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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Propagating yeast from a very small amount on 08-03-2015 at 01:30 AM
    Depends on how much slurry you end up with after cold crashing. Use Mr. Malty and your
    estimate. Is it safe to assume, after ramping up once or twice more, you will fill multiple
    small jars, say 100ml...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing with your AHA free hops? on 08-02-2015 at 03:46 PM
    I paid for a two year membership in July and got squadoosh.I had to enter the promotional code
    they'd sent me through email, when checking out. It was a bit of a trick to find out where to
    put that co...

  • Posted in thread: Propagating yeast from a very small amount on 08-02-2015 at 03:32 PM
    The main reason for glass is easier to clean and sanitize, and any jar with a smooth inside
    will do. No shame in using 2 or more jars for larger volumes. Flasks are pricey and most
    (sadly, not all) ha...

  • Posted in thread: Propagating yeast from a very small amount on 08-02-2015 at 02:17 PM
    It shouldn't be screwed, yeast grows, you just may not see it.You've been pretty active here
    and definitely not a novice. I'm sure you've seen and hopefully read the various threads on
    making starters...

  • Posted in thread: Need Advice for Keg Lid Leak on 08-02-2015 at 12:11 AM
    Compressor, Refrigerant lines, electrical Not an option reallyActually the hump doesn't have
    any of those embedded, but some maybe close, so one needs to be careful when cutting and seal
    it up again. ...

  • Posted in thread: Strange color Star San concentrate? Would you use it? on 08-01-2015 at 03:28 PM
    Yeah, old multi-range litmus paper works fine too. I think the target for a fresh solution is
    pH 3, but could be as high as 3.5 depending on water composition (high alkalinity), and still
    work as inte...

  • Posted in thread: Horrible off flavor. on 08-01-2015 at 02:50 PM
    Just for the record, charcoal filters are a joke to remove chlorine for brewing as it can only
    trickle, while it won't remove cloramines at all. 1/4 Campden tablet per 5 gallons (or an
    equivalent amou...

  • Posted in thread: Fermented hot sauce on 08-01-2015 at 02:18 PM
    That pellicle looks like a severe lacto infection.I don't know anything about making pepper
    sauce, except that Tabasco is acidic. From what I read a proper acidic environment warts off
    botulism, not s...

  • Posted in thread: Using fresh coriander question on 08-01-2015 at 12:47 PM
    Thanks, I think I will try both types in different brews. I do one gallon batches so those are
    a good size for experimenting. Just wasn't sure if green coriander would be bitter but doesn't
    sound that...

  • Posted in thread: Dr. Meter PH100 0.01 Resolution pH Meter on 07-31-2015 at 11:26 PM
    I'm not sure if $37 makes it more attractive or less attractive to me LOL. I just hope it is
    not an overpriced version of the $20 models...Anything with "Dr." in the name is always suspect
    of that off...

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