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  • Posted in thread: Sterilizer Question on 08-25-2014 at 04:54 PM
    I can't say with any certainty as I'm not a chemist, but the sanitizers that you can purchase
    at a homebrew shop should be food safe. Since some amount of it is going to end up in my beer,
    I'm much ha...

  • Posted in thread: Last HomeBrewTalk Swag Giveaway for the Summer - Open to All! on 08-25-2014 at 04:44 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Which Malt for Kolsch? on 08-23-2014 at 03:20 AM
    It won't be a kolsch without pilsner malt making up pretty much the entire grain bill. I'd
    consider ordering pilsner online if it's not available at your LHBS. Out of the listed hop
    varieties, I'd def...

  • Posted in thread: hefeweizen fermentation temp on 08-20-2014 at 01:32 PM
    I've found that I prefer hefeweizen fermented on the cooler side. My last one used WLP380 at 64
    degrees and I was really pleased. I'd suggest keeping notes on what you did and what you
    thought of the ...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann kettle - worth it? on 08-20-2014 at 01:17 PM
    Blichmann kettles are completely worth the cost in my opinion. Mine has served me well as a
    boil kettle. The calibrated sight glass is really useful. No need to make and use a dip stick.
    The thermomet...

  • Posted in thread: refractometer on 08-09-2014 at 02:58 PM
    The hydrometer is the tool for FG in my opinion. Don't you want to drink a sample of your beer
    before bottling/kegging?

  • Posted in thread: Non-frost free Freezer for Temp Control? on 08-04-2014 at 03:32 PM
    My chest freezer isn't frost-free. I get a bit of condensation on the floor of the freezer when
    fermenting at lager temps, but nothing a paper towel can't take care of.

  • Posted in thread: Just starting out in Pennsylvania on 08-01-2014 at 12:35 PM
    I actually haven't tried growing my own hops, so I can't really provide a whole lot of useful
    information. I'm not a huge hop head, so growing my own isn't necessarily that beneficial to
    me. I do know...

  • Posted in thread: Just starting out in Pennsylvania on 08-01-2014 at 01:27 AM
    Consider stopping in at Halligan Homebrew in E-town. It's a really nice homebrew shop with a
    really nice selection, good people, and good advice. I'm not sure if they get rhizomes but I
    believe Lancas...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 07-31-2014 at 03:41 AM
    Umm, I'm not really looking to get into anything here. I bought a new product, which I expect
    to be free from defect. I gave them two shots. I'm glad you're having a positive experience. I
    didn't, unf...