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  • Posted in thread: Gaming PC Advice on 11-30-2011 at 08:41 AM
    Some PC hardware sites keep "up to date" guides. I know tom's hardware does one, but can't find
    the link. Lifehacker did one just a few weeks ago:

  • Posted in thread: Any ales with a sugar cane in it on 06-23-2011 at 04:33 PM
    I think there's some beers fortified with rum. Lion's Head export maybe? Sounds like a better
    route than sugarcane. Adjuncts are rarely over 30 or 40% in even the cheapest beer, and then
    they use rice...

  • Posted in thread: pitching yeast starter at high krausen on 05-27-2011 at 01:47 PM
    A good write up of starters and what impact they have on your beer can be found at: if you keep things sanitary enough you can have your
    chilled wort sit for a ...

  • Posted in thread: What you need to know about chocolate for brewing on 05-20-2011 at 08:42 PM
    For what it's worth, after several chocolate stout & chocolate porter attempts, I've been most
    satisfied with:Adding coco powder in the boil (usually at the 5-10 min mark)Adding a little bit
    of vanill...

  • Posted in thread: What equipment will i need in addition to my basic brew kit? on 05-19-2011 at 12:44 AM
    I always dried bottle in my dishwasher. Just stick the bottle on the "pegs" and let it sit
    open. Guess it might not work if an open dishwasher was in the way for your kitchen layout...

  • Posted in thread: What equipment will i need in addition to my basic brew kit? on 05-18-2011 at 09:02 PM
    You need a big spoon too (long enough to stir the bottom of your 5 gal pot). I also recommend
    some neoprene hot mits (non-permeable is my preference in case hot wort splashes on them). Hop
    socks are u...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer calibration on 05-18-2011 at 08:34 PM
    I don't know about thermometers, but yes rain is usually* present with a drop in barometric
    pressure (think hurricane, it's a low pressure system). *But not alway (cold fronts usually
    bring rain, but ...

  • Posted in thread: chocolate extract on 05-18-2011 at 08:28 PM
    It depends on how big the batch and how strong the malt flavor. This really is something the
    you have to do to taste. I've used chocolate extract in the past but have limited it to about
    1oz extract p...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Urquell knockoff on 05-17-2011 at 03:36 AM
    For anyone watching / waiting for the results, this came out GREAT! Even with the alternate
    yeast addition and slow start, it fermented steadily at the cold temps, slowly rise to a higher
    temp as reco...

  • Posted in thread: May the 4th be with you. on 05-04-2011 at 08:02 PM
    I had a high gravity / abv stout a while back I dubbed the "imperial death stout"