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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-19-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,357
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I've gone to a thin mash (2qt/lb) and had better...

I've gone to a thin mash (2qt/lb) and had better efficiency.

I can't tell a difference, but I brew mostly thinner styles anyway.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,910
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I have the smaller one and no problems. I...

I have the smaller one and no problems.

I crush all my grain by hand and it still just takes a minute or two to get a whole batch ready.

Pouring more grain in half way through is totally fine...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-17-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
As others have said, analog or digital? ...

As others have said, analog or digital?

Analog one works fine for me, never more than 5f swings. Is your fridge empty? If you fill it up the temperature swings will be much more gradual and not...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Congrats on finishing it up. You're making...

Congrats on finishing it up.

You're making me feel sad about my picnic taps :P.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,243
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Never used palisade but the hop schedule looks...

Never used palisade but the hop schedule looks just fine. Nice aroma/flavor without too much bittering.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 03-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,832
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
PLEASE check the thread date before you post.

PLEASE check the thread date before you post.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,805
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I logged in to post "centennial blonde" but...

I logged in to post "centennial blonde" but looking at your sig you're all stocked up there.

Definitely brew something that you're going to like a lot of. If it were me I'd brew one of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I hear the simcoe - cat pee thing a lot, but I've...

I hear the simcoe - cat pee thing a lot, but I've never really noticed it. Time won't hurt! As others have said time mellows all hop harshness.
Forum: Brewing Software 02-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I use a piece of crap phone. Work pays for it...

I use a piece of crap phone. Work pays for it and I can't imagine paying what they want for a decent data plan.

I'm at my PC or laptop enough that I have no use for anything else, mobile...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,148
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
We've gotten a lot of posts like this lately. ...

We've gotten a lot of posts like this lately.

Forrest says they've had a huge increase in order volume lately, also they're running a big sale right now.

Hopefully things pick back up again...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-20-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,088
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Enjoyed it, but played it way too much. ...

Enjoyed it, but played it way too much.

Played from Open Beta to Arena Season 2. 3 (nearly 4) 70s, did HWL twice... raided every week night, the whole bit.

It was a lot of fun, but when your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-20-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I'll vouch for the hot sparging as well. ...

I'll vouch for the hot sparging as well. Improved my efficiency with no noticeable change in taste.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,573
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I like northern brewer and have never had a...

I like northern brewer and have never had a problem with them, but this is something I've noticed as well. Their recipes (especially the low/med gravity ales) seem to be formulated with cost as the...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-18-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,672
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Good luck to you, it will turn out tasty! ...

Good luck to you, it will turn out tasty!

Mine turned out very sweet and syrupy, the bread yeast pooped out early. Next time I'm using less honey or a different yeast. Tasty but I have to water...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I would do 180-185 as you planned, as do most...

I would do 180-185 as you planned, as do most people around here that batch sparge. You won't get any tannin issues and it helps your efficiency.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,573
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I like NB and AHS, but that's not really a...

I like NB and AHS, but that's not really a concern. We can tell you, or it will say on the yeast what temperature to aim for. Buy on price or quality.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I didn't realize it had been so long, in that...

I didn't realize it had been so long, in that case they've wasted their chance to fix it IMO. You did a good thing by bringing it to their attention and if you were ignored then outing them is the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-07-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Keep us posted, the simple grain bill intrigues...

Keep us posted, the simple grain bill intrigues me as I'll be coming into a large amount of these hops soon.

Enjoy the brew :).
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-07-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,139
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Thanks for that dog treat recipe! The pooch loves...

Thanks for that dog treat recipe! The pooch loves spent grains but I don't have a way to keep the soggy ones around long enough before they go stinky (and boy to they get stinky...).

I used to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,705
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I make it a point not to dump beers unless I...

I make it a point not to dump beers unless I absolutely have to. So far I've choked down everything I've brewed.

I will say that if anyone ever hands me a leinenkeugel nut brown I would probably...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
I get that too, makes a lot of sense. Thanks for...

I get that too, makes a lot of sense. Thanks for my daily 'ah-hah' moment.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Two problems with this thread: Why post if...

Two problems with this thread:

Why post if you're not going to tell us what the shop is? I've no problem with you contacting them first but just hold off on the post.

This really is not that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
From the post above yours: For people...

From the post above yours:



For people interested:Candidiasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-06-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,197
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Brewing equipment (pots, MLT, burner, odds and...

Brewing equipment (pots, MLT, burner, odds and ends): $300
Fermenting stuff (Better bottles, buckets, hoses, accessory stuff):$200
Kegging setup (5 on tap): $250 so far, more on the way...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kilgore_Trout
Yeast don't eat starch, so no. You can mash...

Yeast don't eat starch, so no.

You can mash them though.
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