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Posted in thread: is 0.8 gallon a lot of trub in a 6.4 gallons batch? on 02-01-2014 at 08:59 PM
I am talking about trub in the brew kettle. The fermentor part that I leave behind is mainly
the yeast cake and I dont have any control over that, but I thought I might be doing something
wrong leave ...
Posted in thread: Over 3 weeks in the fermenter?? on 02-01-2014 at 05:56 PM
Yep, a thief is great for that, though I've also used the auto-siphon. You just need a sample
tube large enough to accept the hydrometer and allow it to spin a bit (not too snug, in other
Posted in thread: is 0.8 gallon a lot of trub in a 6.4 gallons batch? on 02-01-2014 at 03:54 PM
It sucks, but that's often normal. It really depends on a few factors, including the type of
hop used (as in, pellets vs. leaf) and the yeast used.I've been buying my hops from
HopsDirect.com, and the...
Posted in thread: Over 3 weeks in the fermenter?? on 02-01-2014 at 03:43 PM
+1 for the +1. "Don't Worry" is the mantra 'round these parts, for good reason. It's beer, not
rocket science (although it CAN be, if you want to take it to the next few levels). I usually
go 3-5 week...
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 02-01-2014 at 03:34 PM
I read through *most* of the many pages, and I'm still not sure what the *right* answer is. I
am clearly in the camp of don't use a secondary unless there is a clear reason to do so. To me,
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-06-2014 at 05:34 PM
Maybe this time... Come on, lucky 12.5!
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Posted in thread: Hop-free beer? on 11-24-2013 at 02:51 PM
My dad hates hoppy beers. He's talked about brewing a beer with no hops for quite some time.
So, today we went ahead and did one. It was an all-grain budweiser clone from Midwest brewing.
We brewed it...
Posted in thread: Opinions on Father's Day random brew... on 06-16-2013 at 08:25 PM
The addition of spring water will help accentuate your hops, so that seems in line with what
you're trying to achieve.Cascade is a very citrusy hop, so it should blend well. Alternatively,
you could t...
Posted in thread: Opinions on Father's Day random brew... on 06-16-2013 at 05:46 PM
Hey, all.It's been about a year since I was able to brew, but I swore to do a batch today.I'm
an extract/grains brewer. I decided to just pick up random stuff at the supply store locally,
in hopes tha...