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Posted in thread: 3 bbl system on 05-28-2013 at 06:05 PM
I know the glass carboys aren't hurting you since you're a supplier but DANG I would be looking
for a bigger fermenter! Even for the short amount of time when you're using the carboys but
before you g...
Posted in thread: gas line added...to do list before firing up on 01-18-2013 at 05:10 PM
I'm a doper not a taper but I guess they all seal :cross:What kind of valves are you using for
control? Do I see needle valves?
Posted in thread: Single tier w/ gas wok burners PICS on 01-11-2013 at 10:05 PM
Got the 40 gallon kettles today: be producing soon!
Posted in thread: Coffee Nut Brown Ale on 01-11-2013 at 01:35 PM
As you said, definitely do some searches on partial mashing w/ oats, there is a lot of info on
it. When I use oats in a mash I like to give them a 15-20 min toast on a sheet in the oven so
they get a ...
Posted in thread: Coffee Nut Brown Ale on 01-10-2013 at 01:42 PM
Adding DME is the right way for you to boost the recipe. If you do that feel free to add a
little hops too so you stay balanced. Steeping oats will net you absolutely nothing though,
they really need ...
Posted in thread: My great great grandfather was a Brewmaster on 01-09-2013 at 02:32 PM
Yeah that would be reaching pretty far back. Cool though, should be neat to see what turns up
Posted in thread: Coffee Nut Brown Ale on 01-09-2013 at 02:28 PM
Simple sugars aren't bad but they won't add sweetness. They just ferment out 100% which has the
effect of drying out your beer (and boosting abv). Too much and you'll have a thin, "hot" beer.
Posted in thread: My great great grandfather was a Brewmaster on 01-09-2013 at 02:18 PM
Post pics if you got 'em!My grandfather (also German) worked at Cook's Brewery in Evansville IN
during WWII. The building later became Sterling and was eventually demolished when I was a kid.
It was p...
Posted in thread: Coffee Nut Brown Ale on 01-09-2013 at 02:12 PM
You would be running pretty hefty on simple sugars w/ the brown sugar and molasses. Also
molasses can get pretty "metallic" when over used. I would do 8%-ish total simple sugars, just
my opinion. Also...
Posted in thread: New here from Joliet IL on 01-07-2013 at 07:03 PM
Well water can be tricky. My buddy has had about two years of crap homebrew on city well water
and only just got down to something palatable. He discovered campden tablets were what he
needed to stabi...