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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
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
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...