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Posted in thread: Stuck taps on 02-14-2016 at 07:25 PM
Thanks guys. I knew nothing about this. I'll have to research this change over and consider
removing the old ones.
Posted in thread: Stuck taps on 02-14-2016 at 03:42 PM
I've been having trouble with my taps getting sticky and last night took the cake when i tried
to pull an IPA and had to use so much force that I broke the brass handle while the beer was
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 06:43 PM
This won't apply to all applications, but I bought a piece of #4 SS mesh and cut out a round
section to fit the bottom of my fermentation bucket. I pushed a 'dome' into it so the center of
it sits abo...
Posted in thread: Small dilemma. on 01-07-2016 at 06:05 AM
Even if there isn't any contamination, I'd expect the lost extract represented the easiest to
pull out of the cubes, so re-soaking the cubes is unlikely to provide the expected
Posted in thread: Small dilemma. on 01-07-2016 at 04:47 AM
I have been soaking some oak cubes and bourbon in a ziplock Baggie for over a month now. Today
in a senior moment my wife managed to lodge the Baggie between a cabinet and the microwave
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 04:39 AM
Well, unfortunately this (expensive) beer turned out to be a great lesson of what NOT to do.
Obviously using the Home Depot paint strainer bags just does NOT work for pellet hops (despite
that I had s...
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 12-29-2015 at 04:55 PM
I dry hopped with pellets. I got the same Home Depot paint strainer bags someone on here
mentioned and I even doubled the bag over to thicken it before tying it off. There are
definitely flakes floati...
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 12-29-2015 at 04:29 PM
I took the advice of some of you and decided to dry hop in the keg for this latest IPA. I
didn't do anything extravagant, I just filled a sanitized paint strainer, tied the bag shut and
dropped it int...
Posted in thread: Second Rinse on 12-14-2015 at 09:53 PM
A laymans look at it (no science behind my opinion): Sparging is rinsing more sugars out of the
grain. If you return those sugars to the grain you might even lose sugars back to the
Posted in thread: Second Rinse on 12-14-2015 at 08:50 PM
I'm going to pose what would probably be a stupid question but I think my brain tells me
there's some logic to it so I'm gonna go with it.I have been extract brewing for years now and
have changed my ...