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Posted in thread: HERMS tech question on 08-11-2013 at 06:47 AM
I agree there's no substitute for letting the grain bed settle for 5 minutes, then vorlauf
until the runoff is clear. I use a second drain valve after the pump to just runoff into a
bucket with pump o...
Posted in thread: Plastic bucket, glass carboy or Better Bottle for lambics on 02-22-2013 at 12:08 PM
Had been using a Corny but Better Bottle looks good.
Posted in thread: Stainless or Wood Bench on 12-10-2012 at 12:28 PM
I like wood, purely because it's been easy to modify as my set up has evolved over time.There's
a health and safety aspect to that, having everything well situated, no hot and or electric
Posted in thread: Cherry Beer on 06-29-2012 at 12:13 PM
And when someone says "subscribed", it's just a way of saying they are interested in the answer
to your question too. Like "+1".
Posted in thread: Cherry Beer on 06-29-2012 at 12:11 PM
I would firstly wash the fresh cherries then freeze and secondary. It's worth noting you will
lose some beer to the fruit and that the taste can be subtle, you need a fair amount of
cherries. I've don...
Posted in thread: Post pics of your full-drain mash tun! on 06-12-2012 at 09:48 AM
You can just flip a Sanke upside down, cut out the 'top' (was the bottom.)Instant bottom
draining fitting, add plumbing to suit. Also makes for a possible bigger dump valve option to
Posted in thread: What wood for keezer collar? on 05-26-2012 at 10:19 AM
FWIW I have a pine collar and it's fine, looks OK and solid enough for the job but... for the
sake of a few bucks, I regret my choice. It's a one-time operation so get something you're
happy with and....
Posted in thread: Late hops on 05-24-2012 at 05:19 AM
DMS is an obvious one there's a whole world of debate about DMS boil times and malt
types...Brew chemistry isn't my specialist area, there are much wiser posters on the subject
here I'm sure. I just ...
Posted in thread: Late hops on 05-24-2012 at 03:54 AM
Boiling is for more than adding hops. Sterilization obviously but also driving off many
compounds you don't want in your wort. FWIW I would never go under 60 minutes (I do 90) but
there are rare excep...
Posted in thread: Blichmann beer gun carb question, help needed. on 03-12-2012 at 11:44 PM
Thanks guys, I'll try to be more regimented in my approach, dial up PSI for a couple of days
prior to bottling and aim for a 0.5 volumes loss as a start point. @OP - Sorry to divert from