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  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-26-2013 at 08:23 PM
    I hope I win something

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Braumeister (brewmaster) on 02-26-2013 at 05:10 AM
    I know this is a really old post, but at an RV store you cant get an extension cord for 220V.
    You can get very long ones if you want.

  • Posted in thread: Best Books? on 04-14-2010 at 07:30 PM
    I have two books and they are both very good. I like to have both as I can confirm details from
    book to book. I have RickI Carrol Home Cheese Making and Debra Amrein-Boyles 200 easy homemade
    cheese re...

  • Posted in thread: Heating Water in sink for cheese on 04-10-2010 at 11:17 PM
    Hey Yooper,One question about the double broiler set up. When you have to hold the temp for say
    45 minutes, do you put a towel over the setup and just leave it in the broiler or do you put
    your pot in...

  • Posted in thread: Cheese at Westvleteren on 04-10-2010 at 11:11 PM
    Hello, I went to Belgium last month and had some great beer at the Trappis St Sixtus Abbey at
    Westvleteren as you can see from the picture below. They had some unbelievable aged cheese
    there. Does any...

  • Posted in thread: farmhouse cheddar on 04-10-2010 at 11:02 PM
    One of them is a blurry because I didn't use a flash. The lines are also from the cheese cloth
    and the drying mat. I will wax the cheese after it dries for a few days. Then age for 3 months.

  • Posted in thread: farmhouse cheddar on 04-10-2010 at 10:53 PM
    Hello,I made a farmhouse cheddar yesterday and it all turned out great. One slight problem, it
    has been air drying in my kitchen today and it seems to be starting to crack very slightly on
    one edge. I...

  • Posted in thread: Raw Milk on 04-10-2010 at 02:35 AM
    So, I can buy raw milk in San Diego from Jimbos for making cheese. I am wondering if I still
    need to pasteurize it or can I just us it as is. I am sure it is very sanitary if it is being
    sold in the J...

  • Posted in thread: Heating Water in sink for cheese on 04-10-2010 at 01:04 AM
    I have read a few books on cheese making now and they are not very specific about how you add
    water to the sink to increase the temperature. For instance. My recipe says to increase
    temperature 1 degr...

  • Posted in thread: forgot the wax on 04-10-2010 at 01:00 AM
    I read in Carrols book that vacuum packaging stops the aging process for cheese.

Keg 1: Tenaya RIS Keg 2: Tenaya RIS Keg 3:Pliny the Younger Keg 4: Blind Pig Keg 5: Empty Keg 6: Empty Keg 7: Empty On Deck: Empty Cheese 1 Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese 2 Cheese 3 Cheese 4 Cheese 5