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  • Posted in thread: Infection Paranoia on 02-03-2013 at 03:18 AM
    Looks like your beer is infected with yeast!Looks fine. Probably just yeast.I second that.

  • Posted in thread: EZ Water Calculator 3.0 on 02-01-2013 at 09:21 PM
    I got a sodium level of about 75. That's pretty high.KaiHah, that's nothin'! My tap water
    source sodium is 286! And yes, I use RO water and adjust it, as all the other values are huge
    as well.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter - Airlock or foil? on 01-29-2013 at 10:00 PM
    Maybe a noob question, but why is it ok to let a starter have contact with air, but in
    fermenter an airlock is used? Seems like contamination risks are the same ?It's not about
    contamination. With a s...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter - Airlock or foil? on 01-28-2013 at 06:48 PM
    I can't believe someone has brought this up....but why not just use the airlock without water
    in it???? Umm, actually, I did. ;)Me: "So how about an empty 3 piece airlock? That would seem
    to satisfy a...

  • Posted in thread: EZ Water Calculator 3.0 on 01-27-2013 at 03:50 PM
    Is this the only change in v3.0.2? I have customized my v3.0.0 and don't really want to deal
    with doing it again with a new version unless there is a calculation change. Thank! (and...did
    I miss anyth...

  • Posted in thread: Lager starter Qs on 01-20-2013 at 09:45 PM
    You can just leave enough spent wort in the flask/jug to stir up the yeast so that it pours.Or
    you can decant it totally and then add some newly brewed wort and swirl it around and pour the
    whole thin...

  • Posted in thread: Lagering with a swamp cooler on 01-17-2013 at 03:39 AM
    Sure, I do it. Although I guess the jury's still out on my success as my first is still carbing
    in bottles. :DAs long as you're able to monitor it often enough to keep the temp within the
    tight range ...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew; Not getting warm fuzzies... on 12-26-2012 at 02:40 AM
    The "theif" is great though... your hydrometer fits right in it and it's easy to sanitize.
    Maybe not necessary, but there's a lot of unnecessary stuff that is just handy... especially
    for beginners th...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew; Not getting warm fuzzies... on 12-26-2012 at 01:59 AM
    Since you mentioned that you have a bucket for a fermenter, take the lid off, sanitize
    something (turkey baster works, wine thief works, measuring cup works, coffee cup works) to
    remove a sample for t...

  • Posted in thread: Melted my 2 gallon cooler mashtun today..... on 12-23-2012 at 03:22 AM
    I think you can salvage the rack. Use a razor blade to scrap off as much plastic as you can
    then put it through a self cleaning cycle.Sure, that could work. But I would NOT want to be in
    that house du...