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Posted in thread: Sealed, crushed grain. How long is it good for? on 04-22-2015 at 09:21 AM
Good for a long, long time, even if crushed. It might not be as "fresh" but my palette couldn't
tell a difference. Even base grain is good for a long time, though the proteins/enzymes
Posted in thread: Keg to bottle – flip top vs. regular capped bottle on 12-11-2014 at 10:49 PM
Yes, you can bottle into standard capped 12 oz bottles. I also usually burp the keg before
filling at a very slow rate, so as to keep more of the carbonation in the liquid. They poor
great, even a cou...
Posted in thread: Thermometer on 12-11-2014 at 10:46 PM
Since my temps are closer to 212 than 32, I calibrate using boiling water. Place in the boiling
water and turn the face of the thermometer until it reads 212
Posted in thread: Old hops on 12-11-2014 at 10:32 PM
I have leaf hops that are 3 years old kept in freezer (citra). No real depreciation. The bag
doesn't even quite seal, so I just fold it over and clamp it.
Posted in thread: KitchenAid grain mill attachment? on 10-07-2014 at 08:56 AM
You might want to read what I had posted again. The lactobaccilus that is is rampant on the
grain particles becomes airborne as dust and takes a long time to settle-including on equipment
that has alr...
Posted in thread: Hops In The Boil; Loose or Bagged? on 05-01-2014 at 05:25 AM
I throw them all in...Then I move my beer into a paint bag that is inside of another large pot
so that it does not clog my CFC. I really need to get a new method to this trainwreck.
Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-30-2014 at 08:04 AM
I have just one bag of base malt. I got 55lb of maris otter for $47, so it works out for me to
just use that.The last bag lasted me 3 years.Walmart sells containers that seal tight enough
for me. I st...
Posted in thread: mashtun setup: am I going to poison myself? on 07-31-2013 at 09:29 AM
I did the same filter as well, with poor results. Furthermore, I suggest using PEX and cutting
slits in it.
Posted in thread: That last swallow... on 07-16-2013 at 10:50 AM
Working in health care I am around enough bugs that will kill ya. I enjoy the good ones to
crowd out the bad.
Posted in thread: How long do you use your buckets? on 07-16-2013 at 10:32 AM
I've not encountered a problem in my 25 or so batches, but I would suggest a soak in Oxi clean
followed by a soak in bleach water before I replaced any of them.