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Posted in thread: Maybe beer brewing is not for me! on 12-24-2014 at 03:20 PM
Are you using the same equipment to ferment beer and wine? Are you using StarSan to sanitize,
if so how are you making the StarSan solution?Sanitation issues seem unlikely, at least from
Posted in thread: Is my beer worth kegging? on 12-24-2014 at 12:44 PM
I wad going to recommend at least tasting it before you risk contaminating good beer lines with
infected beer. If it tasted off, I think you made the right choice.
Posted in thread: pistachio pale ale on 12-21-2014 at 03:15 AM
So palisades and notty I guess.
Posted in thread: Uh oh! Did i mess it all up? on 12-07-2014 at 04:23 PM
Just a question on the science of this. Assuming you mash around 150, runoff, then sparge at
168, then combine the two and they are greater than 160* when combined -- is this adequate to
Posted in thread: Lower gravity on 12-07-2014 at 04:10 PM
Thermometer is not calibrated and you mashed at higher temps (sweeter and less fermentable
wort)Just for clarification, I don't think this would effect OG. Unless the temperature was so
far off, that ...
Posted in thread: What's Goin on on 12-07-2014 at 04:03 PM
Is it possible that you got better hot- and/or coldbreaks on your new system? Seems like that
might explain the increase in what appears to be proteins. Do you filter or whirlpool between
boil kettle ...
Posted in thread: Freaking out a little... on 12-07-2014 at 03:29 PM
I think you'll be fine. I haven't actually had it happen, but the literature claims StarSan is
a pH-based sanitizer (mild acid solution that puts the pH too low for most things to survive
in), and it'...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 12-06-2014 at 05:55 PM
Bringing a 7 gallon batch of "Red Menace" to a boil.
Posted in thread: First AG brew. 2 post brew questions on 12-03-2014 at 07:45 PM
The only potential issue I can see with the chestnuts is lack of head retention from the oils,
but this will likely depend on batch size and number of nuts. I don't have any personal
experience, but e...
Posted in thread: Headspace in FastFermenter: problem? on 12-03-2014 at 07:33 PM
Headspace in primary is not an issue. For long term aging, especially in primary (which I don't
do personally) you'll want to get rid of the headspace. People have told me to sanitize marbles