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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
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 70°F 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.