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Posted in thread: Refractometer on 11-24-2013 at 03:20 PM
I've been using one for several years now. My advice: calibrate it every day you use it. And my
tap water gives me the exact same reading as distilled water so that's what I use.
Posted in thread: Best extract only recipe for an all grain guy on 11-12-2013 at 03:33 AM
Not real exciting, but a hefeweizen (or an American wheat) is the first thing that comes to my
mind. Most wheat extracts are 60% wheat 40% pale, or maybe 65% and 35%, and you don't have to
mess with a...
Posted in thread: Anyone have Kegco K209B-2? on 11-11-2013 at 03:51 AM
Couple questions. Has anyone installed this in an outdoor kitchen? And looking at it on
www.beveragefactory.com I see that the tower only has one tap handle and I don't see an option
for adding more. ...
Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 10-22-2013 at 05:31 PM
I used to live about 100ft from the Pacific Ocean near SF, I think the fact that the temp
remained so low and even didn't allow my bottled beers to strip additional flavor after initial
Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 10-21-2013 at 06:24 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion that handling has more to do with restarting the fermentation after
packaging, as I never had the issue mentioned in this thread when I lived in a relatively cool
Posted in thread: Brewing in Los Angeles on 10-18-2013 at 04:37 AM
It is however handy to remove chlorine.But unfortunately most tap water in the LA area contains
chloramine rather than chlorine, and run-of-the-mill filters won't get rid of it. Odds are
you'll still ...
Posted in thread: Another newb trying to make the jump...will this pot work? on 10-17-2013 at 11:02 PM
I make 5-gal batches in a 10-gal aluminum pot and that's pretty much perfect for me. No doubt
you will boil over in an 8-gal pot unless you're careful and/or don't get a real strong boil
going at the ...
Posted in thread: Brewing in Los Angeles on 10-17-2013 at 10:54 PM
Hey jealker1140. How many grams of which water softener do you use per mash? I want to try
softening my water (west LA tap). I want to see what it does to my beers since right now im
just using straig...
Posted in thread: Brewing in Los Angeles on 10-16-2013 at 11:52 PM
Just my opinions...1. Looking for the best water in LA is kinda like looking for the best
smelling fart. Our tap water is pretty hard so I almost always cut it with some RO water from a
dispenser and ...
Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 10-16-2013 at 09:20 PM
I should have listened to bierhaus15 back in post #2 re: wy1968 and bottling, but I guess some
lessons have to be learned the hard way. I made Common Room ESB with 1968 a couple months ago
and when I ...