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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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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
    yellow/brownish whil...

  • 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
    electrical tape...

  • 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
    letting ...

  • 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 80F 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
    sample withou...

  • 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 ...

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