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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2014, 09:01 PM
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My experience was that the maple character all...

My experience was that the maple character all but completely fermented away. I've tried again with a more traditional approach (water not sap) and added VT grade B maple syrup at knockout, and...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-12-2014, 04:29 PM
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I'll toss my hat in again...

I'll toss my hat in again...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2014, 12:40 AM
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Posted By stratslinger
Avocado - doesn't matter in the slightest, based...

Avocado - doesn't matter in the slightest, based on my experience. I've strained out the hops and trub, and I've dumped the entire contents of the kettle into the fermenter, and found no real...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2014, 09:12 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Speaking from experience, not even the beer line...

Speaking from experience, not even the beer line has to be dedicated to sour beers.

I've had a couple on at home. Several of the guys in my homebrew club have as well. None of us have dedicated...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
That's an interesting statement that's not at all...

That's an interesting statement that's not at all backed up by the many folks on this board who actively participate in exactly that practice, without running into infection problems.

While I'm...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
In!

In!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2013, 04:56 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
You're making a few assumptions there, and I'll...

You're making a few assumptions there, and I'll jump in here to defend those marketing geniuses for a minute... ;)

I've been brewing for a few years now with a set of 6 gallon carboys - both glass...
Forum: General Techniques 12-22-2013, 10:44 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
I recently learned I don't like East Kent...

I recently learned I don't like East Kent Goldings as a late addition hop. Not sure if its the aroma or the flavor it imparts that I dislike more, but I don't find it pleasant.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2013, 08:25 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Also, did you use the yeast that came with the...

Also, did you use the yeast that came with the Cooper's kit? Those kits are pretty notorious for shipping with fairly substandard yeast, which can definitely have an impact on your finished product....
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 06:48 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
In for a penny...

In for a penny...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Yup. If you use BeerSmith, it actually has a...

Yup. If you use BeerSmith, it actually has a pretty handy calculator that can figure the amount of lost alpha acids, based on hop variety (apparently it varies), age, and storage method. Storing...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2013, 11:10 AM
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Posted By stratslinger
Maybe I should have clarified - I'm trying to get...

Maybe I should have clarified - I'm trying to get around that whole "heat burning away the galvinization" issue that everyone who's not running an all electric rig is dealing with. You can go...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-14-2013, 12:17 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Has anyone considered going with aluminum strut? ...

Has anyone considered going with aluminum strut? I was talking with a buddy the other day, and learned that his job site uses the aluminum stuff in conjunction with a lot of caustic and rust causing...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-12-2013, 08:12 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Count me in

Count me in
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2013, 10:20 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Just letting your pot of wort sit and cool in...

Just letting your pot of wort sit and cool in water, after the initial transfer of heat from the pot into the surrounding water, is barely more efficient than letting it sit on the stove and cool in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-13-2013, 01:37 PM
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Views: 1,194
Posted By stratslinger
It was an ale strain -1007 does seem to ring a...

It was an ale strain -1007 does seem to ring a bell, but don't take that for gospel without checking his site.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-13-2013, 01:57 AM
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Posted By stratslinger
I sat in on Kai's presentation at this year's NHC...

I sat in on Kai's presentation at this year's NHC and, while he has a lot of good research behind his numbers, he admitted that he's made his experimental observations using only one strain of yeast....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2013, 01:38 AM
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Posted By stratslinger
Also keep in mind you're talking a 1 week primary...

Also keep in mind you're talking a 1 week primary and 1 week secondary, right? What you may be tasting is still partially fermented wort. Did you rack to secondary because you had reached FG, or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2013, 08:01 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
That's basically false. I've kegged a couple of...

That's basically false. I've kegged a couple of sour beers, and the guys in my club have kegged considerably more than I have, and the folks on this board have collectively kegged far more than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2013, 05:01 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Well, last Wednedsay the wife and I had our first...

Well, last Wednedsay the wife and I had our first 1 gallon brew day. I had two surprises: First, my little mash tun loses heat like nobody's business - it lost 3 or 4 degrees in 30 minutes! Second,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2013, 11:37 AM
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Posted By stratslinger
Another vote for cream of three crops - I haven't...

Another vote for cream of three crops - I haven't scaled it down yet though. I'm maybe halfway through keg #2 this summer. One thing to be careful of on that recipe, I've found, is that I get way...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2013, 05:41 PM
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Views: 362
Posted By stratslinger
You can be relatively confident. But, just to be...

You can be relatively confident. But, just to be on the safe side, do a quick google search on pickling brass. Basically, you soak the brass fittings in a solution of white vinegar and hydrogen...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By stratslinger
Yikes - well, moving that Centennial from 15 to...

Yikes - well, moving that Centennial from 15 to 45 will result in a lot more IBU's. And then, moving the 5 to 10 and knockout to 5 will also result in, you guessed it, more IBU's! That'll result in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 11:27 AM
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Posted By stratslinger
Can you share any details of why you've grown to...

Can you share any details of why you've grown to dislike them? As I said above, I'm only just about to do my first 1 gallon batch, and picked up a couple 1 gallon jugs with screw on caps, and now...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2013, 03:03 PM
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Posted By stratslinger
Got a question for you 1 gallon vets here and,...

Got a question for you 1 gallon vets here and, sad to say, I really don't want to browse through 300+ pages of this thread to find the answer (which I'm sure has been addressed at least a couple...
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