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Posted in thread: Going Wild on 05-21-2016 at 06:03 PM
Awesome idea, actually. I have two little kids, and we have no trouble drinking as much juice
as California growers can produce. I just toss the jugs I use in the recycling.Tactical-Brewer
Posted in thread: First time using candi syrup; need some assistance on 05-21-2016 at 05:55 PM
I could be wrong but i think the guy claimed it to result in being sweeter (final beer) from
the flameout addition because of potential carmelazation of sugars vs them not being further
cooked by the ...
Posted in thread: Going Wild on 05-21-2016 at 05:11 PM
I use 2 quart juice containers (like Welches, etc) for my starters. Same deal - just keep the
lid loose. It works fantastic. At the end, I just toss the jug. Before this I used mason jars,
and I was a...
Posted in thread: First time using candi syrup; need some assistance on 05-21-2016 at 04:53 PM
I think pitching the right amount of yeast and ramping the temperature early, after the 1st 48
hours is going to be more significant with wlp0530. It needs to be babied to finish up, based
on my very ...
Posted in thread: Attenuation Conundrum on 05-21-2016 at 04:38 PM
It is puzzling. You've got about 18% crystal in both beers, which is a bit much IMO, and
definitely for an ESB. Did you weigh the grains yourself? Unless an error was made, the ESB
should be much ligh...
Posted in thread: Bottle Yeast Harvest Starter Question on 05-21-2016 at 04:09 PM
After you crashed your first step, how much slurry was there on the bottom, roughly? That's an
indication of the yeast being viable enough and propagating.There really is no need to crash
the small fi...
Posted in thread: Going Wild on 05-20-2016 at 05:54 PM
In my experience the lids will give way before the glass shatters, not that I'm saying anyone
should test this. ;)Oh, I've tested it, unintentionally, with mason jars containing harvested
or ranched y...
Posted in thread: Help with Blichmann false bottom / Stuck recirculation / air in line on 05-19-2016 at 12:42 PM
[...] Even with just water and no grains, when I pour water in the kettle, the water kind of
stays on top of the false bottom and flows through really slowly. It's weird, not sure why the
Posted in thread: Coffee Grinder/Mill recomendation on 05-18-2016 at 01:32 PM
My $20 Krupps spinner coffee mill is 15 years old, has sustained 2 DIY repairs, shows its age
and although it has "wear spots," it still runs fine. I grind my coffee very fine (cowboy
Posted in thread: Don't crush where you brew? on 05-18-2016 at 12:56 PM
I should add that when I crush, I do turn on my brewing exhaust hood to create an air flow to
pull the dust outside. And my mill is mounted on a cab, so the grain falls in a bucket behind a
door, so i...