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  • Posted in thread: Rehydration of dried yeast - benefit VS risk on 05-27-2014 at 02:23 AM
    that rehydration temp seems to be of low importance in terms of yeast viability. However I
    would suspect that rehydration temperature is still a factor in terms of compounds produced and
    flavours de...

  • Posted in thread: Rehydration of dried yeast - benefit VS risk on 05-26-2014 at 11:46 PM
    Sometimes I rehydrate, sometimes I just sprinkle the dried yeast directly on the wort. I've not
    noticed any obvious difference but then again I've never done a side by side experiment. When I
    rehydrat...

  • Posted in thread: 5 gallon pot on gas stove boil?? on 05-22-2014 at 01:30 AM
    How long should I wait for It to boil before giving up on it? If it just doesn't boil the 2.5
    gallons of water (which the extract kits call for to boil) then could I do half and half? Like
    boil 1.75 g...

  • Posted in thread: How much do you pay for grain at your LHBS? on 05-20-2014 at 10:49 PM
    Here in New Zealand I pay NZ$75 (US$64) for a 25kg (55lbs) sack of premium imported malt such
    as Bairds Maris Otter or Weyermann Pilsner. Domestic ale malt usually sells for $60 (US$51.50)
    a 25kg sack...

  • Posted in thread: How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated) on 05-20-2014 at 09:54 PM
    I etched my kettle last night with litre markings. Here's how I went about it: result is not
    as pretty as some I've seen here but it is functional: only added 1 litre markings in the 20
    to 40 litre...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Temperature on 05-19-2014 at 11:03 PM
    A fridge with a temperature controller (e.g. STC 1000) will serve you best in the long run. You
    might be able to find a small cheap second-hand fridge that would make an ideal fermentation
    chamber. Co...

  • Posted in thread: High FG on 05-19-2014 at 10:49 PM
    So of course I forgot to take a measurement before adding bottling sugar. My FG with the 5oz
    sugar mixed in was 1.020. It was an extract kit for a Brown ale that said 1.010-1.014 for FG.
    My question i...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning - Sanitizing on 05-14-2014 at 12:00 AM
    aidan tnx for clarifying !the problem is that i cannot find anything here that fits that
    criteria ...this is the closest thing i could find, but it needs washing after the
    sanitizing.That might work ...

  • Posted in thread: Why does my beer foam up after I open a bottle of it? on 05-13-2014 at 10:35 PM
    Sometimes the last bottle or 2 that I bottle are gushers. This is due to the greater amount of
    trub in the bottle. I did overcarbinate a batch once and most of the bottles tended to gush. I
    chilled we...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion Wort Chiller on 05-13-2014 at 10:13 PM
    Welcome! I used a slightly longer length of 3/8" (I think) for mine - 20 meters. So due to the
    extra length I ended up making a double coil. It aint pretty because I had to hand roll it but
    works grea...

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