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  • Posted in thread: North Cali on 09-01-2015 at 06:15 PM
    Rare Barrel in Berkeley

  • Posted in thread: Moar questions about propane plumbing... on 09-01-2015 at 03:10 PM
    Wow, it looks like the last time he posted here was nearly 2 years ago. Check these out:

  • Posted in thread: Foam in line- overcarbed? on 09-01-2015 at 02:19 PM
    It sounds like your system is not balanced, and you are overcarbing your beer. Start
    carbonating at 12-15 psi, then adjust your line length to match.

  • Posted in thread: Scoby Sour Kettle? on 09-01-2015 at 01:18 PM
    A large proportion of the "mother" culture used for Kombucha is Acetobacter, which is not very
    beer friendly. A Berliner Weisse gets its light sour character from lactic acid. Acetobacter
    produces ace...

  • Posted in thread: Effect of temperature on pH measurement on 08-31-2015 at 08:46 PM
    The pH reading on strips is generally less affected by temperature compared to a handheld
    meter. I think Kaiser did some experiments to show this.

  • Posted in thread: Moar questions about propane plumbing... on 08-31-2015 at 08:40 PM
    1.) Yes. It also depends on how your stand is organized. If I were redoing mine, I would move
    my needle valves closer to the burners. They get adjusted often, so make sure they are easily
    accessible. ...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about cultured yeast from lambic on 08-31-2015 at 08:36 PM
    Most of the molds that can grow in/on beer have a pretty distinctive moldy smell. Give that
    thing a whiff. Anything green and fuzzy is mold, and should be tossed.

  • Posted in thread: Heating Equipment for sours??? on 08-31-2015 at 08:28 PM
    A brew belt works well. A heating blanket attached to a temperature controller. A light bulb
    inside a paint can, inside your fermentation chamber, attached to a temp controller. My bedroom
    during the ...

  • Posted in thread: What are the chances of infection? on 08-31-2015 at 04:14 PM
    Do you not have an issue with the plastic absorbing the chlorine after such a lengthy storage
    time? All the spoilage or souring bugs are susceptible to a >1% bleach solution. That solution
    must be abl...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Colorado-CMC group buy round 2 on 08-31-2015 at 03:48 PM
    I talked with CMC over the weekend. They now use Boulder Fermentation Supply to distribute to
    homebrewers. CMC said BFS would honor the discount we have been receiving from CMC. I am
    waiting for a pri...

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