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  1. GroosBrewz

    Cream Ale Fermentation question

    hey all, brewing my first cream ale that requires lagering. Directions are vague- "when krausen drops crash to 40 for twenty four hours then two weeks at 33." What does "when Krausen drops mean? After initial fermentation? Its been fermenting now for three days at 68 and SG still dropping...
  2. GroosBrewz

    If you could have any object turned into a tap handle, what would it be?

    Sounds like a fun project! Good luck and keep us updated
  3. GroosBrewz

    Any problems with not straining hops?

    You work there? That place has fantastic beers! Parking is a little weird, but a great pub....
  4. GroosBrewz

    If you could have any object turned into a tap handle, what would it be?

    Man, there are some cool ideas on this thread...
  5. GroosBrewz

    Any problems with not straining hops?

    Thanks for the pic.. Helps a lot. By the way, we are neighbors. Lol :mug:
  6. GroosBrewz

    If you could have any object turned into a tap handle, what would it be?

    Very True.. I recently came across an old atari joystick.. That might be pretty cool as a tap handle.... :mug:
  7. GroosBrewz

    American Pale Ale Summer Pale Ale

    Brewing this now! I am sure it will be great.. Brewing five gallon only batch- No 7C falconers flight though.. I will replace that with Amarillo.. I missed the mash temp by two degrees (150), but don't think it should make a huge deal.. Wish me luck! Thanks for the recipe Yooper
  8. GroosBrewz

    Any problems with not straining hops?

    something like a bazooka screen? I thought about that but figured it would get clogged too.. My current brew pot doesn't have a spigot, but I I can probably add a weldless ball valve to it.. hmmm.... got me thinking.......
  9. GroosBrewz

    American Pale Ale Summer Pale Ale

    So do you just cut everything in half for a five gallon batch?
  10. GroosBrewz

    Any problems with not straining hops?

    Hey all, I have been brewing for seventeen years.. With each and every batch (hundreds now), I have done the same exact thing- Before chilling, I sanitize a wire hand strainer (yeah, I know- the claim is you cant fully sanitize this type of thing, but I do it anyway), hand dip as much of the...
  11. GroosBrewz

    If you could have any object turned into a tap handle, what would it be?

    I think a horse shoe would make a good tap handle, with some modifications of course.. The weight would be an issue, but it could be done... anyone ever used a golf ball for a tap handle?
  12. GroosBrewz

    Attention Homebrewers- New homebrew club on the Palouse (Pullman, Moscow)

    Yes, the club is still active. Search for "HOPS" on Facebook.. (Homebrewers of the Palouse)..
  13. GroosBrewz

    Homebrew Supplies in Tri-Cities, Kennewick, WA?

    I must say that even though I was originally looking for another location, I have been extremely happy with the supplies at Ice Harbor Brewery. They almost always have exactly what I need and prices are fair. Also, you can join the MCZA homebrew club for twenty bucks and get ten percent off...
  14. GroosBrewz

    Bottling question.

    Ahh.. Good point.. I was referring to bottling off a keg for competitions.. Forgot about straight bottling.. Damn, too many Apfelweins I guess...:drunk:
  15. GroosBrewz

    Am I a mutant?

    I am way more into the process than drinking the actual product. I love homebrew, don't get me wrong. But I am just fascinated by turning raw materials into something consumable and hitting your target numbers along the way.. Perhaps it's the challenge.. As for you being a mutant, that is...
  16. GroosBrewz

    Bottling question.

    When I used to bottle, I filled all bottles to the very tip top and capped immediately. Back then school of thought was told that you wanted the foam to go clear to the top of the bottle, making sure that any O2 was displaced.. "Cap on foam" as the saying went.. I usually ended wiping down every...
  17. GroosBrewz

    If you could have any object turned into a tap handle, what would it be?

    thanks for the info.. As usual, my "original" idea has already been done.. Day late and a dollar short
  18. GroosBrewz

    What band do you listen to on brewing day?

    Thumbs on the sig.. That's some funny s#@t right there.. Sounds like an old "Deep Thought by Jack Handy"
  19. GroosBrewz

    OK- Who believes in UFO's?

    Wow- that was insane story... To see one is weird enough.. Two is just insane.. Add one more to the believer column. Along with myself...
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