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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Buffman
I use this one: ...

I use this one: http://www.amazon.com/Component-Design-1751000-ProAccurate-Thermometer/dp/B00064BCPM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332300583&sr=8-2

Waterproof, fast, and accurate. It's been going for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Buffman
Haven't brewed it yet. It's on my schedule for...

Haven't brewed it yet. It's on my schedule for the end of this month, so it's fresh for the summer months. I'll post a review when it's all done.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-14-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Buffman
I toss it in with irish moss/whirfloc @ 15...

I toss it in with irish moss/whirfloc @ 15 minutes to go on the boil.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Buffman
Wheat-Rye Recipe

Trying my hand at a hoppy American wheat with rye. I feel good about the malt bill, but not sure about the hops. Any feedback would be appreciated. It is 5g batch.

4 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 81,955
Posted By Buffman
41,068 + 5g American Stout = 41,073.

41,068 + 5g American Stout = 41,073.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Buffman
In addition to stirring it up, also warm it up...

In addition to stirring it up, also warm it up some.

For the forum, assuming OP has a ton of unfermentable sugars, would adding some amylase enzyme help break them down? I tried using it once...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Buffman
I think we need more info: What is the intended...

I think we need more info: What is the intended brew? Recipe? OG? How long has it been fermenting? With more info, someone here should be able to help.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,111
Posted By Buffman
Wings - what a great idea!! I have the 15g...

Wings - what a great idea!! I have the 15g version with the steamer basket that I was just considering selling on Craigslist because I never use it for brewing. I'm keeping it now.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,298
Posted By Buffman
[QUOTE=BrokenBrew;2403678]Think I'm going to pass...

[QUOTE=BrokenBrew;2403678]Think I'm going to pass on this. Brew Hut has Two-Row for $45, and they are responsive and treat me with respect.QUOTE]

Is that for a 50# sack? The last time I asked...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2010, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Buffman
27,866 + 6g Union Jack clone = 27,872.

27,866 + 6g Union Jack clone = 27,872.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Buffman
I mash thin, at 2 quarts/pound. I get higher...

I mash thin, at 2 quarts/pound. I get higher efficiency and find it easier to hit the mash temp. If you have the space in your mash tun, I definitely recommend a thinner mash. 152F-ish should be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-21-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,346
Posted By Buffman
I usually dry hop in the secondary, just so I can...

I usually dry hop in the secondary, just so I can be sure the lees are not interfering with that hoppy goodness. However, you can certainly dry hop in the primary. Just time your hop addition to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Buffman
Thanks for all the feedback. I decided on the...

Thanks for all the feedback. I decided on the Ultraship 35. In case anyone else is in the market for one, found it on Amazon for about $35, including an AC adapter and shipping:
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Buffman
Grain scale?

I've been using an Escali Primo for grain and hops. For grain, that means weighing even the base grain in batches, since the Primo is limited to 11#. I'm seriously considering picking up a second...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-19-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 55,514
Posted By Buffman
I'm trying this tomorrow and just realized I...

I'm trying this tomorrow and just realized I don't have the Caramalt. Can I substitute Crystal 10 or 20?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-19-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,298
Posted By Buffman
I'm in for at least 50# two-row.

I'm in for at least 50# two-row.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2010, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Buffman
I'd be in for at least 50# pale.

I'd be in for at least 50# pale.
Forum: American Ale 09-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,462
Posted By Buffman
Perfect brewday on this one: hit the mash temp...

Perfect brewday on this one: hit the mash temp and preboil gravity right on, boiled down to exactly 5.5g (scaled up from the original reicpe), and cooling right now. I subbed 1 pound of 2-row for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-18-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Buffman
Carbonation problems with Pacman?

I've brewed two beers with Pacman yeast, an IPA and an IIPA. The first never carbonated and the second is not carbed after six weeks (and not even a slight noise when opened). Both were kept at...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-24-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Buffman
You sound EXACTLY like me months ago. I bottle...

You sound EXACTLY like me months ago. I bottle in EZ Cap swing-top bottles and was having the same problem, except all mine were flat. I tried re-priming, then changing the seals. In the end, it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Buffman
Upcoming deals at Kegconnection?

I'm ready to pull the trigger on kegging and am committed to buying from KegConnection.com. Like alot of other homebrewers, however, I want to save $$ where I can. Does KegConnection have revolving...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 81,955
Posted By Buffman
17736.5 + 5.5 = 17742. Bombshell Blonde...

17736.5 + 5.5 = 17742.

Bombshell Blonde (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/bombshell-blonde-ale-26312/).
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Buffman
Thanks. I've been wondering if the more...

Thanks. I've been wondering if the more expensive regulator is worth the money.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Buffman
I've been thinking about moving to kegs, too, so...

I've been thinking about moving to kegs, too, so I've been doing some searching. Kegconnection.com seems to have good prices and gets praise from HBTers. How does this compare with the Amazon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By Buffman
Beer Battery App for iPod/iPhone

A free (for now) app for your iPod/iPhone that shows your battery level by the beer in your glass. Kinda cool.

http://appshopper.com/utilities/beer-battery
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