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Nov
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answered How are 10-gallon batches commonly fermented?
Nov
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answered How do I make a Yeast Starter?
Nov
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comment How do I make a Yeast Starter?
Stir plates are awesome and work very well. But it is definitely a pricey option.
Nov
13
comment Anyone have experience doing a decoction with a pressure cooker?
My memory of the technique (I've not used it, but there was a lot of discussion back in the day) is that you just take a portion of the mash and add it to the pressure cooker, not the entire kettle. And that you can use a smaller portion than in a normal decoction as it gives a more intense malt character, so you needn't do as much. Finally, it was hard to mess up. I don't have a pressure cooker, otherwise I'd just give it a shot. Thought I'd ask here to see if I should pick one up.
Nov
11
answered What's the point of going all-grain?
Nov
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answered What is the minimum amount of equipment to dabble in All-Grain?
Nov
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answered Using yeast from a local brewery
Nov
11
comment Using yeast from a local brewery
I think this is a huge deal. It isn't just that you won't need to do a starter, but I think that even with a starter, many homebrewers underpitch. I know that when I've used a starter from a local brewery, I get active fermentation much quicker than when I do my own starter.
Nov
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answered What can I do with my spent grain after mashing?
Nov
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answered Hops: Buy vs. Grow
Nov
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answered How long should a barleywine be aged before bottling?
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Nov
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comment How long should a barleywine be aged before bottling?
There are advantages/disadvantages to each. Aging in bulk will minimize the oxidation that will occur (all other things being equal) as it has less surface area. Some level of oxidation can be considered a benefit in a barleywine. So I think if you are looking at keeping a barleywine for a very long
Nov
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asked Any good iPhone/iPad apps for brewing?
Nov
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asked Anyone have experience doing a decoction with a pressure cooker?
Nov
9
asked Has anyone had experience with first wort hopping? Did you find the results worthwhile?
Nov
9
answered Should a starter be hopped?
Nov
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answered Book for beginners
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