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All Grain Brewing / Low OG
« on: January 02, 2014, 06:44:28 PM »
I'm still a newbie, and if there is a rookie mistake, I've made it. That being said, my OG numbers have been consistently 1 to 1.5 short of target. My mash temps are good but have tried not to lift cooler lid too much to keep heat in. Wondering if haven't been mixing water/grain enough and if more often and vigorous stirring of the grain bed would help?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Brewing supply store startup
« on: April 02, 2013, 11:15:00 PM »
Mulling possibility of opening a homebrew supply shop -- we're barely legal here in Mississippi -- wonder if anyone out there has insight into startup costs and inventory?

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Equipment and Software / building vs. buying mash tun
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:15:33 PM »
I was given the basic home brew kit as a present for Xmas and have been brewing kits. Feel its time to step up to the all-grain side of the art of brewing. Been looking at mash tuns online and they seem very expensive. Seems I could build one a lot more economically, however, I'm not the most mechanically inclined person. Looking for thoughts on building vs. buying and best coolers to use (ie: round vs. square)

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