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  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter blowoff on 11-26-2014 at 02:25 AM
    Further research: Dimethicone is also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). More info on the
    compound can be found in this WHO study (pg 165):WHO Food Additives StudyOk. Thanks a bunch for
    sifting thr...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter blowoff on 11-25-2014 at 04:17 PM
    Why not? What do you have against Fermcap?They way it went down was like this. I purchased the
    fermcap and used it for a while. I then learned of this whole FDA thing saying and silicone
    added to beer...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter blowoff on 11-25-2014 at 02:38 PM
    1 gallon = 3.96 liters. Do you use a stirplate with that?I can't use 1 gallon jugs on my
    stirplate. The jugs don't have flat bottoms and the stir bar gets thrown immediately.Sent from
    my iPhone using ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter blowoff on 11-25-2014 at 02:36 PM
    Yeah, screw it. 5L flask it is. Damn I wish I'd learn my les son and always go for the
    biggest...I'm also sick of my stupid 2L flask blowing off. I seem to like to use seriously top
    cropping yeast and...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting final volume and yeast starter on 11-21-2014 at 11:36 PM
    I will boil the water I use for about three minutes, low rolling boil with the kettle lid on,
    to sanitize kettle.Take off heat, stir in DME, return to low boil for about one minute. Cover
    and cool to ...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting final volume and yeast starter on 11-21-2014 at 11:33 PM
    Ok so it sounds like boiling 20 minutes is not neccesary so I can reduce this time. I use a
    calculator, that doesn't really have anything to do with my question. Perhaps I worded it
    poorly. How about ...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting final volume and yeast starter on 11-21-2014 at 10:25 PM
    First off let me say that I realize this is not a huge deal but I seem to be pretty bad at
    nailing my yeast starter volumes sometimes. So for example...if I want to make a 1.25 L
    starter, I add 125 gr...

  • Posted in thread: El Dorado and Calypso Hop Belgian Pale Ale on 11-19-2014 at 01:05 PM
    Thanks. The premiant is supposed to be similar to saaz but it does have much higher AA. I have
    8 oz of it so need to use it up. I'll think about the FWH addition and bitterness a little more
    before I ...

  • Posted in thread: El Dorado and Calypso Hop Belgian Pale Ale on 11-19-2014 at 02:08 AM
    Keg kicked for this today. I found that this one really improved after a month in the keg.
    Still have quite a few bottles that were bottle conditioned sitting around. Anyway, judge
    comments noted poss...

  • Posted in thread: The relationship between Residual Alkalinity and pH on 11-18-2014 at 06:29 PM
    I have similar water to you and also use bru'n water. I typically just add a small amount of
    cacl2 and gypsum to get my calcium levels above 50 and then add baking soda to correct for pH
    if I am makin...

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