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  • Posted in thread: Aeration and FG on 04-25-2014 at 03:07 PM
    I'm going to say that your problem is under-pitching. A packet / vial of yeast would be good
    enough for a 1.050 beer, but you'd need to double up for something as big as a 1.070 beer. It
    has to do wit...

  • Posted in thread: When to use rice hulls and how much? on 04-06-2014 at 03:02 AM
    funny, I was just wondering the same things for my first AG Hefeweizen...Google told me they
    are not the rice you cook, but the hulls around that, so I have to buy from the brewstore...
    :)What I'm not...

  • Posted in thread: Concentrated all grain wort boil? on 04-06-2014 at 02:55 AM
    24 hours without pitching is quite a risk. Remember that there is a lag time of ~24 hours even
    after you pitch. The best defence wort has against contamination is inoculation :)Seriously,
    chill and pi...

  • Posted in thread: False bottom big enough? on 04-06-2014 at 02:47 AM
    It should be fine if it's strong enough. The benefit of the dome is the added strength against
    the pressure of the mash. Is it flimsy?

  • Posted in thread: When to use rice hulls and how much? on 04-06-2014 at 02:45 AM
    I've taken to using rice hulls in all my beers regardless of style. It helps with the speed of
    the sparge if nothing else.I use 250g for 20L and 500g for 40L brews. I use Beersmith to work
    out the dif...

  • Posted in thread: Concentrated all grain wort boil? on 04-06-2014 at 01:40 AM
    You're talking about no-sparge brewing. Totally valid, but more expensive. Hops utilization
    would be a bit lower, but you can compensate for that.I say go for it. Worst that can happen is
    you end up w...

  • Posted in thread: Whirlpool immersion chiller on 04-08-2013 at 01:41 AM
    I only really noticed that when brewing really light, clean beers like pilsners or blondes with
    little hops to cover up the DMS. The aroma hops was the primary reason for the change.

  • Posted in thread: Whirlpool immersion chiller on 04-07-2013 at 10:17 PM
    I've been using a CFC for a year now, and it's been working ok, but I wanted a way to chill my
    wort to below 120F as quickly as possible. A CFC was chilling 10 gallons of wort to pitching
    temps in abo...

  • Posted in thread: Foamy Kegerator on 10-25-2012 at 04:29 PM
    There are lots of formulas on the internet for this, but your best bet is to start with a long
    line, and keep chopping off 6" at a time until you get a good pour...about a pint in 8 seconds.

  • Posted in thread: Foamy Kegerator on 10-25-2012 at 02:13 PM
    Foam happens for a couple of reasons.1. Over carbonation. If you have over-carbonated beer,
    there's not a really quick way to deal with it. Take the keg off the gas, and bleed the
    pressure out of it e...

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