I am organizing a bulk grain buy in the Metro Detroit area. This will be the 4th grain buy of it's kind that we have done, and they go very smoothly. Grain prices are great and everyone saves money. We had reached a pallet max of 42 bags, but one fella dropped out, and we are...
Brewed mine yesterday, pitched yeast at 70 degrees at around 7:30 pm last night. This morning there was already a thick layer of krausen on the top and it was bubbling like mad!! :rockin:
Your LHBS isn't taking advantage, your just paying the retail mark up. It's how they stay in business. It's a fair price if you willing to pay it. Personally, I think the bulk buy is the way to go. Just get your base cheap and buy specialty stuff from your LHBS.
We did two bulk buys this...
I brew in the winter all the time. I do notice that it seems like I get more boil off in the winter than I do in the summer, so I keep a close eye on that.
We had a brew last year during a snow storm, so it was nice and cold. The snow really helped with the chilling for sure. A fish tank...
I am about to harvest my second year Centennial plant and I expect more hops than I'll be able to use up by next year's harvest. I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion on what to do to test the bitterness level of the hops since I won't be sending them to a lab to determine the...
Haven't participated in the thread, but I've been following. When it comes time to start trading next Sept/Oct, what is the process. Does everyone who wants to participate get put on some master list somewhere, and then told who to send their sixers to? I guess what I mean to say...
This plant is a second year Centennial. There are lots of cones like that on there. I need to harvest some real soon. I have some little cones and burrs that need the extra strength from the plant.
About an IPA I made and brought to my company picnic to share:
Me: "You want to try one?"
Boss: "Sure. What's it taste like? Is it good?"
Me: "Yeah, it's great." (pour in picnic cup, hand to boss)
Boss: "Ugh, that's awful." (Pours the beer out on the grass)