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Posted in thread: Can I Backsweeten AND Bottle Prime? on 12-23-2008 at 02:45 AM
[QUOTE=BrewOnBoard;1023728]Now there's an interesting idea.... How exactly would I do that? Put
full (carbonated) bottles in water and heat to 170deg or so? Wouldn't that cause them to
explode? If it ...
Posted in thread: Can I Backsweeten AND Bottle Prime? on 12-23-2008 at 12:44 AM
Personally I can taste Splenda, and it's not a good thing. Stevia is more hit or miss - too
easy to overdo, at which point it's horrid, but can be acceptable (to me) in small enough
Posted in thread: Cross pollination?? on 12-16-2008 at 01:12 AM
If you have normal hops rhizomes, no - they are all female, as the bines are propagated
vegetatively to maintain the same variety, so male bines are hardly ever seen outside of a
breeding program. Whe...
Posted in thread: Barleywine Bottles on 12-15-2008 at 08:45 PM
Clear or green soda bottles, use an opaque box, no problem. Beats $100 for brown bottles at the
store for my money. Wrap the whole bottle in aluminum foil (or a brown paper bag :D ) if you
need to pre...
Posted in thread: Glass carboy for 5g batches do i need a 6.5g carboy? on 12-15-2008 at 08:31 PM
If you are buying "a second primary fermenter" where you are going to start and finish in the
same container by leaving it there for 3-4 weeks, 6.5 gallon is good, and even that blows off
Posted in thread: Bulk DME on 12-15-2008 at 03:58 PM
Normally bulk DME comes in a bag - once opened, the bag is no longer airtight.I've got DME
that's still perfect after more than 10 years (some long dry spells in brewing there) which I
repacked into z...
Posted in thread: Tweaking your stovetop.. on 12-15-2008 at 02:27 PM
Aside from the foil underneath (which does make a difference, IME) you could build a baffle
from aluminum flashing to hold the heat near the pot on the sides (ie, a cylinder about 2"
larger diameter t...
Posted in thread: Detrimental Effects of early racking to 2nd? on 12-15-2008 at 12:30 PM
Leave it be, it will be fine.If I ever manage to get adequate time (did not happen over
Thanksgiving) I'm going to be be running 2-3 batches in quick succession, and will basically
rack from the prima...
Posted in thread: Tweaking your stovetop.. on 12-15-2008 at 12:13 PM
Coil type stove or one of those irritating flat-top things?For coil type, a canning element and
covering the reflector pan with a fresh shiny chunk of aluminum foil help heating, and covering
Posted in thread: Electric Stovetops - Preventing Scorching? on 12-14-2008 at 11:58 PM
Best to get a "canning" element - sturdier, sits up a bit higher than the normal burner above
the stovetop. Designed to hold oversized pots...I always line the reflector pan with fresh,