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Posted in thread: Cold and hot temp control on 04-08-2015 at 01:38 PM
Thats great information, that I had never considered but is why I started this thread. To find
information that I had not considered.So the thermogenic affect of the fermenting yeast will
try to drive...
Posted in thread: Cold and hot temp control on 04-07-2015 at 02:37 PM
I used a single cooling controller for a while but found that as fermentation ended the beer
wouldn't hold its temp as well as I liked. Once the yeast is finished with most of the sugars
and stops gen...
Posted in thread: you know what really grinds my gears on 09-26-2014 at 01:29 PM
Absolutely. I'll recommend that new brewers start with something like an IPA because it's so
easy to mask your failures behind all of the hops, but if you've been brewing for a while and
you can't mak...
Posted in thread: Beer mold won't go away - help! on 09-26-2014 at 01:19 PM
I'd guess that your most likely culprit is the krausen remaining in your carboy. Remember, you
can't sanitize dirt - it's still dirt.However I'm not entirely clear on your process. You
Posted in thread: Kegging failures <- please advise on 09-26-2014 at 12:45 PM
LOL, why, what are you worried about? CO2 isn't poisonous, you're exhaling it right now. You're
dissolving it into your beer, but you're worried about inhaling it? Granted, if you inhale an
Posted in thread: Western NC? on 09-24-2014 at 02:16 PM
Moved to the Columbus/Tryon area from Raleigh last year. Hops and Vines is a great shop but I
do miss the selection available from American Brewmaster and Atlantic Brew Supply!
Posted in thread: 5.2 Stabilizer doesn't work, can we trust other 5-star products? on 05-11-2012 at 06:09 PM
StarSan is easy to test. As noted above, it is an acid sanitizer, and its pH must be below
3(ish?) to work effectively. I have some pH test strips which work in that range so I can
confirm my StarSan ...
Posted in thread: My beer has a coffee flavor on 05-11-2012 at 05:59 PM
You may also have started with an amber extract, which would have some of those darker malt
flavors to begin with. Caramelization would increase those flavors.
Posted in thread: Hard Root Beer on 05-11-2012 at 04:49 PM
Very nice! I've been thinking about the same concoction. Eventually I hope to make my own syrup
and use it to brew a partigyle root beer after the mash for a big stout or a wee heavy. Some
Posted in thread: Paranoid Spouse on 04-26-2012 at 09:03 PM
I have a batch of RIS in the bedroom closet now, and something went wrong somewhere because 2
of the bottles have burst. Mind you, this is over a year, and I've only had 2 that went. But
both of those...