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  • Just wanted something different besides BMC. Tired of the same old stuff with no flavor. Starter with a few extract recipes from Midwest, then moved on to All Grain where I have more control over what is happening with my brews.
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  • Posted in thread: Homemade HERMS System,....sorta on 11-27-2016 at 03:36 PM
    I have often thought of something similar. Are you just maintaining temperatures with the
    cooler? I was thinking about using one of my keggles for this and if I need to raise the temp I
    could do so wi...

  • Posted in thread: starting out on 11-26-2016 at 01:54 PM
    Yes, almost every kit you buy wants the brewer to move the beer to a secondary, that is old
    school. The less you move it the better off you are and the less oxygen that gets to your beer
    which will ma...

  • Posted in thread: Did i infect my yeast starter? on 11-23-2016 at 02:42 PM
    Relax, your fine. Enjoy your brew day!

  • Posted in thread: Styles of Beer You Just Can't Stand on 11-23-2016 at 02:20 PM
    Sour beers! Why would I want to drink something that has already gone bad once. Then I tried
    the Gose beers and OMG that was vial. One sip was all I could manage, then pitched the rest of
    the can out.

  • Posted in thread: Closing for the season on 11-22-2016 at 10:46 PM
    Brew year around here in Texas. By winter if you want to call it that it is very comfortable to
    brew. Summers are brutal with the heat in the 90's and the humidity somewhere in the 70 - 90%
    range, but...

  • Posted in thread: Sulfur smell and yeast not dropping out on 11-16-2016 at 09:48 PM
    I just used US-05 in a Cream Ale and did not get any sulfur smell from it. It is more of a
    clean neutral yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Spongy Trub or Infection? on 11-15-2016 at 10:00 PM
    What type of yeast did you use? And did you use irish moss at the end of your boil? I can
    actually see clumps floating throughout your wort.

  • Posted in thread: How can I increase efficiency? on 11-15-2016 at 01:14 PM
    I started out with one of the Corona mills and it made the biggest improvement in my
    efficiency. As I was starting to brew more often and making more higher gravity beers I
    eventually bought a Cereal ...

  • Posted in thread: Turkey Day Giveaway from Inkbird on 11-15-2016 at 12:46 PM
    Thank you Inkbird for keeping my brews at a constant temperature in my fermentor and also
    keeping my kegs in there keezer at a nice cold temp.A big thank you goes out to the medical
    technology that th...

  • Posted in thread: Contamination or too much gelatin? on 11-07-2016 at 12:14 AM
    Looks like a mixture of gelatin and priming sugar. Tell me you did not boil the gelatin,
    though. You just heated it up to 150-160 degrees.

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