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Posted in thread: A Idea for You Mash Temperature Control Freaks on 10-20-2014 at 02:55 AM
Most of us do at least 5 gallon batches... I do 6.5 gal. batches in a keggle.Really good idea,
but not possible for most of us.
Posted in thread: Cut open keg on 10-20-2014 at 02:48 AM
Bar keepers friend and elbow grease.... that crap don't come out by itself. You have to scrub
Posted in thread: Closed-system pressurized fermentation technique! on 10-20-2014 at 12:49 AM
US-05 does really well at the mid to upper end of it's range, but not so good at the lower end.
59F is it's absolute lower end... I personally would not go lower than 65F.
Posted in thread: Am I doing this wrong? (re: starters) on 10-17-2014 at 03:26 AM
You need to know where you're starting from before you can know where you're ending up.Entering
the date into a yeast calculator (I like Brewer's Friend) will tell you exactly where you're
at, and whe...
Posted in thread: US-05 For Mead? on 10-17-2014 at 03:01 AM
Check the mead forum here.They will tell you to use a yeast tolerant of higher alcohol
levels.I've only made one mead... it was Wyeast 4632. It finished a lot sweeter than I thought
it would.OG 1.095F...
Posted in thread: Starter boil off question on 10-17-2014 at 02:56 AM
After boil off, but why do you have boil off?There is no reason to boil for any length of time.
By the time the water comes up to a boil, it's sterile.
Posted in thread: Help me understand how a plate chiller is supposed to be setup on 10-16-2014 at 04:55 PM
I would just use ground water until chilled to ground water temp, then go with the ice bucket
thing.Where is the pre-filter in your description.Like myself and others have said, it's really
not an opt...
Posted in thread: My brain is whirring. . . comments welcome. on 10-16-2014 at 04:45 AM
I love Sanke fermenting. One of the best things I've done to my brewery for both ease of brew
day, and quality of finished product.I highly recommend it.
Posted in thread: Help me understand how a plate chiller is supposed to be setup on 10-16-2014 at 04:25 AM
Yeah, you gotta filter the junk somehow before you run it through your chiller.I use a
household water filter housing with a rolled up 300 micron screen in it for an element. Cheap
Posted in thread: Used Erlenmeyer flasks on 10-16-2014 at 04:12 AM
Smell it. If it's chemical smelling, you may have a problem.No smell? Wash really well and run
through the dishwasher.Sanitise by baking in the oven at 250 for 30 minutes.Cover the opening
with a piec...