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Beginning Homebrewer

One extract brew completed (not so great).
One all-grain Blonde Ale completed (overshot on the gravity, thought it tasted like sanitizer, but I gave it 3 months and it tasted excellent!).
One all-grain Cherry Stout (switched to all-glass fermentation)

May
9
comment Is there a more durable alternative to a plastic auto-siphon?
I understand all of that, I've done it with and without the auto siphon. But wouldn't that method require an initial sanitizer "suck start". I would like to try to avoid that, plus the auto siphon is really handy if something goes wrong and you need to start the siphoning over again quickly, easily, and sanitary. I'm pretty sure I'm done doing it the hard way.
May
9
asked Is there a more durable alternative to a plastic auto-siphon?
May
8
comment How do I batch sparge?
I went from all extract to all-grain and won't ever look back. But I suppose it's not all that different.
May
7
comment Determining the potential gravity of non-grain additions
I agree with brewchez. I think the fruit and adjunct potential gravity questions are two totally different questions.
May
7
awarded  Commentator
May
7
awarded  Critic
May
7
comment How do I batch sparge?
I up-voted. Very helpful!
May
7
answered How do I batch sparge?
May
7
comment Beer tastes like sanitizer
Thanks for the answers. I think you are both right. I think I will just switch to using all glass fermentation to be on the safe side. Being able to check on the beer's fermentation and clearing visually is handy and fun too.
May
7
accepted Beer tastes like sanitizer
May
7
comment Cherry Stout advice
So for a base stout for the beer, what would you recommend for ingredients? I'd like it to be a somewhat malty and smooth stout, a little chocolaty. I was thinking .25lbs Black Patent, .5lbs CaraPils, .75lbs American Chocolate, .5lbs American Crystal 80L, .75lbs Roasted Barley, 1.0lbs Flaked Barley, 7.0lbs American Two-row Pale. Based on this recipe: tastybrew.com/newrcp/detail/203 Using the tasty brew calculator, that should leave my beer with 56.2 gravity points. Will that recipe work? Will it give it enough color/flavor?
May
7
accepted Cherry Stout advice
May
5
asked Beer tastes like sanitizer
May
5
asked Cherry Stout advice
Apr
1
revised About going all-grain
added 292 characters in body
Apr
1
comment Dry Hopping without a bag
@Dean Brundage Yes, the volume is 5 gallons. @brewchez I also added some hops at late boil for aroma, but I've never done dry hopping, so I wanted to try it out for fun. I think I am going to try it without a bag this time, and then do it with a bag next time and maybe I'll notice a difference.
Apr
1
accepted Dry Hopping without a bag
Mar
22
awarded  Peer Pressure
Mar
18
accepted Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Mar
18
accepted Dual Faucet Kegerator and kegs