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General Homebrew Discussion / 19th century brewing techniques
« on: February 20, 2011, 06:06:02 PM »
I was wondering if any of you knew of some good resources pertaining to 19th century brewing techniques/recipes.

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This coming spring I am planning on starting my hop garden. I would like to start with 4 or 5 varieties. I was thinking about planting Cascade, Perle, Mt. Hood, Simcoe, and Nugget. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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So last night was the first time I had ever bottled up a batch (Nut Brown Ale) and then started brewing a new batch. It was definately a busy night and I didn't slip into bed until 11 pm. A friend of mine brought over one of those True Brew Homebrew Kits. It was a Canadian Ale version. I happened to have some pale ale malt lying around so I decided to toast a half pound and steep it before bringing the rest to a boil. I'm hoping it turns out decent. I'm calling this brew The Toasted Canuck.

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All Grain Brewing / Found a red cooler for mash-tun
« on: January 11, 2011, 06:38:48 PM »
Well I really wanted to get a blue rectangular cooler to convert to a mash-tun but unfortunately I found a red one tucked away in my barn. I think I'm going to spray paint it so i can get that 110% efficiency that I keep reading about.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Concern about lagering.
« on: December 22, 2009, 05:55:23 PM »
This is my first time brewing a lager. I originally was going to just lager it during my secondary fermentation but after I pitched the yeast at 67 degrees I decided that I would lager it at 42-44 degrees for both the first and secondary. I pitched the yeast Saturday night and I've been checking up on it for the past few days and I've noticed that there is only a thin layer of kraeusen. I'm worried that I pitched my yeast at the wrong temperature. Should I add another packet of lager yeast now that its at the correct temperature or just give the present yeast time to work?

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Equipment and Software / Brew kettle question
« on: December 06, 2009, 12:41:31 PM »
I recently bought a 24 quart stainless stock pot for extract brewing. the diameter is 14" and I have an electric home range that puts out about 15,000 BTU's. I was wondering if a pot with that diameter will hold a rolling boil on my home stove.

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