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  • Posted in thread: What's your general cleaning/sanitizing procedure (and for bottles)? on 01-17-2017 at 06:24 PM
    Bottles I rinse out after emptying them. It's a LOT easier than trying to clean them with stuff
    in the bottom. For brewing equipment I clean it after I'm done using it and before putting it
    away. For ...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 Tank Overfill? on 01-17-2017 at 06:22 PM
    A cold cylinder can hold more than a warm cylinder. I doubt they'd have problems filling a 5 lb
    cylinder in summer however without having a method to keep a bigger tank cold you'd be getting
    less than...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaned my ball valves, have you? on 01-17-2017 at 06:19 PM
    I have cleaned mine once or twice before. I'm sure running PBW though helps slow down the build
    up of funk inside but it's always going to have stuff growing. In before someone links the
    thread about ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I move the fermenter somewhere warmer? on 01-17-2017 at 03:14 AM
    Stop looking at it for a week.

  • Posted in thread: First time using a commercial starter on 01-17-2017 at 02:14 AM
    If I could find it locally I'd use it more often. It seems much easier to store and much easier
    to mix than malt extract. Even when I add dry malt extract directly to my flask without any
    water around...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing in South Lake Tahoe winters on 01-17-2017 at 02:12 AM
    I really think the HERMS or RIMS will be the way to go. Actually I have done pretty good at
    maintaining mash temps, once I hit them. THe real problem has been strike water. I use
    Beersmith, and it is ...

  • Posted in thread: Not enough head space. What do I do? on 01-17-2017 at 01:23 AM
    Nope. Was bubbling second before I nudged it. I'm thinking jostling the wort has knocked loose
    the co2 pockets or somethingCO2 doesn't exist as pockets inside the wort immobile during
    fermentation. CO...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Yeast on 01-17-2017 at 01:19 AM
    It will be fine. Relax, don't worry and have a homebrew.You should invest in a hydrometer so
    you can check the gravity and know the starting and ending gravities. This will help you
    determine how ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner stuck on 1.030 on 01-17-2017 at 01:17 AM
    Made a yeast starter, brew day got pushed back a couple of days so the yeast starter was going
    for 4 days before pitched.I was 4 points above my target OG. This put me at 1.060 which is
    getting into a...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing and Bodybuilding/Fitness on 01-16-2017 at 04:30 AM
    I run. I train a lot during the year. When I'm not training for races I want to brew and I try
    and schedule it into my weekends just like a 2-3 hour run. It's just a matter of finding what
    you want to...

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