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Posted in thread: DIY Carboy/Keg Cleaner on 02-10-2015 at 03:57 PM
I also have substantial foaming when using oxy and/or pbw. Did you find a way to reduce the
foam at all? When I run my washer I have foam covering the driveway and eventually run out of
liquid in the ...
Posted in thread: DIY Carboy/Keg Cleaner on 02-10-2015 at 03:52 PM
Question: So I built one of these Key/Carboy washers, but I'm having a weird problem that I
haven't seen anyone else mention. When I'm trying to wash a keg, I attached the Gas/Liquid Ball
lock to the ...
Posted in thread: Designing an easy to clean brewing system on 01-18-2015 at 04:04 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Any design recommendations? Just trying to avoid having that
one crevice or joint that never gets cleaned right. I know the pros use caustic, but is pbw
Posted in thread: Designing an easy to clean brewing system on 01-16-2015 at 01:33 AM
True, that works for sterilization of the chiller, but I think my bigger concern design-wise is
how to first get everything clean.
Posted in thread: Designing an easy to clean brewing system on 01-14-2015 at 10:25 PM
Oh, forgot to mention I'm looking at using butterfly valves on the kettles. A) because if
they're running to pumps they'll always be open and B) because it seems like I could clean them
with a good cl...
Posted in thread: Designing an easy to clean brewing system on 01-13-2015 at 10:49 PM
After puttering along on my 5 gal cooler and keggle system, I'm looking to upgrade to a shiny
new single-tier half-barrel direct-fire RIMS brewhouse. One of my biggest complaints with the
old system i...
Posted in thread: How does wild fermented cider age? on 10-07-2014 at 11:52 PM
I personally wouldn't treat it any differently than I do any other cider.Sounds good to me.I
have never used a campden tablet but if it killed the wild yeast won't it kill your Nottingham
Posted in thread: Brett and Spanish cider split batch on 10-04-2014 at 12:31 AM
Cool! I got a deal on some pear/apple cider that had just started fermenting naturally, so I
just went with it. I've got 5 gal assisted by Nottingham and the other 5 gal is getting a
starter dosed wit...
Posted in thread: How does wild fermented cider age? on 10-04-2014 at 12:20 AM
I just got my hands on some raw cider, but it had already begun to ferment before I got my
hands on it. I knocked the wild yeast back w campden tablets before pitching some Nottingham
yeast to ensure ...
Posted in thread: All-Grain BDSA - Tastes "smoky", not fruity on 09-25-2014 at 12:44 AM
So let's start with the obvious:1. don't burn your grain2. don't boil your grain.Both of those
can lead to off flavors if you don't know what you're doing, but it never should happen in a