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  • Posted in thread: How to remove acetaldehyde from Pilsner on 08-15-2016 at 04:51 PM
    Acetaldehyde can also be created by the oxidation of ethanol. If this is the case, then it will
    be really hard to get rid of.

  • Posted in thread: Had my first Dark Lord - disappointed on 08-09-2016 at 07:35 PM
    Sounds like a severely oxidized sample.

  • Posted in thread: Taking gravity readings without compromising your brew on 08-01-2016 at 04:35 PM
    Make sure to raise the fermentation temperatures toward the end of fermentation. This will keep
    the yeast in suspension longer and get more attenuation.

  • Posted in thread: The co2 "blanket" on 07-27-2016 at 08:15 PM
    I agree with Yooper that the #1 flaw I see in homebrew competitions that keep good beers from
    being great is oxidation. I bet if you polled some of the award-winning homebrewers in your
    area and asked...

  • Posted in thread: I think my beers are oxyidized on 07-25-2016 at 06:17 PM
    How come everybody's getting oxidized beer all of a sudden? I've had a few issues here and
    there, but oxidation has never been one of them. Are you folks 100% sure the issue is O2?What
    makes you think...

  • 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

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