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Posted in thread: I think I may switch back to Iodophor on 09-01-2015 at 05:31 AM
I've been using StarSan for years. Before that, I use used Iodophor for years. I never had a
single problem with beer as a result of either. So, since Iodophor costs less, I'm thinking
about getting a...
Posted in thread: How long is your brew day? on 08-26-2015 at 07:18 PM
I usually set up the water, burner, mash tun, etc. the night before brewing, which takes about
15 minutes.Assuming a 60 minute mash and a 60 minute boil with no hop stand, I get something
Posted in thread: Contaminated carboy on 08-24-2015 at 08:42 PM
Oxiclean Free, found in the laundry section of Target, Walmart, and many grocery stores, is a
very effective cleaner. (Note: regular oxiclean has laundry perfumes that you don't want to put
on your eq...
Posted in thread: Propane Burner + Wood Shed on 08-24-2015 at 08:33 PM
If it were me, I'd tell myself that people brewed in wood buildings for at least 2,000 years
using open fires, so why shouldn't I?" and then I would tell myself I was going to buy a fire
Posted in thread: 2 liter yeast starter? on 08-19-2015 at 04:09 PM
Read through this experiment and judge for yourself if a 1 liter starter is sufficient or even
necessary. wouldn't really take one experiment with a particular strain as definitive of good
Posted in thread: 2000mL Erlenmeyer Flask on 08-19-2015 at 01:51 PM
Cost of 2L erlenmyer + DIY stirplate = cost of 5L + a few big batches of starter.Stir plates
greatly improve yeast growth efficiency. A 1L starter gets you enough for a 5 gallon 1.060
beer. Since you ...
Posted in thread: How fast can a beer's flvor change in the keg? on 08-14-2015 at 02:36 AM
What?I fill a keg with Star San, then push it all back into a carboy using CO2.It is the
definition of a purged vessel...Cheers!Right, sorry. You have to fill it completely, i.e., no
headspace, and th...
Posted in thread: How fast can a beer's flvor change in the keg? on 08-14-2015 at 02:25 AM
The "Star San Push" is also what I do to purge kegs before CO2-pushing the beer from carboy to
keg. Religiously - because otherwise a lotta work just went up in...air.fwiw, I tend to agree
with the pr...
Posted in thread: How fast can a beer's flvor change in the keg? on 08-13-2015 at 08:01 PM
Sounds like oxidation to me. When you presurize a keg to 14psi (at sea level) and release the
gas, half the oxygen in the keg escapes. Assuming you have 2 liters of air in the keg after
kegging and yo...
Posted in thread: What to throw on the grill after a long brew day? on 08-12-2015 at 04:57 AM
Get a tri-tip steak, about 2.5 pounds, and a bag of applewood chips (homedepot has the
chips.)Rub tri-tip in simple rub of black pepper, salt, and galic powder (equal parts) up to 24
hours ahead.Lay a...