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  • Posted in thread: How to Reduce Chloride on 01-10-2014 at 07:31 PM
    Gypsum dissolves better in cold water, so it's usually best to add it to your strike water
    before heating. I always do it at the same time that I add the campden.

  • Posted in thread: Barley syrup - how to make? on 11-15-2013 at 06:56 PM
    I use DME when making pretzels. However, that isn't what makes them dark. Boiling at a high pH,
    traditionally done with lye, causes changes to the starch molecules that deepen the Maillard
    reactions w...

  • Posted in thread: Lagering Question. on 11-12-2013 at 12:49 PM
    I'm not an expert on lagers, but I have been reasonably successful fermenting them in the
    garage during winter. If you pitch at 45-50 and then wrap your fermenter in a blanket, the
    yeast metabolism ad...

  • Posted in thread: Hoppy water, meet grain water. on 08-28-2013 at 08:14 PM
    1. You can boil hops in water, and make bitter, hoppy water (search hop teas) but to get good
    alpha acid utilization, you are still going to need to boil it for a significant amount of
    time.2. Poly ph...

  • Posted in thread: Making LME today on 04-17-2013 at 11:12 PM
    Boiling in a pressure cooker raises the temperature needed to achieve evaporation. This will
    not only slow down your ability to remove water, but also increase the amount of chemical
    reactions taking ...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating PSI on 04-09-2013 at 12:53 PM
    If I read your question correctly, you are asking for the conversion to psi if there are 4
    volumes of dissolved CO2 in the beer/bottle? I could get all fancy and write out the ideal gas
    equation, and ...

  • Posted in thread: Keg line cleaning on 03-19-2013 at 06:17 PM
    If you are legging your own beer, just put some cleaning solution in a Corny keg and force it
    through with CO2. The plastic bottle is for people that only buy kegs with Sanke connections

  • Posted in thread: Just built a stir plate is this fast enough? on 02-19-2013 at 08:49 PM
    I think you need more voltage. The bar is barely spinning, and you need a vortex to form to get
    efficient gas exchange

  • Posted in thread: hopped up red ale suggestions on 02-11-2013 at 05:49 PM
    I like more Munich in my reds, but that seems to be controversial. However, if you really want
    a nice red color, you need some black malt or roasted barley. 2 oz should be enough. If you
    don't want th...

  • Posted in thread: Are there any hops you actually dislike? on 01-18-2013 at 10:49 PM
    I agree with the "Fuggles = dirt" sentiment. Funny thing: I thought that I didn't like
    tetnanger either, but after reading "For the Love of Hops" it turns out that what is called
    Tetnanger in the US i...