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Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 02-16-2015 at 08:36 PM
Putting this on my "to read" list. My house water is terrible and I plan in using distilled
when I start brewing in the next month or so.The last few batches I've made have been amazing.
Posted in thread: New Fermentation Chamber: True GDM-26 Refrigerator Cooler on 02-16-2015 at 04:28 PM
I removed and bypassed the existing thermostat and wired in a STC-1000 controller mounted in
the lower front panel. Using the existing wires, a heater module was installed into the upper
Posted in thread: Nitro Stout Carbonation - Need Help on 01-07-2015 at 01:11 AM
I ran into a similar problem when I hooked up my stout faucet and beer gas tank; I was never
able to find a straightforward answer to "how do i set up a stout faucet?"...So, after a long
time of trial...
Posted in thread: 30 Smack Pack Starter With Multiple Strains - All Expired on 12-16-2014 at 12:35 AM
That's excellent. My MIL just moved from Arlington Heights to Milwaukee, so we're on 94
basically the whole way to Wisconsin. Wife's family has a house on Lake Geneva, so summers are
a good bet too. I...
Posted in thread: All grain brews have the same "tart" taste - Please help! on 12-15-2014 at 09:37 PM
So definitely "tart", not "bitter"? ... and by "bitter" I mean in a thoroughly unpleasant way,
not the kind of bitter your boil hops create
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 too cold? on 12-15-2014 at 09:19 PM
Not at all. Diacetyl in low amounts is "slick" in the mouthfeel, or a bit oiliness. It leaves a
bit of slickness on the teeth or tongue when in small amounts, but it's there. In larger
amounts, it get...
Posted in thread: Planning 1st AG Brew-MO Smash but what hops? on 12-15-2014 at 06:51 PM
Thanks on the US05.No problem. If you have the ability to control the temp near the low range,
the Nott would probably work just as well.
Posted in thread: All grain brews have the same "tart" taste - Please help! on 12-15-2014 at 06:46 PM
I had similar issues with my RIMS system that I didn't have with the coolers.I solved the
problem with a combination of [*]Reduce the amount of sparge water (fly sparging) so as not to
drop below 1.01...
Posted in thread: Planning 1st AG Brew-MO Smash but what hops? on 12-15-2014 at 06:37 PM
My wife got me my starter kit last Christmas and I am now going to AG after this Christmas. I
am planning doing a MO smash on my first AG brewday but can't decide on the hops to use. My
options are be...
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 too cold? on 12-15-2014 at 06:35 PM
I have never heard "peach" used to describe diacetyl (normally "butterscotch"), but I wonder if
its from not letting it sit on the yeast cake for long enough for a D-rest. At that temp the