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Posted in thread: Carboy scratched? on 11-20-2013 at 09:47 PM
Scratched plastic is notorious for being assumed to be harboring contaminating bacteria. This
is the major reason why many people advocate the use of glass. Also, a brush on plastic carboys
is a big n...
Posted in thread: plastic bucket for fermentation??? on 11-19-2013 at 07:36 PM
I plan on keeping my current beer in it's bucket for at least a month and a half.Don't count on
your LHBS to be your source of home brewing information, count on them as your source of home
Posted in thread: Pumpkin ale w/maple syrup on 11-15-2013 at 10:29 PM
Agree with shawnbou. You generally shouldn't be moving your beer until three weeks in
primary.This is real maple syrup?
Posted in thread: Ok I put in secondary extract (PSA IPA) on 11-15-2013 at 09:47 PM
That was really tough to read, did you write it while drunk?Don't use a secondary unless you
have a very good reason.Leave your beer in primary for 3 weeks, then bottle.
Posted in thread: Doctor say's I no more beer. Drink vodka instead. on 11-14-2013 at 06:04 PM
Luckily we all learned the basic math to lose weight when we were in grade school: X - X = X.
That's it. It's just that easy. And it's sustainable.I must have skipped weight loss day in my
Posted in thread: First attempt - cloudy after racking to secondary on 11-11-2013 at 10:47 PM
Thanks. When you guys are saying to stick with just the primary (unless dry hopping or adding
things), is this based on the style of beer or a rule of thumb for all types?There are styles
that should ...
Posted in thread: First attempt - cloudy after racking to secondary on 11-11-2013 at 10:34 PM
Agree with no secondary. I'd leave it in the fermenter another two weeks at least, then bottle.
Posted in thread: using spring water for topping off? on 11-11-2013 at 09:14 PM
I always top off with water out of the tap, but then again, I don't chill much, so it's
pasteurized by the super hot wort. What's your chilling process? Do you have room to add top
off water to your h...
Posted in thread: All Grain & Extract brewers competing against each other? on 11-11-2013 at 07:21 PM
It seems like everyone's getting caught up on flavor and general beer quality, when that had
nothing to do with OP's first post.That aside, OP raises a fair question of how much of the
work the brewer...
Posted in thread: Dry hop in Primary on 11-11-2013 at 05:49 PM
That makes sense. I may have misrepresented my previous statement. The aroma extraction is
greatest at higher temps. I equate that with better. Each brewer/brewery had their own
preferred temperature ...