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  • Posted in thread: Wonder Mill grinds too fine? on 11-09-2016 at 04:59 PM
    what kind of bag are you using? Using a high quality bag with a tight mesh, like polyester
    voile, should make it hard for even flour to escape.

  • Posted in thread: Brew Day: 10-30-16 Rye Pale Ale on 11-03-2016 at 12:59 PM
    Alt, No problems. I can tell you that those of us who have figured out our processes are always
    happy to help.On controlling your mash PH, take a look at the BruNWater spreadhseet. It is a
    really good...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Day: 10-30-16 Rye Pale Ale on 11-01-2016 at 04:26 PM
    So, there is fairly fine line between mashing too high and pulling out bad tannins in the
    grain. In general, 152 has been the optimal temp for extracting sugars. For BIAB, the
    efficiency is at a disad...

  • Posted in thread: Using Leftover Wort From BK for Starters. on 11-01-2016 at 04:11 PM
    To sanitize the stored wort. Unfermented wort is a very nice home for bacteria, yeast, etc...
    Unless you are 100% sure of your sanitation, and outside a lab who can be, boiling again would
    eliminate t...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusted pH with phophoric acid, ruined beer! on 09-14-2016 at 12:53 PM
    I use 85% phosphoric acid to adjust my water before every mash. I have never noticed a "twangy"
    off taste in any of my beers. For the record, I am usually using 6+ ml to adjust my water.
    Also, just pu...

  • Posted in thread: Can't decide on my first brew kettle on 07-07-2016 at 04:02 PM
    The key question here is how big of a batch do you want to brew. Since you answered 5 gallons
    already, that sets the kettle size pretty simply. You could do an 8 gallon kettle but that will
    be tight, ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter Ideas on 07-06-2016 at 03:59 PM
    I got a round clear poly carbonate restaurant food storage container and lid for use as a small
    batch fermentor. They work great. Very easy to open. They are not truly airtight, but that is
    not really...

  • Posted in thread: Alternatives to Cornelius/Future of Kegging on 06-21-2016 at 09:48 PM
    I will put a plug in for Kegconnection too. I get their converted ball lock kegs. They started
    out as pin-locks and they switch them over to ball lock fittings with a pressure relief valve.
    They are a...

  • Posted in thread: Heat shield under entire pot? on 06-21-2016 at 03:55 PM
    Adjust the flame first to reduce / eliminate the soot issues. I have had a cheap jet burner and
    a blichman burner and neither soots as long as you follow the "blue flame" advice.

  • Posted in thread: Boil covered or not? on 06-06-2016 at 05:26 PM
    Uncovered. Always.Keeping the boil covered does not allow certain volatile chemical precursors
    like DMS (Dimtheyl Sulfide sp?) to dissipate. DMS can lead to a pronounced "creamed corn"
    flavor in your ...

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