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Posted in thread: Strawberry kolsch turned sour on 08-26-2016 at 07:27 PM
Great advice given here!Also, since berries are mostly water, the more you add, the more you'll
dilute your beer, so brew a bit higher gravity to compensate.
Posted in thread: Why sanitize bottling equipment? on 08-26-2016 at 07:15 PM
If your bottles are dusty/dirty on the inside, they definitely need to be washed with a
detergent and for best results, brushed with a bottle brush. If they are already clean, then a
simple sanitizer ...
Posted in thread: Dual Coil Pump Operated Wort Chiller on 08-26-2016 at 06:19 PM
This was a 10 gallon belgian tripel from earlier this week. No attempt to filter after the
whirpool, almost everything is left behind.About a gallon of wort left367843All
drained367844That is an impre...
Posted in thread: Dual Coil Pump Operated Wort Chiller on 08-26-2016 at 06:01 PM
This is kinda what I do (but not what OP was asking about, I did the math to show the crazy
amount of ice required) I normally [*]hook up my prechiller but don't fill the bucket with ice,
cool until i...
Posted in thread: Dual Coil Pump Operated Wort Chiller on 08-26-2016 at 05:19 PM
Why not use regular tap water to bring the wort down to around 90-100F, depending on what your
ground water temps is, then start using ice? Using ice to chill everything down from 212F is a
Posted in thread: Need help on pH meter decision please. on 08-26-2016 at 04:59 PM
It lists the margin of error in the mash range as 0.07 @pH5-9 (pH7 +2/-2) and 0.1 @pH4-10 (pH7
+3/-3). I think that's a pretty high error for a meter of that price. Definitely look
elsewhere. If you w...
Posted in thread: Hops with a 2 minute Boil on 08-26-2016 at 04:22 PM
Although chilling quickly has benefits to coagulate proteins and trub, realize, it does take
time for hops to release their goodness to the wort, so give them that chance. 0-minute hops
are a very rel...
Posted in thread: Mash paddle: Use for mash-in and boil kettle? on 08-26-2016 at 03:55 PM
Wooden mash paddles are cool, but why not avoid the bug issue entirely by getting one of these
whisks? They're cheap ($12,) Stainless Steel, plenty long enough to keep your hand(s) away from
Posted in thread: Blichmann patent on RIMS on 08-26-2016 at 01:58 PM
Although I only skimmed it, it's very difficult to read, I think that whole patent is pretty
friggin' broad. Is this really a new concept? So from now on no-one can ever use a "double
Posted in thread: Mash paddle: Use for mash-in and boil kettle? on 08-26-2016 at 01:37 PM
This would only matter if you're using the paddle post boil. If you're using it only during the
boil, any lacto on the paddle that gets into the wort will be killed during the boil.That's
true. But an...