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Posted in thread: What's the best way to clean taps before/after taking samples from the fermentor? on 11-26-2013 at 09:46 PM
I am wondering if it is really necessary to clean/sanitize taps after the primary fermentation
is through and I take samples out of the fermentor through it for gravity measurements?If yes,
what is th...
Posted in thread: ProFlow Dynamics Flow Meter on 11-26-2013 at 09:39 PM
I'm resurrecting this ancient thread because I (still) get a lot of private messages about it.
Background: When I was homebrewing (I now own a production brewery in Sebastopol, CA), I wanted
to bring ...
Posted in thread: First Decoction Marzen/ Ocktoberfest...something wrong with my primary? on 08-15-2012 at 02:06 AM
QUICK, turn it upright before it spills everywhere!!!...it's fine.
Posted in thread: What should I do with 5 gallons of my Rye Saison? on 08-14-2012 at 12:59 AM
Its finished at 1.006 is there enough sugar left in their for Brett?Adding a bit of
maltodextrin is fairly typical for this application.
Posted in thread: Filtered too early? on 08-13-2012 at 07:12 AM
Try gelatin. I've had real good luck with it.This is a beer that fermented for two weeks,
crashed with gelatin five days then was on gas for 12 days.Yep, gelatin works well. So does
polyclar, and whir...
Posted in thread: Filtered too early? on 08-11-2012 at 11:24 PM
You basically have a beer that fermented for 2 weeks, including primary. Depending on the
filter, you essentially remove all yeast (to the point that filtration requires force
carbonation). It's not "...
Posted in thread: Blew my top on 03-25-2012 at 10:28 PM
My wife noticed my ipa turned my airlock cruddy so she says "I made one of those blow off
things so your beer wouldn't blow up." I fell in love all over again. Haha.54052She looked up
how to make one ...
Posted in thread: Specific Gravity Problem/mixing problem on 03-19-2012 at 02:23 AM
We've all been there... nothing harmful really lives in beer - the worst that will happen is
that it will taste... less good :)
Posted in thread: Brewery Control Cart w/ Diverter Panel Concept on 03-18-2012 at 07:54 PM
Patch panels are ok if you do them with sanitary fittings. We used to use them all the time at
the dairy plant I work at (although we call them "flowverters"). They're CIPable that way. We
got tired o...
Posted in thread: starter step-up question for high gravity beer on 03-18-2012 at 07:48 PM
Also, there is a common misconception that starters should be made 3 days in advance. This. 24
hours is all you need, starter the night before. Also, I've brewed dozens of high gravity beers
- making ...