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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-29-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Wig
I am in

I am in
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-20-2014, 08:09 PM
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Views: 1,996
Posted By Wig
The only beer I'd say I brewed that I had no...

The only beer I'd say I brewed that I had no intention to drink from the get go was a Chocolate Habanero Sweet Stout. A coworker had enjoyed some other beers I gave to him, and being a connoisseur...
Forum: Introductions 05-05-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Wig
Welcome to the forums. I saw the San Dimas...

Welcome to the forums.

I saw the San Dimas and was wondering if anyone would get the reference. Well done HBT, well done.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-17-2014, 02:40 AM
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Posted By Wig
ynn like flynn.

ynn like flynn.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-19-2014, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Wig
Awesome contest, count me in.

Awesome contest, count me in.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-07-2014, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Wig
Count me in. Thanks.

Count me in. Thanks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Wig
I believe you mean a secondary fermentor, not...

I believe you mean a secondary fermentor, not primary?

No, they are not necessary. It was believed you could achieve cleaner flavors and improved clarity by racking to a secondary fermentor. ...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-23-2013, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Wig
I am in! Great giveaway, prost!

I am in! Great giveaway, prost!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-21-2013, 01:41 AM
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Views: 540
Posted By Wig
That is what I use. Would I like a bigger pot? ...

That is what I use. Would I like a bigger pot? Yes. If I had to do it over again would I get a bigger pot? Yes. I have brewed with it for years though. If the 7 gallon pot was a real issue, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Wig
you can test it before you splurge for another. ...

you can test it before you splurge for another. In fact you should test/calibrate all your thermometers anyway so you know where you are at. Make a heavily iced glass of water and let it sit a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Wig
Since it has affected all your beers, I'd say...

Since it has affected all your beers, I'd say something in the system is off. Are your thermometers accurate? reading low (150 when it is really 155) could contribute some perceived sweetness. You...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-04-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By Wig
General consensus is ECY Old Newark Ale is the...

General consensus is ECY Old Newark Ale is the old Ballentine's yeast. That being said, I have used it, split a batch (American Amber) with WY1275-Thames Valley. It was ok, the 1275 was better. ...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-30-2013, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Wig
always appreciate the giveaways, count me in.

always appreciate the giveaways, count me in.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Wig
It would do well with any British pale ale. ESB,...

It would do well with any British pale ale. ESB, Best or regular bitter. I also made an American Amber, hop bursted w/ citra, and it was really good. It is actually rising up my chart of favorite...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Wig
That's what I do too. Just stir by itself. I use...

That's what I do too. Just stir by itself. I use this http://www.midwestsupplies.com/mix-stir-agitator-rod.html

Mine hasn't broken or anything after 20+ brews, so not sure where some of those...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2013, 09:31 PM
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Views: 5,814
Posted By Wig
I have a question. New company's selling yeast,...

I have a question. New company's selling yeast, do they use already issued yeast or do they develop new strains? Do they find a cache of yeast that are out of rotation and 'resurrect' them, like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Wig
If you only make 2 gallon batches, then you'll...

If you only make 2 gallon batches, then you'll need to cut this bag in half and get yourself a base for it. Like 3 lbs liguid extract (light/pale) if you are an extract brewer, and steep the grain. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Wig
Definetly need more fermenters to keep the...

Definetly need more fermenters to keep the piepline going.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Wig
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2013, 12:11 AM
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Views: 352
Posted By Wig
Is it a mold smell, or a smell of what was...

Is it a mold smell, or a smell of what was previously in it? After you clean it again you can try letting it sit open for a couple days or three to to make sure the inside dries out, and just to air...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By Wig
My house beer is a Best Bitter. It meets all...

My house beer is a Best Bitter. It meets all your criteria except for "neutral in flavor". Unless you meant to say 'well balanced", then it does that too.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By Wig
I agree, I don't think you'll get more out of it....

I agree, I don't think you'll get more out of it. I would not shake it to try and get those last couple points of gravity, you may introduce more O2 then the yeast will handle - end up oxidizing it....
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-01-2013, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Wig
Count me in. Nice giveaway.

Count me in. Nice giveaway.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2013, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Wig
I harvested from a bottle of Caledonian's Golden...

I harvested from a bottle of Caledonian's Golden Promise a little while ago. Have not tried the yeast in a batch yet.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Wig
I use WY1318 mainly too. I also have had good...

I use WY1318 mainly too. I also have had good results with WY1968 and WY1187.
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