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Homebrewer for 12 years as of 2010, all grain for last 6 years. Favorite styles are primarily English session beers and sour ales.

I also love the great outdoors. Hiking, paddling, camping and fishing.

Check out my beginners blog at http://www.brew-dudes.com


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comment Sparging with BIAB?
I was thinking too you could put something inert in your catch bucket to get your lautering bucket lifted up a bit more. That way you don't need a second catch bucket too. The two buckets don't need to nest perfectly together right? Like an inverted beer pitcher or a couple plastic pint glasses.
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comment Sparging with BIAB?
I applaud your creativity, but at this point why not just be doing the old school Zap-Pap mash and lauter tun method??
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comment Using 5L oak barrel for beer
I would simply suggest that you get a wine thief and be prepared to start taking taster samples after three days regardless of beer strength. You may still need to transfer the oaked beer to carboy or keg for more aging as it might not stay in the barrel long enough to mature beyond oak flavor. Make sense?
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answered Are there ways to make your own beer on the cheap?
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comment Will a yeast that ferments at higher temps stop fusels?
Drop some frozen water bottles into that swamp cooler too @jay
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comment Using 5L oak barrel for beer
Its not too long. Good questions and good insight for your first barrel project.
Aug
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answered Using 5L oak barrel for beer
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comment My pressure barrel stopped pouring even though 3/4 full
When you released the pressure did gas come out or did air get sucked in? If the beer wasn't fully carbed or you weren't pushing with any CO2 it can stop flowing. This is because as you pour beer a vacuum is created and beer won't flow out if there is no gas going in. If you don't use a CO2 injector then you need to vent the barrel as you pour. Here in the States these are though of as casks if I am not mistaken.
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comment My pressure barrel stopped pouring even though 3/4 full
Did it start pouring after releasing some pressure?
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answered Softening Hard Water
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answered Freezer stopped working while fermenting
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reviewed No Action Needed Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
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reviewed No Action Needed Stalled Yeast Stirred