Last Activity:08-08-2016 2:29 AM
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Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 08-07-2016 at 04:20 PM
I think there are 3 things that could happen: algae/mold/bacteria growth: Might impart flavor,
not that big a deal preboil.Plastic/BPA over time can impart the water for a plastic
flavor.Depending on ...
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 08-07-2016 at 02:44 PM
Why did the British Navy carry small beer on board its vessels?Yes, water can go bad. Life is
amazingly tennacious. Give it a carbon source (CO2 in the air), energy (heat) and a seed
(spore) and it wi...
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 08-07-2016 at 02:22 PM
I acknowledge this is probably a completely stupid question but my home brewer paranoia is
kicking in. I use RO water I buy from a water store in sealed 5 gallons container. Fill your
own jugs kind of...
Posted in thread: Rodenbach Clone on 07-11-2016 at 09:28 PM
I would have let it sit longer, but my buddy's wedding is in three weeks and I want the bottles
to carb in time. I actually had the same problem with low temps in the winter, it was
definitely too chi...
Posted in thread: Rodenbach Clone on 07-11-2016 at 02:35 AM
I brewed a batch of this back in September and just bottled it today. It is phenomenal! One of
the best beers I have ever made. I made it for my buddy's wedding, so hopefully he will enjoy
it as much ...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-25-2016 at 07:29 PM
I really didn't play much with the return valve once I got the flow set right for the wort not
going down the overflow. I think it's a bit of a balancing act to set the valve. My main goal
was no over...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-25-2016 at 06:00 PM
I should add that for a 90 min mash I have not had one drop of wort down the overflow. I'm
running the return control valve about half open. It's not an exact match on all temperature
spots, but close...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-24-2016 at 11:42 AM
Hey guys just wanted to post a follow up with my results, or lack thereof, when trying to get a
replacement controller on my GF. I've called, emailed, and contacted GF through Facebook
numerous times ...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-17-2016 at 02:11 AM
My plan is to brew by the steps going outside with fan on steps (about 3-4' off ground)
directed towards the door. If it doesn't pull enough I will rig up a vent that is rigid yet
moveable or possibly...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-17-2016 at 12:42 AM
Thanks, I hope so, had to do a little bit of work down there. House is ~100yo with basement
height at 7' max leading to a space, no brew pub!:( It's in a corner with a (covered) sump pump
below. I've ...