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Posted in thread: Infection??? on 12-20-2013 at 05:25 AM
Looks good! If you ever see a skin forming on top, then worry. Some left over krausen or some
bubbles is normal though. Congrats, you have beer.
Posted in thread: Strong Ale/Wee Heavy on 12-20-2013 at 05:00 AM
Strong Scotch ales are typically pretty simple grain bills consisting of mostly pale malt with
a small amount of roasted malt and crystal. An example of a typical recipe would look something
Posted in thread: Carbonation Calculation? on 12-20-2013 at 04:43 AM
The amount of time it takes is a function of the ratio of surface area between liquid and gas
to the total liquid volume. For example, volume, pressure and temp all being equal, a short fat
tank will ...
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 12-17-2013 at 06:40 AM
This was good info. Thanks.As I level up as a brewer, how should I handle this priming sugar
thing? How do the good folks do it?Kegs and force carbing.
Posted in thread: Can I force carbonate a keg at room temp? on 12-17-2013 at 06:29 AM
Set it to 30 psi at room temp for two weeks. This is the SAME carbonation level as 12 psi at
4C. When you cool it to 4C, it will come to equilibrium around 12psi, which is around 2.6
volumes. No need ...
Posted in thread: Batch Sparge Temperature on 12-17-2013 at 06:18 AM
I use 185F water for batch sparging. The final temperature is usually about 168. I use a cooler
as my mash tun. I also adjust my sparge water to pH 5.5 with phosphoric acid to avoid
Posted in thread: Kegging questions on 11-27-2013 at 05:36 PM
Hey guys. New to HBT. Glad to be here. Have a couple of questions about kegging. 1 Does the
tank and reg have to stay with the keg through the carbonation process?2 What are the best
sites to buy CO2 ...
Posted in thread: Corny Keg Carbonation Help on 11-27-2013 at 06:58 AM
Air in your beer line typically means you are still overcarbed. Try shutting off your CO2,
purging completely, waiting 15 seconds and purge again. Then turn back on your pressure. Wait a
little while ...
Posted in thread: Broken Glass Carboy Horror Stories Compendium on 11-27-2013 at 06:39 AM
Thought I'd share these. I was washing a glass carboy at the sink when it shattered and broke
on me. It got me right across the wrist and cut the artery, nerves and tendons. Paramedics had
to put a to...
Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-23-2013 at 05:41 PM