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Posted in thread: Hop stand in priming sugar water. Thoughts? on 08-04-2015 at 08:34 PM
.5 mL of 85% Phosphoric. It seems to cut the grassiness, pH about 4. I don't think it's
critical, you just want it to be slightly acidic. It seems alkalinity brings out the vegetal
part of the hops. 1...
Posted in thread: how do you brew your coffee, what's your routine? on 08-04-2015 at 08:21 PM
While the carbon filtered water is heating I weigh and grind the beans. The weight in grams
divided by 55 tells me how much water to use in liters. 26/55 = 472mL for instance.I preheat
the French pres...
Posted in thread: Hop stand in priming sugar water. Thoughts? on 08-04-2015 at 07:26 PM
I use a French press, with a little acid and everclear, about 14 g of leaf hops in 500ml of
170F water. It tastes like dry hop, but itís at least four times as efficient. Be careful, itís
easy to use ...
Posted in thread: Metric vs English on 08-03-2015 at 09:31 PM
Stop it ! The US has never used the Imperial system.The US system is based on the units used in
England in the 17th century and has changed very little since, except everything is now defined
Posted in thread: Metric vs English on 07-30-2015 at 10:34 PM
I think itís a national embarrassment that US metrication seems to be going backwards. My
brother says no big deal; itís a software switch.One of my neighbors just graduated high school
and he doesnít...
Posted in thread: Metric vs English on 07-30-2015 at 08:32 PM
As mentioned by Hanglow the US system is called US Customary, which is way stupider than
Imperial. Besides being arbitrary and obsolete, we have separate units for liquid and dry with
the same names. ...
Posted in thread: Mash temp issue on 07-26-2015 at 09:31 PM
Your readings may not be that far off. Ice water could be any temperature between freezing and
room temperature. A proper ice bath is reliably 32.0 F but ice water isnít. Boiling point is a
Posted in thread: Velvet Hammer Clone on 07-17-2015 at 02:09 AM
Itís nice to see interest in íVelvet Hammerí. As far as I know, itís only packaged in kegs
distributed near Dallas. Most of the love around Dallas for a big beer seems to be reserved for
Posted in thread: The Misunderstanding of the World's Best Beers on 07-15-2015 at 02:35 AM
Balance is essential. Itís interesting that the topic is best beers and most of the discussion
is on insanely over-hopped pales. I was a BJCP judge for Imperial IPA this year. Pliny the
Elder is the p...
Posted in thread: Request - Dallas area Electric Brewers on 07-12-2015 at 08:59 PM
1st Tuesday, same address. Everybody is welcome. Tell them youíre a prospective member. The
meetings are mostly parties, with a mix of commercial and homebrew.