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  • Posted in thread: mastering homebrew vs radical brewing by randy mosher on 07-29-2015 at 01:21 AM
    They have different focus and can't be compared. Radical Brewing is a good book for experienced
    brewers, and is fun to read.

  • Posted in thread: HOW TO BREW by:John Palmer on 07-29-2015 at 12:52 AM
    The updated version has way more material, and worth buying.Its $13 on Amazon with free
    shipping if you buy other stuff.

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-27-2015 at 11:51 PM
    If one ends up with a beer that's too acidic, can't you add a little Sodium Bicarbonate or
    Calcium Carbonate? At least enough to raise the pH a little.

  • Posted in thread: Trouble getting hop flavor on 07-24-2015 at 01:42 PM
    I guess you know more about it that my pal John Palmer. In any case late hopping, in the last
    30 minutes or less, will contribute to both flavor and aroma. In my experience I get less
    flavor and more ...

  • Posted in thread: Headspace question?? on 07-24-2015 at 01:26 AM
    I plan to rack half of my 5 gal. batch over to a secondary to add fruit, leaving the other half
    in the primary bucket. Will the extra head space in the primary cause a problem if i let it sit
    for anot...

  • Posted in thread: Trouble getting hop flavor on 07-24-2015 at 01:24 AM
    Yes you can but that will contribute more to aroma than flavor. Flavor hops are generally added
    at 40 to 20 minutes left in the boil. After that, you get a lot more aroma as the oils don't
    boil off I ...

  • Posted in thread: To secondary or not to secondary on 07-23-2015 at 11:32 PM
    I just started using a secondary, but mainly to free up the primary, and to cold crash. Also
    cause my primary usually ends up with a ton of trub.I would just buy another primary fermentor
    if practical...

  • Posted in thread: To secondary or not to secondary on 07-23-2015 at 02:17 AM
    I never secondary, don't see the point.I also did an xBmt on this topic and found tasters were
    unable to reliably distinguish between the same dry hopped beer fermented in primary-only vs.
    secondary: ...

  • Posted in thread: Most sanitary way to test beer on 07-21-2015 at 03:59 PM
    I ferment in a bucket.And have a 5 gallon bucket of Star San that I replace every 6 months.I
    drop the hydrometer in the starsan, and a minute later I put the hydrometer in the beer.I have
    a wine thief...

  • Posted in thread: One Step Sanitizer (Or Not?) on 07-19-2015 at 11:00 PM
    Yooper from 2009:"I don't use soap on any of my brewing gear, because it's a "head killer" more
    than anything else, and can leave a taste if not rinsed well. It definitely won't harm the beer
    though, ...

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