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General Homebrew Discussion / Beer Brewing Cookbook
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:00:15 PM »
I was wondering if there was a cookbook with a collection of homebrew recipes? An on line search is not getting me what I'm looking for precisely. All I'm finding are mostly reference books. I have john Palmers " How to Brew" as well as the Zymurgy magazines. They are both excellent with some great recipes,  however it would be nice if I wanted to make a dark stout or an IPA not to have to search through 10 different books for a recipe.  I'm still very new at brewing and nowhere near ready to craft my own recipes. Still I thought it might be cheaper to buy the ingredients separately rather then in a kit.


Yeast and Fermentation / Temp Change After Initial Fermintation
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:01:46 AM »
I just brewed my first batch of beer last weekend. Everything went off without a hitch except that I've discovered I'm apparently not dexterous enough to hold two ends of the siphon hose without having the auto-siphon flip out of the brew pot and land on the floor. My brew is happily bubbling away and I'm thrilled to find (and a little suprised, that aha I did it moment) that it actually smells like beer.

So I'm already planning my next batch and I need to utilize that space I have for fermenting. I was wondering if I could move my fermenting bucket after initial fermentation to another spot that may not be as temp controlled. You know during aging and settling? Or should the temp stay constant during the entire fermenting/aging period?

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