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  • Posted in thread: Playing w/ Grains on 07-10-2014 at 11:37 PM
    You only mash for 20-30 minutes? That's fine for steeping, but I never mash for less than 1
    hour. Sometimes longer to get good conversion, as with pilsner malts.It usually ends up longer,
    but I get fu...

  • Posted in thread: Second Sour Beer on 07-10-2014 at 01:38 AM
    The lager yeast is probably dead. Too acidic for it. I wouldn't worry about it.Run off 7 pints
    of the wort and pitch the dregs. After 5 days, add a pint of your fermenting beer. This lets
    the bugs sta...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing after brett fermentation on 07-10-2014 at 01:29 AM
    Glass - normal clean and sanitizing should be fine.Hoses - should use separate equipment. You
    can't guarantee being clean; you are playing roulette.Plastic fermenters - separate is
    preferred, but can ...

  • Posted in thread: Playing w/ Grains on 07-10-2014 at 12:52 AM
    It is easier to maintain temps with more volume.Use about 1.3 quarts water per pound of
    grain.Use a grain bag. I use 5 gallon paint straining bags from lowes or home-depot.I don't
    know how big a pot y...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Tea? - need to add IBUs to fermenting beer on 07-09-2014 at 02:19 AM
    Here is something different. Add 1 can of Mr. Beer American ale, diluted in a small amount of
    hot water. 1 can will give you 36 IBUs in 2 gallons = 6 IBUs in 12 gallons.I'm not a fan, or
    use it, it wa...

  • Posted in thread: Partial Boils on 07-08-2014 at 01:21 AM
    Boil about a third of the extract in 3.5 to 4 gallons, and hop normally, then add the rest of
    the extract at flameout. This will improve hop utilization, result in a lighter beer, and the
    late extract...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie question: Racking on 07-07-2014 at 01:36 AM
    Extended time on the peppers is what makes it hot/intense. 3 days and then bottle or 3 days and
    then rack, is excatly the same.As a suggestion, if you plan on extended secopndary, I would
    recommend mi...

  • Posted in thread: Over Carbonation or Hop Debris? on 07-07-2014 at 01:26 AM
    Hop debris will provide nucleation sites for the CO2 to escape. However, you might want to take
    a gravity reading to see if there has been any further fermentation, in case you have high
    carbonation t...

  • Posted in thread: Fresh strawberries, questions on 07-05-2014 at 03:00 AM
    If you don't need to use them immediatly, freeze them. Freezing breaks down the cell walls to
    let the flavors and sugar escape ...... even if it is only for a few days.Fresh fruit can often
    just be ri...

  • Posted in thread: How do you get rid of the dry beer on the side of the bottle? on 07-05-2014 at 02:29 AM
    How about just filling with water and setting aside for a couple of days.

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