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  • 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
    add time.

  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Thickness on 09-24-2015 at 02:09 PM
    I have always mashed at approx. 2 quarts per pound or a little higher, but always wondered why
    the conventional wisdom (e.g. BeerSmith) uses a lower 1.25 - 1.5 quarts per pound. I never
    noticed any ad...

  • Posted in thread: Please check my first venture into building water on 09-24-2015 at 02:01 PM
    Do yourself a favor and forget everything you think you know about RA. It's a flawed concept
    that confuses more than helps. Thanks Palmer. So I'm saying your entire strategy is basically
    flawed. Looks...

  • Posted in thread: Is a growler filled from kegerator fine for same day drinking? on 09-24-2015 at 01:55 PM
    Yeah growlers don't hold much pressure, so they're bleeding off your CO2. Same day drinking
    should be ok. Check out the fancy growlers that hold pressure slightly better (but are

  • Posted in thread: First time using Kolsch wyeast 2565 on 09-23-2015 at 08:32 PM
    Yes, ferment at 60F - 62F for likely around 12-14 days. Wouldn't hurt to bump up for a few
    days, but may not be necessary. This yeast is a very poor flocculator, so you'll probably want
    to add some ge...

  • Posted in thread: This Tripel tastes salty, w..t..f..? on 09-23-2015 at 08:27 PM
    This happened to me once, on an amber german lager. I never did figure out what could have
    happened, but I had to dump the batch due to the crazy salty flavor.