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Posted in thread: What do you do while mashing in?? on 04-02-2014 at 09:39 PM
Measure and heat sparge water. Make sanitizer and prep carboy. Pull out the propane burner and
get it set up in the back yard. Measure out my hops and additions. Have a beer. Bring mash out
water to a...
Posted in thread: Aromatic Malt on 02-23-2014 at 05:49 PM
Vlad, good info on that Bohemian dark malt. I've seen it on the Weyermann website and it did
look intriguing. What have you brewed with it? Sounds like it might make a killer festbier.I've
used their ...
Posted in thread: New o2 regulator - oxygen isn't flowing on 02-20-2014 at 05:03 PM
Emailed Northern Brewer - apparently the regulators they had in stock when I ordered mine had
some issues. They immediately shipped a new one at no cost and gave me a return label to send
back the one...
Posted in thread: Damn you HBT! on 02-18-2014 at 05:34 PM
I have a rule against beers above 5% ABV until after hot break. So far it has served me well!
Strategy is a key.
Posted in thread: First brew in a while on 02-18-2014 at 05:32 PM
Welcome back to the world of home brewers. As with all gear - proper upkeep will make things
last a long time! :mug:
Posted in thread: Why boil the wort chiller? on 02-18-2014 at 05:29 PM
FWIW, I let my chiller soak in a bucket of star san for the length of my brew day, then add it
to the kettle at flameout. I've done about 55 batches this way and never had an infected batch
(this is w...
Posted in thread: New o2 regulator - oxygen isn't flowing on 02-18-2014 at 04:56 PM
I did open the valve all the way and didn't get any flow. It's definitely a bad regulator. So
hopefully the good people at Northern Brewery will help replace it. Kind of bummed I had to
aerate my pils...
Posted in thread: New o2 regulator - oxygen isn't flowing on 02-18-2014 at 02:39 AM
I recently bought an oxygenation system from northern brewer - tubing, diffusion stone and
regulator. I picked up a disposable bernzomatic o2 tank and it all fits together quite nicely.
However, when ...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique - Belgian Dark Strong Ale on 11-17-2013 at 05:32 PM
Quick update on this one. Final recipe went as follows:13# Dingemans Pilsen1# Malted White
Wheat1# Special B1# D-90 (15 min, boil)1# D-45 (15 min, boil)Mashed at 148 to get a highly
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique - Belgian Dark Strong Ale on 09-09-2013 at 08:01 PM
Thanks for all the great advice so far! Chloride gives you a maltier effect, not sodium. If you
don't know your complete water profile already, I wouldn't mess with it other than perhaps