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Posted in thread: Plate Chiller - possibly stupid question. on 05-22-2013 at 02:17 AM
This is one of the many things I HATED about using a plate chiller... I now use a 50' x 1/2" IC
properly and chill 11 gallons in as little as 15 minutes.
Posted in thread: brew day from hell on 05-15-2013 at 10:58 AM
I was taught to put the water in my MLT first. To preheat it then stir in the grains real
good.Exactly, I think this is actually easier than pre-heating with boiling water, pouring it
out, adding grai...
Posted in thread: Anyone try BRY-97 yet on 05-14-2013 at 01:49 PM
I'm fermenting a Blue Moon now. I agree, the lag time sucks. It's going though. Steady but not
vigorous. I do detect a bit of banana in the air. Smells like a Hefe...You're making a Blue
Moon (clone, ...
Posted in thread: reliability: refrigerator vs. temp-controlled freezer on 05-13-2013 at 06:56 PM
Purrs like a kitten and dispenses liquid deliciousness. gotta love anything that does
Posted in thread: reliability: refrigerator vs. temp-controlled freezer on 05-13-2013 at 02:16 PM
I've got 2 15 cu. ft. chest freezers used with regulators- my ferm chamber is nearly 20 years
old and still works great, the keezer is brand new and purrs like a kitten.
Posted in thread: FG reading and Fermentation on 05-11-2013 at 05:16 AM
As I understand Wits, they don't clear and are not expected to. So why secondary? But as the
others said it's probably done. Take one more reading to be sure and no need secondary in the
Posted in thread: Need a better wort chiller on 05-10-2013 at 12:52 PM
Your just not using your IC right! Trust me on this- I've used counterflow of both types and
I've recently returned to a copper IC because it is easier to clean and just as efficient:1.
Make sure your...
Posted in thread: Does carbonation change the flavor of beer? on 05-08-2013 at 11:00 AM
I'm a 1st time brewer and I followed every step to a tee. After letting my beer ferment for 3
weeks, I transferred to the secondary container, adding the corn sugar before bottling. I did a
Posted in thread: Freshening up an IPA? on 05-08-2013 at 03:41 AM
I brewed an IPA about a month ago (all of which has been spent in primary), and I'll probably
be bottling in a week or two. The bitterness is nice, but after a month in primary there isn't
much aroma ...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 05-08-2013 at 02:05 AM
Anyone do this successfully with cider? I tried washing a cake last night but the yeast doesn't
really separate from the lees.Did you make a starter for your cider? ;) (see my signature)
Easiest Method for Harvesting Clean Yeast
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