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  • Posted in thread: What's the most likely cause of infection here...? on 01-12-2011 at 09:22 PM
    Well, vinegar is an aerobic decomposition of ethanol by Acetobacter Aceti, so somehow you may
    be getting O2 in your beers.Does that mean that air might be getting into my carboy? I don't
    think that's ...

  • Posted in thread: What's the most likely cause of infection here...? on 01-12-2011 at 08:25 PM
    That description "chlorine and cleaning soda" is all the label says - I get it from my local
    homebrew store, it comes as a sort of purple powder. Doesn't say anything about needing bleach.
    It does app...

  • Posted in thread: What's the most likely cause of infection here...? on 01-12-2011 at 08:17 PM
    How are you starting your bottling siphon?I fill the siphoning hose up with star-san, and use
    that to start the siphon.Why aren't you using StarSan to clean your carboy?I am.

  • Posted in thread: What's the most likely cause of infection here...? on 01-12-2011 at 07:46 PM
    Thanks for the replies! No I don't actually use a bottling bucket, I just siphon from my carboy
    straight into the bottles, with no secondary fermentation either - I've tried to minimize my
    steps as mu...

  • Posted in thread: What's the most likely cause of infection here...? on 01-12-2011 at 07:19 AM
    Somehow or other, my beer always ends up getting infected. Can anyone spot where I'm going
    wrong?I mash and boil in a large aluminium pot which does have quite a lot of scratches and
    black-looking ind...

  • Posted in thread: What Sanitisers and Cleaners are used. on 12-25-2010 at 08:44 AM
    Everyone on this forum seems to swear by Oxyclean for cleaning, but it doesn't seem to be
    available here in little old New Zealand.Wikipedia tells me that the active ingredient of
    Oxyclean is sodium p...

  • Posted in thread: Worth using secondary container for lagering when it's just another plastic bucket? on 07-27-2010 at 01:54 AM
    It's come to my attention that using a plastic fermentation bucket for lagering isn't really
    recommended.Given that this is all the gear I currently possess, would it be worth the trouble
    or racking o...

  • Posted in thread: When can I take my bottles out of their warm spot? (Ale conditioning) on 07-21-2010 at 10:13 PM
    Hey, thanks for your responses. I suppose I'm really trying to pinpoint the exact time when
    it's best to let my beer get cold. Should I be waiting until it becomes clear? (I don't use
    finings or gelat...

  • Posted in thread: When can I take my bottles out of their warm spot? (Ale conditioning) on 07-21-2010 at 09:46 AM
    Hi,I live in a colder climate, so I have to manually create a warm place for my bottles to sit
    while carbing. I carb at roughtly 70F.Is it a good idea to remove the bottles from their warm
    spot as soo...

  • Posted in thread: Lager tastes sour at start of lagering - infection? on 06-19-2010 at 04:08 AM
    I just racked my lager to a secondary fermenter to lager it after doing a d-rest. SG is 1014.I
    gave it a taste - the first time I've tried tasting one of my brews along the way - and it was
    sour.Has i...

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