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  • Posted in thread: Is Secondary Fermentation Still Common Practice? on 11-29-2016 at 05:22 AM
    One question i've had is if adding a small amount (maybe 2-3 oz) of boiled sugar to the
    secondary before racking will help do a mini ferment to blow out any of the oxygen in the head
    space. anyone tri...

  • Posted in thread: Beer glass display ideas on 01-16-2016 at 12:09 AM
    I lost my mind to craft beer about 2 years before I started homebrewing, and for the past 10
    years I've been collecting glassware from various brewers. I've got a sizable collection at
    this point (rou...

  • Posted in thread: Strike Temp on 11-08-2015 at 06:18 PM
    FirstAidBrewing - that's a great name. Does Beersmith make a distinction as to whether you're
    adding water to the grain or grain to the water?From what I remember, I don't think it matters
    in the end....

  • Posted in thread: Acetone in an wood aged beer, how to avoid? on 10-16-2015 at 10:49 PM
    iJesus hit the nail on the head. I think it's less about the barrel, and more about the primary
    fermentation conditions. You really want to stay in the low range for the yeast strain when
    you're ferme...

  • Posted in thread: IPA's are bad. on 10-16-2015 at 10:33 PM
    Dear Op,Wanna meet for a beer? Here's the taplist of my local joint for your consideration.

  • Posted in thread: Corn / Rye mash on 10-16-2015 at 05:53 PM
    Are you asking about distilling whiskey? While the ingredients are similar, the mashing is very
    different from what I understand. My reply is in respect to brewing. I don't know anything
    about spirit ...

  • Posted in thread: Aggressive yeast to finish pumpkin ale suggestions on 10-15-2015 at 11:23 PM
    Nard, the concerns about oxidation are very, very well founded. At this point your high FG is
    the last of your worries. Unless you somehow were able to empty your bottles back into your
    fermenter unde...

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal Stout - Candy like Flavor? on 10-15-2015 at 10:02 PM
    I'm a big fan of getting cold brew coffee from my favorite barista or super market. I used to
    do the cold extraction (steeping in the fridge) that Matt mentioned, but then cold brewed
    coffee starting ...

  • Posted in thread: High-gravity brewing and aeration on 06-04-2014 at 04:33 AM
    No other celsius-literate people on here? Whether or not you aerated is kind of a moot point.
    I'm not surprised your beer finished in one week given the temperature at which you fermented
    (25C = 77F f...

  • Posted in thread: Best SMaSH recipe you've made??? on 06-01-2014 at 06:49 AM
    At the risk of heresy, has anyone ever done a "cheater" SMaSH with a clean bittering charge of
    warrior or magnum, and then used the real flavor hop for the rest of the brew? I'm thinking
    about trying ...