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Posted in thread: Gusher Experience on 10-05-2012 at 05:56 PM
I soak my bottles for at least 24 hours in bleach, then re-dip in bleach and star-san before
putting them in the diswasher on "heated dry" to try to kill off any bottle-related
Posted in thread: Mechanical Scale for Brewing on 08-21-2012 at 08:45 PM
Yes, I've found several on eBay from about $45 and less. Which make/model do you have?IMO:
Ohaus 700 series - triple beam.Make sure you don't get a 'balance scale', I think those need
Posted in thread: Adding habaneros to wheat ale on 08-21-2012 at 08:31 PM
Habaneros (any peppers really) can vary quite a lot between different harvests and various
growers/locations, etc. When you combine the variability of the pepper's heat with your
personal preference a...
Posted in thread: Spontaneous hop combustion! on 08-21-2012 at 07:32 PM
On a Scout outing, one kid had a solar oven his dad built. He used a curved reflector, so the
cookies in the middle of the oven charred and burned, but the rest of the pan was raw....and
the Scout Mas...
Posted in thread: Mechanical Scale for Brewing on 07-31-2012 at 07:40 PM
I'd suggest picking up a used 'triple beam scale', they are accurate and very very durable... a
used one can be had for around $20 plus shipping.I've actually used one of these for over 15
years and n...
Posted in thread: A "crappy" situation on 06-21-2012 at 06:31 PM
La Muñeca? ....the little rag doll! Rumor has it that certain traditional brews were started or
maybe nurtured by adding a little brown turd, lol. Too weird to be a lie, too gross to be the
truth. I g...
Posted in thread: Hey Berliner Weisse guys... on 06-19-2012 at 08:06 PM
Have you guys seen this presentation from NHC 2008? Some good facts/numbers on process and
possibilities. Might be helpful for those no-boil die hards out there (yeah, I'm one of you's
Posted in thread: StarSan - does it keep? on 06-19-2012 at 06:33 PM
pH paper - cheap, quick, easy:
Posted in thread: What does tannin extraction taste/smell like? on 06-19-2012 at 05:40 PM
Ya know - I just brewed an English mild (1.039) that had a sort of grainyness and breadyness at
first. It was not unpleasant but not as polished as I'd like... Anyhow, it went away as soon as
Posted in thread: wild yeast in brew area on 06-15-2012 at 04:59 PM
Darkness darkness - 'tain aint coming from the air. Wild yeast is not the enemy. Oh, one other
thing; Wallstreet is not to be trusted. Check your process. Check your cleanliness. Sanitizer
is not soap...