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  • Posted in thread: New to kegging: fundamental research where? on 07-27-2015 at 06:14 PM
    When I started brewing 4 years ago, I read re-read How to brew by John Palmer. Made me better
    able to select equipment and ingredients in an intelligent manner. Everything I originally
    purchased I'm s...

  • Posted in thread: TOTAL ROOKIE Trying to join to this "brewing" thing. on 07-21-2015 at 04:18 PM
    Everybody has a brewing progression. Here's mine;Started out 4 years ago doing extracts. 7.5
    gallon turkey fryer pot on an electric stove top. Boil the water, add the extract, stir stir
    stir, add hops...

  • Posted in thread: Having a go at an overnight mash to save time on 07-15-2015 at 05:26 PM
    My readings have taugfht me that most conversion happens in the first 15 minutes. We mash for
    an hour "just to be sure". If you're trying to shorten up yoiur brew day, I'd suggest you
    concentrate on s...

  • Posted in thread: How to brewing and manage small batches. on 07-09-2015 at 12:38 PM
    I am so sorry for the multiple posts. Nothing seem to happen when i click on the submit button
    so i kept refreshing and to my horror i could not delete those posts as well.You cant delete
    them but you...

  • Posted in thread: How to brewing and manage small batches. on 07-09-2015 at 12:37 PM
    you can go straight to the bottle. The trick is getting your priming sugar mixed well without
    disturbing the trub (which is the best benefit of a bottling bucket....working with clean
    beer)I'd use a b...

  • Posted in thread: Hard Mass on Fermenter Bottom on 07-07-2015 at 04:52 PM
    most carboys have a punt in the bottom. i guarantee that is what this is unless at some point
    you dropped rocks in your beer:drunk:Hey, I like stein
    brewshttps://byo.com/stories/item/857-hot-rocks-mak...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells like Cat Pee on 07-06-2015 at 02:09 PM
    Is it a sulphur smell, like a burned match? that's a fairly common smell from many strains of
    yeast.

  • Posted in thread: First Cider nothing happening.... on 07-06-2015 at 02:04 PM
    Take a look at the caramel apple cider thread. I have done that several times. In a nutshell,
    you backsweeten at bottling with a syrup made of cinnamon, brown sugar and frozen apple juice
    concentrate....

  • Posted in thread: Watery beer!?!?!?!?!?! on 07-06-2015 at 01:50 PM
    Your Op stated that you split the batch into 2 fermenters and topped off. Is your recipie for a
    5 gallon batch or 10? In general, 10 pounds of base malt makes *about * 5 gallons of beer. If
    you're spl...

  • Posted in thread: help using BIAB calculator for first time on 06-24-2015 at 04:09 PM
    Remember also, boil off is a function of the diameter of your boil kettle. A 14" diameter
    kettle (for instance) will boil off 1 gallon per hour given same boil vigor, whether its a 5
    gallon batch, 10 ...

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