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Posted in thread: Cloudy Star San on 02-10-2014 at 03:54 AM
Ya. I believe the alkalinity and hardness are pretty crazy over here based on strip testing.
Water quality testing is a big part of my job. One of this days I'll convice the head lab tech
to let me do...
Posted in thread: Cloudy Star San on 02-10-2014 at 01:56 AM
I've used Star San for quite a while with no issues whatsoever. I just moved to Texas and bouth
a new bottle though, when I noticed it got milky white when I mixed it with my new tap water.
Posted in thread: Are off flavors from carbonation possible? on 03-03-2012 at 03:27 PM
I've been using the Austing Homebrew's priming sugar packets, which according to their website
is corn sugar. I boil that in about a cup of water to dissolve it, cool it down, put it in the
Posted in thread: Are off flavors from carbonation possible? on 03-03-2012 at 01:20 AM
I was wondering if anyone has experienced problems with nasty flavors being produce after your
beer has been carbonated. I bottle carb and have been getting some nasty flavors after the beer
has been ...
Posted in thread: Can I get by with this pot? on 01-11-2012 at 11:41 PM
When I first got into brewing I bought what was advertised as a 7.5 gallon pot thinking it
would be more than enough than the partial boils I was doing at the time and would be
sufficient for a full b...
Posted in thread: Did I contaminate my yeast starter? on 11-10-2011 at 10:25 PM
Contaminants take a bit longer to set themselves up from a wild strain than a healthy yeast.
Sure, you could taste it. Personally, I would bet a 5 or 10 gallon batch on a yeast that fell
over and spil...
Posted in thread: Did I contaminate my yeast starter? on 11-10-2011 at 05:46 PM
This morning I when I went to go check on my yeast starter, I found, much to my dismay that my
2 liter bottle I was using to make my starter was floating on its side in the water bath. Half
the wort h...
Posted in thread: Star San? on 11-06-2011 at 02:59 PM
No it is NOT toxic to yeast.If it were toxic to yeast in any way why would we be using it and
raving about it???????In fact it is designed to break down into yeast energizer. At the
prescribed dose, i...
Posted in thread: Star San? on 11-06-2011 at 02:09 PM
Okay, so I just want to clarify something. I've read the "Don't fear the foam" post in this
forum and I understand the concept, but I'm confused on the mechanism. If San Star is truly an
Posted in thread: Fermenting Outside??? on 10-19-2011 at 05:23 PM
I came across this thread but see there isn't a conclusion. Did you ever try this? I got
basically the same idea this morning when I stepped outside and it was 45. This is just a cold
front, but I fig...