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Posted in thread: El Dorado hop Suggestions on 08-16-2015 at 05:46 PM
Forget about the 20 minute addition. Also forget about the 10 minute addition. If you want
hoppy save them and maybe do a small 5 minute addition and then dump the rest and whirlpool
Posted in thread: pH adjustment issues on 08-16-2015 at 03:28 AM
pH meters suck. I even use to work in a lab with good quality ones and they still sucked and
were never accurate. Get yourself some good strips. ColorpHast from morebeer are awesome.
Posted in thread: Low OG, brewing at high altitude on 08-16-2015 at 03:24 AM
You want your mash pH around 5.2. However you want you post boiled wort to be around 5 so that
takes adjusting your sparge pH which we usually try to keep around 5.6 or so. I forgot your
Posted in thread: Low OG, brewing at high altitude on 08-06-2015 at 01:56 AM
Grind or pH is what I would check first. My brew at 7,200 and don't run into any problems that
are due elevation.
Posted in thread: Keg on its side on 08-06-2015 at 01:52 AM
Sure it's possible. It won't hurt the beer. The only thing is the dip tube is typically around
the center area so after the key is half gone you might not be able to get anymore beer out.
Posted in thread: Noob fruit addition mistake? on 07-31-2015 at 09:54 PM
Everyone wants to put fruit in the fermenter. Don't even do that. Get fruit juice and put it in
the keg, etc right before racking the beer. Don't just use any fruit juice though. Get real
fruit juice ...
Posted in thread: Cleaning Carboy on 07-05-2015 at 08:38 PM
I would use pbw over dish soap. However, either one of those are high in pH so after you wash
with them you need to thoroughly rinse and then do an acid rinse to rid any alkali in there and
Posted in thread: Why 'orange' flavor?? on 06-26-2015 at 10:01 PM
Well Amarillo has a orange taste. I'm drinking a Amarillo pale that we just did and is real
orangey. So the hops contribute to it. Also what temps are you fermenting at? The higher temp
the more fruit...
Posted in thread: Solder or not to solder copper manifold in cooler MLT on 12-11-2014 at 01:13 PM
Yeah I soldered the end pieces and left the long ones along, but would rather none of it be
soldered. Just make sure to crimp them good because nothing is worse than having it break apart
Posted in thread: If fermentation is done, what are the bubbles? on 11-08-2014 at 04:29 AM
No worries. It's all good. Kind of like taking a crap but having gas for a period afterwords.