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Posted in thread: How do I clean and santitize a rain barrel? on 08-23-2015 at 01:36 PM
None. Rain barrels typically aren't rated for drinking water.
Posted in thread: Rice malt stout - what went wrong? on 08-17-2015 at 01:35 PM
Hopefully the maltster will weigh in, but typically none of the roasted grains have significant
diastatic power. ie they don't convert on their own. Your recipe has mostly non-base malts, so
if you di...
Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast from a conical vs letting beer sit on cake on 08-17-2015 at 01:21 PM
Just taste it. How long it has to sit is entirely dependent on your brewing conditions. If you
pitched at proper levels, got reasonable O2 in the wort, and fermented at a proper temp, you
should have ...
Posted in thread: Wort Filtering Idea on 08-15-2015 at 08:41 PM
I think lots of us do something similar with paint straining bags. It doesn't really catch much
break material though.
Posted in thread: Can I add water after fermentation? on 08-15-2015 at 08:38 PM
If you are talking more than a minor dilution, I can't think of many styles that would work
well with. If you are talking something like 2.5 to 5 gallons, you wouldn't be able to brew
anything over 50...
Posted in thread: "champagne" or sparkling wine on tap on 07-31-2015 at 06:30 PM
I was just considering doing this. My plan was just to turn down the pressure to serve. I
generally use the plastic mixer sticks you can put in the dip tube. They cut down on foaming,
but I can't imag...
Posted in thread: Estimating boiloff rate for new kettle on 07-31-2015 at 05:54 PM
1 gallon is a reasonable guess. Most people see something in the 1-1.5 gallon/hr in comparable
sized kettles. Have you tested to see if you can even boil 6.5 gallons on your stovetop? Some
stoves can ...
Posted in thread: Mixed bag of free corni kegs on 07-23-2015 at 12:54 AM
The gas and liquid posts are slightly different sizes. They look the same, but if you stick the
liquid disconnect on the gas post, it's going to get stuck. The gas should have a line or some
sort of m...
Posted in thread: Gusher Infection - Which bugs and where? on 07-23-2015 at 12:51 AM
CO2 gusher is from yeast. Could be bret or any other wild yeast. It's literally everywhere
including the air. If it's in one thing now, it's probably in everything.On the plus side, it's
just yeast. S...
Posted in thread: First Belgian Wit on 07-23-2015 at 12:40 AM
Don't fear fermentation smells. You want to use a wit yeast - that's a good deal of what makes
its a wit. Personally, I always make a starter just to make sure everything runs smoothly. You