Last Activity:07-07-2015 6:41 PM
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Posted in thread: Does anyone get a rash from the hops plants? on 07-05-2015 at 08:07 PM
Yes!!! The hooks on the vines make a mess of my wrists. I wear gloves and now long sleeves,
too.I usedta get welts fully 1/8th inch tall.I'm NOT a MD, but one might consider a cortisone
cream.I had a ...
Posted in thread: Emergency: Is gas dip tube needed to store beer in corny? on 07-02-2015 at 11:37 PM
You might get by with slathering the outlet threads with Teflon tape, and tightening the post.
Posted in thread: Emergency: Is gas dip tube needed to store beer in corny? on 07-02-2015 at 11:35 PM
Do you have a spare SHORT tube with O-ring? It's the O-ring that makes the seal.
Posted in thread: Help! My 1y/o kid just shoved a salad tongs into a carboy, backwards. on 07-02-2015 at 11:29 PM
See my PM. Good luck.
Posted in thread: Does crushed grain go bad? on 06-28-2015 at 09:33 PM
ALL foodstuffs will deteriorate from: oxygen, being finely-ground, light, heat, time, extremes
of pH, others.I store my ingredients in a little fridge my wife had at work before retirement.
It's a San...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary on 06-20-2015 at 08:05 PM
I made a math error in my post of 6/19: I think the actual wt. of CO2 was 30#; converting
liters to cu ft is: liters x 0.0351, so the true answer is 244.8 cu ft, or a volume 15.6 ft on
an edge, one fo...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary on 06-20-2015 at 12:47 AM
Survival Doc is misleading. I bought 35# CO2 from AirGas, Dover, NH for $30. True the cyl(not
tank) costs ~$130, but you exchange it for full ones and do not pay again.CO2 density is 1.5x
that of air,...
Posted in thread: No boil all grain beer? on 06-18-2015 at 09:39 PM
The 'rule of thumb' is to Pasteurize at 180F for 10 min. Only be sure to heat ALL things that
contact the wort; don't put a soiled spoon into cooled wort. Get it?
Posted in thread: No boil all grain beer? on 06-18-2015 at 09:29 PM
I've begun 1gal 'test' batches 'cause of limited equpt. vols. Start w/ ~1# blender-crushed
grain, 1gal. water 'blend', and sparge with CO2, then do a ramped mash from about 80F up to
152-154F, and hol...
Posted in thread: Where do you buy LME ? on 06-11-2015 at 09:15 PM
If you buy bulk, be careful; I divided a 33# poly container of Briess Xtract among some MT 3.3#
containers, and all went well until it was time to use last one, and whotta you think I saw?