Yes, those glass front wine coolers are pretty sweet. I took a Better Bottle to Home Depot and tried them out before I bought them.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
That was funny. Maybe walk to HopCat or one of the others in Grand Rapids.Maybe this year we can arrange a more formal AHA Forum meetup at NHC and put faces to names.I did meet many last year, and we went to Nodding Head for a beer or three. Should do it again,
That was a good time for sure. but it's gonna be a long walk to nodding head this year isn't it?
I hope I have been able to help folks out on here because I know I have, and continue, to receive tons of priceless info on here.
Relax. Really. The e-mail notifications are being sent out in staggered groups so that not all 3000+ entrants start hitting the site at the same time. If/when you get your notification, please log in and edit your entry slots to reflect the homebrews you are entering. When you have finished editing, I suggest you pay for your entries, since the payment has a time limit on it.
If you encounter slow response on the competition site, consider leaving it until later to try again; you'll have 3 days to pay the entry fees. You may edit the entry style, name, additional brewers, and special ingredients until the end of the entry deadline, March 17. If you do make additional edits, be sure to print the final version of the bottle labels to send to the competition.
Also be aware that this is not a mobile app, so you should be logging in from a computer or laptop. In addition, you may have problems if you use an older version of Internet Explorer as your browser.
Good luck in the competition!
Kansas homebrewers, support your brewing rights! Substitute for HB 2223 passed the Kansas House today and now moves on to the Senate. Please contact the members of the Senate Federal and State Affairs committee as well as the state Senator for your district and ask them to support Substitute for HB 2223.
See the action alert at: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/recent-alerts/calling-all-kansas-homebrewers/.
If you do take the plunge and buy a ph meter....don't skimp. Most brewers I know, have 2 - 3 cheaper models they purchased before buying a more expensive model.
007 is crazy flocculant. You may need to rouse the yeast at some point.
I would worry a bit with 007. It can stall if it gets too cold
My first few brews were as frustrating as yours. Once you get to know the system and it's quirks....you'll love it. I'd take my system over a finicky cat any day. But then again, I have finicky "partial" cats.
I just PM'ed you the BM Operations Manual, for your reading pleasure. In there you'll find the whole mashing in procedure and even how a light stirring will benefit before starting the recirculation.
When heating strike water....I always go at least 5 degrees higher than the calculation says. It will drop to the proper temp very quickly(under 5 minutes) and reduces the re-lighting step. The "heating slowly" is more for stepping up in step mashes. If I heat slowly, it dials in immediately. If I crank up the heat....I have to go through the re-light sequence several times until I dial in the temp.
The secret to Sabco brewing in sub freezing temps is a $15 Harbor Freight heat gun. I frequently need to thaw some or all of the piping. I find I can dial in my recirculation temp by heating more slowly. For some strange reason, this greatly reduces the need to re-light the burner several times. I brewed Tuesday in -5 degree weather and once I thawed the system out.....it worked flawlessly. The hose from the house to the garage did freeze up when chilling though.