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Posted in thread: IPA hater wants to reform! on 06-06-2016 at 05:43 PM
What IPA should I try my hand at, or what bottled beer should I sample to see if it is even
worth my time, money, and beer space to attempt this again?Definitely try Bell's Two Hearted
and Founder's A...
Posted in thread: Ball lock gas vs. liquid posts on 08-18-2015 at 12:22 AM
Wait, you're just force carbing?I'd try to avoid doing anything fancy or clever.Only time I've
put the gas on the wrong post is to blow a hop clog out of the dip tube. For that, it's worth
it. For jus...
Posted in thread: Ball lock gas vs. liquid posts on 08-17-2015 at 09:44 PM
It's a pain to get off, but totally doable. I'm not sure how much doing this munges up the
disconnect / post. A monkey wrench helps to get a little extra leverage on the disconnect.
Posted in thread: To cold crash or not cold crash (during a heat wave) on 08-17-2015 at 09:42 PM
Unless ice is expensive or you're feeling lazy, I would go ahead and do your normal procedure.
Shouldn't hurt to cold crash only partway, if that's what happens. (Me, I'd be lazy.)
Posted in thread: How long can beer sit in my keg? I need to move in next couple weeks on 08-17-2015 at 09:39 PM
Carbonating warm isn't risky. You just need a different pressure to achieve a desired level of
carbonation. (Alternately, you can carb using your normal pressure and accept that it'll be
Posted in thread: physics of a sponge on 08-14-2015 at 08:50 PM
So let's start by adressing the volume thing. A gallon is a gallon, no matter how you slice it.
Doesn't matter if your pot is shallow, deep, cylindrical, rectangular, conical. Equating a pot
to a spon...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-14-2015 at 06:36 PM
I had the sudden heart sinking realization that the recipe I was playing with, as I stated
myself earlier in some posts, is a partial mash using 5.25 ttl lbs of grain and 3.15 lbs of
LME.For a partial...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-14-2015 at 06:31 PM
I thought i read in here that after anything after the first drain may be unnecessary(if you
can mash in up to 1/2 your boil vol, counting in absorbtion). So you could measure first
runnings and add s...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-13-2015 at 08:50 PM
Unfortunately, BeerSmith doesn't currently support making it easy to create a recipe that does
sparging in what I think is the easiest way.There are a bunch of options:1. The BeerSmith
default, which ...
Posted in thread: Cold beer carbonates faster than warmer beer? on 08-12-2015 at 12:09 AM
CO2 solubility increases as temperature decreases.I couldn't tell you offhand the speed
difference between a low pressure of CO2 at low temperature vs. a high pressure at higher