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  • Posted in thread: Insulation musings on 09-17-2015 at 07:07 PM
    Do you have a picture of it?I think you are just talking about insulating foam board.Of the
    camping pad or the floating lid? If the lid, I don't off-hand. Its the foam board insulation
    from which peop...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 09-17-2015 at 07:00 PM

  • Posted in thread: Insulation musings on 09-17-2015 at 02:30 PM
    I currently mash in a bucket and have no noticeable temp loss unless I open up to stir. I used
    a cheap foam camping pad to insulate the bucket. I also cut a round lid from 2" extruded
    polystyrene (SOF...

  • Posted in thread: Taste difference between extract and whole grain on 09-16-2015 at 07:55 PM
    I'm guessing it's because you're using crappy, possibly old, pre-hopped, no-boil extract kits.
    I've not done extract in years, but I hear people make great beer with them. Maybe the extract
    was prepar...

  • Posted in thread: So I made a rookie mistake, would like some advice on 09-16-2015 at 07:43 PM
    You know I'm not really sure. Through the glass carboy I could feel the warmth, but it wasn't
    like hot, and I know water in the 80s can feel warm to us. I need to start measuring more
    acuratelyMaybe y...

  • Posted in thread: First IPA.. Very Cloudy/Hazy on 09-16-2015 at 07:34 PM
    I've never made a wheat beer THAT muddy. It was really ugly looking, and not that great
    tasting. I wonder if it was one of the last pulls and picked up too much yeast or something.

  • Posted in thread: First IPA.. Very Cloudy/Hazy on 09-16-2015 at 07:22 PM
    Haze should be okay for a dry hopped IPA, like this: should not: been guilty of the latter
    myself :DI had a Dunkelweizen from a brewpub in Grand Rapids that was at least that muddy. It
    looked like c...

  • Posted in thread: First IPA.. Very Cloudy/Hazy on 09-12-2015 at 10:58 PM
    Dryhopping leaves my beers cloudy.

  • Posted in thread: Do I really need a sparge arm? on 09-10-2015 at 04:45 PM
    Since I use a bucket with a manifold for a mash tun, I have a plastic lid I drilled holes in. I
    use another bucket for HLT and drain that through a short hose onto the perforated lid. 85% eff
    for me.

  • Posted in thread: Can Saison Yeast (3711, Belle) Eat Maltodextrin? on 09-09-2015 at 04:08 PM
    Lactose will add sweetness as well since its fully unfermentable. I wouldnt add maltodextrin at
    bottling, maybe try adding it a week before. Also youd be able to taste it and see if its to
    your liking...

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