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  • Posted in thread: Aerate with a paint stirrer? on 10-26-2015 at 03:28 AM
    I have been doing this on a few batches; not sure how effective it is. Basically it is a paint
    stirred that is chucked into a drill. It creates a lot of foam and mixes everything really
    well. I run it...

  • Posted in thread: Trub this! on 10-26-2015 at 03:11 AM
    Only brewed a few batches, but still confused about the "trub." My extract beer kits say,
    "don't strain the wort while pouring it into the fermenter." John Palmer says it's OK to
    strain, or whirl up t...

  • Posted in thread: buckets and bubbling? on 10-25-2015 at 11:33 PM
    You are correct, air leaks from the lid will render airlocks inactive.It is said over and over
    again, never rely on airlock activity as a sign of fermentation.Is there a way to seal these
    common bucke...

  • Posted in thread: buckets and bubbling? on 10-25-2015 at 09:39 PM
    Wine maker, but new to beer. Uncertain if my fermentation is OK. Making 2 extract recipes: a
    stout and a pale ale. They are being fermented in common type 6 gal buckets with lids. Each has
    a blow-off ...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering went south! on 11-15-2014 at 07:15 PM
    thx for all the input! I can't do the cold stabilize warm where I live and no
    refrigerator space available. This batch is now in the keg and I have a 1 oz dry hop bag of
    Cascade in. The res...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering went south! on 11-14-2014 at 06:42 AM
    Extract IPA 3 weeks in primary, then racked to keg. It was cloudy/hazy, so I decided to filter
    it using a round plate filter between 2 kegs. I had only "polish" level pads (the mid-level),
    so I used t...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering beer? on 11-08-2014 at 09:18 PM
    I'm a newbie brewer on my 3rd extract American IPA kit. It's being fermented
    entirely in the primary for 3 weeks total; it'll be done next week. I have corny kegs and a
    plate filter that I ...

  • Posted in thread: dry hop in keg on 10-30-2014 at 11:51 PM
    There's an easy way to avoid grassy flavors. I've often dry hopped in the keg by putting the
    hops in a bag and hanging them in the center of the keg using dental floss. Once the liquid
    goes below the ...

  • Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 10-21-2014 at 11:19 PM
    I find the longer a beer sits in a properly pressurized keg, the better the beer "holds on" to
    the carbonation during transfer. I bet if it sat for a month you'd get better results. :mug:Thx
    BM, I'll ...

  • Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 10-21-2014 at 09:10 PM
    After reading about 10 pages, I made the BMBG and test bottled 12 of stout. Opened the first
    last night and it had very little head, and was a bit less carbonated than ideal (but
    definitely not flat)....


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