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Rules For 10 Gallon Batches
You've been there. Well, if you have a system capable of 10 gallon batches you may have been there. You've done the 5 hour brew day, pitched your yeast and waited (somewhat) patiently for the yeast to do it's work. You then wait another week or two for matu...
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My Summer Time Brew Days
A typical brew day lasts around 4 hours which breaks down something like this: Heat mash water and crush grain- 20 minutes-ish Mash 1 hour 30 minutes left in mash start heating sparge water Mash out - 10 minutes. Vorlauf and sparge - about 15 minutes Heat t...
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New Mash Tun = Better Efficiency
I'm not sure what about my new mash tun is responsible for delivering better efficiency but I expect it just holds temp much better than my cooler mash tun did, especially since the cooler was so warped. When I got my bonus in march this year I used a small...
New Mash Tun = Better Efficiency
New Mash Tun = Better Efficiency
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Real Ale
Intro Lately I've been on another low abv kick. I like to drink multiple beers, I'm not a 1 or 2 and done sort of guy. This causes a couple problems of course. One is inebriation, the other is weight gain. My average homebrew runs around 6-6.5% abv which ca...
Real Ale
Real Ale
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Amazon Seller Red Pine Hill Bad - Storytime
This is a long story but a brief summary would be something like: Reviews don't help you identify sellers with bad customer service, poor shipping habits or ??unauthorized dealers that void your warranty (or maybe they're knockoffs). They only allow you com...
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Coconut Porter Dry Coconutting And Sample Tasting
I'm making a coconut porter. The base is a porter I've brewed several times now. I actually have the recipe locked and after 5 years of brewing it's only the third recipe I consider unchangeable. It's perfect for adjuncts because it's not too roasty or hopp...
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Tilt Hydrometer Formerly Brewometer Review Part 2
I wrote my first review of the Tilt about 7 weeks ago after my first brew with it. I've brewed about 6 beers since then so I think it's time to write the follow up and my final rating. I now have 7 brews with the Tilt under my belt. I've calibrated it to th...
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Simplifying Homebrewing - Grains
I recently purchased 12 - 1 gallon PET storage containers to hold my adjuncts and grains. I live quite a distance from the nearest homebrew supply store and since I'm not very good about planning my brew days I keep quite a few grains on hand. I thought 12 ...
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Homebrewing Obsession
As with many people in this hobby homebrewing has become an obsession for me. When I'm not actually brewing I'm planning my next brew, shopping for ingredients, developing recipes, reading every book I can get my hands on, reading every blog I can find, and...
Homebrewing Obsession
Homebrewing Obsession
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Big Beautiful Barleywine
I brewed my first Barleywine a couple weeks ago. I love the style, it's a great beer to sip on in the middle of winter. I didn't have the sense to take a bunch of pictures but I do have a shot of my 17.5 gallon mash tun filled for a partigyle brew from the ...
Big Beautiful Barleywine
Big Beautiful Barleywine
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