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  • Posted in thread: Old Bottling bucket and a sour beer on 05-23-2016 at 02:10 AM
    Your sour already has the bugs in it that will contaminate a normal beer. I wouldn't worry too
    much about using the old bucket. Just make sure it is sanitized well. Maybe fill it with a mild
    bleach so...

  • Posted in thread: Avoiding additional bitterness from Grapefruit zest on 05-23-2016 at 02:00 AM
    Grapefruit does have a somewhat bitter flavor. You have done the right thing. The zest will not
    add any noticeable bitterness to the beer.I recently did the same thing, but I added the zest
    to the boi...

  • Posted in thread: I put chocolate cake in my stout! on 05-23-2016 at 01:53 AM
    It will be fine. the oil will separate and sit on the top. When you rack or bottle, you might
    want to leave the last half inch in the fermenter.I hope you have used a bucket or other
    fermenter with a ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Yeast Harvest Starter Question on 05-23-2016 at 01:41 AM
    1.090 is really high for a starter. Mine are normally 1.035, and when I'm trying to get bottle
    dregs going, I usually start with a small starter about 1.020.I think I'd put some sanitized
    water (coole...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 05-22-2016 at 02:32 AM
    Do any of you use liquid seven on your hop plants to kill off pests? Something has been chewing
    the leaves a bit. I looked under the leaves and didn't see anything. I did find green worms and
    green ap...

  • Posted in thread: Hydromiter Readings, Hot corrected vs Cooled calibrated. on 05-20-2016 at 12:42 AM
    Well maybe I will have to open the dang box and give the thing a go. ThanksON second thought I
    might just stay with what im doing now....I found this on the link you gave me.Cheap
    refractometers are n...

  • Posted in thread: Freeze concentration and sanitation on 05-18-2016 at 02:06 AM
    They say it is legal - it is not distilling. If it were illegal, the thred would be
    shut-down.15% abv, and you should not be concerned with any type of infection.I've never done
    it, but thought about ...

  • Posted in thread: Ordering Ingredients? on 05-18-2016 at 01:42 AM
    Just started brewing and its been a blast! I'm tired of paying these high prices for
    ingredients at my local brew shop though.. I was wondering if anyone can recommend some
    websites to order ingredien...

  • Posted in thread: Cascade Bomb Pale Ale on 05-18-2016 at 01:25 AM
    I'm planning something similar this weekend:9 lbs pale malt1 lb C60Should get me to about 1.056
    in 5.5 gallons.1 ozs cascade FWH0.5 ozs magnum @ 601 ozs cascade @ 151 ozs cascade @ 101 ozs
    cascade @ 5...

  • Posted in thread: Hydromiter Readings, Hot corrected vs Cooled calibrated. on 05-18-2016 at 01:03 AM
    Did you plot them? The lower gravity readings are slightly high, with the higher ones being
    lower. I think you could draw a reasonable straight line thru the differences.I've started
    using a refractom...

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