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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-08-2012, 12:57 PM
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Posted By BackBayBrewing
Stout 7.3 conical - Racking Arm

Hi, I just got a stout 7.3 conical. It seems great, but I would love to come up with a way to build a racking arm for it? As anybody done this on a stout fermenter? I have butterfly valves with...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-12-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Transfer with pellicle?

Hey everybody. I currently have my first wild beer in the secondary. It's been in there since about September '10 and is smelling and tasting sour. I added some oak spirals about three weeks ago and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Don't bother testing it until visual signs of...

Don't bother testing it until visual signs of fermentation have stopped. Once it looks like it might be done, then go ahead and test to see if you are raring your final gravity. Remember, when it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Ideally you would pitch your starter at High...

Ideally you would pitch your starter at High Krausen when the yeast are actively fermenting the starter wort and ready to rip through your batch.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 159,018
Posted By BackBayBrewing
I have only had it about a year or so( whenever I...

I have only had it about a year or so( whenever I started this thread is when I built it). I was thinking that maybe part of the element was exposed to the air during the boil. Is it possible this...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 159,018
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Brewed yesterday with my heatstick that I have...

Brewed yesterday with my heatstick that I have used many times before. This time when I pulled out the heatstick after the boil it was completely black and the element is easily pliable. It still...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,565
Posted By BackBayBrewing
@ hopdreams Start with the BJCP (Beer Judge...

@ hopdreams

Start with the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) website. www.bjcp.org. Their website as a ton of great information on the different flavors in grains (ass well as hops and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,565
Posted By BackBayBrewing
One thing to take into account when using pilsner...

One thing to take into account when using pilsner malt is that you probably want to do a 90 minute boil instead of a 60 minute one. One difference between these grains is the temperature at which...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 159,018
Posted By BackBayBrewing
I use my heat stick with zinc plated nut. I...

I use my heat stick with zinc plated nut. I don't think it makes any difference, although this is not an expert opinion so if you get sick don't come crying to me. That said, I made an american...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Oh, I plan on making a batch, but I would also...

Oh, I plan on making a batch, but I would also like to have a commercial example on hand. It's nice to have and also would like to be able to compare a few to my own version.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Favor to ask of a West Coaster

So, last week I had my first little taste of Pliny the Elder by Russian River. Loved it. The only thing I didn't like about it was that I was limited to only 2 3oz samples.

So, the favor.......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By BackBayBrewing
My bad. That was a little early for me. ...

My bad. That was a little early for me. Disregard everything I said. I'd say go with the cheaper, bigger one.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By BackBayBrewing
The difference in those two pots isn't really...

The difference in those two pots isn't really quality. It's that one of them is 7.5 gallons and the other is only 5 gallons. With the 7.5 gallon pot, you might be able to do some extract full boils...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
I wasn't trying to offend anybody... it was just...

I wasn't trying to offend anybody... it was just a little good natured ribbing. I can see why that didn't come across well in the post, so please don't take offense.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
I agree. I hope that the micros flourish,...

I agree. I hope that the micros flourish, clearly. But I do believe that the legislature is responsible for making laws that do not give some business unfair competitive advantages over other...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
That makes sense... Sorry I didn't pick up on...

That makes sense... Sorry I didn't pick up on that.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Check these out too. ...

Check these out too.

http://www.nacsonline.com/NACS/News/Daily/Pages/ND0209105.aspx
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
If anybody is interested in reading what the...

If anybody is interested in reading what the brewers/liquor store owners and the convenience store owners are actually giving for their reasons, rather than just speculating as to what they are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Is this a joke? Why would you want to drive home?

Is this a joke? Why would you want to drive home?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By BackBayBrewing
+ 1,000,000 I was pretty pissed last night...

+ 1,000,000

I was pretty pissed last night because at first I was stuck outside in line hoping to get in. I ended up bailing on the whole thing and going to Cambridge Brewing Company instead. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By BackBayBrewing
I never filter out the break material before...

I never filter out the break material before primary and I don't normally have a problem so I doubt that alone is the problem. I have had these "floaties" once before as well. I think they are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Bye the way, I think I am going to go checkout...

Bye the way, I think I am going to go checkout some of those CO state fairs. That bill that would allow you to carry your beer anywhere in the fair ground sounds great. Out here, when I go to a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By BackBayBrewing
The following is a link is for the CO General...

The following is a link is for the CO General assembly. click on "search for a bill" and then enter the term "beer" in the next page.

The result lists the only four bills currently under review...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By BackBayBrewing
Oh come on, if you leave now and catch a direct...

Oh come on, if you leave now and catch a direct flight, with the wind at your back, you can probably make it here for last call. (assuming that bellingham is bellingham, wa)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By BackBayBrewing
first off, don't get too worked up. That is how...

first off, don't get too worked up. That is how you will make a mistake.

I can't answer all your questions but what I can do is tell you what I do.

1) PBW soak (Oxi-clean will also work...
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