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  • Posted in thread: Corn Sugar Vs. Cane Sugar For Priming on 05-20-2013 at 11:08 AM
    5 oz of cane sugar in 5 gal of beer---No way will it add a cidery flavor. If you're doing an
    extract brew u won't be able to taste anything over that molasses "twang" from the LME
    anyway!In the same w...

  • Posted in thread: Dry yeast for a wheat beer? on 08-13-2012 at 03:18 PM
    There are some dry yeasts that are comparable to the liquid yeasts for Belgian Wit: Safbrew
    WB-06 and Safbrew T-58. I have produced Belgian Wits using both and I find them 90% there in
    flavour with th...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock bubbling slowly? on 07-02-2012 at 05:14 PM
    This is the point. UNLESS YOU HAVE A CLOSED SYSTEM.The rate or lack of or whether or not it
    bubbles at all, or if it starts and stops has more relation to the environment the fermenter is
    in, rather t...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock bubbling slowly? on 07-02-2012 at 05:05 PM
    This is the point. UNLESS YOU HAVE A CLOSED SYSTEM. And a typical hombrewers setup, be it a
    bucket or a craboy with a bung IS NOT A CLOSED SYSTEM.The only closed systems a few may have
    are if they're ...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock bubbling slowly? on 06-30-2012 at 08:44 AM
    It really doesn't matter if your airlock bubbles or not, or the fast or slowness of it...It's a
    vent, not a "fermentation gauge."Read this.... is well :mug:There are two ways of measuring
    the rate of...

  • Posted in thread: Coopers Kits ? on 04-28-2012 at 07:31 AM
    When those instructions say to top up to 20L,they say that to get a temp so you'll know what
    temp water to finish topping off with to 23L to get a good pitch temp. I had trouble doing it
    there way the...

  • Posted in thread: What are the disadvantages of using a blow off tube? on 04-28-2012 at 07:27 AM
    There are a few disadvantages to using a blow-off tube. It is used because you don't feel your
    head space is large enough to accommodate high krausen. The krausen is then piped off instead
    of just set...

  • Posted in thread: coopers IPA help on 03-31-2012 at 12:38 PM
    You'll probably throw the balance of the beer out. An IPA should be more hoppy than it is
    bitter. Adding all that DME will probably make it too sweet. When using that kit I reduce the
    amount of water ...

  • Posted in thread: Coopers Kits ? on 01-27-2012 at 09:25 AM
    I've the instructions for Cooper kits and they sayDissolve contents of can and other
    fermentables with 2 Litres of boiling water (4 pts is close enough or rinse the can out
    twice).Top Up Fermenter wit...

  • Posted in thread: bleach-to rinse or not to rinse on 01-15-2012 at 05:31 PM
    It is like clorox recommending on television a cup to a gallon for sanitation when a capful is
    more than enough. They want you to use more to buy more.I agree with what you're saying, but
    the inventor...