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Forum: Introductions 08-19-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By CastleHollow
Nicotine is perilous. Do not steep tobacco and...

Nicotine is perilous. Do not steep tobacco and try to ferment it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By CastleHollow
Yep, put the bag o'hops into the empty boil...

Yep, put the bag o'hops into the empty boil kettle as you begin to drain the mash tun, and let them sit. It's typically used with finishing hops to preserve much of their aromatic character and to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By CastleHollow
Expand your yeast inventory. That will have the...

Expand your yeast inventory. That will have the single biggest impact on your IPA creativity, without requiring other changes in your technique.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By CastleHollow
Slightly higher unfermentables in the wort and a...

Slightly higher unfermentables in the wort and a sweeter finished product. Assuming this was a typical 5 gallon grain bill, you're talking about 7-8% crystal vs 2-3%.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By CastleHollow
When I enclosed my garage, I built a...

When I enclosed my garage, I built a "fermentation closet" which happens to be about 10 feet from our air handler. A nice side benefit is that I can usually tell when fermentation has started by the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By CastleHollow
Completely normal if you are brewing in buckets,...

Completely normal if you are brewing in buckets, when empty they always smell like beer. Avoid using anything abrasive when cleaning & sanitizing, and you should be fine. After hundreds of batches,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,867
Posted By CastleHollow
Here's a story about An Bui, a Vietnamese...

Here's a story about An Bui, a Vietnamese restaurateur in Richmond who just opened The Answer brewpub, hiring a local former homebrewer as his head brewer:
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By CastleHollow
New insulation? :D If you don't want...

New insulation?

:D

If you don't want to go with fiberglass, there are a variety of rigid products that can do the job.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-05-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By CastleHollow
Thank you for the contest!

Thank you for the contest!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-03-2014, 11:54 AM
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Views: 1,991
Posted By CastleHollow
I've tried a variety of modifications to...

I've tried a variety of modifications to streamline my workflow. The entire process (organizing, cleaning, sanitizing, racking, bottling, capping, clean-up) always comes in about 2 hours.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By CastleHollow
The consensus is that mineral adjustments are not...

The consensus is that mineral adjustments are not necessary for extract brewing, since the chemical work necessary to make the wort has already been done. If your water is close to RO anyway,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By CastleHollow
My input is that if you told the LHBS what you...

My input is that if you told the LHBS what you were trying to brew, and that is what he sold you, I would start ordering on-line.

Bohemian pilsners run in the 35-45 IBU range.
With US-05 in the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-22-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By CastleHollow
Yes. Converted kegs (keggles) are 15 gallon, and...

Yes. Converted kegs (keggles) are 15 gallon, and those are plenty big for 10 gallon batches.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By CastleHollow
And here's me & the SWMBO under that same pier...

And here's me & the SWMBO under that same pier just a few weeks ago

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Also tried the New South Brewing White Ale for dinner with the family out at K-Rae's in Murrells Inlet. It was very...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-22-2014, 11:00 AM
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Views: 43,425
Posted By CastleHollow
Thank you for the contest!

Thank you for the contest!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By CastleHollow
Take a look at Perle. I used it in a cherry...

Take a look at Perle. I used it in a cherry wheat this spring that came out very nice, still have a few bottles you can try
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By CastleHollow
After I'm done brewing, I back flush then soak it...

After I'm done brewing, I back flush then soak it in a bucket of cleaner, then back flush again, tilt it a bunch of times like ^, then store it vertically.

The next brew day I fill it with...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 07-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By CastleHollow
HBT app > Menu > Settings > Signature > [change...

HBT app > Menu > Settings > Signature > [change default] or [Turn Off]
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By CastleHollow
Having a seizure? :) Propane or air...

Having a seizure? :)



Propane or air gas companies in your area will refill your tanks. You can also upgrade to a larger bottle, which will save you some money and time in the long run.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By CastleHollow
From your other thread: ...

From your other thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/there-proper-guide-water-profiles-styles-am-i-overthinking-again-482008/#post6236324
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By CastleHollow
Water by Palmer/Kaminski contains a lot of this...

Water by Palmer/Kaminski contains a lot of this information. Profiles are also included inside the Bru'n Water software:

https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By CastleHollow
My stand is made out of strut channel, and the...

My stand is made out of strut channel, and the u-style beam clamps^^ would work, but I just use two small bungee cords to lash it to a horizontal bar. They hold tight and it's a snap to unhook it for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 11:07 AM
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Views: 22,615
Posted By CastleHollow
Sounds good, thanks!

Sounds good, thanks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By CastleHollow
The first time I did this was by accident--I...

The first time I did this was by accident--I pulled off an extra 3 quarts or so from my mash after reaching pre-boil volume for my beer. While I was cleaning up from brew day, I put it on the stove...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By CastleHollow
Well... welcome to HBT. Look around, I think...

Well... welcome to HBT. Look around, I think you'll find everything you need to know already laid out in places throughout this forum.
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