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Posted in thread: Small Batch Custom-Built Kettle on 04-16-2015 at 12:30 AM
Jay,Thanks for the compliments. This kettle is the second small kettle that I built with a
Jaybird false bottom. There is almost no room for error when one plans to rest the false bottom
on the radius...
Posted in thread: Small Batch Custom-Built Kettle on 03-16-2015 at 03:21 PM
The kettle being sold in this listing holds 24 quarts (6 gallons) when filled to the top. It
was designed with 2.5 to 3.0-gallon all-grain batches in mind, which are perfect for the older
brewer who d...
Posted in thread: Are stir plates worth it? on 12-13-2014 at 08:58 PM
2. No, I don't think so. Stir plate is constantly introducing oxygen and knocking co2 out of
solution and maximizing yeast contact with the wort. You are not going to achieve this with
swirling every ...
Posted in thread: "Know your yeast" Event on 10-17-2014 at 03:22 AM
The predominant flavors in German-style wheat beer are isoamyl acetate (banana), 4-vinyl
guaiacol (spice), and to a lesser extent vanillin (vanilla). Isoamyl acetate is an ester.
Vanillin and 4-vinyl ...
Posted in thread: Nitpicky yeast harvesting questions on 08-28-2014 at 04:18 AM
Personally I top crop+1Top cropping has another advantage in that it naturally purifies a
culture, as wild yeast and bacteria do not floc to the top. That's part of the reason why
top-cropped yeast ca...
Posted in thread: Nitpicky yeast harvesting questions on 08-28-2014 at 04:12 AM
As I have mentioned many times, rinsing yeast with water is a completely unnecessary task that
is more likely to result in contamination than an increase in viability. One does not have to
Posted in thread: What are THESE?! on 08-27-2014 at 02:40 AM
220222220223So for the last couple days I've been seeing leaves on a couple of my bines that
look like they weren't being watered. Turns out these we're eating them. Super healthy cascade
Posted in thread: Off Flavor - Oxidation? on 07-29-2014 at 05:43 PM
My only question is how much 10% phosphoric acid to add. Would it be in the 1 - 5 ml range, or
smaller increments like .1-.5 ml range?If you have a set of test results for your water supply,
Posted in thread: Off Flavor - Oxidation? on 07-29-2014 at 05:33 PM
You're not likely to win many converts by calling everyone idiots.I have never called anyone an
idiot, and I am not looking for disciples.
Posted in thread: Off Flavor - Oxidation? on 07-29-2014 at 04:42 AM
Last I heard hot side aeration was a myth and I was roundly criticized for suggesting someone
look into it even though they had the classic symptoms.Hot-side phenomena are only a myth in
the make beli...