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Name: Gingertop Brewgirl
Location: Dallas
Date Submitted: September 28, 2014 at 06:44:12PM
Tip Title: Sanitation
Brewing Tip:
Star-San!!! Try it, it's head, shoulders, and ankles over all others, especially bleach. Absolutely perfect. Only problem is it immediately turns hazy in Dallas water, but don't let that scare you.

Name: Jay Graf
Location: Bloomington, IN
Date Submitted: September 23, 2006 at 04:43:03PM
Tip Title: Sanitation
Brewing Tip:
Sanitation, sanitation, sanitation, sanitation.

Name: Sean G.
Location: Frisco, TX, USA
Date Submitted: October 25, 2004 at 09:57:45AM
Tip Title: Mr. Beer
Brewing Tip:
Accept no substitutes. Don't use a Mr. Beer.

Name: Steve
Location: Arlington TX
Date Submitted: November 20, 2004 at 04:50:54PM
Tip Title: Cleaning
Brewing Tip:
If you boil on the stovetop, don't forget to clean the hood over the stove. Steam will rise from your brewpot and whatever grime is up under the hood will drip down into your wort. Probably doesn't hurt anything but it can look pretty nasty and it's something I've never seen mentioned in any brewing manuals.

Name: Homebrewer
Date Submitted: November 17, 2016 at 01:37:35PM
Tip Title: Fermentation Temperature
Brewing Tip:
Control Fermentation Temperature – Though few brewers have dedicated fermentation refrigerators, there are simple methods you can use to maintain a constant temperature for ales during fermentation. The best technique I’ve seen is to pick a cool, dry area in your home and then wrap the fermentor in wet towels and place a fan in front of it. Wet the towels every 12 hours or so, and you should get a steady fermentation temperature in the 66-68F range. Most brewing shops sell stick-on thermometers that can be attached to your fermentation vessel to monitor the temperature.

Name: wwright
Location: richardson
Date Submitted: May 11, 2005 at 02:06:52PM
Tip Title: Brew Wiki web pages on brewing FAQ
Brewing Tip:

Name: Rob Miller
Date Submitted: May 06, 2011 at 03:54:38AM
Tip Title: other
Brewing Tip:
I liked your site.

Name: wwright
Location: richardson
Date Submitted: March 23, 2005 at 01:16:35PM
Tip Title: BBS
Brewing Tip:
Orange county California Brewers....some pics and some info. http://www.brewcommune.com

Name: wwright
Location: richardson,tx
Date Submitted: March 02, 2005 at 03:06:14PM
Tip Title: Make Gary Laugh
Brewing Tip:
If you make Gary laugh, I will give you $5

Name: Bruno
Location: rockwall, texas
Date Submitted: June 12, 2008 at 03:36:24PM
Tip Title: Have fun
Brewing Tip:
Have fun with your brew. If you are as clean as you can be, and dont mess anything up, you will be fine. If using a malt extract, try distilled water - works great. When you siphon from the fermenter, start from the middle of the batch and work your way to the bottom of the fermenter until you reach the grime, dont trust that the cane cap will do the trick, sometimes the grime can be thicker than the cap. Move the fermenter as LITTLE as possible to keep from stirring the grime up before bottling, kegging. Write down all the details of every brew so you dont miss out on that "Perfect One!" and as always HAVE FUN!

Name: Steve
Location: Greenville, NC
Date Submitted: June 11, 2007 at 11:59:31AM
Tip Title: Read a Book!!!
Brewing Tip:
Go out and buy every book on brewing that you can and READ them. I prefer the books by Charlie Papazian. He explains everything in simple terms and goes through levels of brewing from beginner and so on......

Name: wwright
Date Submitted: February 22, 2005 at 01:30:55PM
Tip Title:
Brewing Tip:
North Texas Water Dist. Nov 2004 Mineral Analysis Treated mg/L) Silica (SiO2 7.57 Iron (Fe) < 0.10 Calcium (Ca) 53.90 Magnesium (Mg) 6.81 Sodium (Na) 60.40 Potassium (K) 5.12 Bicarbonates (HCO3) 106.31 Carbonates (CO3) 0.00 Hydroxides (OH) 0.00 Sulfate (SO4) 75.20 Nitrite (NO2) < 0.02 Nitrate (NO3) 0.22 Cloride (Cl) 74.00 Fluoride (F) 0.78 Phosphates (PO4) 0.04

Name: Cristal
Location: BtPtEvCrW
Date Submitted: February 11, 2013 at 12:49:43AM
Tip Title: fRlldBYBBrTWtM
Brewing Tip:
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Name: Rodney Burris
Location: Arlington,TX USA
Date Submitted: December 29, 2008 at 03:46:15AM
Tip Title: Water
Brewing Tip:
hey for people who are new if you dont have a RO system go out and get the best water possible. think about this you went in and bout 150.00 dollar beer kit and most likely a beer kits or two or all grains to get you going. so why not spend a couple of more dollars and make sure you have great water and be clean and it will be a wonderful experiance also be clean and have fun and if you are making salted water to try and match that of a region use distilled water remember guys its all about having fun and you will have some that are better then others and the longer it sits the better it gets

Name: Stephen Walden
Location: McKinney, TX
Date Submitted: December 11, 2007 at 10:04:21PM
Tip Title: Make it easy!!!!
Brewing Tip:
Starting out brewing beer with kits is the best way to go. After your first or second batch, try expierementing with hops and partial mash with the kits. Then move onto partial mash using extract and grains.....Also...BUY a small fridge or freezer and a temp. controller...2 fridges if you got the room. One for a 5 gal. keg&tap system (AKA-Kegorator) and one for temp. control fermenting (especially if you want to lager beer). AND STAY CLEAN!!!!!! The guys at HBHQ will be very helpful, so ask questions.

Name: Michael B.
Location: Lewisville, TX
Date Submitted: April 21, 2007 at 03:44:36PM
Tip Title: Mr. Beer
Brewing Tip:
MR. Beer is a great intro to brewing....easy for a beginner.

Name: Mark Sorokwasz
Email: mmsorokwasz@comcast.net
Location: Irving, TX
Date Submitted: April 11, 2006 at 10:36:54PM
Tip Title: Choosing the right water
Brewing Tip:
If you are buying gallon jugs from the grocery store for your source water try the new clear plastic gallons by Ozarka. These bottles are made of PET (poly ethylene terephthalate), which do not transfer a plastic taste. Normal gallon jugs (milk jugs) are made of HDPE (high density polyetylene), which do transfer a plastic taste. I try to keep the cleanest taste possible.

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