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Posted in thread: Learned something new today on 07-17-2014 at 08:14 PM
I always take it off the burner and haul it outside (unless the weather is really bad). The
run-off from the chiller goes on the garden.
Posted in thread: Largest yeast starter have you ever made on 07-17-2014 at 08:12 PM
If I'm brewing a high-gravity beer, I generally brew a lower-gravity beer first and pitch the
HGB on the cake. You could call that a 5 gallon starter.
Posted in thread: Attenuation on Big Beer on 03-24-2014 at 02:49 PM
SWould it be possible to grow a large starter, crash, decant and then get them going on a
smaller amount of liquid, 500mL or so, until they were at high krausen? Then I would pitch them
in.That will w...
Posted in thread: ph changes during sugar additions on 03-24-2014 at 02:46 PM
Sugars are non-ionic and shouldn't change the pH at all.
Posted in thread: How old is your oldest beer? (And is it drinkable) on 03-24-2014 at 02:46 PM
I had a kegged barley wine that gushered at 3 1/2 years. It was great up to that point and I
learned a lesson: bottle beers you plan on aging. Lost about 2.5 gallons.
Posted in thread: How old is your bucket? on 12-12-2013 at 03:59 PM
Approximately 13 years. I bleach them occasionally. Lids don't last as long though.
Posted in thread: What are you bringing to the table for thanks giving. on 11-28-2013 at 07:27 PM
We are having our 3rd Annual Orphan's Thanksgiving. I did the easy stuff, a turkey and a pot of
gravy. Blackberry cider, a Wheat and a Bière de Garde on tap.
Posted in thread: is it true that US-05 yeast is not 100% pure? on 11-19-2013 at 03:33 AM
It's a little like zero Calorie foods, if the other cells are below a given level, you could
call the culture pure as White Labs does. Or you could just give the numbers, which is what
Posted in thread: Do I have to worry about FAN in my beer? on 11-19-2013 at 03:28 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. Proper mash temperature control makes it a non-issue.
Posted in thread: Can you use the small camping propane with turkey fryer? on 11-19-2013 at 03:25 AM
You'll need 2-3 lbs of propane per batch.