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Posted in thread: Aluminum stock pot for mash tun on 12-11-2010 at 02:15 AM
I'm currently using a 10 gallon cooler but it's old and getting warped.
Posted in thread: Aluminum stock pot for mash tun on 12-11-2010 at 02:07 AM
I'm thinking of getting an aluminum stock pot to use as a mashtun. Does anybody do the same?
How is heat retention? Where is the best deal?
Posted in thread: Suggestions for Mash Tun cooler brands? on 10-18-2010 at 07:54 PM
I've used to both rectangle and round coolers. Both worked fine but the the round one is way
easier to clean because it has no corners. I don't know that brand will matter as long as it
can be fitted ...
Posted in thread: Flow rate on batch sparge on 09-28-2010 at 02:45 AM
But open the valve slowly when you let it rip or you'll get a huge pile of grain in your
Posted in thread: How should my starter taste? on 09-25-2010 at 01:50 AM
I used that yeast once myself. Same thing, the starter was very much like you described. I went
ahead and made the beer anyway and it turned out ok but I will not use that yeast again.
Posted in thread: Residual Alkalinity vs. HCO3 on 09-14-2010 at 02:34 PM
The one rule of thumb in brewing water chemistry that I think may actually be valid is
"alkalinity (bicarbonate) = bad".Is that an "accross the board" rule? Meaning, is bicarbonate
just as bad for sto...
Posted in thread: Residual Alkalinity vs. HCO3 on 09-14-2010 at 02:58 AM
I originally posted this message in the all grain forum but I got a suggestion to post it here
as well...Many sources will match the bicarbonates in brewing water with the appropriate style
of beer th...
Posted in thread: Residual Alkalinity vs. HCO3 levels on 09-14-2010 at 02:53 AM
Thanks for the info, I assumed that RA was important for mash pH but bicarbonates are important
for taste. I'll have to find a balance between the two to get the results I'm looking for.
Posted in thread: Residual Alkalinity vs. HCO3 levels on 09-08-2010 at 01:55 AM
Many sources will match the bicarbonates in brewing water with the appropriate style of beer
that can be brewed with that water. So in the case of a pale ale, you would want bicarbonate
levels lower t...
Posted in thread: Storing Hops on 08-30-2010 at 03:02 AM
Seal them up in the bag they came in an throw them in the freezer. They'll be fine for months.
Texts will say they will lose some alpha acid, but on a homebrewing scale, you won't even