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  • Posted in thread: Indianapolis Tap Water Profile on 02-08-2016 at 07:59 PM
    I personally was getting discouraged with my beers before I started treating my water. I did a
    porter and had a marked astringency which did not taste like it came from the malts. After
    looking into w...

  • Posted in thread: Indianapolis Tap Water Profile on 02-08-2016 at 05:55 PM
    Not martin, but I am also an Indy brewer and BIABer and have based my water treatment on
    Martin's advice posted above. The key with our water is to neutralize the alkalinity so that
    your mash PH is in...

  • Posted in thread: Starter w/ two packs vs. step up on 02-07-2016 at 09:49 PM
    I am no expert on yeast, but to the question of a ceiling on the growth of 1 vial of yeast, I
    believe this would have to be infinite given the availability of food source and suitable
    conditions. I am...

  • Posted in thread: Diagnosis: In need of help on 02-03-2016 at 05:50 PM
    I would agree with HAusBrauerei... Your process seems to be pretty solid to have massive
    oxygenation issues. Many of us don't do multiple CO2 purges to clear our kegs. I usually do a
    couple, but 11? F...

  • Posted in thread: Beer thief vs. turkey baster for samples on 02-03-2016 at 05:35 PM
    I have used the turkey baster and it does work as others have mentioned. Alternatively you can
    also sanitize your Hydrometer and put it in the fermenter to measure your gravity. I find this
    works grea...

  • Posted in thread: Aluminum Boiling Pot on 01-27-2016 at 06:56 PM
    It is not a question at all actually. AL pots make great brew pots. I use one and love it..As
    1977Brewer said, just bring water to boil in it once before you use it. This advice is not be
    brewing spec...

  • Posted in thread: Overstock KEG SALE + 5 Gallon Keg Giveaway - on 01-25-2016 at 12:05 AM
    love your converted ball locks. sign me up

  • Posted in thread: The Message - Columbus/Simcoe IPA on 01-19-2016 at 01:26 AM
    There is no pilsner malt, so I don't think DMS is an issue. That being said, I could be wrong.
    I am interested in why not boil for far less than 60 if you don't use a bittering charge at 60.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-14-2016 at 01:25 PM
    entry please

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 01-12-2016 at 09:19 PM
    So I have a couple minis and I did my first brew with one last night. Anyone have any
    tips/advice on aerating in this thing? I put the stopper in, which I wrapped in sanitized tin
    foil to cover the ho...