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  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on a 3 Gallon Batch System on 02-19-2012 at 05:45 PM
    Sounds fine, but I'd try to find someone to give the extra beer to if it was me. I like to
    bottle a few from the keg to give away.

  • Posted in thread: Will infrared light hurt fermentation? on 02-14-2012 at 04:34 PM
    70 is too warm for ambient, I shoot for 60-65 depending on the yeast. You could also probably
    get some great results with a neutral lager strain at those temperatures without the need to
    waste energy.

  • Posted in thread: 5.2 pH Stabilzer on 02-03-2012 at 03:33 PM
    WTF is that jibberish? It would take me 5 min to type why that can not be true and if it were
    the mash ph would not be 5.2 but im not going to waste my timeWhat?

  • Posted in thread: 5.2 pH Stabilzer on 01-31-2012 at 07:18 PM
    Here's a better technical discussion:

  • Posted in thread: 5.2 pH Stabilzer on 01-31-2012 at 03:28 AM
    In the water show on Basic Brewing with Kai Troister (spelling?), he mentioned that 5.2 will
    basically prevent the PH from getting above 5.7 (I believe) - it doesn't lock it in at 5.2

  • Posted in thread: Heatstick safety question - JB weld seepage on 01-06-2012 at 03:58 PM
    Hello all,I followed the directions on this site:Heatstick - hometo build my heatstick, with
    the exception that I chose a drain pipe with a 90 degree bend at the bottom. Because of this
    difference, I ...

  • Posted in thread: pitching starter @ high krausen on 12-30-2011 at 03:43 PM
    If at high krausen I'd toss the whole flask, since there are a lot of active yeast cells in
    suspension. If you want to decant, you should chill it in the fridge for several hours first.

  • Posted in thread: Year old sour beer on cake/trub, making second batch on 12-19-2011 at 07:13 PM
    Your yeast viability will be low, though it depends on the temperature. 70 degrees for a year,
    it's probably dead. 50 degrees, there's probably enough. I'm not sure I would age on a yeast
    cake that lo...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter done wrong on 12-19-2011 at 04:10 PM
    Well I hope it goes well.I did let the starter pack expand over night before I put it on the
    stirrer with the starter wort. Then spun it for 24+ hours and tossed it in the 75 degree wort
    that i aerate...

  • Posted in thread: Need Help: Flavor Finishes Too Quickly on 12-15-2011 at 10:32 PM
    yes.I disagree - you should be able to brew satisfying beer with extract. At this point moving
    to all grain before he fixes the issue might just make it harder. I think I moved to all grain
    too early ...