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Posted in thread: Cannot overcome my Hazy IPA oxidation problem!! on 01-06-2017 at 10:43 PM
Just 1 data point....I had a similar problem. I got a PH meter and found my mash was at 5.7!
Dropped that to 5.2 and 99% of the issue went away.
Posted in thread: Ok to keg but not carb right away? on 01-06-2017 at 10:30 PM
Or you could use this as a chance to experiment with naturally carbing a keg.
Posted in thread: McMaster Carr Heat Sheets on 01-06-2017 at 10:20 PM
That's basically what all the carboy heaters are that you would see on a brew site. Of course,
those are around 40w per 2 sq ft, or 0.07 wpsi. I wouldn't use something 50 times more powerful
Posted in thread: Second brew feeling creative (Stout Idea) on 01-02-2017 at 05:30 PM
I didn't mean necessarily stick to kits for a year. I was thinking more along the lines of
taking a known recipe (from where ever, but this site has a solid recipe section.) Brew it as
is. Then change...
Posted in thread: Second brew feeling creative (Stout Idea) on 01-02-2017 at 05:04 PM
Not to a be a stick in the mud, but...... for a second brew, I'd stick with a tested recipe.
You are just tossing ingredients together at this point with no frame of reference. That's
really not a goo...
Posted in thread: storage of ingredients on 01-02-2017 at 04:58 PM
Grain/dme should just be in a cool, dry stop. (not the fridge, just a cool closet). Hops should
go in the freezer. Yeast stays in the fridge. I'm sure you have your reasons, but you
absolutely don't n...
Posted in thread: Moldy coney kegs on 12-30-2016 at 03:41 PM
I usually cold crash before kegging, but rarely fine or filter. Usually mostly IPA's and
belgians on tap, so definitely more gunk prone than average. Obviously, most breweries have
Posted in thread: Moldy coney kegs on 12-29-2016 at 04:54 PM
Try that. Then disassemble and see what's left. I've done it and that is precisely why I clean
everything now. But yes, you won't get infected magically by having gunk in your kegs. If the
Posted in thread: Moldy coney kegs on 12-29-2016 at 02:18 PM
There really shouldn't be any gunk in a freshly used keg anywhere but maybe yeast at the
bottom...I disassemble every time and there is always gunk somewhere. When you blow a keg,
everything at the bo...
Posted in thread: Moldy coney kegs on 12-28-2016 at 08:26 PM
I disassemble kegs after each batch. They are always gunked up. Always. Dip tube especially. It
might be sanitary gunk, but that doesn't mean I want to drink it.