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  • Posted in thread: bourbon that had oak cubes in it on 04-21-2016 at 04:31 AM
    If I don't dump the whiskey along with the oak into the brew, I drink it. Never met a bourbon
    that didn't improve with some oak.

  • Posted in thread: blowoff tube instead of airlock inside fermentation chamber? on 03-10-2016 at 06:18 AM
    NO. For the starter we decant the beer from the yeast and no not care for the oxygen levels.
    Using this method for a beer to drink will ensure that the beer is oxidized completely.And what
    method do y...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Harvested from Blowoff? on 03-10-2016 at 06:00 AM
    If the yeast was diluted with a significant amount of sanitizer I wouldn't think it would be
    very viable. If you used sterile water in a sealed blow off container fitted with an air lock
    I'd expect it...

  • Posted in thread: What's your favorite glass? on 03-10-2016 at 05:38 AM
    I'll take the bottomless glass every time!

  • Posted in thread: Official Pitched Stir Bar Count on 03-10-2016 at 05:29 AM
    As I was preparing to make a starter, I couldn't find my stir bar. I figured I had poured it
    into the fermenter with the previous starter. I didn't want to disturb the beer trying to
    retrieve it, so I...

  • Posted in thread: blowoff tube instead of airlock inside fermentation chamber? on 03-10-2016 at 05:13 AM
    Just cover the top of your carboy with a piece of sanitized aluminum foil. If it's good enough
    for making a starter it's fine for a fermenter.

  • Posted in thread: Bitterness Perception on 03-10-2016 at 05:09 AM
    If you prefer a sharper bitterness you might make an early kettle addition that equals as much
    as 1/3 of your total desired IBUs, depending on the hop variety. Conventional wisdom tells us
    that hops w...

  • Posted in thread: Plastic vs stainless on 03-06-2016 at 05:09 AM
    I've been using a couple of Bigmouth Bubblers for a year or so and love them with the exception
    of the indentations which make them hard to clean. There is a similar produce that came out
    recently tha...

  • Posted in thread: How long to wait before capping bottles? on 03-01-2016 at 05:23 AM
    After filling a bottle shall I cap it...Straight away?After a few minutes?Or right at the end
    when they've all been filled?When I bottled, I filled all of the bottles, laying a cap on top
    of each one ...

  • Posted in thread: rising temps on 03-01-2016 at 05:06 AM
    Search the forums for, "swamp cooler". You'll find a lot of info on a really simple and
    inexpensive way to lower fermentation temperatures.