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  • Posted in thread: Pbw pH on 09-25-2016 at 01:03 PM
    Are you thinking of PBW as a sanitizer? PBW is just a cleaner so there is no pH range for
    effectiveness as a cleaner. I use about 1 teaspoon per gallon of water for cleaning a carboy.
    Some people use ...

  • Posted in thread: malt chart on 09-24-2016 at 10:04 PM
    Hope this is helpful.Malt chart for Briess products with DP. one by country without DP. malts
    without DP.

  • Posted in thread: Pitch it again, or pitch it out on 09-24-2016 at 06:00 PM
    Yeast in the flask looks good. Inoculation rate may have been a little high for the volume of
    starter wort indicated by the yeast ring in the flask above the krausen. Just my opinion but
    you should ha...

  • Posted in thread: soap seal on 09-24-2016 at 02:10 PM
    I would not use soap anywhere near a fermentor or other brewing equipment. Inevitably the soap
    will contact the beer and cause major head retention problems.Look for food grade seals of the
    type used ...

  • Posted in thread: Quick ideas on an improvised starter container? on 09-23-2016 at 03:38 PM
    Use a large Tupperware or other brand storage container and do a shaken not stirred starter.

  • Posted in thread: Priming duration with brown sugar on 09-23-2016 at 02:24 PM
    Do you keep your carbonating bottles in an area that is warm day and night? Mid 70F range is
    usually good for bottle conditioning.

  • Posted in thread: Building or finding a better bottling wand on 09-23-2016 at 01:03 PM
    I use a spring tip bottling wand. During a bottling session it started dripping. I found that I
    had installed the spring upside down the last time I took it apart for cleaning. The cross
    piece on the ...

  • Posted in thread: Drilling holeS in the side and front of chest freeer on 09-23-2016 at 04:41 AM
    Look at this thread by @Grillbrewfish for building a collar with man made materials. No worries
    about moisture warping the collar and built with standard wood working tools.

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation? on 09-23-2016 at 04:28 AM
    Your fermentation may have stalled or it is just proceeding slowly. This can be a
    characteristic of the yeast used. You won't be ready to bottle until the fermentation is done.
    Let it go in the primar...

  • Posted in thread: Krausen Drop? on 09-22-2016 at 01:30 AM
    Take your gravity reading then decide if it should be racked to a secondary vessel or kept on
    the yeast cake longer.

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