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  • Posted in thread: Bottles vs Growler on 05-31-2015 at 10:46 PM
    I've been carbonating beer in growlers for years. Don't know why so many people say its unsafe.
    Growlers are designed to hold carbonated beer. Whether its carbonated already (eg. filled at a
    brewery) ...

  • Posted in thread: Pliny the Elder Clone on 05-31-2015 at 08:15 PM
    Thanks for everyone who has contributed to this forum. It takes a while to digest all the
    information. I'm planning to try a clone at this and tried to suck in all the information I
    could about this r...

  • Posted in thread: No Flavor from Flavor Hop Additions on 05-28-2015 at 06:30 AM
    I'd give that a shot. Just a tiny bit of calcium chloride might do a fair amount. That and
    maybe dropping that flame out addition in a few minutes before flame out might help too.I tried
    adding CaCl t...

  • Posted in thread: No Flavor from Flavor Hop Additions on 05-26-2015 at 09:07 PM
    Azazel,The additions to the distilled water were gypsum only - on the order of 4 grams for the
    batch. I'll probably trying dosing a glass with some calcium chloride to see if that improves
    the flavor ...

  • Posted in thread: No Flavor from Flavor Hop Additions on 05-26-2015 at 07:32 PM
    Personally, I'm debating dropping flameouts from my IPA process. If I want isomerization and
    flavor, I'll boil. If I want aroma, I'll hop-stand at 160-170F and dry hop. Flameouts seem like
    an ineffici...

  • Posted in thread: No Flavor from Flavor Hop Additions on 05-26-2015 at 07:24 PM
    Flameout is just what it says ... when you turn the flame out. What other people are describing
    is a hop-stand. In either case you won't be getting any significant bittering from the late
    hops - isome...

  • Posted in thread: No Flavor from Flavor Hop Additions on 05-26-2015 at 06:41 PM
    Well, I'm getting closer at making a decent IPA. My last attempt was a Pliny the Elder clone
    using Vinnie's original posted recipe. Bitterness is there as well as aroma, but the flavor
    just wasn't the...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke Fermentation: Yeast/Trub Harvester build on 05-09-2015 at 07:38 PM
    I will say that soldering stainless steel is a lot trickier than soldering copper. Copper seems
    to be more forgiving. Keep the metal clean, use some flux, and heat the copper until solder
    flows. I can...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke Fermentation: Yeast/Trub Harvester build on 05-09-2015 at 03:34 PM
    Perhaps the lack of comments is because not as many folks ferment in a sanke???I don't think
    drilling two holes and soldering counts as advanced building skills. The soldering does take a
    little pract...

  • Posted in thread: Are all 19/32-18 ball-lock posts the same? on 05-09-2015 at 02:44 PM
    Chi Company sells these nipples: says that both pin lock and ball lock posts fit them. It's
    not clear to me why those posts would only fit pin lock nipples. If ball lock and pin lock
    posts fit one ki...

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