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  • Posted in thread: Rusty Brewpot on 06-07-2009 at 06:30 PM
    Hello,I took my brewpot off the shelf today and it appears that it has a lot of rust.I have a
    few questions,Is there any way to salvage this thing? Can I still brew with it? How can I
    prevent this in ...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock question on 05-27-2009 at 03:03 AM
    Do you have any tubing? If so I'd try and rig up a blow off tube. Otherwise I would just put
    the cap on the airlock and use it like normal. Unfortunately you won't be able to see any
    bubble though. Ho...

  • Posted in thread: Wood Chips on 05-25-2009 at 05:22 PM
    I only boiled them for five minutes or so in purified water. Unfortunately I didn't know about
    the microfilm bag. The thin film that I am talking about sinks when I move the carboy and
    eventually floa...

  • Posted in thread: Wood Chips on 05-25-2009 at 04:53 PM
    I added wood chips and hops to an IPA in secondary about 5 days ago. Now there are chunks
    floating in it and a creamy looking substance covering the top. I don't think the chunks are
    pieces of the woo...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation? on 05-21-2009 at 10:35 AM
    I've never tried it sooner than a week. I can say that at one week there was a reasonable
    amount of carbonation, but the carbonation will keep improving for several weeks. However, it
    doesn't hurt to ...

  • Posted in thread: Am I screwed? on 05-18-2009 at 02:11 AM
    So I have an IPA that has spent 3.5 weeks in primary. I transferred it to secondary yesterday.
    As I was taking the carboy cap off to take a smell, one of the small caps that cover the holes
    in the cap...

  • Posted in thread: I don't get it.... I don't get it at all... on 05-12-2009 at 05:36 AM
    You guys don't feel that a malty or really malty and strong (dopplebock, wee heavy) just go
    better in the winter than summer?I agree. Getting off the lawn mower on a hot day and then
    drinking a stout ...

  • Posted in thread: Glass carboy for primary fermenting? on 05-08-2009 at 04:49 AM
    I don't think you run any more of a risk of blow off by using a carboy instead of an ale pail.
    If you are really worried about blow off you should rig up a blow off tube. Good luck!

  • Posted in thread: Air bubbles and bottling? on 05-08-2009 at 03:01 AM
    Maybe I am misunderstanding, but your kit came with a bottle filler that doesn't fit? If this
    is the case, what you probably need to do is cut off a bit of your siphoning tub and attach one
    end to the...

  • Posted in thread: S-shaped vs 3-piece airlock on 05-08-2009 at 02:15 AM
    Advantages? Although I'm new to brewing I have some expertise in this area. The S airlock is
    more amusing to watch. It's that simple.