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  • Posted in thread: Belgian Wit w/ Grains of Paradise??? on 07-21-2016 at 03:51 PM
    I don't care if your LHBS is the pope...it's your beer and you can put whatever you want in it
    and how much. I think 1/2 and 1/2 is a good start if you want to experiment and also shut him
    up.

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing brewing water without boiling? on 07-20-2016 at 03:37 PM
    Thanks for the speedy replies [email protected], the kit I am going to use entails no boiling
    whatsoever! It comprises of a can of liquid extract which I stand in hot water until I can pour
    it into the ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing brewing water without boiling? on 07-20-2016 at 12:39 PM
    I don't want to boil that amount of water,because of the cost.I'm sure commercial breweries
    don't boil their brewing water for the same reason....or do they?How are you heating/boiling?
    Generally spea...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing brewing water without boiling? on 07-20-2016 at 12:36 PM
    The act of boiling the wort sanitizes it, no need to boil it before it is used for mash or
    sparge.I think OP is planning to do a partial boil where a concentrated wort is boiled then
    diluted to OG wit...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing brewing water without boiling? on 07-20-2016 at 12:34 PM
    Years ago, when I last did a bit of brewing, I used water from a local spring, straight into my
    FV! No boiling, no nothing, and never had a problem.But now, many years later, I find that
    there is an a...

  • Posted in thread: Closed loop CFC chiller on 07-20-2016 at 12:30 PM
    You will be surprised how fast 5 gallons of ice melts chilling the wort. The return water will
    be the same temp as the wort, so near boiling.I suggest chilling it as far as you can with the
    IC, then s...

  • Posted in thread: Closed loop CFC chiller on 07-19-2016 at 05:40 PM
    1. It should be if you get the kettle high enough above the CFC.2. I don't think so. Just a
    guess though. Maybe twice as much sounds closer. I dunno.

  • Posted in thread: Craft Beer in a Canoe on 07-19-2016 at 05:36 PM
    If you had bothered to read the thread instead of jumping in and pissing on it, you might pick
    up on the original point of looking for a way to adapt the centuries-old concept of getting the
    aroma off...

  • Posted in thread: Mini brewery lab air filtration on 07-19-2016 at 12:56 PM
    Most biological labs use sterile hoods and not whole sterile rooms. You typically do not get
    into sterile rooms until you start working with the really nasty organisms (think Ebola).My
    guess that most...

  • Posted in thread: Craft Beer in a Canoe on 07-19-2016 at 12:51 PM
    Which would be handy if it were an improvement and not the status quo.whats wrong with status
    quo? Not everything has to be a build-from-the-ground-up, throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater
    type decis...

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