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  • Posted in thread: Bringing to boil on 06-26-2015 at 01:41 PM
    no cover. DMS should be evaporated. I tend to cover my wort when chilling once it gets below
    140degrees. When it's hotter than that you aren't likely to get infection anyways.

  • Posted in thread: Hop growing in CT on 05-27-2015 at 01:46 PM
    My hops are growing gang buster. As far as the labels- well, by plants have been transported
    from multiple houses and I really have no idea what they are now. They make a great pale ale
    for me each ye...

  • Posted in thread: Threaded beer bottles? How to clean? on 05-27-2015 at 01:42 PM
    Boiling bottles seems a bit excessive. If they are scrubbed clean, the sanitizer will do the
    rest. As far as screw tops- I don't think you will get a reliable cap using those. I could be
    wrong, but it...

  • Posted in thread: New to labeling on 05-26-2015 at 05:24 PM
    Grog tag rocks. ("studiopub" gets you 10% off) And you can reuse the labels. But if you are
    going on the cheap, the paper and whole milk works. Plus there are avery labels you can
    purchase, but plan o...

  • Posted in thread: Issues with Lagers & Pilsners on 05-26-2015 at 05:18 PM
    DMS. Could be your boil time. As for hop aroma, it's going to fade as you lager.

  • Posted in thread: Strike water temperature on 05-20-2015 at 03:40 PM
    I never really worried about stopping the conversion because it was minutes from a boil
    anyways. However, I still sparge with the 168ish water because it would logically do a better
    job of getting sug...

  • Posted in thread: Best 4th of July Brew? on 05-20-2015 at 01:52 PM
    Just brewed up 10 gallons of a simple blonde Ale for the 4th. Word.

  • Posted in thread: Black Pipe Draft Tower on 05-19-2015 at 06:04 PM
    The carry through with black pipe elsewhere is a really nice touch. Great job.

  • Posted in thread: Ode to the cascade hop on 05-19-2015 at 01:56 PM
    Cascades. Tur dat.

  • Posted in thread: I keep killing keezers: whats up with that? on 05-15-2015 at 01:16 PM
    I use a Johnson controller and it keeps the switch from turning on/off and on again in to short
    a time frame. (10 minutes maybe) That helps with the wear and tear on you equipment. However,
    there is g...

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