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Equipment and Software / The Grainfather
« on: November 12, 2015, 09:45:22 AM »
Just looking for opinions on The Grainfather brewing system.   It seems like a great system, but also a big investment for the average homebrewer.  It is a hobby we all love, so I guess it's like a golfer who buys a new set of clubs.  I haven't seen a whole lot of reviews so your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Equipment and Software / Ventilation for Indoor Brewing
« on: January 09, 2015, 07:11:12 AM »
Hi Everyone!  I'm looking to convert to electric so I can brew in my basement during the cold winter months in Wisconsin.  The concern is how to properly vent the steam/moisture.  I'm thinking a vent hood of some kind that I can connect to an old dryer vent that's no longer in use.  Any Tips or suggestions would be great.  Thanks in advance.

Ingredients / Ever used a base malt like a specialty grain?
« on: September 30, 2011, 08:11:34 AM »
Hi everyone.  I'm an extract brewer looking to make an IPA.  I tend to (try to) formulate my own recipes versus using a kit.  I'm wondering if anyone has ever steeped a base malt as a specialty grain.  I want to incorporate some Munich 10 in to this IPA, but I'm finding mixed thoughts on procedure.  Some say it can be steeped and some say I should perform a mini-mash with the Munich then proceed with steeping the rest of the grains after the mash.  Please let me know your opinions.  I know some base malts can be steeped while others require a mash to get the sugars out.  The concensus of this forum will dictate how I proceed.  Thanks for your help.

Beer Recipes / Summer Shandy Clone
« on: March 21, 2010, 07:16:38 AM »
Hi everyone.  I've been trying to come up with a beer I can make that my wife may actually enjoy.  She hasn't been a fan of much of what I've made so far; so I thought I'd try something I know she likes.  She loves Leinie's Summer Shandy, so I've tried to get some info on it.  From the website I learned that they use Pale and Wheat for the malts and for hops they use Cluster.  Then the desription says that actually blend fresh lemonade in the fermenter (I think secondary).  This is where my knowledge gets limited.

Has anyone seen, made or willing to share a reliable clone recipe for this brew.
Thanks in advance.

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