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Posted in thread: 4-quart yeast starter for 5-gallon lager? on 10-11-2012 at 01:45 PM
Yeastcalc.comDo a stepped starter. Do the first step, cold crash overnight, decant, add the
second step of wort, let it finish, cold crash, decant, pitch. That way you only need one
flask, a sauce pan...
Posted in thread: What should I brew next? on 10-08-2012 at 10:23 PM
Brew an old ale!I recently bottled my version of the 11-11-11 old ale that is floating around
here. Turned out great. Maybe split the batch and do half with brett in secondary? Kind of wish
I had done...
Posted in thread: Adding Second Batch to Chest Freezer on 09-22-2012 at 06:18 PM
I would just take last weeks batch out and put it somewhere else. It is likely done fermenting
at this point and the flavor profile is set. I would still leave it in primary for another week
at room t...
Posted in thread: 7.9 Gallon Fermenter lid at AHS on 05-14-2012 at 02:55 PM
Nice part about the big bung is that you can take gravity samples or even rack without removing
the lid. I like my ahs bucket much more than the one I bought locally.
Posted in thread: Help me improve my methods on 11-16-2011 at 06:16 PM
Beersmith did a great job of calculating my strike temp(171F) and I ended up just a couple
degrees over my target(156F). Nothing a bit of ice and stirring couldn't fix. Beersmith
specifically says to ...
Posted in thread: Help me improve my methods on 11-16-2011 at 05:08 PM
I think you're right. I questioned what I was doing but figured the first time around I would
follow beersmith's directions to the letter and use 3.3gal of 168F water to do a single sparge.
Is there a...
Posted in thread: Help me improve my methods on 11-16-2011 at 04:48 PM
So, yesterday I did my first all-grain brew, and that was my second brew overall. I have a
9gallon kettle, turkey burner, 10gallon home depot mash tun with ss braid, and ale pail style
fermenter. My b...
Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 11-12-2011 at 12:55 PM
^^ I can spin my setup freely, and it holds water tight. Used it 12 times so far without a
drip. Why don't you want to use SS hose clamps?I am weary of the ss hose clamps after the OP
had trouble with...
Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 11-11-2011 at 10:11 PM
I am in the middle of building one of these cooler tuns with the 10 gallon cooler from home
depot. I basically built it to match the original instructions. I have a couple quick questions
that I wasn'...
Posted in thread: Trying to figure out my second brew. FBS clone. Steeping flaked oats? on 10-31-2011 at 04:49 PM
So, I am just over a week in to fermenting my first brew. I did the Blind Pig clone from
Morebeer. I did a full boil and hit my OG just fine and think I am on track to have a good
brew. My only concer...