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  • Posted in thread: Getting a 10g whiskey oak what? on 02-10-2016 at 02:34 PM
    Whatever you do DO NOT BURN SULFUR IN A WHISKEY BARREL!! The alcohol vapors can ignite
    violently and seriously injure of kill you. Ask Gordon Strong about that. I usually boil enough
    water to fill the...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing an American Lager - Can we talk about this like civilized adults? on 02-09-2016 at 07:15 PM
    Kudos on your drive to brew such a challenging style. Yes, a healthy yeast pitch is still
    important to avoid off-flavors in such a "clean" style of beer. A low mash temp will help you
    achieve a lighte...

  • Posted in thread: Possible to convert ball / pin lock to sankey? on 02-04-2016 at 04:28 PM
    You could find someone to cut the collar from a sanke keg and weld it to the lid of a corny
    keg. Probably cheaper and easier to find a sanke sixtel somewhere and fill it under pressure
    from a carbonat...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2016 - Registration Open on 02-02-2016 at 06:49 PM competition list has all the sites judging dates. You have to scroll a bit to see them
    all, but they're there.

  • Posted in thread: Starter Not Separating - Ideas? on 01-25-2016 at 05:30 PM
    Not all yeast floculate well enough to get clear wort on top of the starter cake. Also, with a
    short boil for a starter the break material in the wort may not have formed and will not drop
    out so you ...

  • Posted in thread: Preventing scratching stainless kettles on 01-20-2016 at 07:12 PM
    Why are you using a spoon during the boil? Boiling wort literally stirs itself.

  • Posted in thread: Peace Coffee Stout - N00b Question on 01-19-2016 at 09:36 PM
    Just ground the coffee coarsely and drop it in the primary fermenter until the desired level of
    coffee is attained. I use 8 oz per 6 gallon batch for 3 days. Not watered down additions, great
    coffee f...

  • Posted in thread: Too much sugar? on 01-19-2016 at 09:33 PM
    Toss in some yeast energizer. Not a lot of yeast nutrient in apple juice.

  • Posted in thread: American Amber Input on 01-18-2016 at 03:12 PM
    I'd still toss the 6-row in place of the 2-row and knock down the 80L crystal to .25-.5 lb.
    Otherwise looks good.

  • Posted in thread: Does a change in the diameter of beerline matter? on 01-18-2016 at 01:42 PM
    It shouldn't be a problem. Unless it's a really long shank (like feet long, which I've never

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