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Posted in thread: Passive oxide layer on new aluminum pot on 03-02-2012 at 03:01 PM
It's safe to use as soon as you build up that layer. Just boil some water for 20-30 minutes,
and you'll see it. After it's there, you're safe to brew.Once you build up your layer do you
ever have to d...
Posted in thread: Crack in Carboy on 01-14-2012 at 08:06 PM
I have six gallon carbon that I have used for many brews the past year. I noticed this strange
mark on the side of it last night before I started another brew. It is kinda gray to black and
a slender ...
Posted in thread: Colander Question on 10-18-2011 at 09:18 PM
Skip the colander and use your bottling bucket as a mash tun! Since it already has a drain
valve in itHow would I use the bottling bucket as a mash tun?
Posted in thread: Colander Question on 10-18-2011 at 06:39 AM
I mash in my BK wrapped in insulation. And I don't bother with mash out, just sparge. So as for
how to add mash-out into the equation, I'm not sure. Maybe a thicker mash and a mash-out
infusion? At th...
Posted in thread: Over-carbonation on 10-16-2011 at 10:16 PM
So what would be the best move. To change all of that stuff out for new equipment? Do I need to
change out my glass carboys too?
Posted in thread: Over-carbonation on 10-16-2011 at 08:57 PM
Could be a few things. It's possible that you have a gusher infection, in which case it will
get worse over time. If it does turn out to be an infection, you'll want to replace all of the
Posted in thread: Over-carbonation on 10-16-2011 at 08:52 PM
its definitely not me opening the bottles too soon. The longer I let them sit the more it seems
to happen. I have let my porter sit for three months now and it was foamy as ever. Tasted fine
Posted in thread: Colander Question on 10-16-2011 at 05:50 PM
Does anyone use a kitchen colander to help them with partial mashing. I have been doing partial
mashing for a couple of brews now and have had success, but I am just trying to improve my
Posted in thread: Over-carbonation on 10-16-2011 at 05:43 PM
On some of the last brews I have done when I open the bottles they seem very over-carbonated. I
am not sure why they are doing this. They do not explode or anything and the beer tastes fine
it is just...
Posted in thread: Partial Mashing Porter or Stout on 08-29-2011 at 07:18 PM
I did not take that in a condescending way at all, but yes I do know what specialty grains are.
I have used them in all of my recipes, but I will look into the beersmith program. Because that
is the o...