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Posted in thread: Another "My water profile" post ... on 05-17-2013 at 10:40 PM
No, not bad at all. We generally start to worry when alkalinity is over 50...Wow, I didn't know
the threshold was so low. Here in Chicago, we have alkalinity (as CaCO3) of 107, which I always
Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 05-17-2013 at 04:12 PM
Can't say I understand all this jerry rigging and metal parts to bottle from a Perlick faucet.
A short piece of beverage tubing jammed into the faucet works great for me. I try to keep the
Posted in thread: Imperial Stout - High Temps for Secondary on 05-16-2013 at 02:22 PM
So your bulk-aging choices are 3 months in a garage swinging into the upper 70s or 3 months in
a fridge. I'll take door #3, thank you very much.
Posted in thread: 2 batches of beer ruined out of the last 4 on 05-16-2013 at 02:17 PM
...Unless there is something else going on I think the problem lies elsewhere.+1. That was my
Posted in thread: 2 batches of beer ruined out of the last 4 on 05-16-2013 at 02:14 PM
Still not clear why you think the temp is getting too high. If the ferm chamber temp drops into
the 50s at night, that won't hurt the beer like high temps would. I've fermented ales in my 54F
Posted in thread: Do I REALLY need to pay attention to pitch rates??? on 05-13-2013 at 07:18 PM
...I agree it would go without saying but if your used to brewing mid level OG ale's and then
decide to try a batch of lager, there is a very big difference in pitch rates. Lager's
themselves require ...
Posted in thread: Do I REALLY need to pay attention to pitch rates??? on 05-13-2013 at 03:23 PM
It doesn't on a smaller scale because u can get to the same point with just adding some more
DME and one step (if u have the time). But when you get into RIS or IIPA's with an OG of 1.090,
or a lager ...
Posted in thread: Do I REALLY need to pay attention to pitch rates??? on 05-13-2013 at 03:04 PM
Yes but stepping it up in parts is different then dumping one pack into a 4L starter. Which
will take more time and more DME.take not of this thread... more particularly, this link in
that thread... ...
Posted in thread: Do I REALLY need to pay attention to pitch rates??? on 05-13-2013 at 01:38 PM
No, you never need to use multiple packets of liquid yeast; just make a larger starter. I
refuse to buy multiple $6 yeast packs out of principle, so I just make bigger starters.
Sometimes two stage st...
Posted in thread: Do I REALLY need to pay attention to pitch rates??? on 05-13-2013 at 01:19 PM
This is still an evolving area in homebrewing. As this thread shows, theres a dearth of
well-done testing showing taste improvement from "properly" pitched homebrewed beers. We know
for sure that high...
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