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Posted in thread: Silicone Tubing - Odor after autoclaving on 09-01-2012 at 12:25 AM
Hmm. It was tap water, but the way I did it the tubing wasn't submerged in it. It was sitting
on a top of the jars. Is that an issue? In terms of being clean, I'm probably okay there. I
only use it fo...
Posted in thread: Silicone Tubing - Odor after autoclaving on 08-31-2012 at 01:16 PM
Some of my silicone tubing had gone through quite a bit of use and then sat around in my garage
for awhile. I was using my pressure cooker to santize a few other things anyway, so thought I
Posted in thread: Estimate of Viability Lost During Shipping? on 05-24-2012 at 11:29 PM
Is there any general guidance on how much yeast viability is lost when yeast is out of
refrigeration for a day?I always wonder how much viability is lost when I order yeast online --
it's about 2 days...
Posted in thread: Why does my slurry keeping forming a new krausen? on 05-13-2012 at 07:46 PM
Thanks for sharing. I am thinking maybe I should not chance it then... I can always get some
fresh yeast another time and try again to save it. Hate to waste it, but better that than a
Posted in thread: Why does my slurry keeping forming a new krausen? on 05-13-2012 at 04:28 AM
I received some slurry from a local brewery about a month ago -- I never washed it and it
separated into some nice thick yeast on the bottom and beer above it. It has been in the fridge
the entire tim...
Posted in thread: How To Make A Beer Crate For 12oz Beer Bottles on 04-23-2012 at 05:25 PM
I think everyone is using Firring Strips to make it so cheap..That is what I used... They are
less than $1.00 per 8' length.Yup, thats what I used. Less than $5 for two crates.
Posted in thread: Brewmasters Warehouse Low Efficiency? on 04-22-2012 at 07:56 PM
I will add in my agreement to others here. BMW crush has always given me higher efficiency than
other brew shops.... Always been a great crush.
Posted in thread: First All Grain Batch on 04-21-2012 at 10:49 PM
Boiling a 5 gallon batch in a 6.5 gallon pot is going to be impossible. You will need about 6.5
gallons pre-boil to achieve 5 gallons to the fermenter. You may want to start out with 4 gallon
Posted in thread: Can someone help me transfer from kits to all grain? on 04-21-2012 at 08:31 PM
Look at the stickies at the top of this thread. Lots of good starter info to introduce you to
the different methods.
Posted in thread: First All Grain Batch on 04-21-2012 at 07:44 PM
If you can, try to minimize splashing between the bucket and pot. Hot side aeration is debated
on here.... not really knowing how big a deal it is, I just tried to minimize it when I
transferred but d...
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