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  • Posted in thread: Guinness Nitro IPA on 10-02-2015 at 10:04 PM
    Haven't seen it, but not excited. All the nitro IPA's I've tried have been pretty
    disappointing. That nitro creaminess just doesn't have the same appeal in an style that is
    supposed to be crisp.

  • Posted in thread: How long to mash thick mash? on 10-02-2015 at 10:02 PM
    1) Shouldn't really matter. If you are concerned, go ahead and let it sit a bit longer. 2
    hearted is well attenuated beer, so a slightly more fermentable wort isn't a bad thing.2) 2
    sparges should fit...

  • Posted in thread: No Chill Question on 10-02-2015 at 09:53 PM
    Air IS going to be sucked in. There really is no way around negative pressure. (At least no
    practical way.) On the plus side, it really doesn't matter. There is air in there already. As
    long as you ke...

  • Posted in thread: Which O.G. to Use for Yeast Starter Sizing When Using Lactose on 10-02-2015 at 09:44 PM
    You are overthinking this. Yes, you are correct that sizing the starter based on the gravity
    pre-lactose would be perfectly fine. The part that you are skipping is the the margin of error
    in your yeas...

  • Posted in thread: Mash tun construction question on 10-02-2015 at 09:35 PM
    It "should" work fine. It's the original part after all. Personally, I just replaced
    everything. I'd rather spend a couple bucks up front than end up with hot wort all over the
    place. You could always...

  • Posted in thread: Protein rest for pumpkin and pecans... on 09-18-2015 at 04:41 PM
    I'm not sure you are understanding a protein rest correctly. The point is to let the enzymes
    from the malt go to work at temps that favor the ones that break apart protein. Without
    enzymes, you don't ...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Rough Plumbed Like To Install Sink on 09-15-2015 at 01:51 AM
    Generic diagram of how to vent/drain that. (Assuming it's allowed in your area) Water supply
    lines are pretty easy - and it's obvious immediately if you screw it up! It takes a little
    practice to swe...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Rough Plumbed Like To Install Sink on 09-15-2015 at 12:47 AM
    If you have to ask, it's probably a job for a plumber. :) You'll need a vent, a way to tie into
    the waste line, plus the water lines themselves etc and definitely a permit. If you have to dig
    up some ...

  • Posted in thread: Whirlock on 09-15-2015 at 12:41 AM
    It's normal. It's about impossible to strain the stuff out. You can either wait for it to
    settle before moving the wort to your fermenter OR just let it settle out in the fermenter.

  • Posted in thread: Slightly tangy brown ale on 09-13-2015 at 08:31 PM
    The only not "normal" part is opening a beer after 1 day in the bottle. Just leave them alone
    for 2-3 weeks and quit messing with them. BTW - the sour taste is almost assuredly
    Acetaldehyde. It's usua...


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