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Posted in thread: So I'm getting back into it..northernbrewer? on 12-16-2012 at 02:02 PM
Both Northern Brewer and Midwest Supply are great if you don't have a good local store. I used
them extensively until my LHBS opened up about eight months ago.
Posted in thread: 2nd fermentation on 07-30-2012 at 12:54 AM
Longer than a week is ok. In fact, two weeks is recommended, but I would need more info about
the original gravity of your beer and the temperature at which you are keeping it before I
could advise yo...
Posted in thread: Too much yeast? on 07-16-2012 at 12:02 AM
I have pitched two packs. Fermentation starts faster, finishes sooner. Another option is to
pitch one pack and save the other. Then you have a backup in case of a yeast failure. That has
happened to m...
Posted in thread: Took the plunge...Better Bottles on 06-10-2012 at 05:59 PM
Six tablespoons of Oxiclean and hot tap water, leave it overnight and all the gunk just
disappears. Drain it, rinse it, leave it inverted to drain. I do a final rinse with distilled
water because my t...
Posted in thread: What you brewing for National Homebrew this weekend? on 05-05-2012 at 06:17 PM
Posted in thread: In Praise of the Beer Snob on 05-05-2012 at 06:13 PM
Oh heck, I thought this thread was about me. Oh well.All kidding aside, I can answer
affirmatively to the question at the end of Recluse's original post. I even bought some amylase
enzyme to make a li...
Posted in thread: Beer documentaties on 05-02-2012 at 02:39 AM
The show with Calagione didn't last long. I think there was a Modern Marvels episode on The
History Channel about breweries. I remember seeing train car loads of malt, and giant
fermenters at the Budw...
Posted in thread: beer book recommendations. on 05-02-2012 at 02:27 AM
I'm going to recommend the Sam Calagione book, Extreme Brewing. Lots of pictures, great starter
book. After that, get How To Brew by John Palmer, which goes into the nuts and bolts and can
take you in...
Posted in thread: FG is not where i wanted on 04-23-2012 at 12:35 AM
Is this an extract brew or all-grain?
Posted in thread: When to use a blow off tube? on 04-14-2012 at 01:16 PM
Use a blowoff tube with this ale. I have cleaned beer off my ceiling, so I know. Gunk gets up
into the airlock, blocking the escape of carbon dioxide, and then you have a successful missile