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  • Posted in thread: KISS-Lime for alkalinity and then follow the Primer? on 02-01-2016 at 02:17 AM
    I think you can boil your water. This will drive off CO2 and chalk will precipitate. At least I
    think that's what'll happen with your water. Then you just let the water cool and rack the
    water off of ...

  • Posted in thread: Conflicting Water Calculator Results on 01-25-2016 at 08:30 PM
    Yes... For this particular beer though, I'm targeting the 5.1-5.3 range.I emailed Kimmich a
    while ago when I saw that YouTube interview. I asked him about his recommendation for pH.
    Surprisingly, he r...

  • Posted in thread: Fermcap and Head on 01-20-2016 at 06:58 PM
    Thanks everyone!I wasn't really concerned about it - I didn't have much choice but to use it
    and it worked great! I guess I could have bought a bigger kettle, but a few drops of Fermcap is
    cheaper and...

  • Posted in thread: Fermcap and Head on 01-20-2016 at 02:56 PM
    Yes, I know what it is. What I don't know is what happens to it. It's good at preventing foam
    from forming - so it's good at preventing boil overs and good to use when making starters (to
    keep the kra...

  • Posted in thread: Fermcap and Head on 01-20-2016 at 03:21 AM
    All,As I struggled a few weeks ago to cram wort for a Pliny the Younger clone into my slightly
    undersized kettle, I realized that I needed help to prevent a boil over. I grabbed my Fermcap,
    added a fe...

  • Posted in thread: Water report on 01-18-2016 at 07:41 PM
    If the LHBS doesn't stock calcium chloride, try a grocery store. Look for Ball Pickle Crisp if
    your grocery store carries canning supplies. I found some at my local Orchard Supply Hardware

  • Posted in thread: Pliny the Elder Clone on 12-25-2015 at 12:35 AM
    I thinks it's b/c they're contracting out some of their brewing, similar to Alpine using green
    flash. Similar outcome as wellJammin,I thought the contract brewing through Firestone Walker
    was only in ...

  • Posted in thread: Why do I have one problem tap? on 12-23-2015 at 01:54 PM
    Neptune,I'd try changing things around to see if you can isolate the problem - swap which keg
    is hooked up to which faucet; swap the lines that connect the keg to the faucet; swap which
    disconnect is ...

  • Posted in thread: purging kegs on 12-21-2015 at 06:03 PM
    I do this for all beers, but I really pinned this down as the nail in the coffin for hitting
    IPAs out if the park. My IPAs were always good, great in my opinion. Still, the taste after
    force carbing w...

  • Posted in thread: Canning Jar Trub/Yeast Harvester for Conical on 12-15-2015 at 06:21 AM
    They have both but I bought the wide mouth for my needs. It's my guess that the regular bands
    are also slightly taller.