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Posted in thread: Online Brewing Courses on 10-29-2015 at 08:45 PM
https://www.pdx.edu/cepe/online-business-of-craft-brewing-certificateThere's this...just heard
about it last night myself.
Posted in thread: Question about starters: cheaper/easier options? on 10-22-2015 at 04:08 PM
I don't think the pH of wort is low enough to prevent botulism infection at room temperature
storage (below pH 4.6 - USDA).I believe canned wort must be canned in a pressure cooker in
order to be shel...
Posted in thread: Can I use a bottling spigot on a fermenter? on 10-16-2015 at 04:17 PM
I do this, and not that this is a scientific representation but "it hasn't been a problem" (so
far). To keep things sanitary I attach about 12" of hose and then a ball lock on the end - all
of which g...
Posted in thread: What to do when you can't find the right Lovibind malt? on 09-03-2015 at 09:31 PM
You might take a whack at toasting pale malt to the desired shade.Here's link from the
interwebs that includes a bit about 200L chocolate malt in a pan on the stovetop.
Posted in thread: Anyone Ever Weigh Their Freshly Picked Hops? on 08-15-2015 at 03:17 PM
Gotcha...about 2.5 gallons per pound of wet hops is a good ball parkResults may vary.
Posted in thread: Anyone Ever Weigh Their Freshly Picked Hops? on 08-14-2015 at 04:09 PM
A rule of thumb would be to divide fresh hop weight by 4.5 to approximate "dry" weight
equivalent.Fresh hops are about 80% moisture content (m.c.) and dry hops are between 8-10%
m.c.Say you have 100 g...
Posted in thread: Force carbonation calculator on 11-21-2014 at 11:55 PM
It won't work to fill the head space with a high pressure because that pressure would be too
high.If you're trying to deliver ~2.4volumes CO2 and the headspace in a 5 gallon keg is 0.125
gallon and th...
Posted in thread: Transfer finished carbonated beer from one keg to another? on 11-21-2014 at 04:24 PM
Can't you turn the relief valve 90 degrees to lock in in the up position?What I usually do is
start loosening the relief valve (turning counter clockwise) after I connect the jumper cable
until it bar...
Posted in thread: Better cooling efficiency with counterflow wort chiller on 11-18-2014 at 11:38 PM
The wire wrap thing doesn't do anything. There is plenty of turbulence with the water hitting
the side walls of the helix.Now, if you had a straight 25' piece of tubing with no turns, then
yeah, the w...
Posted in thread: Better cooling efficiency with counterflow wort chiller on 11-18-2014 at 09:02 PM
One "problem" with the CFCs is that both the water and the wort flow need to be flowing fast
enough to be turbulent (mixing). If you throttle back the wort (say below 0.5gpm for a 1/2" OD
pipe or 0.37...