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Posted in thread: Cold secondary for German Ale on 03-25-2006 at 06:11 AM
Apparently Wyeast 1007 is one of the most difficult yeasts to clear. It doesn't flocculate
well. I've read somewhere that the only sure-fire way to clear a 1007 beer perfectly is to
filter it. However...
Posted in thread: dimensions of corny keg on 01-01-2006 at 10:33 PM
You might want to allow a bit more than 2 inches above the keg as I nearly kinked my gas line
because the shelf above the keg was a bit close to the disconnect fittings. I guess it depends
on the type...
Posted in thread: Using an Urn as a boiler on 11-18-2005 at 03:11 AM
Orfy,I have had some responses on another forum and the threat of scorching is apparently not
an issue. A number of people said it works fine but don't mash in it or it burns the grains.
Posted in thread: Using an Urn as a boiler on 11-17-2005 at 09:24 PM
Has anyone had any experience using an electric hot water urn as a boiler. I can get a 30 litre
stainless urn with a 2400 watt element. I found this idea on another site and it can apparently
keep a r...
Posted in thread: "No Boil" Extract Question from the Brew Babe on 04-25-2005 at 02:48 AM
hi I'm still on the kit beers, they're drinkable and a cheap alternative. but i'm sure once i
cross the line into proper brewing there'll be no turning back. i am looking forward to adding
some hops o...
Posted in thread: Replacing sugar with malt extract? on 04-25-2005 at 02:38 AM
Usually you add the can plus 1kg of sugar when you make up the brew (prior to boiling or
fermenting etc). You then use a small amount of dextrose (corn sugar) during bottling.If you
use 1kg of sugar o...
Posted in thread: What is the easyest way on 04-25-2005 at 02:31 AM
I clean them when I drink them and then on bottling day I rinse in hot water again, then boil
the kettle and pour a bit into each bottle, put my thumb over the opening (with rubber glove
on!!) and sha...
Posted in thread: Chest Freezer on 04-25-2005 at 02:26 AM
I used a very cheap (A$30) battery powered digital thermostat that I wired in series with the
existing fridge thermostat. Therefore it just hangs inside the fridge and controls it to the
Posted in thread: Dry extract advice from HBS on 04-02-2005 at 04:55 AM
In Australia, we can get dry malt extract that the manufacturer claims is spray dried (Muntons
from the UK). The other stuff is heated and vacuumed until crystalisation I think.I thought
this was bett...
Posted in thread: Extract: dry vs liquid on 04-02-2005 at 04:49 AM
I have a reference that says the following:1 unit of dry malt extract = 1.2 units of liquid
malt extract1 unit of dry malt extract = 1.45 units of grainObviously the grain conversion
depends on your m...