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  • Posted in thread: Hops efficiency (IBU) on 12-26-2014 at 10:44 PM
    Sulfate will help, and 50ppm plus 5.2 stabilizer isn't enough. Many think the 5.2 stabilizer is
    worthless anyway.If the recipe you posted above is for a 5 gallon batch that is almost 3 pounds
    of cryst...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone use the $8 aquarium pump off amazon for aeration? on 12-26-2014 at 07:56 PM
    I agree with the "in the long run" part. A pure O2 system is likely in my future at some point,
    but the cost is more like $60 to $70 once you add in a full cylinder, the valve to turn the gas
    flow on ...

  • Posted in thread: Whats on my beer? on 12-26-2014 at 07:32 PM
    This was a brown ale with dry yeast. It was a stout before. the bucket was washed good I always
    clean every thing with some elbow grease very hot water with vinegar. Sanitized with starstan.
    What ever...

  • Posted in thread: First all-grain turns into Lambid type beer! on 12-24-2014 at 06:07 AM
    Good luck with this beer, Gilles.You may need to be careful, though, because the brett may
    continue to ferment lower in the bottles and cause bottle bombs or over carbonation. 7 weeks
    fermentation may...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Suggestions for Cold Basement on 12-24-2014 at 05:43 AM
    I'll second the Nottingham suggestion. Kolsch would work too for an ale yeast, but for a pale
    ale Nottingham is perfect and great at those temps.

  • Posted in thread: The Experiment on 12-24-2014 at 04:00 AM
    Man, I hope Martin Brungard chimes in here with some information.IMHO, I wouldn't worry about
    "natural fluctuations" in ion concentrations in water supply. Also, you could boil and decant
    to eliminate...

  • Posted in thread: The Experiment on 12-23-2014 at 07:39 AM
    How about simplifying and treating your tap water with Campden tablets or filtering it to
    remove the chloramine? For lighter colored beers you would perhaps have to acidify, but for
    darker beers you w...

  • Posted in thread: How to add bitterness after primary? on 12-23-2014 at 07:05 AM
    Challenge is I'm not sure if moving the bittering hops to 45 or my water profile caused it. But
    hop tea here I come.Also, how old were your hops? If they were 2013 or older hops, or not
    stored well, t...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3068 at 78f, low OG on 12-21-2014 at 05:56 PM
    A rolling pin will really only work for a pound or less of steeping grains with extract.Bad
    crush will lead to bad efficiency, simple as that. You can have your grain milled at your LHBS
    instead of us...

  • Posted in thread: Methods to speed up fermentation? on 12-20-2014 at 08:20 PM
    Sounds like you spent a lot of money without knowing much about the process of brewing beer.
    Having the fundamentals down will help you speed up your process immensely.Higher pitch count
    of high viabi...


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