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All Grain Brewing / SS mesh vs false bottom
« on: April 25, 2010, 11:29:21 AM »
I have always used a false bottom in my 10G cylindrical tun but have been advised by a friend that he substituted SS mesh tube with significant improvement..any experiences?

Yeast and Fermentation / Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« on: April 19, 2010, 08:10:27 AM »
having learned the advantage of not being the first nor the last to attempt a new process (a variant of "he who hesitates is often saved"),I have yet to use my WB 06. for a hefeweiss.Please share your experiences with it and include the mashing and fermenting temps since this seems critical in this style

Yeast and Fermentation / unmalted wheat in NON Belgian recipes?
« on: April 11, 2010, 06:13:21 AM »
How much of a Wit's flavor is from the unmalted wheat and how much from the yeast?Any experiences with this wheat using other ale/lager yeasts?

All Grain Brewing / brewing with unmilled unmalted wheat
« on: April 04, 2010, 12:23:20 PM »
I have a large quantity of unmalted wheat.Has anyone ever brewed with such using it unmilled-perhaps boiped on the side with some milled malted pale?

Beer Recipes / traditional beer recipes
« on: January 25, 2010, 02:00:47 PM »
We were all raised on traditional beers..Dixie,Falstaff,Regal and Lone Star were once favorites here...does anyone have recipes for "Dad's beer" or shopuld I assume that palates were naive then and any cheap cold "beer would do?
BTW,here's a nice bio about Falstaff and it's involvement with many breweries

General Homebrew Discussion / Beer tour of Ireland
« on: January 20, 2010, 07:58:24 AM »
We are planning a trip to Ireland..any suggestions for a beer lover/brewer?

Equipment and Software / NEW IC in "best day brewing"
« on: December 12, 2009, 08:32:58 AM »
Re: new IC..altho a newbie to this group I am a 13+ yr brewer..instead of a new IC break your present one into 2 or 3 if U can find a 4 way connection (tees are easier to find...think about it ..the first foot of an ic is MUCH better at cooling than the next foot...a "trifecta is AMAZING!!
1)fast coolant flow of a 2)cool liquid and 3)periodic agitation (which is why sticking it in a snow bank will work poorly) is the answer but the quickest is a CFC flowing back to a IC containing pot whose walls have been hosed down-cover the burner

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