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Posted in thread: Bottle Cleaning: Negligent, lazy, or both? on 07-10-2016 at 06:18 PM
I rinse the bottles as soon as I pour out the beer. If they are not rinsed right away I don't
even bother with them. If they are full of gunk, I am sure I will empty another one later.(of
course with ...
Posted in thread: Any powder sanitizers? on 07-09-2016 at 03:18 AM
I doubt when 2.5g is used, and I always rinse once, I don't think that in a 23L batch the
effect is significantnow that I realise how long Star San lasts, I'll be using it when I'm done
with my curren...
Posted in thread: Clean your SS boil kettle? on 07-02-2016 at 01:06 AM
Barkeeper's Friend is great stuff. It is by far the easiest and best way to clean a SS pot.
Make the pot damp then throw the powdered stuff on there. Wait a bit then wipe it off. It will
Posted in thread: Eliminating Secondary Fermenter on 07-02-2016 at 12:58 AM
I did have to use some fresh yeast for bottling. I assumed the original yeast wouldn't be much
help carbonating the beer, but yeah, same fermenter the beer went in after the boil for two
years. The be...
Posted in thread: Any powder sanitizers? on 07-01-2016 at 04:11 AM
It lasts a very long time. Especially if you mix it with distilled water and use it in a spray
bottle. All yu really need to do is get the surface wet.
Posted in thread: Eliminating Secondary Fermenter on 07-01-2016 at 03:52 AM
I left a Barleywine in the primary for two years. It was a bucket. I never secondary any beer.
Posted in thread: Why use yeast starter if yeast multiplies anyway? on 05-29-2016 at 12:54 AM
1.060 is what Wyeast says. I have never made a yeast starter with Wyeast even going a bit above
that. No problems. But, wouldn't the smack pack be the yeast starter in that case? Where I
would think a...
Posted in thread: Swapping my blowoff for an airlock. on 05-20-2016 at 02:14 AM
I read that if you use distilled water with starsan it will keep for quite a while but if you
use regular tap water it's only good for like a week or so, not sure how accurate that it.It
depends on th...
Posted in thread: Serving temperature on 07-17-2014 at 08:18 PM
Temp wise, styles have recommended drinking temperatures. I usually like beer a little warmer
than fridge temp. Fridge temp is for horse piss beer which is nice once in a while during hot
Posted in thread: What is your favorite local beer (besides Homebrew) on 05-30-2014 at 03:55 PM
Madison has a thriving local scene. I really like Karben 4, because they are right by my office
(in the old Ale Asylum building). There is a new brewery in the area, whose name I can't
remember, that ...