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Posted in thread: Blending PBW and Star San on 11-28-2014 at 01:16 AM
Donít do it. They will cancel out, leaving you with pretty much nothing. PBW is alkaline and
StarSan is acidic. Any pathogen that is happy at pH 11 is likely to be killed at pH 3.A nice
Posted in thread: My hydrometer reads 1.000 at the meniscus, at 60*F using distilled water on 11-24-2014 at 07:22 PM
The meniscus and measurementWhen reading a depth scale on the side of an instrument filled with
liquid, such as a water level device, the meniscus must be taken into account in order to
obtain an accu...
Posted in thread: 1800w Induction for 3 Gallon BIAB on 11-23-2014 at 08:39 PM
An 8 gallon pot? Doubtful. It would hang over the edges of the glass and probably melt the
controls. - Compatible with pans with a bottom diameter between 4 3/4" and 10 1/4" -Spec on the
Posted in thread: Breaking Bottles on 11-14-2014 at 04:49 PM
Thereís nothing wrong with stubby bottles. I use them exclusively, and Iíve used some of them
hundreds of times. Iíve used them for high carbonation Belgians and only had one bottle bomb in
Posted in thread: Stupid Time Change on 11-07-2014 at 04:32 AM
I always thought the original idea was to give the majority of farmers an extra hour in the
fall to harvest. In the states where winter is harsh and not much grows which is anywhere (as
my reference c...
Posted in thread: Cloudy Star San on 10-23-2014 at 12:55 AM
The cloudy solution could be okay, but it could be bad. The cloudiness is the surfactant coming
out of solution. It has reacted, or is reacting with the metals in the water. I donít know if
it is stil...
Posted in thread: Will a 220v STC-1000 work on a 240v system on 10-13-2014 at 12:30 AM
donít know why people keep saying Ď110' (or 220) but I wish theyíd stop. If you have 110
service you better get it fixed before you burn your house down. The nominal service voltage in
the US is 120...
Posted in thread: Induction question on 10-11-2014 at 02:14 AM
The cooking vessel is made of stainless steel or iron. The increased magnetic permeability of
the material decreases the skin depth, concentrating the current near the surface of the metal,
and so the...
Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-07-2014 at 01:07 AM
My best advice is to be sure itís well carbonated. If a beer is over-carbonated it will cost
you a point or two. If itís under-carbonated it will cost fifteen or twenty points. Carbonation
brings out ...
Posted in thread: Swamp cooler temperature readings on 09-29-2014 at 08:42 PM
1̊F at a maximum with the water at same level as the beer. I have checked it with a
thermowell. The fermentation keeps it pretty well stirred up. After it calms down there will be
a few degrees o...