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Posted in thread: Bad tap water needs cleaning for brewing and everything else... on 06-24-2015 at 06:34 PM
Would it be cheaper to just use RO or distilled water and build up your water chemistry to
match the beer you are brewing. Walmart usually has distilled for 88 cents a gallon.
Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-24-2015 at 06:16 PM
I am in!
Posted in thread: What are you doing with your AHA free hops? on 06-18-2015 at 03:32 PM
Probably will use Jaryllo in a pale ale and Azacca in an IPA, kind of like how Victory did with
Hop Ranch. Have not really decided yet, but that is what I was thinking when I first saw the
Posted in thread: Want input modifying a California Common recipe. on 05-26-2015 at 06:40 PM
My suggestion...KIS! Keep it simple! A basic Cal Common recipe is something like:9 lbs Pils1 lb
Crystal 40 0.5 lbs Special RoastThen several Northern Brewer hop additions.So CaraMalt is
really the sam...
Posted in thread: Techniques for taking pH samples from cooler mashtun on 05-26-2015 at 06:24 PM
Don't take it immediately after mixing as it needs some time to work. I usually wait 15-20
minutes. I would not take it from the ball valve as there is no guarantee that the liquid in
the valve ever p...
Posted in thread: Understanding some new BJCP Guidelines on 05-26-2015 at 06:17 PM
Just because your OG is higher than anticipated does not prevent you from entering under Munich
Helles. The style guidelines are guidelines but most competitions currently do not actually
look at your...
Posted in thread: WLP001 Stalled at 1.020 on 05-21-2015 at 06:57 PM
Just checked Mr. Malty...1.060 OG...White Labs with best by mid July...means packaged
mid-March. Yeast only 52% viable, so maybe that's why? Assuming you did a stir plate starter,
Mr. Malty calls for ...
Posted in thread: Lager question on 05-21-2015 at 06:47 PM
How much yeast did you pitch? You would definitely need much more for a 1.080 lager then a
1.080 ale. Did you do a starter? In general a 1.080 ale would need 273 Billion yeast cells if
yeast was fresh...
Posted in thread: Need Help Please on 05-21-2015 at 06:36 PM
To avoid Star-San from bubbling all out of the airlock, you can always put vodka in there
instead, after sanitizing the airlock first.
Posted in thread: Questions on transferring for Primary to bottling bucket with priming sugar? on 05-21-2015 at 06:24 PM
That's pretty much the gist of it. You could, after transferring the beer to the bottling
bucket, use a sanitized long spoon and SLOWLY stir the beer and the sugar water to mix. As long
as you do not ...