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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
    and easy.

  • 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...

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