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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: First batch finished last week on 06-07-2014 at 11:50 AM
    Wait! Give it another week or two or three conditioning/priming at room temperature. Taste it
    every few days, you'll see it's improving. Then move them to the fridge. They will continue to
    improve wit...

  • Posted in thread: Malted Barley Flour? on 05-31-2014 at 11:41 AM
    There are two problems. The first is that it's flour and will get very sticky. The particles
    are very small. It would (presumably) have been dehusked before milling so you don't even have
    fine husk pa...

  • Posted in thread: Over-filled bottles. on 05-29-2014 at 12:45 AM
    No problem. The purpose of headspace is just to keep you (or the bottler) from spilling the

  • 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 08:48 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 12:40 PM
    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.

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