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  • Posted in thread: Chloramines? on 08-04-2014 at 02:20 AM
    There is a pretty low threshold for tasting phenolics from chloramines. It may be fine, or it
    could taste like band-aids. Next time just add a 1/4 tab of k-meta per 5g batch and you will be
    good to go...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Post Cold Crash on 03-02-2014 at 08:11 PM
    Since there will be lower dryhop effect at low temps, I'd wait until it's warmed up. However,
    if I were worried about hop resins binding to yeast and reducing the dryhop effect, I'd just
    add more hops...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Post Cold Crash on 03-02-2014 at 06:42 PM
    You typically won't get as much flavor and aroma when dryhopping at lower temperatures. It's
    easier to dry hop at ferment temps then cold crash and just leave it at that temperature until
    kegging. I w...

  • Posted in thread: Mash plus sparge water volume on 03-02-2014 at 06:23 PM
    I have a similar setup to yours. Here is what I get for volumes when I put in 11.25lbs of base
    grain.Strike water 3.77g, Grain absorption 1.35g, Water available from mash 2.42g (first
    runnings), Tun d...

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal Stout Recipe on 10-05-2013 at 02:16 AM
    That much black patent is going to taste like charcoal, reduce it to 8oz or less., replace it
    with Crystal80.

  • Posted in thread: Best way to eliminate moisture in keezer on 07-21-2013 at 03:35 AM
    I use the Eva-dry E-500 in an 8.8cu Kenmore. Works great. Only have to recharge it every couple
    of months.

  • Posted in thread: APA critique on 02-13-2013 at 04:25 AM
    Looks good, very similar to my APA. The simcoe is a great addition when you can get it. I dry
    hop 2 oz on 5 gallons for 7 days. Usually half centennial, half cascade or Amarillo.

  • Posted in thread: American Amber: Munich vs. Crystal Totals on 12-16-2012 at 05:05 PM
    Think of Munich as a substitute of the base grain and not a substitute for Crystal malts. For a
    recipe that represents an average Amber, I would keep the pound of Munich but wouldn't go above
    15% on C...

  • Posted in thread: Is $297 a good price for a kenmore 8.8? on 10-15-2012 at 12:38 PM
    There is an on off switch on the back of the lid. It's connected by the same wiring harness
    that powers the light. If you do a 6" or larger collar, the wire will have to be extended. It
    is not interna...

  • Posted in thread: Is $297 a good price for a kenmore 8.8? on 10-14-2012 at 02:06 AM
    I bought the black Kenmore 8.8 for $297 last May. It's about the best you can do unless you can
    wait a while.