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Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 05-10-2016 at 05:39 PM
^ Trying to use an NPT nipple as a bulkhead fitting will most certainly cause leaks. That's
gonna leak like crazy (now or later) if you don't weld that.
Posted in thread: Berliner weisse souring and ferm advice on 04-18-2016 at 09:57 PM
Main thing is to be careful to avoid any contamination during the souring. Simply opening the
lid and taking a little sample can introduce some wild yeast -- and unfortunately since you're
Posted in thread: Vienna Malt on 04-18-2016 at 09:51 PM
3%-5% Vienna will do next to nothing at that level. It's a base malt, so it makes a great beer
at 100% as many will testify. So it's not so drastically different from just a 2-row
pilsner/ale malt tha...
Posted in thread: Any tricks to getting Wyeast 5335 to sour further? on 03-21-2016 at 05:42 PM
Yeah, I think I already said this on the previous page, but hops were mainly implemented into
beers because they significantly inhibited certain bacteria, primarily Lactobacillus... which
is EXACTLY w...
Posted in thread: Smoked hops on 03-01-2016 at 04:41 AM
There's nothing to be gained by smoking hops versus smoking grains. It's not like you're going
to create some new flavor -- you're just going to get hops and smoke if you're lucky. Then
there's the is...
Posted in thread: What's the best way to attached the temperature controller's therometer on fermenter? on 09-30-2015 at 01:26 PM
If your using a STC1000 taped to the side is fine, if your using a PID based BrewPi or
something you should use a thermowell.Because there is no prediction from the STC1000 your
going to probably have...
Posted in thread: Too much lactic acid on 09-28-2015 at 09:28 PM
Leave it as is. 5.0 isn't so bad -- I've done worse and made great beer.
Posted in thread: What is an authentic Berlinerweisse? on 09-28-2015 at 06:09 PM
There are very valid reasons for seeking a clean sour fermentation:1) Generally, "clean" means
mono-culture, which means predictable. "Rustic" and "funky" equate to higher risks of
off-flavors since w...
Posted in thread: Mash PH question on 09-28-2015 at 05:53 PM
Yes, it's quite common to make a 1-lb mini-mash, especially for folks new to pH adjustments or
when using malts that you're not familiar with. I do it only when really needed since it does
Posted in thread: Is a growler filled from kegerator fine for same day drinking? on 09-24-2015 at 02:22 PM
BTW, there are far far better solutions to this problem than growlers, which are virtually
useless IMHO for any purpose since they don't hold pressure well. 1) Altenmunster 2L swing top
bottles. $17 a...