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  • Posted in thread: My 2-Tier Gravity System on 04-18-2009 at 05:30 AM

  • Posted in thread: Is an airlock really necessary? on 04-18-2009 at 02:42 AM
    Months are longer than weeks. Excellent point.

  • Posted in thread: Is an airlock really necessary? on 04-18-2009 at 02:34 AM
    I see your point - beer doesn't spend enought time in the carboy for oxidation to be much of an
    issue. I did, however, lose a batch of wine to oxidization after I'd let the airlock dry out. I
    know tha...

  • Posted in thread: Is an airlock really necessary? on 04-18-2009 at 01:24 AM
    There is a layer of CO2 protecting your beer, but its not going to stay there without an
    airlock. If you only use foil, you're allowing the headspace to reach equilibrium with the
    surrounding atmosphe...

  • Posted in thread: Potatoes in Primary?? on 04-17-2009 at 04:57 PM
    I haven't tried making potato beer but my local brewpub made a potato stout a few weeks back
    and it was really really tasty.

  • Posted in thread: Using Yeast Cake from secondary... Can I? on 04-17-2009 at 04:00 PM
    IMO it sounds like a pretty bad idea. 1.070 is a pretty high gravity brew to consider re-using
    yeast, and that's if it was just off the primary, when the yeast were fresh. Your yeast in
    secondary said...

  • Posted in thread: Got my Beer Movie Tickets! on 04-16-2009 at 06:27 PM
    Ill be waiting for the DVD to come out, but I will be very interested to hear HBT's reviews of
    the film. The limited reviews I have seen have been mixed. Then again, movie reviewers aren't
    beer nerds ...

  • Posted in thread: If you had to buy it all over again, what chiller would you get? on 04-15-2009 at 03:58 PM
    I used to use an IC but recently made the switch to a Shirron plate chiller and I couldn't be
    happier with it. Gravity feeding a 5 gallon batch is no problem and in the time it takes to
    rack into the ...

  • Posted in thread: 6 gallon better bottles versus glass on 04-15-2009 at 03:23 PM
    The BB vs glass debate has been raging for at least several eons, give or take. I think it's
    covered in the HBT pro/con sticky. Definitely check that out - I can't post a link cuz I'm on
    my cell. Pers...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Chiller on 04-12-2009 at 02:37 PM
    The risk of infection isn't the only reason to chill your wort. By bringing the temp down as
    fast as possible, you're maximizing cold break, which crashes proteins out of solution in your
    wort, which ...