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Posted in thread: Bottle cleaning question on 12-26-2014 at 01:00 AM
I clean them and hang to dry on the bottling tree, then leave for a few days to dry, then cover
the mouths with foil and store. Before bottling, I sanitize with a vinator.
Posted in thread: Hop Stopper first use = not happy on 12-08-2014 at 03:06 PM
Well, I think I'm done with the Hop Stopper. This weekend, I brewed 10 gallons of an Amarillo
IPA. With 15 minutes left in the boil, I turned on my pump and began recirculating boiling wort
Posted in thread: Gelatine / Priming Sugar on 12-05-2014 at 02:10 PM
No. You should chill the beer first for at least a day, then add gelatine and wait at least 3
more days, then prepare your priming sugar solution, pour it into your bottling bucket, gently
rack your b...
Posted in thread: Grain types on 12-05-2014 at 02:08 PM
I use the two interchangeably.
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 12-05-2014 at 11:38 AM
FYI, you cannot "remove" mold by simply skimming it off the top. The film on the top is just a
symptom. If you have mold in your beer, it's throughout the solution, not isolated to the
Posted in thread: Do Columbus and Amarillo go together? on 12-05-2014 at 11:36 AM
So when I went to modify the recipe in Beersmith, I noticed it listed "Columbus" as the same as
"Tomahawk," and indicated it's traditionally a bittering hop. I checked the AA of my supply,
and it turn...
Posted in thread: Do Columbus and Amarillo go together? on 12-05-2014 at 03:48 AM
Sorry, yeah, I meant the listed grain bill was for a 5 gallon batch. I'll be doubling
everything for the 10 gallon batch, I just figured people are used to seeing grain bills and
hop schedules for 5 g...
Posted in thread: Do Columbus and Amarillo go together? on 12-04-2014 at 11:40 PM
I'm planning a brew for this weekend to use up some Amarillo hops that have been in my freezer
for over a year. I came up with a recipe for an IPA, but I'm concerned that it won't be "hoppy"
Posted in thread: Final gravity 1020 Why? on 12-04-2014 at 07:31 PM
My latest batch of "Session IPA (meaning not so heavy on the hops)OT: "Session" means low ABV,
not low hops.Are you measuring gravity with a hydrometer or a refractometer? I don't blame the
yeast, I t...
Posted in thread: Contaminated Beer - Some Questions on 12-04-2014 at 07:27 PM
Ok, thanks for the advice. I had a carboy but it cracked...guess I need to get a new one.Or
better yet, save your money and get a used one.I find in any medium-sized city or bigger, if
you check the o...