidation sign of "wet
cardboard", but m...
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning: The Wait is worth it on 08-26-2014 at 02:21 AM
My bottles sit upstairs in the closet of my man cave. It's 78F up here almost all the time. I'm
usually fully carbed by two weeks, but I let it condition at least another week before
Posted in thread: “The Black Box” Fermentation Temperature Controller on 08-26-2014 at 02:19 AM
Well, wait until *I* buy one, and *then* increase the price.
Posted in thread: In Defense of a Secondary on 08-26-2014 at 02:17 AM
Ah, the old oxidation bogeyman. Is fear of "oxidation" really still a thing?
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 10-17-2010 at 11:39 PM
27,391+ 5 gallons of AHS' AG clone of Real Ale Fireman's #4, brewed on 7/21= 27,396
Posted in thread: Introducing FREE Shipping on orders over $100 on 08-04-2010 at 08:03 PM
Awesome! Thanks, Forrest!
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-03-2010 at 08:43 PM
IMO you can't accurately measure efficiency (and troubleshoot problems) until you are
accurately measuring volume, temperatures, and gravities.Yeah, but the gravity of my first
runnings was 1.059 (and...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starters on 08-03-2010 at 08:00 PM
I used liquid yeasts without starters for a while and didn't have any problems. But if you
believe Mr. Malty, neither vials of liquid yeast nor smack packs have enough viable cells in
them for a 5-gal...
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-03-2010 at 07:13 PM
You're only losing 1/2 gallon of water to grain absorbtion with 10lbs of grain? How are you
measuring volume?Extremely poorly.I've got an electric HLT made from a 10-gallon Rubbermaid
cooler that has ...