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Posted in thread: How to check impermeability of capped bottles? on 05-21-2015 at 07:06 PM
If you put a bottle under water, and it's not airtight, it will bubble.
Posted in thread: Fermentation done, or not quite yet? on 05-15-2015 at 04:55 PM
Did you check the batteries on your airlock to make sure they weren't dying?J/K! Airlock
activity is NOT a indicator of fermentation activity!!! Only a hydrometer reading can tell you
Posted in thread: Kegerator in Northern Virginia on 05-15-2015 at 04:43 PM
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Posted in thread: Gravity fed plate chiller? on 05-15-2015 at 04:43 PM
I used a dudadiesel 30 plate chiller and gravity fed it. With FL groundwater at about 74F in
the colder months and 85F in the summer, I could chill down to 80ish in about 18 minutes in the
Posted in thread: Reduction of Butyric Acid / Conversion to Ethyl Butyrate? on 05-11-2015 at 08:22 PM
A bit older thread, but I have the answer to the cliff hanger!Clostridium bacteria produces the
butyric acid in the first place. Clostridium thrives at about 90-120F, so anytime the wort is
going to b...
Posted in thread: Not sure if it's WLP566 or Chlorine but slight plastic taste/smell in ferm on 04-24-2015 at 07:48 PM
If it's chloramines, you can filter that using a simple charcoal filter. The cartridge filters
sold as RV filters would do the job. You should be at least filtering your water through a
Posted in thread: Not sure if it's WLP566 or Chlorine but slight plastic taste/smell in ferm on 04-24-2015 at 02:50 PM
I had a slight plastic taste in about 5 straight batches, and couldn't figure it out. Finally,
someone suggested I take apart my ball valve and check the plastic "ball" part, and sure
enough, it was m...
Posted in thread: Co2 question on 04-24-2015 at 02:45 PM
Note that the calculator and chart above assume 5-7 days of carbonation, not just overnight. If
you really need to have your beer carbed overnight, look up the quick carb method. Either way,
Posted in thread: Why do all of my beers have a slight cardboard/mud taste? on 04-24-2015 at 02:36 PM
+1, cardboard is typically oxidation. You'll want to pay attention to make sure you are taking
extra care to keep from introducing ANY oxygen once alcohol is present. So that means be
careful when you...
Posted in thread: Brewing with honey on 04-24-2015 at 02:29 PM
FYI, you don't really have to pasteurize honey. It's naturally sanitary. You don't really want
to add it to secondary either. At lower temps, the honey stays clumped up, and the yeast can't