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  • Posted in thread: Had a priming "oopsie", thoughts? on 08-24-2016 at 05:56 PM
    You've carbed to about 3.7 volumes by my calculations. That's danger territory for normal beer
    bottles. ie potential explosions. It's not so high that they will fail for sure, but it is a

  • Posted in thread: Clever ways to individually prime bottles? on 08-23-2016 at 01:02 AM
    Can you? Sure. I think most of us have had to prime bottles individually before. ie for a 1
    gallon test batch. Should you? I sure wouldn't make it a habit. You trade an easy and reliable
    process for s...

  • Posted in thread: Food grade buckets on 08-19-2016 at 05:50 PM
    Just grab a grommet or drilled stopper/cork and then drill a hole in the top of the lid to
    accept it. And of course, you need some headspace to ferment, so don't put much more than 3
    gallons in them.

  • Posted in thread: Mash tun design on 08-17-2016 at 05:59 PM
    One vote for worrying too much. If you are batch sparging, it doesn't matter at all. If you are
    fly sparging, you are pretty close.

  • Posted in thread: Keg Carbing..need advice/help on 08-17-2016 at 05:51 PM
    Nothing needs to "grab on" to CO2. You can carbonate plain water if you want. If the beer isn't
    carbed, it wasn't actually exposed to 25 psi for 3 days. Have you tried venting the keg and
    then making ...

  • Posted in thread: Venting.... on 08-16-2016 at 01:13 AM
    Not sure it if would buy you enough space, but Perlick makes a low profile sankey coupler. It's
    only 2 1/8 vs the 3 3/4

  • Posted in thread: Can you re-bottle? on 08-16-2016 at 12:25 AM
    Not really. It's really hard to get beer out a bottle without oxidizing it. Then, you are
    totally guessing at carb levels and may end up with mostly flat beer. Hopefully, whoever is
    judging your homeb...

  • Posted in thread: Grapefruit beer on 08-14-2016 at 01:35 AM
    In general, I don't think hoppy/bitter and sour play well together. All of the grapefruit beers
    that I've liked used just the zest.

  • Posted in thread: What does low ph taste like? on 08-14-2016 at 01:23 AM
    I would doubt it's low ph, but guessing about it isn't very helpful. Even a low quality ph
    meter should be able to last 1 batch, so buy a calibration packet and test the next mash. If we
    ARE guessing,...

  • Posted in thread: Bruin Water-Adding Measured Mash pH-Need Help for Brew Today on 08-07-2016 at 01:12 PM
    If you are happy with everything except the ph, just add a bit of acid. The sheets are just an
    estimate based on the water profile you put in and some average malt stats. Your water profile
    may change...