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i have used a large stainless tea ball in a corney.  the 1oz of hops was hard packed in the ball when i finally removed it.  if i do it again i will use 1/2oz per ball to hopefully ensure good infusion.

Beer Recipes / Re: Help on a lemongrass farmhouse!
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:58:40 AM »
i did a 5 gallon extract of lemongrass wheat a few years ago from austin homebrew and it called for 1oz of dried lemongrass at flameout.  although i havent made it recently i really liked it and would make it again.

The Pub / Re: Can a homebrewer get some votes?
« on: May 09, 2012, 01:26:27 AM »
voted, best wishes.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st round NHC results
« on: May 08, 2012, 01:52:43 AM »
got my score sheets back from denver to day.  got a 34 on my bedrliner weisse.  my first ever entry and i am pleased with the comments and competition.  it did take a while to get my score sheets but i understand given the size of the competition.

Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:38:46 PM »
i did my first pilsner recently, and really love it.  my temp controll when step mashing and lagering is not dialed i but it came out great.  will definately be doing more soon.  dont have recipe with me but it was mosly german pils with some vienna, munich and crystal 30?

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:09:14 PM »
much obliged.

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:03:28 PM »
i live in round rock, texas and have been uable to find a water report that lists the appropriate info.  what are some keywords i should use when googling.  ive asked a local brewer and some club members and no one knows.  thanks.

The Pub / Re: RIP MCA
« on: May 04, 2012, 05:48:04 PM »
he had an illness right?  cancer?

Equipment and Software / Re: Bucket opening tool
« on: May 02, 2012, 10:50:00 PM »
those gamma seals are neat, similar to a brewcube lid.  sust one more thing to clean or harbor bacteria though,

All Grain Brewing / Re: New to all grain. Need help with set up
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:05:50 PM »
start looking for sanke kegs, to make keggles.  a counterflow chiller is pretty easy to make and easier to purchase premade.  ball valves.  make a manifold or false bottom for a cooler.  false bottom for boil kettle is preferable.  decide if you want to use gravity or pump(s).  do some google searching for ideas

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lacto and/or Brett Pitching
« on: April 25, 2012, 04:45:52 PM »
the first berliner weisse i made turned out pretty similar.  pitched lacto first then an ale yeast after two days maybe.  aged for a few months in a sanke.  not too sour at all.  i now do a 1/3 or more sour mash for at least 36 hours and like the results and have gotten good feedback.  another brewer i talked to does half with ale yeast, half with lacto then combines the two, he also gets good feedback.

All Things Food / Re: curing meat
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:01:51 PM »
i have been wanting to mess with charcuterie for a while.  i didnt read the link, but i think lacto is used for some salami

Homebrew Clubs / Re: San Francisco Bay Area Club Forming
« on: April 15, 2012, 04:32:18 PM »
I am surprised there isn't one already.  I began brewing in SF but now live in Austin.  I still use a lot of stuff I bought from Griz.  Cheers

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