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  • Posted in thread: Brew belt or heat pad? on 01-29-2015 at 12:30 PM
    I use a brew belt connected to a temp contrioller. Honestly, if you have a well insulated ferm
    chamber, it doesn't really matter. You're heating the chamber as much as the fermenter. I had
    first tried...

  • Posted in thread: Moonshiners tv show on 01-29-2015 at 12:29 PM
    Yes. A lot of them are shown pouring commercial yeast in. However, there is more than one place
    in the series where they talk about using "natural yeast" from malting grain. The episode I
    watched last...

  • Posted in thread: Moonshiners tv show on 01-29-2015 at 03:09 AM
    I've been watching moonshiners on youtube because its fun. Several times they have described
    using malted grains instead of yeast to start fermentation., I assume that's a mistake
    purposely inserted t...

  • Posted in thread: Whirlfloc = All The Trub! on 01-26-2015 at 07:19 PM
    I have never used whirlflock. I wouldn't even know where in the drug store to go to buy it :).
    I always strain my wort from the brew kettle to the fermenter through a stainless steel seive.
    When the v...

  • Posted in thread: Bottled my first today on 01-26-2015 at 07:09 PM
    The "next" batch is the one that's going to be perfect. I always have thoughts on what I want
    to do the next time i brew a batch.As a start point ABV=(OG-SG)*1.33. That was dervived by me
    taking an av...

  • Posted in thread: Over Pressured Bucket on 01-21-2015 at 07:36 PM
    Well, I had a close call this morning. I happened to go into the basement before I left for
    work just to check on the fermenting beer. The wall was covered in wort splatter and the air
    lock was full o...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling my first brew next weekend--Looks hard on my back on 01-21-2015 at 03:54 PM
    The dishwasher was invented by a home brewer. The ability to also wash dishes in it is just a
    bonus.

  • Posted in thread: A Preacher making Hard Cider on 01-21-2015 at 03:51 PM
    I'm not a man of the cloth. Nor do I play one in any forum. However, the early european
    settlers of the new world brewed and drank beer because the water often made them sick. If that
    relatively recen...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 01-21-2015 at 03:01 PM
    yeah. I have a batch I brewed in November. This time I skipped the sanitization step. The pour
    gives me a nice frothy head that dissapates quickly and (murphy, turn your head) no bottle
    bombs, no over...

  • Posted in thread: My first BIAB attempt was a success. Mostly. on 01-20-2015 at 08:12 PM
    I did the pulley system and promptly abandoned it as too much added equipment. Based on a
    recommendation from another member of this forum, I got a 5 LB homer bucket, drilled holes in
    the sides and bo...

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