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  • Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 09-16-2014 at 06:30 PM
    What are your water additions like for your RO water? I don't know if the science would back me
    up on this, but if I go too light on calcium, I get hazier beer. I typically build my water
    from RO and ...

  • Posted in thread: Better cooling efficiency with counterflow wort chiller on 09-15-2014 at 07:22 PM
    After a few uses I too am realizing I have to recirculate to cool. I put a valve on my water
    out and I need another one on my wort out and I should be set. Last time I used it I cooled 6
    gals in about...

  • Posted in thread: Building a simple immersion wort chiller on 09-09-2014 at 06:48 PM
    I used a dishwasher elbow on my chiller .... a little teflon tape on the threads and no leaks:
    this , attach a "Y" shutoff valve connected to tap water and a second hose to a pond pump in a
    5 gal buc...

  • Posted in thread: how do you handle boil kettle trub? on 09-08-2014 at 07:19 PM
    If you really care about removing trub and can't figure out a way to deal with it in the
    kettle, you could always get a conical and let it settle out and dump it. Just trying to help
    you out!I do the ...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Stainless Steel Fermenters on 09-07-2014 at 04:41 PM
    Is the seal good enough to use co2 to start a siphon? Or better yet, to push the beer?Sent from
    my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: pilsner & carapils recipe. what you think? on 09-05-2014 at 12:00 AM
    Oats can give a slight slick/silky mouthfeel. I find wheat to have body without that slick
    feeling. It's probably pretty subtle. I often put a bit of wheat in my ipa's and pale ales. Was
    just throwing...

  • Posted in thread: pilsner & carapils recipe. what you think? on 09-04-2014 at 07:26 PM
    i want the FG to hit somewhere around 1.010 and the color as light as i can get it, thats why
    im using Pilsner as the base malt. i would like a little bit of sweetness so it doesnt taste
    like hop wate...

  • Posted in thread: Electric brewing basement exhaust shared with radon pipe on 09-04-2014 at 03:25 PM
    It probably would be flagged by a home inspector if you try to sell your house.I wouldn't mess
    with it.

  • Posted in thread: Decoction questions and concerns! on 09-02-2014 at 06:03 PM
    is this guy. But its more likely about the water chemistry/yeast health when using very soft
    water, than meladonin production. And it certainly isnt a double blind experiment.My experiment
    resulted ...

  • Posted in thread: First Lager - Oktoberfest Fermentation Question on 07-31-2014 at 02:52 PM
    Agree with Omahawk, go for the d-rest now. Also consider doing a forced diacetyl test prior to
    starting your lagering. Warm a covered sample up to 150 and smell it. If there is any diacetyl
    or precurs...

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