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  • Posted in thread: What do you hate most about brew day? on 04-22-2014 at 09:30 PM
    My back is usually screaming at the end of the day. That's about it, though. I like the
    waiting. It gives me a chance to sit quietly and think. Or have lunch. Both of which can be
    rewarding experience...

  • Posted in thread: Moldy beer? on 04-22-2014 at 09:22 PM
    I've had yeast behave this way. It was using US-05. Only time it's ever happened, though I use
    that yeast all the time. It just clumped up like cheese curds, all the way through fermentation
    (you shou...

  • Posted in thread: Does your brew seem to disappear quickly? on 04-16-2014 at 09:13 PM
    Look at the bright side. You could be like me. I have no friends, and I don't get to brew
    nearly often enough....

  • Posted in thread: Sour beer on 04-15-2014 at 09:31 PM
    The previous posts are giving good advice, but I'm just going to complicate things slightly, if
    you all don't mind. If you're getting a "tart" note to the beer, it could be something else.
    I've gotten...

  • Posted in thread: does this look infected to you? on 04-14-2014 at 08:41 PM
    I think I'm seeing what the OP is referring to. It's hard to make out, but it looks like
    there's a film on the surface that would make me concerned, too. I'd say, if you really want to
    know, leave it ...

  • Posted in thread: keg smaller gas dip tub on 04-12-2014 at 03:40 PM
    You can do that, too. I cut mine because it was easier. 'Took all of about 30 seconds. No
    oiling, no drilling, no cleaning up to do. The only purpose of the gas dip tube is to hold an
    o-ring in place,...

  • Posted in thread: keg smaller gas dip tub on 04-11-2014 at 08:07 PM
    If I'm understanding your question, yes, that's the tapered gas tube. FYI, if you don't want to
    use the plastic one, you can use a shortened SS tube. You'll just need to cut it down to about
    1/3" in l...

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin Not Working on 04-09-2014 at 08:23 PM
    You can add the gelatin to warm beer (beer temp. makes no difference), you can add it to the
    keg, and you don't need to stir. You're not doing anything wrong. You're not getting the goo
    from the botto...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch Recipe Critique on 04-09-2014 at 07:33 PM
    If you're shooting for a "traditional" version, I'd say the percentage of wheat looks a bit
    high to me. I'd also say that 1 oz. of hops at 15 minutes will break the mold a bit, too.
    You're definitely ...

  • Posted in thread: Clarity after bottling on 04-09-2014 at 05:57 PM
    If you look around, you'll see that different folks often use different approaches. It all
    depends on what you're set up for and what kind of beer you're making. Ideally, you want to
    rack to secondary...