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Posted in thread: Anyone seen this before? on 12-22-2014 at 03:13 AM
Haha, note to self don't add starsan to secondary.Thanks for the airlock tip. I am going to try
the washcloth thing on my next batch. As for this batch am going to play with it but I think it
my be to...
Posted in thread: Anyone seen this before? on 12-21-2014 at 11:44 PM
Transporting needs some utter care so you don't mix the top layer into the beer underneath. You
got some nice separation there you want to keep.I would then very carefully rack that beer from
Posted in thread: Anyone seen this before? on 12-21-2014 at 11:08 PM
Since it is above the krausen ring, it looks like it sucked in at least half a gallon of
Starsan from your blow-off vessel.The "flakes" on the surface can be from a pellicle caused by
a lacto infectio...
Posted in thread: Why can't I choose a recipe? on 12-21-2014 at 10:58 PM
^ Excellent! ^When do you decide to dry hop? At the end of the fermentation, 5 days before
lagering?You could drop in a couple oz of Melanoiden and/or raise the Vienna to 3#. I make
those tweak decisi...
Posted in thread: No pressure in Keg, ran out of co2. on 12-21-2014 at 09:48 PM
Nah!Spray the lid area liberally with Starsan and cover with Saran wrap, so no airborne dust
and bacteria can land on it, and "creep" inside. The bail gives a decent seal by itself.Enjoy
Posted in thread: Epsom Salt on 12-21-2014 at 09:43 PM
Hepta-hydrate means 7x water. It has no effect, other than adding weight. So less Mg and SO4
per gram compare to lower hydrates or anhydrates.If you have clear crystals, it is a hydrate.
If it's a fin...
Posted in thread: Epsom Salt on 12-21-2014 at 09:28 PM
Thank you both. Thought it was probably too good to be true. I'll stick to regular MgSO4.Typo?
You mean CaSO4 perhaps?Very soft water here, so I use a little MgSO4 in many beers, raising Mg
to 10-20 p...
Posted in thread: Problems with strike temps on 12-21-2014 at 09:06 PM
Yooper's method is really good, let the temp drop until it's there.Don't forget to add a couple
degrees to your calculated strike temp. None of the calculators (I use 365) take into account
the heat l...
Posted in thread: Sanitize beer caps? on 12-21-2014 at 08:59 PM
Just don't leave them in the Starsan for a day. The ones that are left over, shake em out and
let them dry quickly.
Posted in thread: Why can't I choose a recipe? on 12-21-2014 at 08:53 PM
Is that even possible? So what do you think, I'd like to use pilsner malt, and I know it calls
for Saaz hops but I do not know much else.You can use any Pilsner recipe (Pilsner malt) and
make it malty...