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Posted in thread: Best way to bring beer home when flying? on 03-13-2014 at 01:07 AM
I brought back several bottles from England in checked baggage. Don't worry about
pressurization: the baggage holds are pressurized. Breakage from rough handling is what you're
trying to avoid. If you...
Posted in thread: when to add lemon!! on 03-12-2014 at 11:24 PM
I got lemon flavor into a roggenbier by using homemade limoncello, which was basically lemon
zest and a bit of lemon pulp macerated in vodka. I added 1 cup to the bottling bucket, then
racked. The zes...
Posted in thread: DC area brewers - water system switching to chlorine temporarily on 03-12-2014 at 11:08 PM
Good to know. Thanks!
Posted in thread: CO2 fills in Northern Virginia on 03-09-2014 at 08:45 PM
Yeah, Check-It closed its doors this sprting/summer. When I was last at the Chantilly Total
Wine they told me of another paintball shop that had opened that may have decent fill prices in
Posted in thread: Sanitizing flip top bottle caps on 03-09-2014 at 07:41 PM
In the past I dunked the whole bottle into a bucket of Easy Clean a few minutes before
bottling. You can pull the rubber gaskets of and sanitize separately, but I'd say it's not
necessary unless they'...
Posted in thread: What Sanitisers and Cleaners are used. on 03-09-2014 at 07:21 PM
There are many cleaning and sanitizing methods, and to an extent they all work. Sanitation
depends as much on the person as it does the cleaner.If by kit you mean something like a
beginner's brewing k...
Posted in thread: backflush cleaner through corny gas post? on 03-09-2014 at 03:32 AM
I was running some cleaner under pressure through my corny keg and had the crazy idea of
backflushing the gas post. I'd need to make a tap for that post, like a party tap on 2-3' of
tubing but with a ...
Posted in thread: What Sanitisers and Cleaners are used. on 03-09-2014 at 01:43 AM
Easy Clean for cleaning, but use it like a sanitizer unless something is scuzzy. Also use plain
old H2O2 to quickly sanitize small things (thermometer probes, etc)
Posted in thread: Cold crashed irish stout too early. What to do? on 03-08-2014 at 10:39 PM
Took a reading today and no change. We had the air handler in the house conk out earlier in the
week and it got down to about 50F for a day. Still tastes alright and there was a good blanket
of CO2 on...
Posted in thread: Split batch Roggenbier experiments on 03-01-2014 at 10:32 PM
I've made Midwest's dry rye roggenbier extract kit in the past and spiked it with limoncello to
add a lemon flavor. Now I'm feeling confident enough to create my own recipe and find some
other ways to...