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  • Posted in thread: Repitch on cake 1st on 07-22-2016 at 02:33 PM
    You can get away with over pitching like this once, but do not try to use that yeast again.

  • Posted in thread: How do I purge a keg? on 05-25-2016 at 06:50 PM

  • Posted in thread: The emergence of Corporate Homebrew Shops...and otherworldly pricing on 05-23-2016 at 06:02 PM
    P.S., I'm betting virtually all HBS's are "corporate"...I doubt there are very many running a
    "3rd grade lemonade stand" business model.I do not think this is true. I know very few LHBS
    that are corpo...

  • Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-13-2016 at 02:24 PM
    Make sure you only have one light source. Multiple light sources will blur the readings.

  • Posted in thread: Too dangerous? Wort canning without pressure cooker... on 05-09-2016 at 10:26 AM
    Did you tighten the lids before you boiled? They need to be somewhat loose in the boil to off

  • Posted in thread: Longevity of kegged beer by style on 05-04-2016 at 09:31 PM
    Keep them away from oxygen (zero oxygen contact after pitching the yeast, push out of primary
    under co2 pressure into keg purged by pushing out sanitizer) and COLD as possible (without
    freezing) and t...

  • Posted in thread: People say "Green Apple" as an off flavor when describing beer. What is that? on 05-02-2016 at 04:47 PM
    Acetaldehyde created as a pre-cursor to ethanol tastes different than acetaldehyde created from
    the oxidation of ethanol. Not all acetaldehyde will taste the same. Not all people will
    perceive it the ...

  • Posted in thread: How would you keg a home brew to be used on a bar/restaurant system? on 05-02-2016 at 04:38 PM
    You can also keg and carbonate your beer as normal, then use a jumper line to transfer the
    carbonated beer into a sanke keg.

  • Posted in thread: Hot side aeration while sparging on 04-28-2016 at 05:10 PM
    Here is a good read on beer oxidation from George Fix:"Studies have shown that the oxidation of
    melanoidins and polyphenols is an important conseque...

  • Posted in thread: Hot side aeration while sparging on 04-28-2016 at 04:48 PM
    In a homebrew setting, you would have to be very sloppy for HSA to matter. In fact, total lack
    of HSA has been shown to cause haze and colloidal instability. You will never get rid of all
    HSA, but as ...

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