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  • Posted in thread: Perlick faucets and shanks.Good price? on 02-26-2013 at 06:44 AM
    Chrome plated brass (which is what these are) has issues in that the chrome is slightly
    reactive in the fairly acidic environment of carbonated beer. Eventually this will wear away
    the chrome and star...

  • Posted in thread: How Many Use RO/DI on 02-19-2013 at 11:27 PM
    My tap water tastes fine if it's filtered to remove organics, but I also have to remove
    chloramine (which I forgot to do once and ruined a batch). Rather than doing those two steps, I
    decided to just ...

  • Posted in thread: I let the fermentation get to hot on 02-13-2013 at 05:21 AM
    A few weeks definitely won't make a difference. These guys are saying if you age it 6 months
    then *maybe* it will be slightly less jet fuelish. I agree, however, that fusel alcohols do not
    age out to ...

  • Posted in thread: I guess Fermcap-S does expire... on 01-28-2013 at 11:24 PM
    WTF is a fermcap-s?? maybe I dont wanna know if it f*cKs up your beerDimethylpolysiloxane,
    sound yummy? Post-fermentation, it binds to yeast and according to the FDA it should only be
    used in filtered...

  • Posted in thread: Judging notes: "Thin Finish" on 01-28-2013 at 07:59 AM
    Recipe, as well as your water profile.

  • Posted in thread: How long does it take to carb soda at 35psi? on 10-15-2012 at 07:35 PM
    If you've already mixed the sugar in, it will take quite a while, but I can't give a specific
    range myself. I've always been told you should carb your water first, then add sugar and flavor
    -- water a...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Hopping Question on 10-15-2012 at 07:32 PM
    What kind of hops did you use? Have you ever used 4oz before? That's really a lot, and with the
    hops sitting in the cold keg, hop oils are going to be constantly falling to the bottom of your
    keg, mak...

  • Posted in thread: Help me like IPAs... on 06-20-2012 at 07:29 PM
    3 years ago I detested beer; every beer I had tried just tasted like "beer". However, a few of
    my friends had started homebrewing, and I really liked the rich tradition that beer had in
    history, so I ...

  • Posted in thread: Is this bad? (picture included) on 06-07-2012 at 06:56 PM
    Oxygenation of wort doesn't cause off flavors. There's an entire step in the process dedicated
    to infusing as much O2 into the wort as possible. You only need to worry about oxygen once your
    wort has ...

  • Posted in thread: Full volume boil for extract? on 06-04-2012 at 09:06 AM
    Ok, most important part of your question: you need some LME in your boiling water or your hops
    won't get properly utilized. If you add half your LME at 60 minutes and half at 15, you will
    get better u...