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Posted in thread: Need a little help from the UK on 12-15-2013 at 05:54 PM
A while back, I bought an England Worthside beer engine. However I hadn't realized at the time
that it uses a cork seal which degrades rather rapidly. They're not expensive (about 90p each),
Posted in thread: Easiest directions on how to proof dry yesst on 12-08-2013 at 07:15 AM
Really? What's your basis for that theory?Sorry, it seems I over stated the loss from being a
few degrees off. However, from the most quoted source, if you're not re-hydrating in tap water
Posted in thread: Haven't use fermenter buckets in a while, are they still safe? on 12-08-2013 at 05:59 AM
Captain,I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience a while back. I didn't mean to imply
that anyone should be cavalier about cleaning an sanitization. I replace tubing on a regular
basis as it is...
Posted in thread: Kegging1st batch, got questions. on 12-07-2013 at 07:32 AM
Well, I'll take the easy one first. Think of a keg as one big bottle. Your beer will keep in
the keg as long as a beer will keep in a bottle. Also somewhat easy is the suggested psi. The
pressure you ...
Posted in thread: Competition Advice on 12-07-2013 at 06:06 AM
. . .Just like if you ask someone from New York and Texas what BBQ is your going to get two
totally different answers...:mug:Not surprising, but neither of them know what real barbecue is
Posted in thread: Irish Red first AG batch on 12-07-2013 at 05:47 AM
Was that 68 degrees air temperature, or the temperature of the beer? Fermentation is
exothermic, so your beer can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than the room. I have little doubt
you're at FG, but I...
Posted in thread: Easiest directions on how to proof dry yesst on 12-07-2013 at 05:35 AM
Feel free to try both methods, but in my experience, there's zero difference between
re-hydrating and just sprinkling on the wort. Fermentis even says that you can do that on their
data sheets. Yes, u...
Posted in thread: How effective is cold crashing? on 12-07-2013 at 05:22 AM
The colder the better, but if you can go quickly from fermentation temps (for ales) to 45
degrees I think it would still be enough of a shock to the yeast to make it worthwhile.
Definitely don't put y...
Posted in thread: Haven't use fermenter buckets in a while, are they still safe? on 12-07-2013 at 05:09 AM
I think people make too big a deal over scratches in plastic. It's hard for me to imagine how
you could get a colony of bacteria that are so well isolated in a scratch that the StarSan
wouldn't reach ...
Posted in thread: How do I make my beer less thick? on 12-06-2013 at 11:12 PM
When you say the sludge is at the bottom of your "glass", do you mean the carboy or the glass
you're tasting with? If it's the latter, it's normal to have a little film at the bottom when
tasting a gr...