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Posted in thread: What is the best wort chiller for my intended setup? on 05-07-2008 at 09:51 PM
Ok, so the immersion chiller was a resounding failure in the state of Florida. The temperature
of the water around here must be 85 degrees. I ended up giving up on the chiller after an hour
Posted in thread: Storing Starsan on 05-07-2008 at 03:55 PM
Plastic bucket has worked fine for me. It's a dedicated sanitizer bucket though, haven't tried
fermenting in it after storing the Star-San. Probably wouldn't be an issue, but Star-San tends
to coat pl...
Posted in thread: Iodine HELP with first AG on 05-05-2008 at 07:53 PM
Sometimes it's hard to tell, especially with a dark wort. What I do is I tilt the bowl so the
iodine/wort gets stretched out in a very thin layer. Starch positive tests (i.e. not yet
converted) will h...
Posted in thread: Hello from Chicago Burbs! on 04-25-2008 at 04:02 PM
Welcome, I'm from Arlington Heights. There's quite a few Chicago area people on this board.
Good luck with your first brew.
Posted in thread: Wrong stopper. Hope I didn't ruin my batch on 04-24-2008 at 09:14 PM
Wait until you push one all the way through and into the carboy. That's why I use carboy caps
now. :DYour beer will be fine. The beer shouldn't touch the neck/mouth, since you'll be
siphoning it out, ...
Posted in thread: Hop Substitute for a Steam Beer? on 04-22-2008 at 10:36 PM
Midwest has NB at a reasonable price right now.
Posted in thread: Is this complicated mash and temp control required? on 04-22-2008 at 04:33 PM
I've always wondered why that step mash is included in the recipes in the book, after he talks
about single infusions a few pages previous.I've followed that recipe myself and mashed it at
152 for 60 ...
Posted in thread: Kolsch yeast sure is messy! on 04-22-2008 at 04:29 PM
What is the overall flavor Kolsch yeast gives the beer? Thinking about a very simple SMASH and
SINGLE hop beer for summer, and wanted to test out that type of yeast.It's pretty clean overall
Posted in thread: Worried about the yeasties on 04-22-2008 at 04:26 PM
as of today the levels in the airlock seem to have shifted a tad. temp in the room has been
pretty consistent but the bucket temp has gone up a couple degrees so hopefully that is a sign
Posted in thread: Aquarium pump requirements for 25'x3/8" Immersion Chiller on 04-21-2008 at 08:32 PM
Lowe's sells a 200GPH pump for around 30 bucks that has garden hose fittings. Works great for
me.Cool, Thanks. I'll have to take a look at that, I prefer Lowes to HD anyway.