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Posted in thread: Outgrowing My Fermenters! on 08-31-2015 at 10:59 AM
Many LHBS have LME (Liquid Malt Extract) drums, they vary in size too. 20-ish, 33, and 55
gallons possibly.There's a guy here who sells "reconditioned" 55 gal plastic drums (blue and
white, 2 bung hol...
Posted in thread: Sodium Chloride for Water Mods on 08-31-2015 at 10:31 AM
I agree with Yooper to avoid high sulfate and overall high mineral levels in an Octoberfest,
even if you hop it higher.You'll need some acid too, Phosphoric acid being the preference,
although lactic ...
Posted in thread: Star San turned metal taps pink on 08-30-2015 at 05:26 PM
Whatever turned pink is made of brass, not Stainless Steel. The (thin) chrome plating has been
dissolved in the Starsan, containing phosphoric acid. They're going to dull and turn
Posted in thread: Sodium Chloride for Water Mods on 08-30-2015 at 04:52 PM
+1 to all the above ^.Can you post your (unadjusted) water profile? It will be easier to obtain
the correct advice.
Posted in thread: Phil Mill Problem on 08-30-2015 at 04:32 PM
File three flat sides on the drill side of the attachment, so the 3 prongs from the drill's
chuck have something to grab onto. Some people have been successful by wrapping 2-3 turns of
Posted in thread: Wild Barrel Creation and Maintenance? on 08-30-2015 at 03:27 PM
What about a weak alcohol solution of water and say vodka?Weak or even strong alcohol solutions
don't do much good to kill bugs in a barrel if you suspect them being there.From what I've read
Posted in thread: Keg Machine on 08-29-2015 at 04:19 PM
50K only? Jeez, I'd jump on that right away. :drunk:
Posted in thread: Is my yeast DOA on 08-29-2015 at 02:28 PM
That ice pack would not have prevented your yeast from getting 80°F either. If anything it can
stabilize the temps a bit. So does a bag of grain.Chances are it will be fine. And yes, look
for those bu...
Posted in thread: Finding fermentation halfway point. on 08-29-2015 at 01:37 PM
I would definitely give it 3 days before changing or measuring anything. If your fermentor is a
bucket, you can snake a 1/4" 2-foot long skinny tube down the grommet hole to siphon out a
Posted in thread: Question on ice on 08-29-2015 at 12:58 PM
My 5 gallon kettle is shorter & a bit wider than the typical one sold on websites. only about
2/3's of it fits in the sink bowl. Still plenty to chill the wort in. I place the kettle in the
sink with ...