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  • Posted in thread: Silicone or thermoplastic tubing? Preferences? on 10-17-2010 at 05:49 PM
    I was wondering this too. I ordered thermoplastic but the silicone is clear, whereas thermo is
    opaque...I'm not sure why infection would be an issue unless you're talking about the tubing
    off the boil...

  • Posted in thread: wort Chiller? on 10-15-2010 at 02:57 AM
    Put a few cups of white vinegar in a bucket of water. Let the copper sit in the solution for a
    few hours and it will turn shiny again. It's always good to do when you first use it and then
    again whene...

  • Posted in thread: Well I tried New Belgium's Fat Tire and I am not impressed but... on 10-14-2010 at 07:04 PM
    Sorry for potential highjack, but I've been meaning to ask what that strange flavor is in New
    Belgium's Mothership wit and 1554 or whatever... tastes like olives to me. Turned me off from
    their brews....

  • Posted in thread: Most expensive beer and was it worth it? on 10-14-2010 at 07:02 PM
    I think an Ouds Beersel old kriek 10 oz for like $12 or something. Very good... even Russian
    River doesn't do sours like the Belgians.

  • Posted in thread: Is it good to use any household bleach for sanitizing on 10-14-2010 at 02:10 PM
    Don't use bleach except on occasional cleaning jobs if at all. It's just too much of a pain to
    have to worry about when using. Get a big tub of carbonate based cleaner (PBW) and some
    iodophor. You sho...

  • Posted in thread: High pressure vs. low pressure on 10-13-2010 at 05:11 AM
    Neither. Get the high pressure banjo that's 210K btu and 11" in diameter (BG14).Unless you're
    using it for a recirculating mash... then get the low pressure. For everything else bigger is

  • Posted in thread: March pump - aeration? on 10-03-2010 at 04:34 PM
    Thanks. Maybe I will stick with the thermoplastic. The stuff looks pretty rugged and I don't
    need to see the wort as long as I know there's not going to be a problem.

  • Posted in thread: March pump - aeration? on 10-03-2010 at 06:03 AM
    I just got my thermoplastic tubing in the mail from NB and, yes, it's opaque. So if I use this
    stuff I won't be able to see my wort being pumped in the tubes. Is it worth it to go out and
    get clear si...

  • Posted in thread: Stone Ruination on 10-03-2010 at 05:38 AM
    This is all because Ruination is not a great beer. It's a stunt beer packed with Cascade hops
    that makes it taste like you're eating a tree. The entire nose is totally one dimensional.
    Contrast to Hop...

  • Posted in thread: Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA on 10-03-2010 at 05:29 AM
    Dogfish Head IPAs taste like typical homebrew IPAs. I had the 90 min once and it was ok, mild
    and smooth. Had it another time and just cloyingly sweet. Stone Ruination is way too hoppy in
    an overly si...