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Posted in thread: all grain brews keep coming out with the same bitter taste... on 12-13-2013 at 03:23 PM
pH stabilizer 5.2 is widely reported around here (by serious water chemistry people) to not
work nearly as well as advertised. It may help in some cases, but the range of possible water
chemistry is t...
Posted in thread: Which German hops to use instead of EKG and Fuggles on 12-13-2013 at 02:24 PM
Northern Brewer hops (or descendents) are sometimes used in English beers as a bittering hop,
and so certainly wouldn't be out of style for that use. might help you decide which of the
Posted in thread: what is everyone using as a heating source on 12-13-2013 at 01:47 AM
Seed germination mat - about 20W, waterproof (fortunately, since the lid blew off the first
brew I used it with).
Posted in thread: Screw-Top Fermenters on 12-11-2013 at 09:30 PM
Another, but slightly pricy, option is the 30l Speidel fermenter. It's cask shaped, with a ~6"
diameter screw-on lid, and a spigot near the bottom. I have a 20l one for use as a secondary,
and I'd lov...
Posted in thread: Ever brew a batch of water? on 12-11-2013 at 07:42 PM
The way flavors move to water will be very different to the way flavors move to beer though.
Beer is acidic, has some reactive compounds in it, and has significant buffering ability. It
also has yeast...
Posted in thread: How Should I Roast Coffee Beans for Porter? on 12-09-2013 at 07:29 PM
Your popcorn maker will smell of coffee if you do several dark roasts in it. One or two light
roasts aren't an issue.The cheapest suitable popcorn maker I've found is the Sunbeam one that
Posted in thread: first beer you ever brewed? on 12-09-2013 at 03:27 PM
In this incarnation of brewing, an Edgar Allen Porter extract+steeping grains kit from my LHBS.
recipeIn the previous brewing incarnation, on another continent (i.e. in the UK), an all grain
Posted in thread: Serving beer at lager fermentation temperature? on 12-07-2013 at 05:45 PM
ESB and Porters should be served at 55 F if you're sticking to the English styles, and at about
1.2-1.4 vols CO2. This might be a bit _warm_ for lager fermentation. Serving them at 50 F
shouldn't be a...
Posted in thread: Is My Yeast Vial Still Good? on 12-06-2013 at 09:05 PM
You'll be able to tell when you make the starter...
Posted in thread: Equipment I didn't know I had!! on 12-05-2013 at 05:32 PM
Maybe someone near you has a spare 5 lb tank they'd exchange for a few fills of CO2?