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  • Posted in thread: Same tasting beer with similar aftertaste on 10-25-2014 at 01:52 AM
    Hmm, are you using the same brewpot as 10 years ago? I'm just looking for the common
    denominator... Do you use an immersion wort chiller? Has it been cleaned well? I recommend
    Barkeepers Friend stainl...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Pouring Mystery on 10-25-2014 at 01:46 AM
    Could your beer line be laying against the evaporator and freezing up? I had that happen before
    and it confused the hell out of me. Disassemble your tap and clean it. When beer pours foamy
    most of the...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen/Fermentor something is off on 10-08-2014 at 02:39 AM
    Typically the first 72 hours are the most critical to preventing yeast derived off flavors, but
    I try to give it a week of controlled ferment temps before letting it rise to room temp.

  • Posted in thread: Hot Wort Aeration on 10-08-2014 at 12:37 AM
    I just recently listened to a brew strong where jamil and john palmer were discussing how home
    brewers worry too much about the wrong things, and he specifically mentioned HSA, and how one
    of the big ...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew Ever (Extract) - Your thoughts please on 09-30-2014 at 08:07 PM
    Try using hop sacks for the pellet hops, it will cut WAY down on the gunk going into the
    fermenter. Just use the 1 gallon nylon paint strainer bags at the local HD or Lowes, they work

  • Posted in thread: S.M.A.S.H name on 09-21-2014 at 01:24 AM
    How about Lemony Snicket

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting on 09-21-2014 at 01:23 AM
    I would suggest buying another bucket or two! I can guarantee you are going to run into this
    problem alot with only 1 bucket and 1 secondary, assuming you like to brew more than once every
    few weeks.

  • Posted in thread: Foam on 09-19-2014 at 02:37 AM
    I'm assuming you have a tower tap? The beer in the lines in the tower warms up over time due to
    poor insulation in the tower and lack of airflow from the fridge, the tap itself is also at
    room temp. c...

  • Posted in thread: What Gauge Wire For PID? on 09-09-2014 at 04:57 AM
    I've not built one of these, but I can tell you the wire size is based on the amp draw. Figure
    out how many amps the controller will draw and go from there. I'm guessing if it's just a
    controller it w...

  • Posted in thread: My first designed recipe; thoughts? on 09-09-2014 at 04:54 AM
    You gonna dry hop that bad boy? I brew lots of IPA's, however they've all been american IPA's
    which are a different animal I guess... To me, that's not alot of hops, and it's not an IPA if
    it's not dr...


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