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  • Posted in thread: Why do you make 10G batches? on 06-17-2016 at 07:39 PM
    I brew 10G batches because I have young kids.At first it was so I could brew less
    often...lately their antics are just driving me to drink more ;)

  • Posted in thread: Calling all math geeks: Force carbonation math! on 06-16-2016 at 06:53 PM
    Sorry for the delay in responding...just falling back onto the brewing wagon after a hiatus
    :)Are you asking for the derivation of the general equation form or the one will all the
    constants?The gener...

  • Posted in thread: Online Brewing Courses on 10-29-2015 at 08:45 PM's this...just heard
    about it last night myself.

  • Posted in thread: Question about starters: cheaper/easier options? on 10-22-2015 at 04:08 PM
    I don't think the pH of wort is low enough to prevent botulism infection at room temperature
    storage (below pH 4.6 - USDA).I believe canned wort must be canned in a pressure cooker in
    order to be shel...

  • Posted in thread: Can I use a bottling spigot on a fermenter? on 10-16-2015 at 04:17 PM
    I do this, and not that this is a scientific representation but "it hasn't been a problem" (so
    far). To keep things sanitary I attach about 12" of hose and then a ball lock on the end - all
    of which g...

  • Posted in thread: What to do when you can't find the right Lovibind malt? on 09-03-2015 at 09:31 PM
    You might take a whack at toasting pale malt to the desired shade.Here's link from the
    interwebs that includes a bit about 200L chocolate malt in a pan on the stovetop.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Ever Weigh Their Freshly Picked Hops? on 08-15-2015 at 03:17 PM
    Gotcha...about 2.5 gallons per pound of wet hops is a good ball parkResults may vary.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Ever Weigh Their Freshly Picked Hops? on 08-14-2015 at 04:09 PM
    A rule of thumb would be to divide fresh hop weight by 4.5 to approximate "dry" weight
    equivalent.Fresh hops are about 80% moisture content (m.c.) and dry hops are between 8-10%
    m.c.Say you have 100 g...

  • Posted in thread: Force carbonation calculator on 11-21-2014 at 11:55 PM
    It won't work to fill the head space with a high pressure because that pressure would be too
    high.If you're trying to deliver ~2.4volumes CO2 and the headspace in a 5 gallon keg is 0.125
    gallon and th...

  • Posted in thread: Transfer finished carbonated beer from one keg to another? on 11-21-2014 at 04:24 PM
    Can't you turn the relief valve 90 degrees to lock in in the up position?What I usually do is
    start loosening the relief valve (turning counter clockwise) after I connect the jumper cable
    until it bar...