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  • Posted in thread: Cranberry Wheat on 12-02-2012 at 12:35 PM
    I was looking for some ideas on using cranberries. Sand Creek makes very nice ale using them. I
    will be making something today and thought I would boil the berries for 10 min or so and put
    them in the...

  • Posted in thread: Thermal Shock on 12-28-2011 at 02:28 PM
    Thanks for the kind thoughts folks. After a night filled with bad dreams I am past the morning
    stage (but I will dress in black today). My (sniffle) plastic carboy will be called into duty
    today as a ...

  • Posted in thread: Thermal Shock on 12-28-2011 at 01:48 AM
    I've done it a hundred times with no problem, poured hot wort into a glass carboy. I just spent
    the last two hours brewing an Imperial Pale Ale on the old wood stove in the man cave, was
    going to pour...

  • Posted in thread: Adding water later on 09-21-2011 at 10:05 PM
    That was the only down side I could see, but I really don't care what the SG is. To me it's
    just a number and it is what it is what it is and once it's said and done... I can't change it,
    other than a...

  • Posted in thread: Adding water later on 09-21-2011 at 12:36 PM
    It just occurred to me that if a person started out with say a gallon less wort in the primary
    and then added that gallon after the first few days of fermentation, you may not need a blow
    out tube. I ...

  • Posted in thread: 36hr. Fermentation??? on 09-15-2011 at 11:55 AM
    If it's a normal alcohol beer, most of the heavy fermentation could be over in 36 to 48 hours
    if everything was just right. It's probably still working, just at a much slower pace. I'd let
    it settle f...

  • Posted in thread: Top crap. on 09-13-2011 at 01:11 AM
    It's all cool Doo. Some of my bigger beers require a "blowout tube" the first few days because
    the krausen needs somewhere to go (better into a bucket then on the floor).

  • Posted in thread: Extract brewers question on 09-05-2011 at 06:47 PM
    I like big. mostly because of the boil over factor but also the more water you can use in the
    boil the less sugar concentration and less chance for scorching on the bottom. That said,
    something with a...

  • Posted in thread: Grow hops from bine cuttings? on 09-05-2011 at 01:17 AM
    Don't know. But I would take a shovel next Spring, dig up some roots, plant them where I wanted
    them and say a nice little prayer.

  • Posted in thread: Recipe calculator confusion on 09-04-2011 at 07:00 PM
    4.5 # seems light to me but I like large stuff. With those light hopping amounts I wouldn't
    worry about over hopping with either choice. This is for 5 gal. right?