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  • Posted in thread: Amount of corn sugar to add for a bottled cider? on 02-11-2016 at 05:26 PM
    I didn't know if it would kill my yeast. Haha...Those first brave souls into the breach will be
    goners... But they give their lives valiantly so that their myriad brethren may prosper and
    dine on that...

  • Posted in thread: Amount of corn sugar to add for a bottled cider? on 02-11-2016 at 05:25 AM
    You don't even need to let it cool... You're adding about 2 cups of hot liquid to 6 gallons of
    cold... Just dump the hot priming solution into the bottling bucket and rack the cider onto it.
    The tempe...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade PBW Recipe on 02-09-2016 at 09:27 PM
    I've had oxyclean leave a residue on bottles after a prolonged soak (days to weeks) but not
    after a few hours (which is more than enough to remove labels for instance). But even that
    comes off with a ...

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-09-2016 at 12:36 AM
    $39, but then ya gotta buy the lid. looked at my receipt. I bought the pot & lid plus fillers
    to reach $60 then used a $30 off $60 coupon. I also got free shipping.I had been eyeing it for
    a while to...

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-08-2016 at 07:06 AM
    If you're not adverse to aluminum, then Staples (yes, the office supply store) carries a nice
    10g pot. You buy the pot and lid separately for a total of about $45 or so... Less if you can
    find a coupo...

  • Posted in thread: Conditioning Grain Question on 02-06-2016 at 05:06 PM
    It's when you "moisten" the grain slightly before crushing. It's supposed to keep the husks
    intact better. Some folks use a spray bottle and just give it a light misting. I've only tried
    it a couple o...

  • Posted in thread: Counterflow Wort Chiller Build (and use) on 02-01-2016 at 02:31 AM
    You can always do it weldless... You pay a little more in fittings but you don't have to sweat
    any copper.

  • Posted in thread: First All Grain BIAB Today, Success! on 01-31-2016 at 04:37 AM
    Sounds like a good brew day... Congrats. My transition to BIAB was similarly rapid. 4-5 Mr.
    Beer kits, 1 extract Bass Ale clone from a recipe found online then straight to BIAB. Now you
    just need to l...

  • Posted in thread: Husband used regular white sugar instead of organic on 01-29-2016 at 11:31 PM
    In case you're still worried about the chemicals used to refine sugar, phosphoric acid is used
    in soft drinks such as Coke and Pepsi, while Calcium Hydroxide is also known as slaked lime and
    is used i...

  • Posted in thread: Husband used regular white sugar instead of organic on 01-29-2016 at 10:36 PM
    Not much of the refining products (phosphoric acid and calcium hydroxide) are left at the end.
    These chemicals combine with the impurities in the raw sugar, float to the top, and are skimmed
    off. The ...

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