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  • Posted in thread: Blow off v air lock on 04-21-2016 at 07:46 PM
    I use fermcap to keep down the foam from vigorous fermentation. During the first couple of days
    of the ferment I leave my 3 piece airlock empty (only use the main one piece ) and cover it
    with sanitiz...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 hop crop on 03-08-2016 at 06:35 PM
    I made a cirta only hoppy session with citra from two different sources. Huge garlic smell and
    flavor. Can't drink it. This sucks. No more 2015 citra for me.Made a 2015 hop Mosaic/Citra
    Fresh Squeezed...

  • Posted in thread: Why do newbies always use so much crystal malt? on 12-10-2015 at 07:12 PM
    Yes, that's the one that caught my eye first. The Campari IPA looks interesting but at the
    price of a liter of Campari I'd be hesitant to pour 2 or 3 of those in there at bottling time.
    At least the b...

  • Posted in thread: Metallurgists, what happened here? on 12-08-2015 at 03:39 PM
    Isn't PBW a base?

  • Posted in thread: added 2oz of gypsum to 10 gallon recipe need help on 11-19-2015 at 06:31 PM
    I decided to take my brewing the the next level and started messing with the water. I use ro
    water and the ez calculator said to add some gypsum. Anyway, measurements and what not got
    messed up and I ...

  • Posted in thread: I made a bad batch. Time to experiment! on 10-15-2015 at 06:10 PM
    Try diluting it with water before carbonating.

  • Posted in thread: cheap yellow >6%ABV recipe needed on 10-14-2015 at 04:14 PM
    Just put batch #10 to bed... 5# Vienna/5# pale ale/0.5# Cara 60L... 1/2 oz. golding @60 & 30/ 1
    oz Tettnang@ flameout. My wife loves it.Glad you've found something!What yeast did you use?

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Critique: Stardust (I?)Pale Ale (SH Galaxy Hops) on 10-08-2015 at 04:40 PM
    You don't really need to transfer to secondary. It sounds like it's causing you problems with
    racking and sanitation worries - just keep it in primary the whole time. I usually just leave
    it in primar...

  • Posted in thread: Did I accidentally make a barleywine? on 10-08-2015 at 04:01 PM
    If it happens again you could also top up with water before fermentation. Actually, you could
    probably dilute it before bottling, too. If you're unsure, you could test it out by separating
    out a few b...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Spectra on 10-08-2015 at 03:37 AM
    ...One other comment that I have pertaining to the ASBC 6A is the difficulty making the 6M
    solution of the NaOH. The 240 g / L (or 24 g / 100 ml what I made) does not go into solution
    easily and certa...