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  • Posted in thread: Removing Chlorine on 08-26-2015 at 07:42 PM
    Chlorine will gas off in th boil or over a few hours at room temp. However some districts use
    chloramine instead of- or in addition to chlorine. Chloramine will not gas off. Either use a
    carbon filter...

  • Posted in thread: Battery powered stir plate for lager starters in fridge? on 08-26-2015 at 07:25 PM
    Most of those computer fans are 12V, but you'll want to run them at a lower voltage to knock
    the speed down. I use a cheapo eBay step down voltage control on my 12V wall charger to do
    that. Instead of...

  • Posted in thread: Buying a used fridge on 08-26-2015 at 07:01 PM
    Personally, I'd stay away from a side-by-side for a ferm chamber. You'll get more usable space
    out of a fridge with a top freezer or, better yet, an upright freezer. Age is important, but so
    is condit...

  • Posted in thread: Another temperature probe thread on 08-26-2015 at 06:46 PM
    I stuck the probe into a bottle of water on the bottom of the freezer.This is all you need do.
    Nuthin fancy and it works. The water serves as a buffer and mimics the liquid temp inside the
    kegs. I use...

  • Posted in thread: Help with possibly stuck fermentation on 08-26-2015 at 06:41 PM
    No, Beersmith is fairly useless at predicting FG. Oh so true, yet not nearly as bad as some
    batch kit instructions. Some of those expected FGs are laughably low.

  • Posted in thread: Priming sugar failed on 08-26-2015 at 06:30 PM
    As said, you're fine. To kill the yeast with cold, you have to get it below freezing with
    enough water present so that ice crystals form.Think about where home brew suppliers store the
    vials/packs of ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing - Then Bottling? on 08-26-2015 at 06:24 PM
    Cold crashing is fine. There will be plenty of yeast left in suspension to bottle with. You
    could also use Irish moss or whirlfloc in the boil (10 mins) and/or gelatin after
    primary.Bottle carbing aft...

  • Posted in thread: keezer temperature probe on 08-13-2015 at 02:47 PM
    I took a spaghetti sauce jar, filled with water, poked a hole in the top of the lid and
    submerged the STC-1000 probe in the water. Works just fine to buffer the temp reading (which is
    what you want).

  • Posted in thread: Amount of Priming Sugar for Cold Crashed Beer? on 08-13-2015 at 02:44 PM
    A lot of the calculators were developed before cold crashing became common practice and need to
    be corrected to reflect the science behind CO2 retention.No. Actually it's the highest
    temperature that ...

  • Posted in thread: 80 wort dumped on last batch yeast cake... Asking for trouble? on 06-25-2015 at 07:07 PM
    First chill the wort to 63-64*F in the chamber then pitch a portion of the old cake into it.
    Depending on the gravity of the new batch, you'll want to use anywhere from 25-50% of the old
    cake.Yes, tos...

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