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  • Posted in thread: Blichmann brewing equipment cost on 09-19-2014 at 02:10 AM
    So you plan to heat water in boil kettle and move to HLT cooler, then gravity that to mash.
    Then sparge same way into boil kettle. Maybe delete the second cooler HLT and get a cheap
    turkey fryer and p...

  • Posted in thread: Aeration of starter, and NOT the wort - discussion. on 09-19-2014 at 01:56 AM
    So, 10 pages of experience, heresay, science, pseudo-science and common sense and what do we
    know:1. You can make a starter, or not. 2. You can aerate a starter, or not. 3. You can pitch
    an aerated or...

  • Posted in thread: 5/8 IC chiller on 09-19-2014 at 01:03 AM
    Not necessarily - once I get below 140* or so I slow my flow way down to get good heat
    transfer. I have a 3/8 with real tall 1/2" rigid tube risers, probably 40' total. I can get
    from boil to under 10...

  • Posted in thread: new to extract brewing on 09-19-2014 at 12:59 AM
    Once you pitch yeast, close it up and don't mess with it for 3 weeks.

  • Posted in thread: What single change most improved your beer? on 09-19-2014 at 12:55 AM
    Experience / patience

  • Posted in thread: 5/8 IC chiller on 09-19-2014 at 12:54 AM
    Regardless buy that copper - that's cheap.

  • Posted in thread: My Ugly Junk- Corona Mill Station... on 09-19-2014 at 12:52 AM
    This might be a dumb question, but do you disassemble your mill and wash it after each time you
    use it?I sure don't - I kind of bang it on a table to knock any loose bits out and maybe brush
    it off...

  • Posted in thread: Pin lock vs ball lock on 09-18-2014 at 12:45 AM
    I have about a dozen pin locks - I also have a 6.8ft keezer which easily fits 4 pin locks (2*8
    collar). They have a pressure release valve - you press down on the gas post. I use an old
    piece of deer ...

  • Posted in thread: Off-Flavor Frustration! Can anyone help? on 09-14-2014 at 10:05 PM
    1 pack of US05/ 5 gallons is about as safe and easy as it gets. If you can't make clean beer
    with 05, changing yeast ain't gonna fix it.I think liquid extract just tastes a certain way.

  • Posted in thread: Rehydrated yeast slow to start on 09-14-2014 at 09:35 PM
    It takes as long as it takes. I am assuming this was 10 gallons, as 1 pack of 05 will chew
    through 5 gallons of 1075 beer no issue. You said it was working within 16 hours - I don't see
    any issue with...