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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Today, 12:24 AM
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Posted By masskrug
I use free discarded wine boxes from Trader...

I use free discarded wine boxes from Trader Joe's. Not sturdy, but I toughen them up with a bit of duct tape.
Forum: General Chit Chat Today, 12:22 AM
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Views: 1,973
Posted By masskrug
Time I dance

Time I dance
Forum: General Chit Chat Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By masskrug
Beer. The cause of, and solution to, all of...

Beer. The cause of, and solution to, all of life's little problems.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Yesterday, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By masskrug
Damn tight. I've done 18# with 1.33 before.

Damn tight. I've done 18# with 1.33 before.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By masskrug
My aluminum pot looks worse than that. Brew on!

My aluminum pot looks worse than that. Brew on!
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 12:43 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By masskrug
No. I get into the shower, get clean, then I sit...

No. I get into the shower, get clean, then I sit and relax with a beer. I can understand laying in a bathtub and relaxing with a bottle of wine, but when I am in the shower I am standing, not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By masskrug
From 3.5 oz of hops to 12.75 oz. This DIPA got...

From 3.5 oz of hops to 12.75 oz. This DIPA got damn expensive real fast. :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By masskrug
Hmmm, Are they doing this as a cheap...

Hmmm,

Are they doing this as a cheap alternative to improve/darken the color
-or-
Are they darkening the stout without overpowering it with chocolate/roasty malt?

I would personally use a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By masskrug
Looks pretty good. A few...

Looks pretty good. A few questions/considerations:

What are the IBUs on this DIPA? I would be throwing more Cascade in those late additions, at least an ounce per pitch. Dial back that Warrior...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By masskrug
I've never really "washed" my yeast. I give the...

I've never really "washed" my yeast. I give the yeast cake a gentle swirl and then pour some into a jar that has been rinsed with Starsan. That goes into the fridge until the next brew day. The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By masskrug
I like the idea as well, but how would you...

I like the idea as well, but how would you control fermentation temps? You would have to cool the whole room. I can't afford to keep my house in Florida in the low 60's. Forget about lagering.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By masskrug
I would try go to Belgium if time permits.

I would try go to Belgium if time permits.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By masskrug
Unless I am doing a lager, I start at 62' and end...

Unless I am doing a lager, I start at 62' and end at 62'
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By masskrug
Boiling off 4 gallons in an hour? Is this even...

Boiling off 4 gallons in an hour? Is this even possible? Did you have a boil over?
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-17-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By masskrug
What were his demons?

What were his demons?
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-17-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By masskrug
Less than "Two Buck Chuck!"

Less than "Two Buck Chuck!"
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-17-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By masskrug
If you have that much time to age, have you...

If you have that much time to age, have you considered a barleywine? Aside from that, stouts and porters should be fine with age.

Try this one: http://chris.norrick.com/norrickenbier/23.html
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-17-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,995
Posted By masskrug
I used to pay 40 bucks per week for beer, now I...

I used to pay 40 bucks per week for beer, now I spend 10 bucks a week for beer.

I brew my own to save money and to avoid the ridiculous "Sin" tax on alcohol.

It is a hobby, but it is a job as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-17-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,354
Posted By masskrug
A floating thermometer with lead balls, a binder...

A floating thermometer with lead balls, a binder clip, sweat and hair.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,300
Posted By masskrug
I got this scale for $3.50 (new). I loop the...

I got this scale for $3.50 (new). I loop the handle around a pipe, put a 5 gallon bucket on the hook and weigh the grain. Over a dozen batches and it is spot on. I have hit my gravity numbers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By masskrug
A 6% ~60 ibu pale loaded with c-hops...and plenty...

A 6% ~60 ibu pale loaded with c-hops...and plenty of it!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By masskrug
If you are getting 75-80% efficiency, I would...

If you are getting 75-80% efficiency, I would leave it alone.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By masskrug
I pull it out when I start brewing and get it to...

I pull it out when I start brewing and get it to room temperature.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By masskrug
"It just came off boil 1min prior." Then it...

"It just came off boil 1min prior."

Then it was still about 200' F. If there was something in the water, it was killed.
Forum: Introductions 08-10-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By masskrug
Excellent. What extract/kit did you brew? I'm...

Excellent. What extract/kit did you brew? I'm sure it will be your best beer ever!
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