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  • Posted in thread: How do you keep keg from clogging from unfiltering and huge dry hops? on 07-12-2014 at 10:58 AM
    If you want to cut the dip tube, you really don't need any special equipment a 10 dollar pipe
    cutter will cut it just fine. You can get them on Amazon or any big box home improvement store

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer calibration on 07-12-2014 at 10:54 AM
    I calibrate my thermometers at the Mash temp, not boiling and I use a Glass thermometer to
    calibrate the one on my mash tun.

  • Posted in thread: Twist off bottles? on 10-24-2013 at 02:07 PM
    I've used twist off bottles accidentally before. The cap was harder to attach. It seemed to
    seal just fine. Didn't even notice until I opened the bottle. I don't make a habit of it

  • Posted in thread: Milk Stout low OG reading on 03-20-2013 at 04:02 PM
    When making extract only batches, sometimes if you don't mix it well enough before taking the
    gravity, the "Heavier" extract will stay the bottom wiht the thiner water at the top and it
    could skew you...

  • Posted in thread: Best vacuum sealer for bulk hops? on 02-14-2013 at 12:20 PM
    have this one and it has worked great. $70. I think there are other brands (not "Foodsaver")
    that do the same for less money. I hope someone else adds this info.I use the 8" rolls of bags
    and cut to...

  • Posted in thread: Noob needs help on 02-13-2013 at 09:07 AM
    If it has been in the primary for 3 weeks and the gravity is stable, I would say that it is ok
    to bottle.

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 02-06-2013 at 09:12 PM
    On the way to spend a day in Boston with the wife for your anniversary, you drive 45 minutes
    out of the way to visit a HBS that you've never been to before and spend 1 hour talking to the
    owner of the...

  • Posted in thread: "upgrading" to star san on 02-06-2013 at 09:38 AM
    I've never had a problem with it "ruining" counter tops. StarSan is great....Get a new 5 gallon
    bucket (Homedepot, Lowes) 5 gallons of Distilled water and 1oz of will keep for
    about 6 mon...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 02-05-2013 at 09:28 PM
    How long where they in Primary/Secondary? I just let mine stay in Primary until it's done (3
    weeks or so)

  • Posted in thread: Please help my stupidity on 02-05-2013 at 09:02 PM
    1. Yes, until it is finishes carbing to the level that you want it to. Then, as long as your
    keg doesn't leak, you are fine.....I do it all the time.2. Depends on the style or what you
    want to do. See...

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