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  • Posted in thread: Does brewtoad make anyone else want to shoot themselves in the face? on 01-31-2014 at 01:07 PM
    Glad I'm not alone on the brewtoad thoughts. I have to use Brew Target in conjunction with
    brewtoad to get anywhere. Brewtoad is beautiful though...I think a monkey came up with their
    calculations tho...

  • Posted in thread: Beer equipment idea for commercial sale - need input on 01-31-2014 at 12:44 PM
    I think you are trying to make something most guys can just use existing technology to do for
    cheapernow, look at the other sided of the siphon hose, got a way to hold that on the bottom
    and help keep...

  • Posted in thread: Bayou Classic too damn hot! on 01-30-2014 at 12:01 PM
    Hey. I'm a noob to brewing but what I did was just get the water temp to 165 and shut off the
    burner. Then put the steeping grains in and put the lid on it. After 30 mins my water temp only
    dropped to...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing, collecting data, and the art of making better beer on 01-29-2014 at 05:27 PM
    (1) I have much higher rates of mediocre or bad beer when I repitch yeast. (2) I have noted
    several batches as unbalanced or where hops have a strong almost salty presence in the finished
    beer. These ...

  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-24-2014 at 07:43 PM
    Refractometers are only accurate prior to fermentation. After that, it's all hydrometer.
    proven to be accurate for me, YMMV I guess. I always have a hydrometer as a backup, haven't
    really touched it ...

  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-24-2014 at 05:30 PM
    What do you use to pull a sample? The hole for my airlock is only 3/8", then the grommet takes
    up some of that diameter. So you sample with a straw or something?This method would only really
    work if y...

  • Posted in thread: If you had $2,000 to upgrade your brewery, what would you do? (help me upgrade mine) on 01-24-2014 at 05:15 PM
    I'd start with a brewstand like this: ($125) get some new kettles for a HLT and MLT: ($500)
    I'd just use your current BK and burner and treat this all as a three tier gravity system. Not
    automated, ...

  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-24-2014 at 04:50 PM
    I never remove the lid, but I do pull the airlock to test gravity.I've never thought of
    this...great idea.

  • Posted in thread: cleaning bucket fermenters on 01-24-2014 at 04:48 PM
    Oxyclean soak overnight then rinse well and use a dishcloth if needed.This. I just keep my
    buckets/carboys filled with oxyclean water all the time, empty and rinse the hell out of them
    when I need it.

  • Posted in thread: When to add hops for maximum flavor potential? on 01-24-2014 at 04:44 PM
    Do many of you put dry hops into the keg ?Apparently that's what they did to keep the beer
    fresh in transit hundreds of years ago, has it gone out of fashion ?Yep! History of the IPA:
    definitely can...