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  1. TeleTwanger

    Dry Hopping Question...

    I'm sure it wasn't the hops but even if it was its an anomaly..There's breweries that have been dry hopping for some 150 years.
  2. TeleTwanger

    Trial Extract brew with Target hops only

    Targets great! Where did you get them?
  3. TeleTwanger

    1-2-3 Method ?

    1.4, 2, 4. 2, 3, 4 .71, 2, 4.
  4. TeleTwanger

    Better Bottle Blues

    $15 is silly. I payed $22 for the BB and $1.79 for the stopper.
  5. TeleTwanger

    Oxygen "Absorbing" Caps

    +1 I sanitize my caps. Proof that beer can get infected while bottling my last batch I ran out of sanitized bottles so I took 1 bottle that was clean and rinsed but not sanitized and filled it, sure enough that 1 bottle was a gusher and all the rest weren't. It's such an easy thing to do why...
  6. TeleTwanger

    Better Bottle Blues

    Suckback is really the only legitimate complaint with BB and it's so trivial. Just remove the airlock when moving, no big whoop.
  7. TeleTwanger

    Propane burner benefits

    Yeah that's struggling. I mash and sparge on an electric stove and it takes less than 30minutes for 2-3 gallons to reach 185F. I think because I have a pot with a sandwhiched bottom (ss/aluminum/copper) that it works really well.
  8. TeleTwanger

    Propane burner benefits

    The Grape and Granary sells this one which looks exactly like mine and they rate it "up to 150,00BTUs" (fwiw)
  9. TeleTwanger

    Amarillo vs. Centennial

    I think Cascade is more like Centennial than Amarillo is. Simcoe and Amarillo is a great combo... Amarillo to me is more pineapple. I've bittered with simcoe, then flavor/aroma amarillo then dryhop both simcoe/amarillo with great success.
  10. TeleTwanger

    ESB first Partial Mash recipe

    whats the og 1.055 or so? That may be too much toasted malt, 2lbs of what is it amber? I'd do 2lbs of Marris Otter instead maybe and/or knock the toasted back to 10%.
  11. TeleTwanger

    Dry Hopping Question...

    All I do is clean and sanitize the bag the hops are in before opening and removing with gloved hands. THe hops themselves aren't a worry but depending on where the bags have been, you never know. I rinse the bag with water and spritz it with starsan.
  12. TeleTwanger

    Beats doing homework

    Beats doing homework...Allen Ginsburg, Beat Poet...I dunno, nevermind.
  13. TeleTwanger

    Beats doing homework

    My Mom's English teacher was Allen Ginsberg's Dad...wait, nevermind.
  14. TeleTwanger

    Glass Carboy: Does it need to be covered?

    I cover mine with a black tshirt. I keep mine in a closet and to check how much light was getting in I got in the closet and closed the door. I could see from the little bit of light coming through the bottom so I put some foam on the bottom and now inside is pitch black. I still cover it...
  15. TeleTwanger

    Selling recipes

    I can't see why someone who brews professionally would buy someone elses recipe...How much would you pay for Anchor's Steam recipe? 2row and Northern brewer hops, that'll be $100 please. :D
  16. TeleTwanger

    Are lagers more "refreshing" than ales?

    The difference is, DRINKABILITY...lol. I'll say this, on a hot ass summer day I aint drinking a 9% Russian Imperial Stout but a lager or a light session ale.
  17. TeleTwanger

    How long does liquid yeast last?

    my last batch was 2months past the Wyeast 'best by' date and it was fine...Make a starter for sure if in doubt.
  18. TeleTwanger

    Boiling?

    ^^^yeah just turn the heat up lol...It will be ok. I would boil for at least 90 minutes though. I've made beer on my BBQ grill which barely managed a simmer...You can cover it say 50% for the first 1/2 hour or so as long as you keep it uncovered for the last 30 minutes.
  19. TeleTwanger

    Question about S-04

    The only ale I would use 05 over 04 would be a West Coast APA like Sierra Nevada but, even that I'd rather use the East Coast Ale.
  20. TeleTwanger

    Carboy question

    I'm all for brown carboys! They would cost probably $100.
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