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Posted in thread: How do you get an accurate SG reading active fermentation? on 11-21-2014 at 01:23 AM
If you are using a hydrometer, just drop it in your test vessel. That is as accurate as you
get. When using a refractometer there is some math involved because it wont accurately
calculate when alcoho...
Posted in thread: Adding Lactic Acid directly to achieve a sour effect? on 11-21-2014 at 12:50 AM
this may be a real dumb question and i am sorry in advanced, but I know when using the bugs to
sour things they recommend a separate set of plastics to use as the bug can be hard to get rid
of even wi...
Posted in thread: Lactic Acid on 11-19-2014 at 12:54 AM
Anyone know if there is a potential to infect your brew house when using 88% Lactic Acid? Link
below. Does it contain enough Lactobacillus to become a contaminate? Thinking about putting in
a semi "go...
Posted in thread: Dead Yeast on 08-03-2014 at 11:20 PM
If its fermenting along I wouldn't touch it, but if no sign of fermentation, you can repitch.
Posted in thread: Amherst Third Annual Homebrew Competition! on 05-13-2014 at 09:31 PM
As last years winner, this was a great competition. Not only because I won, but I had the
opportunity to brew in a professional brewery and see my 5 gallon batch scaled up a 7 barrel
batch. Was a grea...
Posted in thread: Amherst Third Annual Homebrew Competition! on 05-13-2014 at 09:27 PM
We would like to announce the third annual “ABC Homebrew Competition”! Homebrewers, get ready
to brew your best beer ever! To enter, either print out the entry form below, or else pick one
up from the...
Posted in thread: So much for keeping the freezer clean on 04-28-2014 at 02:08 AM
Clean tap water will work, there so much positive pressure nothing it going to go back up the
tube, the water wont foam up, not until the blow off fills it anyway.
Posted in thread: So much for keeping the freezer clean on 04-28-2014 at 01:29 AM
Tube might not be an issue but your blow off container could be larger, have a growler laying
around? just put it in water or something that wont foam up. I use starsan sometimes but it
will turn in t...
Posted in thread: Mild Brown Ale advice on 04-24-2014 at 11:38 PM
I would sub the amber malt for a pound of Caramunich type II or type III, II for mild toast
flavor, III for a bit stronger flavor. Or do a bit of both. I use it in my browns all of the
Posted in thread: Maximizing Hop Aroma and Flavor on 04-18-2014 at 01:26 AM
Hop bursting does do wonders. 15min to flame out, IMHO adds more to flavor than aroma, as the
CO2 pushes a lot of the aroma out the airlock. so I do one bittering addition @30 with lots of
hops then t...