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  • Posted in thread: Do I need a false bottom? on 01-30-2015 at 05:15 AM
    I use to use a braided line, but have since picked up a bag from wilserbrewer. First batch with
    the bag went great. I like that I can crush my grain as fine as I want with no worry. I also
    noticed tha...

  • Posted in thread: Syracuse NY water report on 01-19-2015 at 01:57 PM
    picked up 8 gallons of distilled and plan on using 80% distilled and 2 mL of lactic acid. That
    put my pH and and mineral content numbers pretty darn close to pilsen water. Starting Water

  • Posted in thread: Syracuse NY water report on 01-17-2015 at 02:37 PM
    Clay Cicero area more specifically. Just got my Ward Labs report back and I figured I would
    share for anyone interested. pH - 8.1Total Dissolved Solids - 205Electrical Conductivity -

  • Posted in thread: (Final Attempt) Switch to AG: Worried on 01-07-2015 at 03:50 AM
    Have you thought about getting a Ward Labs water report? The cheaper W-6 kit will contain all
    the mineral levels you'd care about for brewing. There are plenty of knowledgeable folks around
    here to po...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for some help with my alkaline water on 01-06-2015 at 04:53 AM
    Fellow Syracuse guy here (Cicero). I finally ordered a Ward Labs kit yesterday. I got a copy of
    a past water report for the area off of someone online, which looks like the one you posted.
    After some ...

  • Posted in thread: SS hose clamp screw rusting, other options? on 12-30-2014 at 03:17 AM :mug:Or do what I did and get a BIAB
    bag for your cooler

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 11-03-2014 at 03:39 AM
    Had a bottle shatter while sitting on the counter cooling. I was using 190 for a temp and would
    not consider this batch over carbed by any means. They don't get much if any head and there
    does not see...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity for Priming/backsweetening on 10-28-2014 at 01:31 AM
    I just bottled one of my 5 gal batches and used 3 cans of frozen apple juice concentrate. It is
    just a little on the sweet side, but not bad. I will probably go with 2 cans on the next 5 gal.
    I fermen...

  • Posted in thread: Where do you buy your cider? on 10-08-2014 at 05:22 AM
    Local orchard near me fills my buckets for $3.50/gal when they press on Fridays. I guess I
    can't really complain about the price going up .50 from last year :D

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen from racking cane? on 10-06-2014 at 12:59 AM
    01TRV - that will be dissolved CO2 becoming free CO2 because of the vacuumExcept it only
    happened just after I get the siphon started and didn't come back after positioning the hose to
    release the tra...