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  • Posted in thread: How do I step up this starter???? on 08-29-2014 at 04:29 PM
    It's pretty simple. Let the starter ferment. Cold crash it. Decant liquid. Make up some fresh
    wort. Cool, add to flask.The problem is that a 2L flask filled with 2L of starter is going
    erupt all over ...

  • Posted in thread: Still Fermenting? or Just Gas Off? on 08-21-2014 at 06:09 PM
    To me, 90% attenuation is more of a concern than a reassurance. 80% would be pretty normal for
    US-05. Mid 80's with a low mash temp. 90% is out of the ordinary - possible with the right
    parameters - b...

  • Posted in thread: Still Fermenting? or Just Gas Off? on 08-21-2014 at 01:58 PM
    "1.004 is not going to do too much in a bottle."Maybe, maybe not. 90% attenuation with US-05 is
    really high, so its entirely possible there is some additional unknown yeast in there slowly
    chomping aw...

  • Posted in thread: Still Fermenting? or Just Gas Off? on 08-17-2014 at 11:57 PM
    You're probably right, but I've got a general rule that works pretty well. When in doubt, just
    leave it alone.

  • Posted in thread: 2 Fold Question on PEX/BPA and using hot water from a tank vs using cold water on 08-15-2014 at 09:46 PM
    Pex is food grade, so that part is fine.Whether your hot water is good for brewing really
    depends on your water source. Hot water heaters undoubtedly collect gunk. They should be
    flushed periodically ...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit extracts, do they ever mellow? on 08-13-2014 at 01:50 PM
    Everything mellows over time. Of course, that might mean "WAY TOO MUCH" mellows out to "Still
    too much". The safest/fastest fix is to brew up a bit of the base beer and blend them. It's not
    like you r...

  • Posted in thread: Do I NEED to replace poppet o rings on 08-12-2014 at 03:23 PM
    If you are having trouble getting them out, definitely replace them. They are being held in
    there by some dried concoction that you don't want touching your beer.

  • Posted in thread: Brewing without malted grain / Diastatic power of amylase enzyme powder on 08-12-2014 at 02:56 AM
    Neither sounds like particularly attractive options. #1 probably won't taste very good and #2
    is likely to result in a fairly high percentage of unfermentable sugar. You can malt your own
    grains thoug...

  • Posted in thread: Do I NEED to replace poppet o rings on 08-12-2014 at 02:43 AM
    Kinda depends on the condition they are in and what soda was in them. For the price, I just
    replace them and never worry about it. While you are at it, just buy some extras. Eventually
    you'll need the...

  • Posted in thread: bottle priming verses batch priming on 08-12-2014 at 01:16 AM
    Either works. If you prime in the bottle though, you either need to use some carbonation drops
    or measure the sugar very carefully. It's way easier to mess up measuring little weights than
    it is to ju...

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