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Posted in thread: Anyone else annoyed with newer breweries using cans? on 08-26-2015 at 05:31 PM
I avoid plastic in my food. Can linings are particularly nasty. They are polycarbonate, made
from bisphenol a resin. The FDA says itís okay, because the chemical companies say so.
judging we use pla...
Posted in thread: How long for water bath fermentation? on 08-12-2015 at 03:21 AM
Check gravity? Always a good idea. It seems youíre on top of it, with tight temperature control
and an awareness of the need to ramp it up after the fermentation is mostly done. Package it
when itís d...
Posted in thread: You know its gonna be a good day when... on 08-12-2015 at 12:09 AM
Any day you can switch directly from coffee to beer.
Posted in thread: AC to DC power converter issue on 08-11-2015 at 05:13 PM
I suppose your ammeter is looking for 12 volts to power it. I donít think 21 VDC would smoke
it, at least not immediately. Check your wiring. Unplug that bad boy and look for a short. Use
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. ...