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Posted in thread: i think my ciders gone bad on 08-27-2016 at 04:04 AM
Put it in your attic and come back in 4 months for some homemade vinegar. If you don't like the
taste now, carbonation ain't gonna help. I'm serious about going for vinegar, could be pretty
Posted in thread: Crazy long lag time on 08-27-2016 at 03:54 AM
If there isn't sugar in your rehydration water, the yeast will begin to die within 10 minutes.
That's why I use cool wort to bring hot water down to 110 F. Even then, I feed those bastards
ever 10 min...
Posted in thread: <$20 pH meters on 08-27-2016 at 03:43 AM
Any pH meter that costs less than $300 is a toy. Honestly, everyday use field testers have
electrodes that cost $300. That's not lab quality I'm talking about, that's what your lawncare
company is car...
Posted in thread: Filtering...forget crystal I want diamond! on 08-27-2016 at 03:21 AM
And as of right now my plan is to filter through 3 different micron filters. Probably going to
do a 5 micron, 2 micron, and a 0.5 micron. The first two filters I am thinking about buying the
Posted in thread: Filtering...forget crystal I want diamond! on 08-27-2016 at 03:16 AM
Where is the desire for vacuum pump coming from? Büchner funnels in the lab are one thing, but
I've never seen filters designed for vacuum use. If oxidation is the concern, first I would say
Posted in thread: Name that Infection Game on 08-26-2016 at 10:49 PM
Looks like flor yeast to me, not lacto (granted lacto and acetobacter go hand in hand with
flor), especially when you said it sunk when shaken. IME lacto is a thin film that stay on top.
Flor yeast is...
Posted in thread: Hot Side Aeration on 08-26-2016 at 10:36 PM
I didn't know there was doubt regarding HSA, the first all grain batch I ever made was naively
oversized and it took well over an hour with two immersion chillers to cool 30 gallons of wort
(some guy ...
Posted in thread: URGENT bentonite on 08-26-2016 at 10:20 PM
There is also a chance that benonite can induce haziness, unfiltered wines treated with
bentonite are often "counter fined" with isinglass. I have no experience with this as any wine
I put bento on ge...
Posted in thread: Brewing a light bodied crisp IPA on 08-26-2016 at 10:13 PM
Enough of this theoretical horse shiza, I've got nothing to do tomorrow and a LHBS within
walking distance. Propose your hypothesis and let's settle this like (nerdy) men. I'm thinking
a single hop, o...
Posted in thread: URGENT bentonite on 08-26-2016 at 09:49 PM
In reply to the last couple of posts, prepare for nerd ramble:Bentonite is used to bind heat
liable proteins and prevent haziness in white wine. It is used in commercial production because
most of our...