Last Activity:12-20-2013 5:14 PM
Posted in thread: Kai or Martin: pH Strips on 12-19-2013 at 12:13 AM
I think you two have done the most work with pH strip accuracy on wort. Do you have any idea if
the -.3 reading is specific to the colorphast strips or is it a generic chemistry that applies
to ph ind...
Posted in thread: Why does it hurt sometimes to smell the air in fermenter? on 11-15-2013 at 07:44 AM
It's 100% the co2. I've accidentally inhaled in a large container full of dry ice and thought
my lungs were going to explode.
Posted in thread: Ok to use funky tasting water? on 11-10-2013 at 01:20 AM
Depending on how often you brew, I think people use camper water filters to prepare cheap
filtered water. Those flavors sound like chlorine and organic compounds that a big carbon
filter would remove.
Posted in thread: Mash PH best practices on 11-09-2013 at 06:54 AM
As far as I can tell, the mash ph is mostly important for conversion and preventing tannin
extraction. You can be above optimal ph without much negative effect on the wort
production.What is important...
Posted in thread: Hop Pricing on 11-02-2013 at 07:48 AM
The probrewer.com forums would probably be able to give you a better answer
Posted in thread: Low bitter taste after primary on 10-30-2013 at 08:40 AM
I've noticed the same thing with my post boil wort. It's really harshly bitter and awful
tasting and then after primary everything is fine.My guess is that the more harsh hop compounds
(along with a d...
Posted in thread: Kegerator Conversion with Danby DAR440BL? on 09-01-2013 at 12:23 AM
You can easily fit a carboy in it without modification. You can not however fit a bucket in it
without the door being slightly ajar. I've lagered in in this kegerator several times.
CHEERS!Is there en...
Posted in thread: Mash too hot 190F on 07-13-2013 at 09:29 AM
For the sake of anyone who finds this thread in a search, I always feel the temperatures of my
mash rests/strike water by hand alongside the thermometer. Once your hands learn the temps, you
can at le...
Posted in thread: How to improve recipe - beer described as watery on 04-28-2013 at 09:03 AM
My recent dunkelweizen tasted really thin about two weeks into bottle conditioning; a few days
later it was silky and creamy and perfect. A little time could do wonders. As for the
roastiness, there r...
Posted in thread: "Nothing that can hurt you can live in beer"- Confirmed! on 03-15-2013 at 07:49 PM
I stick by my claim that real world issues don't exist, but kudos to you, sir - you are
literally the first person I have ever seen cite an actual source of an actual person getting
sick from beer. Se...