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  • Posted in thread: Final Beer PH 3.8! Sour! Add Lime/Baking Soda? on 09-15-2014 at 07:41 PM
    What if it really is sour, as in Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, other wild yeast or
    bacteria? Thatís the only way I see the pH getting knocked down that low. If thatís the case,
    buy new pl...

  • Posted in thread: stc 1000 18awg on 09-08-2014 at 12:46 AM
    Yes you could tin (coat with solder) the ends that go into the terminal block. My guess is that
    anyone who can solder well enough to pull that off would not be asking about wire gauge.

  • Posted in thread: stc 1000 18awg on 09-08-2014 at 12:06 AM
    18 ga will work. Itís rated at 7 amps in a 3 wire cable at 30C (86F). That should run a
    freezer. The problem with 18 ga is that itís probably stranded which makes it a little hard to
    handle, particula...

  • Posted in thread: Minimum carbonation time? on 09-02-2014 at 04:56 PM
    The quickest I have had beer carb up completely in the bottle is 5 days. Thatís at about 82F.
    Usually itís 10-14 days with a 1.050+ pale. I usually bottle about ten days after pitching
    before the yeas...

  • Posted in thread: Fluctuating temps. - Troubleshooting advice needed on 08-16-2014 at 10:38 PM
    Ray, I use induction and my electronic thermometers are flaky. I called Thermoworks and they
    were very nice, but they don't sell anything that works in strong fields. I use analog
    thermometers now, or...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Reading on 08-08-2014 at 07:29 PM
    I figure if the strike temp is right, the mash temp will be right. The mash is chunky, and the
    sensor in the temp probe is tiny. I use an analog lab thermometer and it works pretty well. The
    bigger ma...

  • Posted in thread: Thermowell vs Taping Probe to Outside on 07-13-2014 at 09:11 PM
    Srice, Iím looking forward to your data. I think youíre on to something. ASantiago has a good
    point too.On one end of the scale, you could control the air temperature, with frequent
    compressor cycles ...

  • Posted in thread: How far will you drive to judge a competition? on 06-10-2014 at 05:51 PM
    I havenít traveled more than an hour one way, but I have been tempted to. Adding up food
    lodging and transportation, itís pretty expensive to be on the road.I do three major comps and
    two little ones ...

  • Posted in thread: Do I just not "get" diacetyl? on 06-06-2014 at 05:49 PM
    Show up to a competition and volunteer. In a flight of lagers, you will have a few beers with
    significant diacetyl levels. One will be Ďknock it out of the park OMG I canít taste the beerí
    and the oth...

  • Posted in thread: Using Olive oil instead of Oxygen on 05-25-2014 at 08:50 PM
    I just add it to the starter on the stir plate. Ethanol might work, but it seems like an
    unnecessary step. The oil will go into an emulsion, and the yeast will ultimately produce
    alcohol, just in case...