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  • Posted in thread: New AG brewer seeking advice on 10-31-2015 at 06:55 PM
    I been doing all grain for 10 years and never needed a pump, maybe when I am too old to lift a
    pot..... My "stand" is still a small table, burner on ground, and a ladder (paint platform
    holds HLT [Igl...

  • Posted in thread: Is this bad news? on 10-31-2015 at 06:46 PM
    If it looks like cotton it is bad

  • Posted in thread: HomebrewSupply Recipe Giveaway on 10-31-2015 at 06:37 PM
    Lord of the ESB - Extra Special Bitter All-Grain

  • Posted in thread: Another cold crashing question on 08-17-2015 at 03:56 AM
    Hmmm, If you are kegging it, just don't splash it around. the chances of it oxidizing are slim
    to none. It is not going to "draw" oxygen at this point, as it is already saturated with CO2.

  • Posted in thread: Issues with beers lacking hop flavor/aroma on 08-17-2015 at 03:50 AM
    Water chemistry? Or just use more hops, late-additions & hop-stands/whirlpools. aroma is all
    about the late additions, you get the flavor without the bitterness, also consider dry hopping
    or using a h...

  • Posted in thread: Topping off fermenter on 08-17-2015 at 03:47 AM
    Probably didn't mix well just shake it and try again

  • Posted in thread: Yeast before sugar on 08-17-2015 at 03:42 AM
    In the future, I'd recommend rehydrating dry yeasts in 100ml or so of boiled waterDoesn't
    really help anything, rehydrating in wort has same effect as water, just gets them active a few
    minutes sooner...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating IBU when adding DME late... on 08-17-2015 at 03:39 AM
    The hops will give up acids based on boil time, adding the DME last 10-15 minutes will just
    sweeten your "Hop Tea" and make it Wort. It will be lighter but if you truly want a light straw
    colored beer...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starters on 08-17-2015 at 03:29 AM
    If you use liquid yeast and want to save money, they are great because you can refill the vial
    with the starter, if not, they will get your ferment going faster, really not necessary unless
    you are co...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting after using Amylase Enzyme on 08-17-2015 at 03:21 AM
    Amylase enzyme helps convert starch to sugar, it is best used in the Mash. You are better off
    crushing in a Beano tab for what you are doing, cheaper than wasting pure Amylase.

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