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  • Posted in thread: What is next? on 05-17-2015 at 07:21 PM
    I would probably continue to wait, that beer doesn't look even remotely done. I can't say why
    fermentation is taking so long, but it might indicate the yeast took awhile to get off the
    ground and ther...

  • Posted in thread: Lacto Souring Temps on 05-17-2015 at 07:13 PM
    You really should be in the 90 to 120 range for a lacto sour mash. I use a cooler (my old 10G
    mash tun) and pitch around 120 or so. Every 24 hours or so, I add boiling water to maintain the
    temps abov...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer build help on 05-17-2015 at 05:20 AM
    Don't do that unless you have a precise schematic of where the lines are, chances are very good
    you could pop a line and damage the freezer beyond repair. Even then, there's probably enough

  • Posted in thread: Perlick tap gas leak on 05-17-2015 at 05:15 AM
    I'd be surprised if the leak was actually on the liquid side. Reason being, pretty much every
    liquid side leak I've had (e.g. liquid post poppet) results in liquid being expelled and it's
    rather obvio...

  • Posted in thread: Best time of year to order grain? on 05-14-2015 at 10:24 PM
    At least here in the states, northern state grain crops are sown in the spring and harvested
    between July and September, depending on where it's grown. Southern states typically plant in
    the fall with...

  • Posted in thread: When Should I Cold Crash My Starter? on 05-07-2015 at 07:56 PM
    The longer it's in the cold, the more yeast you'll pull out of suspension. A few hours is
    sufficient, but you'll dump some down the drain when you decant. I generally aim for 24(ish)
    hours for close e...

  • Posted in thread: calories in filtered vs unfiltered homebrew on 05-07-2015 at 07:29 PM
    You expected an HBT to stay precisely on topic? Ha!From what I know, the caloric contribution
    is largely from alcohol and carbohydrates derived from the malt input. Absent a full lab
    analysis, the sim...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temp Way off, cant figure out why on 05-07-2015 at 05:29 PM
    I think of it like this with batch sparging. When we add our strike water, no matter what it's
    always too hot in there for some of the grain before we get a chance to add the full grain
    bill/stir the ...

  • Posted in thread: Another request for thermostat wiring & STC-1000 help! on 05-06-2015 at 10:12 PM
    I think you're going about it the hard way. You don't necessarily need to integrate the STC
    into the freezer's internal wiring in any way, especially if you're not doing a thermostat
    replacement. (Whi...

  • Posted in thread: 1.046 gravity for 10 gallon batch on 05-06-2015 at 07:25 PM
    If you added hops, which I'm assuming you did during the boil, it's generally not a good idea
    to extend the boil impromptu. Reason being, it will cause more extraction of bitterness from
    the hops and ...

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