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  • Posted in thread: San Antonio brewers: how's the water? on 12-15-2016 at 02:28 AM
    Just moved down from the cold, frozen north (well, Tennessee at least...)Up there I used tap
    water after a campden tablet, and had some standardized salt additions I would use whether I
    was brewing a ...

  • Posted in thread: Line Cleaning - Let's talk options on 08-24-2016 at 05:34 PM
    You have a lot of well researched data but you start with an unfounded assumption - that you
    need to have continuous flow through your lines to clean them. And where did you get the 2 gall
    per minute ...

  • Posted in thread: Looking at kegging set ups on 07-10-2016 at 02:09 AM
    I bought a tower far right away, I can't comment on how it would be without one, but I
    recommend it.I also keep a Sanke keg adaptor handy, but thankfully have never had to use it yet

  • Posted in thread: Looking at kegging set ups on 07-04-2016 at 09:50 PM
    Well, I AM a handy guy, but I simply did not have time to build my own, so I went with a
    commercial one from Kegco ( ).It's been running for about 2 1/2 years now without a problem. I
    got the triple ...

  • Posted in thread: whirpool does not work on 05-01-2016 at 10:22 PM
    Agreed. I try to limit the amount of crud that goes into primary, but it really does NOT
    matter. The beer will still settle out the same. The Bulosopher did a nice experiment to
    demonstrate that fact:...

  • Posted in thread: Pale Ale - Hop Help on 05-01-2016 at 10:17 PM
    That looks like the Homebrew Academy Citra Pale Ale . It's a great brew that I used as a
    starting point - with slight modifications it's my standard summertime brew. Matter of fact,
    I'm mashing right ...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller -- Stainless or Copper on 05-01-2016 at 10:04 PM
    You're right, that's weird. An immersion chiller is significantly less efficient than a plate
    or counterflow chiller. Not sure what you mean by " the majority of your wort is just below
    boiling for a ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing=Introducing O2?? on 04-01-2016 at 05:02 PM
    Easy fix - Transfer beer into your keg, purge your headspace & set 10-15 psi of CO2 on top to
    seal the keg.THEN cold-crash.*Poof* - no air (with O2) sucked on top of your beerAfter 3-5 days
    of cold cr...

  • Posted in thread: The importance of BALANCE on 03-15-2016 at 02:26 AM
    So you made a 4.7% abv beer which ended at 1.020, which was 'meh'. You added ~12 ozs of vodka,
    and it's 'great'. Still going to be sweet. The added alcohol may improve the beer, but I
    suspect it will ...

  • Posted in thread: The importance of BALANCE on 03-15-2016 at 02:25 AM
    How much Vodka did you add? I am wondering if it is a combination of higher ABV along with
    thinning out the beer with a quantity of Vodka.I think it was something like 47 ml into 14L of
    beer... there ...