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  • Posted in thread: Morebeer FerMonster on 01-18-2017 at 02:34 PM
    Anyone having any luck with getting the lid off easily after fermentation? Mine are a bear to
    get off. I lube the o-ring with keg lube on brew day, but it doesn't seem to help much at all.
    I need a se...

  • Posted in thread: Best place to buy MW102 solutions on 12-28-2016 at 03:49 PM
    I can't comment on the liquids, but I am forever sold on the powdered buffer pillows from Hach.
    SO convenient. would check Amazon for the storage and cleaning solutions.

  • Posted in thread: Not getting that juicy hop "pop" in my IPA's on 12-20-2016 at 08:08 PM
    3) start with distilled water and adjust for more CaCl than SO4 (around 2.5 tsp CaCl and 1.25
    tsp gypsum for 4 gals of starting distilled) scale up for other volumesI agree with all of
    this, although ...

  • Posted in thread: pH changes in finished beer -- beer got sour, then improved? on 12-19-2016 at 09:51 PM
    Well it's interesting at least, love a good mystery.I've never had a de-carb'd beer rise more
    than maybe 0.10-0.15 so let's just say you would have read 3.80-3.85 ish de-carb'd. Still low
    for US-05. J...

  • Posted in thread: Distilled Water Mineral profile? on 12-13-2016 at 09:12 PM
    OK- I was going off the Brewer's Lair profile for distilled water. I haven't tested my own. It
    gave the following:Calcium (ppm):0Sulfates (ppm):0Magnesium (ppm):0Sodium (ppm):0Chloride
    (ppm):0Carbonat...

  • Posted in thread: New HERMS setup question on 12-06-2016 at 05:40 PM
    Now im curious.. What hazards are you speaking about with sparging with a system like this? If
    the mash was complete your more or less just rinsing the sugars out of the grain you missed
    when draining...

  • Posted in thread: New HERMS setup question on 12-05-2016 at 06:51 AM
    Just curious... You prefer the simplicity over the ability to sparge? I'm guessing your
    finished product does not suffer. I plan on sparging since I am building a 3 kettle setup. I
    have simplified it ...

  • Posted in thread: New HERMS setup question on 12-04-2016 at 03:19 AM
    I did this about 5 years ago only to discover several others seemed to co-discover it at about
    the same time. It's not new, but not exactly common. I use this concept in my 2-vessel
    no-sparge eHERMS. ...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about taking PH Readings for the first time and other questions about water on 11-20-2016 at 09:42 PM
    s it ok to add small mineral additions to the mash or just before the boil if needed? If so,
    what are the small increments one typically uses to raise or lower the PH level (grams, ml,
    etc...)? I figu...

  • Posted in thread: Adding Sodium Metabisulphite to Keg to reduce oxygen on 11-11-2016 at 06:07 PM
    1) Fill keg completely with Starsan, pump out the Starsan with CO2 so that only CO2 is left in
    the keg2) Open carboy, insert business end of autosiphon into beer3) Start the siphon, discard
    the first ...

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