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  • Posted in thread: Mash PH, how low is too low? on 08-29-2014 at 11:36 PM
    I think having proper pH is important as it effects the activity of the amylase enzymes. A
    amylase works best at pH 7. B amylase works best at pH 5. So it's a compromise to aim for
    around 5.4 from emp...

  • Posted in thread: another ph thread on 08-29-2014 at 11:26 PM
    Are you testing both at room temperature? Also it Doesn't matter what pH your brew water is,
    only the alkalinity and the salts that you are adding. I would not sure strips and get a pH
    meter. Sent fro...

  • Posted in thread: "Bottle Hopping" --- Anyone? on 08-29-2014 at 11:19 PM
    I don't think you actually want any hop particles in you're finished product or it will taste
    astringent and awful. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Metallic Off Flavor on 08-06-2014 at 01:28 PM
    I believe you need the layer of oxidation on metals such as copper and aluminum. At least
    that's what I've read. Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewAluminum and stainless steel are so
    corrosive that t...

  • Posted in thread: Cider exposed to oxygen on 06-17-2014 at 09:27 PM
    It's ok. Oxygen stops the yeast producing alcohol as you've pointed out. But it will consume
    all available oxygen and start fermenting once the oxygen is gone and this happens quickly. So,
    unless you ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxidisation during Lautering. on 04-06-2014 at 03:48 AM
    Quick question. Is it ok for me to lauter into the kettle without a hose and allowing it to
    splash? I've been doing this for a few brews no problems but saw Palmer saying you should
    minimize splashing...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Combination (Mosaic, Challenger, EKG) on 03-27-2014 at 04:06 AM
    Gents,I'm thinking of making a very aromatic English type pale ale. I recently tried mosaic
    hops are really liked the aroma.Do you think the Mosaic/Challenger/EKG combination would go
    good? I'm dumpin...

  • Posted in thread: So.. your neighbor comes by and drinks one of your beers... on 03-22-2014 at 11:30 PM
    So you murdered him. Let's face it. He had to die. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Yeast or no yeast on 03-22-2014 at 11:28 PM
    You're not suppose to serve the yeast with a Belgian beer like chimay. It even says to store
    upright on the bottle due to this. However, I personally prefer to add the yeast to my 2nd
    glass. Just a we...

  • Posted in thread: How old is your oldest beer? (And is it drinkable) on 03-22-2014 at 11:27 PM
    I had a flood at mine and lost my kegging gear but not the kegs. Too me 4 years before I bought
    another fridge and tap. I tried one of the old kegs and it was fine. Tasted great actually. Was
    a strong...