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Posted in thread: Unnecessary brewing practices on 03-11-2014 at 03:33 PM
Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet, but here goes: Boiling top-up water.I boil my
wort, but not other water used in the process. The water I use to rehydrate my dry yeast?
Straight out of th...
Posted in thread: Strange stratification in my beer after racking to secondary on 03-11-2014 at 03:09 PM
Looks like maybe someone forgot to dump the StarSan out of their fermenter before racking beer
Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 03-11-2014 at 12:44 PM
So we are not supposed to drink those bombers of 8%-10% in one night? :tank:They're supposed to
last a whole night???
Posted in thread: Getting screwed at a car dealership on 03-10-2014 at 06:25 PM
As mentioned, most of us have had similar experiences. My first car was a brand new VW Jetta
that cost me $40,000 (in 1999 dollars!) and didn't even have leather seats. I paid full sticker
price and f...
Posted in thread: Help! I aerated wrong! on 03-07-2014 at 11:51 AM
No, not at all, that's perfectly acceptable. Lots of people do it that way on purpose. Adding
oxygen to the beer is only a problem after fermentation is winding down, which isn't till days
Posted in thread: "Flaked Barley" = "Toasted Barley Flakes?" on 03-06-2014 at 10:45 PM
I'm planning on brewing a Dry Stout this weekend, and the recipe calls for Flaked Barley. I
checked my stock and I don't have any, but I do have a couple of pounds of something labeled
Posted in thread: Trub question ? on 03-06-2014 at 01:46 PM
Trub is fine, I try to keep the hops separate though as extended contact with the wort can
impart vegetal, grassy flavours.
Posted in thread: Yeast starter dead? on 03-06-2014 at 12:07 PM
Check the gravity. I had a dud starter once. The yeast had frozen during delivery and didn't
appear to do anything while on the stir plate. On brew day, I checked the gravity to be sure,
and it was st...
Posted in thread: Does nobody use a grant? on 03-06-2014 at 11:34 AM
ScubaSteve, my understanding is that the grant is used during recirculating the wort during the
mash, but you're describing using it during the boil. I haven't read anything about using it
during the ...
Posted in thread: Thoughts on Secondary Fermenting on 03-05-2014 at 06:05 PM
3 weeks at 70° F oughta carb 'em up nicely, if you did everything else right.