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Posted in thread: Brew days wear me out! on 09-22-2016 at 02:05 AM
I (48) am also pretty wore out after a long brew day. (15G batches..) It is the setup, tear
down and cleaning that's the bear. It does make a difference if I am more prepared before brew
day as well a...
Posted in thread: pH Meter Calibration on 09-22-2016 at 01:50 AM
Thanks for the input. I just got my Hach pH Pro + and now I need some buffer solution. Great
info here as always.
Posted in thread: pH Meter Calibration on 09-21-2016 at 11:32 AM
On storage of the Hach meters..."QUESTION: How should pH probes be stored best?ANSWER: All Hach
pH probes are delivered with a plastic protection cap that can also be used for storage. Pour a
Posted in thread: Washing bottles on 09-10-2016 at 03:58 PM
I rinse with hot water after use, store bottles upside down, and rinse with Star San on
bottling day. That's right -- no cleaning chemicals whatsoever.Yes... I too do a hot water
rinse and store upsid...
Posted in thread: Washing bottles on 09-10-2016 at 02:42 PM
I just soak in PBW for about 30 minutes, rinse well and then use starsan for sanitation.
Posted in thread: Switching to all grain - fly sparging vs. batch sparging on 08-13-2016 at 02:49 PM
Another batch sparge'er here. I sometimes think about trying fly sparging just to try it but
after thinking through the logistics I put that thought to the side. My brew days are long
enough as it is....
Posted in thread: Upgrading to All-Grain on 08-05-2016 at 12:33 AM
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 120QT or possibly 150QT MLT; have a 70QT now. I want to be
able to do 15G batches of high gravity brews. You need to have an idea of your desired batch
size and get ...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in a SS Brew Tech Chronical on 08-03-2016 at 10:47 AM
SS balls like that would be perfect. But all I have laying around is SS Camlock dust caps. Not
ideal but heavy enough to do the job and have worked great so far.
Posted in thread: 60qt cooler for mash tun? on 08-03-2016 at 10:42 AM
It would be great for a high gravity brew! However, for most moderate gravity brews my concern
would be with mash depth and not temp loss. You can deal with temp loss by simply covering the
MLT with a...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in a SS Brew Tech Chronical on 08-03-2016 at 10:28 AM
I have a half barrel chronical and I do the same thing mentioned by VApatriot. It's worked
great so far! You cant see it in the pics but I put a SS weight in the bag with the hops to
help keep them fr...