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Posted in thread: Defective bottle capper? on 10-17-2014 at 06:28 PM
So I picked up the Red Baron caper in discussion here, switched the plates to 29*, but I can't
cap my 29 caps... do I need a different bell?yes(edit: Bells Beer has it
Posted in thread: Questions about partigyle on 10-17-2014 at 06:24 PM
I've used Kai's Batch Sparge and Party Gyle simulator for my partigyles. it's an invaluable
resource (and if you ever want to try decoction mashing, his wiki is a must-read) another great
resource is ...
Posted in thread: When to Bottle after Violent Fermentation on 10-17-2014 at 01:15 PM
if it's a normal-sized beer (up to 1.060) I leave it in primary for 3 weeks, take my FG and go
ahead and bottle. the few times I've brewed something higher than that, it was WAY higher and I
gave it 5...
Posted in thread: Questions about partigyle on 10-16-2014 at 06:24 PM
you could steep your dark specialty grains separately from your mash, combine them for the
boil, so then your second runnings could be whatever style & color you wantmy last partigyle
was the other wa...
Posted in thread: HELP*** Immersion Chiller**** on 10-16-2014 at 04:57 PM
Yep, that's what I do. Toss in the IC at flame out (no starsan soak). Gets me down to ~180*,
toss in whirlpool hops and let it stand for a while and then start the water running. I just
mentioned the ...
Posted in thread: HELP*** Immersion Chiller**** on 10-16-2014 at 04:27 PM
the credit for insight belongs to the others. I'm just standing behind, nodding in
Posted in thread: Another newbie question on 10-16-2014 at 04:11 PM
the reading itself doesn't indicate it's ready to bottle; it's getting the same reading over
several measurements 1 or 2 days apart
Posted in thread: HELP*** Immersion Chiller**** on 10-16-2014 at 03:59 PM
you can throw the chiller in at flame-out and get a nice temp drop before you even start
running water through it.hell yes, this. maybe not even pre-soaked in StarSan. boiling to 170°
should be enough...
Posted in thread: 10% off BottleMark Custom Caps 2014 on 10-15-2014 at 08:22 PM
awesome. might be time to stock up
Posted in thread: Secondary fermenter to large? on 10-14-2014 at 04:35 PM
As an aside question to this, when I make IPAs or wheat beers with fruit in them, I will rack
to a secondary to dry hop or for the fruit additions. Is that completely necessary or can I do
that in the...