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Posted in thread: Excessive Trub on 02-16-2010 at 05:51 PM
After reading the replies, I thought this might help: I do a couple steps to limit trub in the
fermenter. First I vorlauf heavily, setting a very firm grain bed when sparging and only allow
Posted in thread: minimum height ? on 02-12-2010 at 06:09 PM
Hey there, I agree with what everyone is saying here, your first and second year hops should be
fine with the 5 foot height, I would recommend a separate structure if its possible though. If
Posted in thread: AHS American IPA on 11-29-2009 at 12:16 AM
I've brewed with AHS ingredients before and the quality is excellent. Specifically I've brewed
the American Pale Ale, The American Wheat Ale and the "Stimulus Package Brown Ale" All with
Posted in thread: Storing hops - Barrier bags and sealer on 11-28-2009 at 10:11 PM
Has anyone tried storing hops in mason jars? Perhaps the vacuum sealing techniques with
preserves could be used (i.e. heating up the jar and sealing while its hot). I'm just
brainstorming here. Maybe ...
Posted in thread: Grill brewing? on 11-28-2009 at 05:27 PM
The propane turkey frier works like magic. Do that option. Seriously, its great. You can find
them in lots of sizes, with matching kettles and easy fittings. Some complain about them being
slow, but t...
Posted in thread: Grill brewing? on 11-27-2009 at 08:15 PM
I got the same smells bad speech from my girlfriend. I feel your pain friend. I did move
outside with a hot plate temporarily. I can't tell if you are talking about a propane grill or
a charcoal one. ...
Posted in thread: Bringing homebrew on the plane on 11-27-2009 at 08:07 PM
I was wondering about this myself. Thanks for posting. Does anyone know if shipping homebrew is
a similar process? Just wrap and pray? or is there a trick anyone has learned to successful
Posted in thread: Wrong hops, wrong time. Any ideas? on 11-26-2009 at 10:42 PM
It might make a difference to a beer judge, but a layman like me won't be able to tell the
difference. You might have gotten some more isomerization of the bittering oils from your aroma
hops and mayb...
Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-26-2009 at 10:22 PM
In response to : I dumped a bottle of my first homebrew down the drain today when my wife
suggested I open the bottle of Koenings Hoeven Quadrupel that was in the fridge. It was a good
choice - my fir...
Posted in thread: Growing in Tennessee? on 11-11-2009 at 05:32 AM
After about 2 weeks I had a small budding hops plant about the size of a quarter. hops grew
slow and I kept cutting them back, only letting two bines grow unhampered from each rhizome.
Its my unders...