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Posted in thread: Fermenting Htr on 11-18-2014 at 01:19 AM
I do just as beergolf describes, although I couldn't get a cooler here so I insulated a plastic
storage bucket and it does very well.Aquarium heaters will likely have some rubber bits (or the
Posted in thread: What's the difference? on 11-12-2014 at 03:32 AM
On the question of All grain over partial mash: with partial mash you need to get that extract
out the tin and mix it in well, so an all grain batch could be argued to be easier so long as
you have th...
Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 10-31-2014 at 12:18 AM
Today I received 1000 plastic pipettes. I have went through several for measuring 3ml of
concentrated starsan and now I decided to get a nice glass and rubber one, only they cost £7
and I saw that I c...
Posted in thread: Help burping overcarbed beer. on 10-31-2014 at 12:03 AM
I have a heavily overcarbed batch, but no bottle bombs yet. I've moved them out to the shed
(5-10 degrees C; 41 to 50F) for now. Around 8 seconds after opening, foam starts billowing out
the top, brin...
Posted in thread: I won't prime this wAy again ! on 10-22-2014 at 09:16 PM
When I first bottled with sugar in the bottle it did do that, but only to the extent of
producing a head on the beer. Maybe the sugar gets surrounded by a smaller volume of beer
before the rest comes ...
Posted in thread: Aphids in my hops.. Aphids in my beer? on 09-24-2014 at 10:42 PM
I wouldn't dry hop with them, but boil away. Extra protein for head retention.haha, extra
protein it'll have to be.Ladybugs are awesome. Have you tried putting a live aphid attracting
plant near the h...
Posted in thread: Aphids in my hops.. Aphids in my beer? on 09-24-2014 at 12:08 PM
I harvested my first years growth of hops today and got 97g of wet hops, so roughly ~20g when
dried. Only since the start of this week have I noticed that the very top cones have aphids
inside them, a...
Posted in thread: Adding lactose and vanilla sticks to milk stout. on 09-16-2014 at 01:02 AM
I often boil my priming sugar in a bit of water so that it is evenly mixed - you could do it
along with the lactose, then cool the solution of dissolved sugars (move the pot around a sink
of cold wate...
Posted in thread: Brewing big beer, questions on 09-16-2014 at 12:09 AM
While I'm too late, for next time or anyone else, another option is to add half the ingredients
(effectively doubling the yeast you pitch), wait a few days for the yeast to multiply, and add
Posted in thread: Honey to Fermenter on 09-13-2014 at 02:52 AM
Unless something else is wrong energizer shouldn't be needed. A gentle stir/swirl for a minute
to get the honey mixed into everything should do it. That will get the yeast going about their