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  • Posted in thread: Interesting Lager Predicament: Too fast? on 02-15-2014 at 06:19 PM
    Thanks guys. Regarding the temp...I only chilled to 60 because of a time crunch. I checked my
    log and I did actually have my fermenter chamber set to 54 ambient. The temp of the wort was
    also at 54 wh...

  • Posted in thread: Interesting Lager Predicament: Too fast? on 02-15-2014 at 03:41 AM
    I took my first crack at brewing a lager last Saturday (6 days ago). My recipe came out to
    1.048 OG. I opted to use WLP940 Mexican Lager. Beersmith called for a 1.8L starter. Due to an
    error on my par...

  • Posted in thread: Just another wood brew rig build... on 01-29-2014 at 02:50 AM
    Nice job!! Looks like a setup that would work well for my future plans as well. Couple of
    things: Would love to see some pics of how you set it up with your mash tun on brew day.Also,
    could you share ...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit in Secondary - gravity question on 06-17-2013 at 10:49 PM
    I recently brewed a Kolsch. Starting gravity was 1.050, finish gravity was 1.010 (both as
    expected). I used a bottling bucket for primary fermentation.I racked off around 1 gallon using
    the spigot (to...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Size Post Boil on 02-22-2013 at 01:20 PM
    Agreed, start with more water and boil down to 1L. I think you are right, I think you made a
    1.047 gravity starter. It will be fine but is a little high.Thanks for the thought. I only have
    a 1L flash ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Size Post Boil on 02-22-2013 at 12:54 PM
    I have searched the forums and can't find this question specifically answered. Here is my
    starter process:Measure 1L of water, pour into potMeasure 100g of DME, stir into waterBoil 10
    minutesPour into...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 02-22-2013 at 12:35 AM
    This may have already been mentioned, but I thought it was a nice realization. I searched the
    thread and didn't see that anyone had done it. I made mine out of a 5 gallon Rubbermaid cooler.
    For the ti...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts for a "slider/pull out" for chest freezer on 02-03-2013 at 10:08 PM
    So I picked up a nice 8.2 cubic feet chest freezer this weekend to use for a fermentation
    chamber. I will fit perfectly under my existing workbench thus not taking up any addition floor
    space. I will ...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite IPA Hop Combos on 01-14-2013 at 02:58 AM
    Chinook and Galaxy. I brewed an IPA with Chinook for bittering at 60 mins and then finished
    with Galaxy at 20, 15, 10, 5 and flame out. Dry-hopped with both. Turned out incredible.

  • Posted in thread: Process review and recommendations on 07-24-2012 at 01:00 PM
    "Does it appear I did anything wrong? Any steps I should take at this point?"With that amount
    of LME, i wouldn't have use cara pils. For malting, you cut the process a bit short. You might
    be fine, bu...

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