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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.
  • American Brown Ale, Gumby Head Wheat Beer
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  • Posted in thread:,, needing a keggle! on 10-21-2016 at 01:08 PM
    Pros and Cons: Kegs are usually cheaper and can be found on Craiglists. Can easily do 10 - 12
    gallons of beer at one time. They are not that difficult to make into a keggle. You will want
    the top cut-...

  • Posted in thread: What to do with Empty Fermentation Chamber on 10-20-2016 at 10:42 PM
    I am with day tripper, mine is hardly ever empty. So when it is, it is time to clean and air it
    out. Mine can hold 5 six gallon fermentors, this way the pipeline is always full.It is up to
    you if you ...

  • Posted in thread: cheddar humidity and tupperware on 10-10-2016 at 04:02 PM
    Passedpawn, after air drying to you mist the rind with vinegar, then vacuum seal or what is
    your method? Just getting into cheese making now that I have a source of cream line milk.

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun Built, Now What? on 10-01-2016 at 02:01 PM
    The kit from Midwest is a perfect starter kit. It will give you an idea of what it takes to
    make beer from start to finish. It comes with instructions on the Pale Ale kit and how to brew
    your beer, pl...

  • Posted in thread: Is starter ok? on 09-29-2016 at 01:10 PM
    That is normal for that yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Home Depot 10 gal Hole Size on 09-28-2016 at 01:44 PM
    Yeah, but already drilling out a hole that already has a hole in it is difficult. One must put
    a plug of some sort in the hole to drill it out evenly, maybe a pvc plug. At least that would
    give you th...

  • Posted in thread: Show off your fermentation chambers on 09-28-2016 at 01:08 AM
    Here is my fermentor fridge with an Inkbird controller. Decided to build my own fermentor once
    I started kegging. Needed more pipeline. Now I just need to fill it up!

  • Posted in thread: Priming duration with brown sugar on 09-27-2016 at 12:28 PM
    When I did my Trappist Ale at 6% with brown sugar, it only took 2 weeks at 71 degrees to
    carbonate. With 7% it may take just a few days longer.When I did my Imperial Porter at 10% it
    took a month to c...

  • Posted in thread: Aluminum Kettle CLEAN on 09-22-2016 at 02:10 PM
    What did you clean it with? I have an aluminum kettle that I use for cooking.

  • Posted in thread: Can paint strainer bags effectively filter break material? on 09-07-2016 at 10:55 PM
    I just use these from US Plastic, which are 5 gallon bucket strainers. The one that I have is
    the 400 micron. It strains out most of the hot break, then I just pour it into my BMB.

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Primary- SMASH with Maris Otter and Cascade (for a club project) Secondary- SMASH with Pale Ale and Cascade (for a club project) Bottled- Blood Orange Witbier; Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter; Blood Orange Spiced Mead On Tap- Twilight Summer Clone; American Brown Ale; American Cream Ale Pipeline getting Full