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  • Lowell, Massachusetts
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  • Flute Maker
  • Karl
  • Many friends into home brewing got me interested and helped get me started.
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  • Posted in thread: 1st boil over. on 04-05-2014 at 02:54 PM
    Use FermcapS FTW!!!

  • Posted in thread: Volume of Water to Use on 03-30-2014 at 07:55 PM
    The LME does not increase the volume significantly.Sure it does. It has volume that contributes
    to the total. A can of LME is about a liter. If you want 10 liters total, you'd add 9 liters of

  • Posted in thread: Infused Water wort? on 03-30-2014 at 07:42 PM
    It would work, but as you suggest much of the aroma would likely be boiled off. A better option
    would be to make a vodka infusion/extract from the lemon zest or cucumber and add that at
    bottling. You ...

  • Posted in thread: More hops or longer time for dry hop on 03-29-2014 at 07:48 PM
    Dry hop with more hops, not longer time. More than a week gets you nothing good and can cause
    some varieties to yield a grassy flavor. Many are reporting that they get all the good stuff
    out of a dry ...

  • Posted in thread: Unnecessary brewing practices on 03-09-2014 at 08:55 PM
    This thread is great! For every I-don't-bother I posted, there's one or two from other brewers
    that absolutely makes me cringe! I know I'm not alone in that. Just proves that one way or
    another, peopl...

  • Posted in thread: Unnecessary brewing practices on 03-08-2014 at 07:48 PM
    I don't even rack when dry hopping.Not reusing your sanitizer. - You don't need to mix it new
    every time.Filling your carboy to the top with sanitizer. - Just use a gallon (or less) and
    shake it.Check...

  • Posted in thread: PBW/ Starsan Lifespan on 03-08-2014 at 11:40 AM
    I heard a podcast interview with the owner of 5 Star, a couple of years ago. He said the
    oxygenating action of PBW is gone within 24 hours, and that OxyClean has a similar life.

  • Posted in thread: Questions about extract brewing with distilled, tap, and spring water on 03-04-2014 at 09:16 AM
    Great experiment! I've parroted the recommendation for using distilled/RO water for extract
    beers on the idea that the maltster chose a specific water profile for the original mash, and
    you'd be best ...

  • Posted in thread: Can dry hopping kill/prevent lacto infections? on 03-03-2014 at 04:16 PM
    Elephant in the room: unpasreurized fruit is loaded with lactobacillis!

  • Posted in thread: Where to buy on 03-02-2014 at 12:57 PM
    Once or twice a year I'll build the same purchase from a whole bunch of sites and go with the
    cheapest after shipping. Of course I've found a couple of sites that I feel consistently get me
    the best d...

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