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    New brewstand, new logo

    sorry - the photobucket iphone app does weird things sometimes. strangely enough they showed up correctly on my phone. they are fixed now :mug:
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    2 Car Brewery - new logo

    Thanks guys. I posted a couple pics of it in use here.
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    New brewstand, new logo

    I just finished building a new brewstand, and thought it deserved a new logo. I've been loving brewing with this thing-every problem or annoyance I had with my old setup I solved with this one....and it looks nicer to boot. Sorry about the crappy phone pics.
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    2 Car Brewery - new logo

    just finished it the other day - haven't decided if I'm going to create a color version or not.
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    Problem with posting long URLs on the site

    Browsers naturally wrap text only on whitespace, so it's to prevent someone from making a string of LotsOfCharactersWithoutSpaces that would cause the browser to put a horizontal scrollbar in and screw up the view of entire threads. The 'issue' is only in the displayed text - the hyperlinks...
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    Compressed air in cooled wort?

    thanks guys - I won't do it again.
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    Compressed air in cooled wort?

    I had one, but I hated stirring like crazy for 15 minutes, hence the counterflow chiller upgrade.
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    Sanitizing in dishwasher - A cautionary tale

    I've bottled over 60 batches with my dishwasher. Mine has a 'Sanitize' setting, and they cannot use that term on a dishwasher unless it actually is actually NSF CERTIFIED to remove 99.9% of the bacteria from whatever is inside (NSF Reference) It's far superior to any other method I've tried -...
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    Compressed air in cooled wort?

    anyone think something like this would work? http://power-tools.hardwarestore.com/66-388-air-compressor-parts/air-line-filter-644095.aspx
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    Compressed air in cooled wort?

    No, and I have never used any air tools with this compressor - the only thing that has ever been attached to it is an air hose with a shutoff nozzle.
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    Compressed air in cooled wort?

    I was brewing last night and near the end of the boil I noticed that my Therminator outlet hose had gotten too close to the burner and had melted. I scrambled around to find a replacement hose and parts, meanwhile I turned down the kettle heat to just boiling, and pulled the hops out at what...
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    Can I bottle?

    No harm will come from waiting, so it's not bad advice, but I've brewed milk stouts before and they all finish high. Of course it depends on a lot of variables like yeast strain, yeast health, yeast amount, fermenting temperature, recipe, etc, but if I had a milk stout fermenting for 3 weeks...
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    Cherry Flavoring for Cherry Ale

    I tried cherry extract for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was a 4oz bottle and the instructions said to use the entire bottle for 5 gallons. I didn't trust this so I poured 1 cup of the beer into a measuring glass and started adding drops of extract in with a small pipette. I put 10...
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    Can I bottle?

    milk stouts are suppose to finish high - if the hydrometer hasn't moved in a couple days then it's fine to bottle - especially if it's fermented for 3+ weeks
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    Over attenuation - I think i may be on to something. Diagnosis and solution?

    Interesting.... I have never had a beer finish below 1.011, with 1.014-1.017 or so being pretty average for around a 5% beer. Everything I use is calibrated, and I have always mashed out (both with fly and batch sparging). I normally mash around 152°, but haven't really seen a huge difference...
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