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  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-07-2013 at 10:41 PM
    all in

  • Posted in thread: iBrewmaster vs. Beersmith2 on 09-05-2012 at 11:34 PM
    Beersmith2 is a Windows app, plain and simple. It's directly ported to Mac but looks and runs
    like Windows. This alone made me shy away from it, despite it's power. I have not used
    iBrewmaster, and I'...

  • Posted in thread: Help Wiring 240V Heating Element on 08-15-2012 at 12:41 AM
    In my experience a 2000W element will barely boil 5.5 gal. I start with 6.5 then drain off 1.5
    and boil it on the stovetop. I'll add this back in the last 10 min or so of the boil...

  • Added a new Photo on 07/31/2012

  • Posted in thread: My Single Tier Brewing Stand on 06-26-2012 at 02:19 PM
    Nicely done John... How's it working? Any surprises?

  • Posted in thread: Hobbit Brew? on 06-08-2012 at 03:30 AM
    I am so ashamed... I'm only finding this thread now. I don't have much to add that has not been
    already said, but I have to say that I agree that the basic ale of the Shire would have to be a
    Mild. Bu...

  • Posted in thread: My Single Tier Brewing Stand on 02-28-2012 at 03:27 AM
    This would be a great rig to feature in a NBT homebrew special edition. Something to be proud
    of and show off!

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 02-06-2012 at 11:35 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: The High Density Element Wort Scorching Myth on 01-11-2012 at 03:51 PM
    i run 2000 watt, 120v, high density elements in my bk all the time.... I have never noticed a
    hint of scorching. High density elements work just fine in the boil.:mug:+1

  • Posted in thread: Electric brewing without a 220 line on 01-10-2012 at 08:02 PM
    Which element are you using? I want to install two on my bk but am worried about scorching.
    Thanks!Search for Camco 2000W...

“Altogether 1420 in the Shire was a marvelous year... The Northfarthing barley was so fine that the beer of 1420 malt was long remembered and became a byword. Indeed a generation later one might hear an old gaffer in an inn, after a good pint of well-earned ale, put down his mug with a sigh: ‘Ah! that was a proper fourteen-twenty, that was!’” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King