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Posted in thread: First Time -Bourbon Barrel on 07-29-2015 at 02:13 PM
Flush your barrel with CO2 first if you are going to have that much headspace. With the barrel
not full, you could run the risk of it drying out on the top half. It probably wouldnt happen
in a few we...
Posted in thread: First Time -Bourbon Barrel on 07-28-2015 at 08:01 PM
Do I use a rubber stopper or can I simply use the bung?I always used a rubber stopped with an
airlock attached. It might not have been necessary, but I didnt want any potential pressure
building in th...
Posted in thread: Sour mashing technique on 07-28-2015 at 07:56 PM
...the starter with raw malt was NASTY. Smelled awful, tasted awful (and no, I shouldn't have
tasted it), huge pellicle. No thanks! But of course there's all sorts of nasties on malt, so
that comes as...
Posted in thread: Sour mashing technique on 07-28-2015 at 07:53 PM
I like the idea. It's pretty funny to envision a cornie just floating around in a hot tub!I do
sour mashes often and have never had an issue with bad bacteria taking over. What is important
is to make...
Posted in thread: Stripping oak flavor from a barrel on 06-18-2015 at 03:54 PM
My thoughts on a barrel are, you paid for the oak flavor so don't waste it. I would have ran
enough clean beer through the barrel to have the favor faded out before going sour. Hot water
will take the...
Posted in thread: Home brewpubs/ brewing lairs on 05-29-2015 at 04:22 PM
Posted in thread: Grain scale recommendations? on 05-26-2015 at 08:01 PM
Here is what I use. It is a 75 lb max. My only complaint is it does not do .1 ounce increments,
it is in .2 increments, so I use a smaller scale for hops.
Posted in thread: Am I screwed?? on 05-12-2015 at 07:37 PM
Ah man, I was expecting a laughable thread about someone who put their 15 minute hops in at 10
minutes, "IS MY BEER RUINED?!?!" but alas. That looks horrible. I wouldn't use the kettle, even
if the we...
Posted in thread: 2 year old hops, Is it worth it? on 05-11-2015 at 07:00 PM
The hops should have been sealed and flushed with nitrogen, so the degradation shouldn't been
too bad. Where did you get the estimate of half the AA content?
Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller with plastic tubing? on 04-29-2015 at 06:34 PM
I am not sure how you would use a plastic IC that would not involve it being placed in boiling
wort. You could get high temperature tubing but it is expensive and probably wouldnt transfer