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  • Posted in thread: sterilize? on 07-27-2015 at 04:48 PM
    It's possible that by not "sanitizing" the bottle caps, you allowed microbes on the bottle caps
    to provide an off-flavor to your cider. On the other hand, if your flavors were not "off" but
    merely dif...

  • Posted in thread: (Home made) PBW - safe for glass? (Safe in general?) on 07-23-2015 at 04:15 PM
    I just wanted to follow-up as it's been a few months since I last posted. Overall, I would rate
    this project a success. My hoses, glass, and stainless containers get clean with my DIY PBW
    method (abov...

  • Posted in thread: How many people make yeast starters? on 07-07-2015 at 08:00 PM
    When I use liquid yeast, I make 3.5 liter starters. Cold crash and decant; swirl the yeast on
    the bottom and divide into 2 carboys. Lately I've been pressure-cooking wort to use for
    starters for the n...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Crush Question on 07-07-2015 at 02:40 PM
    For batch sparging, the crushed husks keep the mash permeable to water and there is less chance
    of of a stuck sparge:For continuous sparging, of "fly sparging," the crushed husks provide a
    filter bed ...

  • Posted in thread: Need a fruity English Pale ale or bitters recipe on 07-01-2015 at 01:10 PM
    You're at the high end of temperature range here, and that probably accounts for the fruity
    esters that you produced.

  • Posted in thread: Where can I find 1" ID Tubing? on 06-28-2015 at 02:40 PM
    As the title says: Where can I find 1" ID tubing for a blow-off device?

  • Posted in thread: Running a heater in my fridge on 06-28-2015 at 12:39 AM
    I've fermented in chest freezers and refrigerators. The rigid foam insulation around the door
    seals adequately as long as my temperature probe cord and "light bulb in a can" heater cord are
    not too th...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Long Island on 06-27-2015 at 12:30 PM
    Greetings from East Northport. In the past 3 years, I've gone from kits to all-grain ales to
    learning how to tri-decoct German lagers. It's definitely a work in progress, and every success
    and failure...

  • Posted in thread: What's an accurate evaporation rate for the hour long boil? on 06-25-2015 at 08:17 PM
    I have a refractometor, what can I use to sample wort during the boil that will not melt. They
    provided a plastic eye dropper with the refractometer but I would be afraid it would melt.Use a
    ladle and...

  • Posted in thread: What's an accurate evaporation rate for the hour long boil? on 06-23-2015 at 12:10 PM
    The larger the volume the more heat intensity you need to maintain the same boil-off rate, so
    if the volume varies as lhommedieu says above, he would have to adjust his burner accordingly
    to get the s...

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