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  • Posted in thread: Any way to quieten an airlock? on 11-24-2015 at 02:54 PM
    If you use a 3 piece air lock, you can use too little liquid to form a liquid - plastic
    barrier. Try that for the first 2-3 days, when fermentation is most active, then ad din more
    liquid so there is ...

  • Posted in thread: 2 most important things you learned/wish you knew on 11-21-2015 at 04:23 PM
    Unless you are dry hopping.I dry hop in the primary.I add the hops, set up a cooler with ice
    water (takes a day), then put the bucket in ice water to cold crash.The cold crash time =
    around 2 days, th...

  • Posted in thread: 2 most important things you learned/wish you knew on 11-20-2015 at 02:10 PM
    As long as you clean and sanitize your equipment, the yeast will take care of themselves.Within
    reason, I don't even think absolute fermentation temperature control is crucial. (fermenting at
    62 vs 64...

  • Posted in thread: Cold-Steeping Specialty Grains? on 11-19-2015 at 07:19 PM
    Gordon Strong suggests cold steeping roast barley so it's less bitter.But he advocates using
    2-3 times as much.But I see no reason to cold steep the other specialty grains, unless you have
    a specific ...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Stand/Whirlpool - Getting great hop aroma/flavor on 11-12-2015 at 08:38 PM
    I think you will find diminishing returns.You could probably get similar taste/aroma with at
    least 25% fewer hops.I suspect that 4 ounces of hop stand and 2 ounces of dry hop would give
    similar result...

  • Posted in thread: Idea for exBEERiment on 11-12-2015 at 02:30 PM
    Make 2 beers with the same grist, hop one to 50 BU at 60 min with Saaz the other to the same BU
    with Citra, keep everything else exactly the same. I'd bet you'll get bitterness, flavor, and
    aroma, and...

  • Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 11-09-2015 at 05:50 PM
    For those interested, ArsTechnica has a review up... the article:>>Beer competitions have
    mulled whether to outlaw entries made in a PicoBrewReally? :confused: :(1. How would anyone
    know?2. Formulati...

  • Posted in thread: Buffalo sweat clone with 30 lady bugs on 11-06-2015 at 01:51 AM
    This is the kind of stuff makes me scared to brew outside..kamikaze moth lol!.....i brewed
    outside once and leaves and stuff were blowing in...When I brew outside I do something
    complex.I put the lid ...

  • Posted in thread: Any good small No Chill containers to recommend? on 11-04-2015 at 02:25 PM
    so trying to see if anybody's used any of these smaller containers for no chill brews or making
    starter wort. any experience with these? the baritainer seems to be the winner on cost,
    assuming it real...

  • Posted in thread: Buffalo sweat clone with 30 lady bugs on 11-04-2015 at 02:19 PM
    1. Lady bugs taste bad to predators, though this probably won't be a problem if you remove them
    before bottling. :fro:2. I'd be more concerned with a bacterial infection. If they were in the
    boil, it'...


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