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Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 12:46 AM
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Adjust your hops accordingly. You'll need more...

Adjust your hops accordingly. You'll need more IBUs to balance the huge amount of malt. You are making something that is more like an imperial stout, so look at some of those recipes to get an idea...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:28 AM
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Posted By MaxStout
I drank a lot of imports back in the day. ...

I drank a lot of imports back in the day. Guinness, Boddington's, Bavarian Hofbrau, Hacker-Pshorr, etc. That was back when craft beer in the U.S. was unheard of. Then along came Samuel Adams in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
5.25 gal batch, BIAB 9 lbs. Maris Mash 152,...

5.25 gal batch, BIAB
9 lbs. Maris
Mash 152, 60 minutes
1 oz. Cascade at 60
1 oz Cascade at 15
US-05, ferment low-60s

Makes a nice, clean pale ale.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-17-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
I might consider something like this one...

I might consider something like this one (http://www.jameco.com/1/1/27616-35-2115-bu-circuit-breaker-15a-250vac-2-pin-bulk.html) for my controller. I do need to find out the trip speed, as I don't...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-17-2014, 01:54 PM
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Views: 82
Posted By MaxStout
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2014, 10:55 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
Nice schemo. That image should be pasted in...

Nice schemo. That image should be pasted in every "how do I wire my new STC-1000?" thread.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2014, 10:51 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
Yes, both Pyrex and Kimax brand glassware will...

Yes, both Pyrex and Kimax brand glassware will have their respective names on it.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By MaxStout
And make sure you use a "slow-blow" fuse, as the...

And make sure you use a "slow-blow" fuse, as the electrical load (i.e., freezer compressor) creates a brief current surge on startup. Otherwise, you'll pop faster fuses every time the freezer powers...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-16-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By MaxStout
BIAB Parti-Gyle...water salts for second beer?

I'm planning to brew a 5 gal BIAB batch of RIS next time, and would like to get a small "bonus beer" out of it. I will be making Marubozo's 2011 HBT Comp Winner...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By MaxStout
Borosilicate glass flasks are meant to be heated...

Borosilicate glass flasks are meant to be heated over gas flames. That one likely cracked due to a flaw. There are lots of "factory seconds" of lab equipment out there, and I'll bet that flask had...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
I use a FermWrap (about $30), and stick it to the...

I use a FermWrap (about $30), and stick it to the side of my glass carboy with electrical tape. The heat is very gentle and I only get about 0.2 degrees C (0.36F) overshoot after the controller...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/09/08/article-...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/09/08/article-0-0290058B00000578-290_468x286.jpg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By MaxStout
I always seem to get the knuckleheads in the $500...

I always seem to get the knuckleheads in the $500 rust heaps, driving like arseholes. I give them a wide berth, as they act like they have nothing to lose, and they probably don't have insurance. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By MaxStout
I've actually had that beer, wasn't bad. But...

I've actually had that beer, wasn't bad. But it's been a few years--does the bottle still use an aluminum twist-off cap? Not sure how well that would seal up a second time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 02:01 AM
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Views: 156
Posted By MaxStout
Good catch! They are $60 on Amazon.

Good catch! They are $60 on Amazon.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-15-2014, 01:55 AM
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Posted By MaxStout
You'll be there around Oktoberfest time. Munich...

You'll be there around Oktoberfest time. Munich would be a long way from where you are traveling, but there are Oktoberfest celebrations in other German cities, such as Hannover. Smaller cities...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 12:59 AM
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Posted By MaxStout
I think he means the latter, the Kölsch dialect.

I think he means the latter, the Kölsch dialect.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-14-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By MaxStout
A ferm chamber is one of those "how did I get...

A ferm chamber is one of those "how did I get along without it all that time" things. No more worrying about the room temp, no more changing ice in a swamp cooler. Just set the fermenter inside,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,674
Posted By MaxStout
Try this one...

Try this one (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/De-Reinheitsgebot.ogg).
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-14-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By MaxStout
I've made 3 batches so far. Carbed each to 3.0...

I've made 3 batches so far. Carbed each to 3.0 volumes and bottled. No problems, and it turned out fantastic. If the Apfelwein is fully attenuated, the FG should be a bit below 1.000. Mine...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-14-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By MaxStout
If you want to conserve space and get a freezer...

If you want to conserve space and get a freezer that just holds a certain number of fermenters, you can check out dimensions and specs of several models here...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By MaxStout
Buy a used chest freezer on Craigslist and use an...

Buy a used chest freezer on Craigslist and use an STC-1000 temp controller...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By MaxStout
Especially if you're using a carboy. Getting a...

Especially if you're using a carboy. Getting a swollen bag full of wet hops out later is an exercise in futility.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By MaxStout
I think you're going to end up with some kind of...

I think you're going to end up with some kind of hooch dominated by maple flavor, given the vastly greater proportion of maple syrup. The bread yeast will add its "character" as well. OTOH, you...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By MaxStout
Is there a winery or brewery near you that would...

Is there a winery or brewery near you that would be willing to bottle for you on a contract basis? Otherwise, that's about 1250 750ml bottles to fill and cork/cap.
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