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Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 04-17-2015 at 06:51 PM
Just want to make sure what Aroma Steep is meant in the version 4 recipe above. Can someone
please clarify. Does this mean steeping for 30 minutes before cooling? If so, why not just
throw the hops in...
Posted in thread: Haze on BetterBottle, can I fix it? on 04-17-2015 at 03:04 PM
I doubt Starsan will do the job. Vinegar may. Worth a try. Beer stone is calcium oxalate,
pretty tough stuff. It may work, slowly converting it to calcium acetate.Are you removing these
spots mainly f...
Posted in thread: Haze on BetterBottle, can I fix it? on 04-16-2015 at 01:38 PM
Looks like beer stone. An acid should be able to remove it. Try some HCl (Muriatic Acid, 70-80%
hardware store) diluted to 20%, perhaps? Not sure if that harms the plastic though.Do you think
Posted in thread: Haze on BetterBottle, can I fix it? on 04-03-2015 at 03:42 PM
Could it be hard water deposits? If so, a good rinse with white vinegar will remove the
haze.Possible, I have soft water but I know adding oxiclean/tsp90 to water makes it hard as it
is an alkaline cl...
Posted in thread: Haze on BetterBottle, can I fix it? on 04-03-2015 at 03:37 PM
Thanks for the responses.
Posted in thread: Haze on BetterBottle, can I fix it? on 04-01-2015 at 02:10 PM
I don't really care about it as long as it doesn't have a negative effect on my brews. I would
just like to know what it is or if I've caused it in some way. It seems to get worse with every
cycle of ...
Posted in thread: Haze on BetterBottle, can I fix it? on 04-01-2015 at 01:34 PM
I have been using BetterBottles and other similar PET carboys with no issues for years.
Recently, one of my newer (maybe a year old) BetterBottles developed a haze on the inside that
almost looks like...
Posted in thread: DME + Hot Erlenmeyer = Bad on 03-24-2015 at 05:10 PM
Two tips to save you folks a lot of headache1.) Measure the amount of liquid you need using
flask, pour into an appropriately sized pot, add DME, add heat and stir with whisk until
dissolved and THEN ...
Posted in thread: Moving to all grain- Safest kettle size? on 02-24-2015 at 09:12 PM
I'm moving to all grain and getting all new equipment. Whats the safest mash ton size for just
doing 5 gallon batches? Can you do 10 gallon batches with a 10 gallon mash ton? Thanks in
advance!I use a...
Posted in thread: Strong Scotch Ale - 1.085 to 1.020 - repitch or RHAHB? on 02-23-2015 at 04:15 PM
Just my two cents on this one, but 1.020 sounds about right for a Wee Heavy (maybe even a
little low). And sweet sounds about right as they are malty sweet beers. Don't discount the