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Posted in thread: favorite american yeast other than chico strain on 05-03-2012 at 10:24 PM
I have been brewing seriously for a few years now and want to branch out some on yeast. I was
wondering what other yeast you guys like for an american ale other than 05.I mostly brew pale
ales and IPA...
Posted in thread: dry hop without getting floaties on 03-26-2012 at 11:22 PM
I've read that a bunch of you just pitch the pellet hops in the secondary and then rack
carefully to the keg or bottling bucket. Every time I try to do this I get a bunch of left over
hops in the beer...
Posted in thread: Corona Mill or Pasta Maker Mill on 02-25-2012 at 10:17 PM
Corona mill with a home depot bucket, and a bolt to hook a drill to instead of a handle works.
I did a 12 lbs grain bill earlier today in less than 10 minutes and with conditioned malt it
comes out gr...
Posted in thread: Water testing w/ softener system on 02-17-2012 at 09:39 PM
I have a reverse osmosis softner on my house and that is the only water I have ever used to
brew. My beer comes out great.Reverse Osmosis water and water run through an actual water
softner are comple...
Posted in thread: Water testing w/ softener system on 02-17-2012 at 12:21 AM
I would bypass the softener and have that water tested. Check your outside spigots for the
hoses, many times those are not connected to the softner.I have not had good luck with water
that has gone th...
Posted in thread: Pin-Lock Keg, clogged dip tube. Cannot remove posts without special tool, what now? on 02-15-2012 at 11:01 AM
You can buy a socket made for the job or make one with a dremel tool.Sometimes if they get
stuck you may need a breaker bar along with the socket.
Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-10-2012 at 10:29 AM
I've tried using my tap water and it is great for stouts as long as I get the water from the
outside faucet that is not hooked to the softner. Everytime I have tried to use the softened
water even if ...
Posted in thread: starsan and yeast on 01-28-2012 at 02:20 PM
I have a yeast cake that I want to wash the yeast from. First attempt at this and I was
wondering if after I add the initial boiled and cooled water and swirl if its ok to use a
siphon that was sanati...
Posted in thread: Corona mill crush test on 01-26-2012 at 10:52 PM
You can go quite a bit finer than that and not get a stuck sparge with most systems. Crank it
down a couple of turns.
Posted in thread: Saving in all grain? on 01-17-2012 at 10:32 PM
I wouldn't buy a kit for AG. There are too many variables that they can't account for in a
premixed kit, and it doesn't really make it any easier.Find a recipe and order everything from
an online hbs....
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