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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newb Question - Original Gravity
« on: September 22, 2012, 05:15:53 AM »
What temperature was your sample?  A higher temp than 60 will give you a lower reading.

Search the web for "hydrometer correction" and you'll find free calculators that will adjust your gravity reading based on the wort temperature.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: green beer one can live with
« on: September 20, 2012, 06:13:15 PM »
Just did my third all-grain batch and left the spent grain in the MT overnight.  If the smell from biogas is similar, I'd rather smell sewage.

I've never used brown sugar but it does have molasses in it.  The later in process you add it , the more likely it will alter the flavor.  I've used honey and white sugar early in the boil with little noticeable flavor difference but I did end up with some dry beer.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:19:49 PM »
Running with the Devil- Van Halen

Equipment and Software / Re: Oh no! All grain!?!?
« on: September 11, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
Thanks!  My goal is to buy now but plan for the future.  I know I want to get to brewing 10 gal batches.  Currently I am doing a lot of reading to understand the use of a cooler for mashing.  Still don't get why its better than a pot. 


I think it depends on your setup and what materials are available.  For me it was cheaper to get a 10 gallon Igloo at a flea market ($1) than it was to invest in another pot.  I have a friend who's a plumber so I was able to build a mash tun out of the water cooler for less than $5.

The Pub / Re: Football Season!!!
« on: September 09, 2012, 05:53:35 PM »
I'd like to see Manning retire after this game.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 08, 2012, 08:27:25 PM »
What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 08, 2012, 07:16:44 PM »
Land of a Thousand Dances- Wilson Pickett et al.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatars
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:39:42 PM »
On my iPhone I see a blue box with a white question mark.  It's been that way for at least a week.  I figured it was just one of those things not available on Apple- like Flash.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Batch
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:34:57 PM »
You could also try cooling up some Thai food.  The curry and fish sauce should get the malt smell out. 

Or try Ozium.  That seemed to work well in my college dorm room.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings and home brew
« on: August 31, 2012, 07:39:28 PM »
I thought it was kinda funny.  As a wise man one said, "It's funny 'cause it's true!"

All Grain Brewing / Re: Considerations for 3-gallon all grain batches
« on: August 18, 2012, 07:33:05 PM »
Don't worry you can get the same braids at Lowes. And get the shortest cheapest braid since length doesn't matter in this case.

Why doesn't the length matter.  I assumed aonger supply line would pic up more liquid and coud be distributed evenly along the bottom of the mash tun.

Cool air is more dense than warm air so it sinks.  The fan may be needed if the freezer is below the fridge. The broken fan wouldn't be as big of an issue if the freezer was above the fridge.  But if you're getting it for free...

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:28:49 AM »
Anthem- Rush

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Boil kettle too big, not enough fire.
« on: August 11, 2012, 02:59:27 PM »
Get a turkey fryer and cook outdoors.  You can get them alone or with accessories such as a 30 qt stock pot.  Retailers such as Bass Pro, Cabela's Galyan's etc. usually have good deals.  Amazon, EBay and Craigslist would probably have good deals too.

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