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Posted in thread: Taking time efficiency to ridiculous extremes 79 minute brew on 02-04-2016 at 07:46 PM
Decoction has a specific meaning in brewing. If you take a standard phrase or term, and use it
for something else, it will cause confusion.You will have fewer people interested in your posts
and more ...
Posted in thread: Creative Cooling Ideas for Small Batch Brewing? on 01-13-2016 at 08:38 PM
1. Do NOT use ice right away2. Place the pot in the sink with cold water. 3. It will cool
faster if you can stir it, or just slosh it around a bit. It will rapidly drop to 120ish4. Once
it's dropped d...
Posted in thread: Fig and Lime Beer on 01-11-2016 at 06:44 PM
I doubt the figs will over power the beer because they are not puree. They will give their
flavor more slowly. I would boil them for enough time that the heat penetrates all the way
through, so they a...
Posted in thread: Raw Ale / No Boil on 01-05-2016 at 06:04 PM
If there is concern for hop utilization, you can use isomerizd hop extract. Hop extract works
great for bittering.But not for hop flavor. And will it have the same antimicrobial properties
Posted in thread: Lager Yeast Starters on 01-04-2016 at 03:21 PM
I let it go 7 days to fully ferment , then cold crash for a couple of days.Then I decant off
most of the spent wort, and only pitch the slurry, discarding the starter "beer".Few questions
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 12-25-2015 at 09:57 PM
Actually I think Facebook is a great way to connect with others, share information/photos
quick, and get feedback faster than any other medium. There is a search function that works
easily. I was skep...
Posted in thread: Should I trust the wort? on 12-14-2015 at 02:26 PM
I brewed what I thought was going to be a sweet, coffee, vanilla stout. I may have over done it
on the coffee, but whatever. Some beers are heavier on the coffee than others, so I'll go with
Posted in thread: Too dangerous? Wort canning without pressure cooker... on 12-10-2015 at 01:59 PM
If you have botulism spores, the second boiling is not going to do anything for you. The
Botulism spores themselves are not harmful, it is the toxins they create and they are not
destroyed by boiling....
Posted in thread: When to cold crash if using a secondary on 12-10-2015 at 01:56 PM
Why would one need to cold crash twice?I now cold crash in the primary.It works well, and if
you rack carefully you don't get much sediment in your bottles.The only time I use a secondary
is if I am u...
Posted in thread: Lowering & raising pH - No Chill & Botulism on 12-07-2015 at 05:29 PM
Thank you for the detailed reply.You raise good points. If the buffering capacity is high, I
may have to add more Phosphoric acid than I'd like, and maybe that requires more CaOH to