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Nov
28
comment What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
@STW - I don't think you could modify it to use an airlock - it doesn't seal, which is why it doesn't use an airlock. I suppose if you found another lid which fits the hole precisely. The temp control is an interesting benefit I didn't think of...
Nov
15
comment What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
The issue I have with the Mr. Beer fermenter is that it's not really airlocked or otherwise airtight. I KNOW - bubbles are not a sign of fermentation, but they do make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You won't get that with Mr. Beer.
Oct
19
comment Is rapid wort chilling always needed?
Excellent point Max. If he stays an extract/partial boil brewer he'll notice little to no difference here.
Oct
17
answered Is rapid wort chilling always needed?
Sep
19
answered Northern Brewer or Midwest Supplies kits?
Sep
19
answered Where did the hops go?
Sep
14
comment What is wet hopping and how does it differ from dry?
Fair enough - I was feeding off the compare/contrast with dry-hopping part of the question I suppose.
Sep
14
comment What is wet hopping and how does it differ from dry?
This question is probably mistagged, as you get no official "utilization" in the way brewers mean from dry or wet hopping.
Sep
12
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Aug
24
accepted Curiously high OG after first all-grain batch
Aug
23
comment Curiously high OG after first all-grain batch
Fair enough! Thanks for the tip and correction. Just to be clear, though, I solve the problem of too vigorous a boil by lowering the heat, correct? (not intended sarcastically in any way to say I'm correct, just checking to make sure).
Aug
22
comment Curiously high OG after first all-grain batch
True enough - by "no biggie" I meant less that I didn't consider it a problem that needed to be addressed next time, only that I wasn't really sweating that as part of this particular problem. I'm relatively sure we were boiling at too high a temperature - first time all-grain/propane burner noob mistake.
Aug
22
asked Curiously high OG after first all-grain batch
Jul
23
answered The right first kit?
Jul
23
answered How can I compare hop flavours quickly?
Jul
12
answered Beer not carbonating
Jun
30
comment Recipe for Brewing?
There are "Frankensteins" for sure, but I bought it and brewed the 60 minute as my 4th brew. They're strange (and off-style) recipes, but they're not necessarily complicated. I was new to homebrewing, but have been a craft beer enthusiast for several, several years.
Jun
28
answered Recipe for Brewing?
Jun
23
comment Is there a standard size for CO2 tank nozzles?
Just a note - there are 10 lb tanks - I have one in my fridge now.
Jun
22
answered Primary taking far longer to settle down than usual - should I worry?