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  • Posted in thread: Olive Oil - Testing on 01-23-2014 at 01:36 AM
    I made the previous post because I hadn't heard of this idea, and wanted to see if the ratios
    being thrown about had any validity based on what was known about yeast metabolism. For my job,
    I've done ...

  • Posted in thread: Olive Oil - Testing on 01-22-2014 at 08:24 AM
    " Moreover, olive oil will not dissolve in wort and must first be dissolved in 100% ethanol.
    For any homebrewers reading this – do not add a drop of olive oil to your beer. I had to
    weigh 1 gram...

  • Posted in thread: Mercury problem on 01-06-2014 at 08:49 AM
    A 30cm thermometer like you described could easily have upwards of 3 grams of mercury - maybe
    even double that.Had you spilled it into 800 gallons of beer, it would still be above the legal
    limit for ...

  • Posted in thread: Bad Taste please HELP on 12-22-2013 at 11:39 AM
    what do you clean your equipment with? insufficient rinsing of bleach and other chemicals can
    make flavors like you describe- acrid, hot, caustic.

  • Posted in thread: Pickle Recipe? on 10-12-2012 at 08:09 AM
    The grape leaves and oak leaves supply tannin (same tannin as in red wine) which inhibit the
    enzymes which break down the cucumbers' structure. I'm curious whether a pinch of purified
    tannin from the ...

  • Posted in thread: No-chill brewing & cold break on 10-03-2012 at 08:18 PM
    I was forced to no-chill on my last batch due to inopportune plumbing issues. I drained onto a
    gallon of water (I thankfully had set aside) to accelerate the cooling and then wrapped the
    fermenter in ...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 08-17-2012 at 12:48 AM
    Well, I haven't brewed since the summer since it's been too hot in my apartment. So lately I've
    been staring down these two mediocre batches I made earlier in spring-- a witbier I racked on
    top of Gal...

  • Posted in thread: Never been so discouraged about homebrew (need some encouragement) on 06-17-2012 at 05:27 AM
    I saw you use starsan, do you use any cleaners like bbrite or onesstep? Or anything else to
    clean/sterilize? Do you sterilize bottles in the dishwasher? Residuals from these have caused
    flavors like y...

  • Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 06-14-2012 at 11:47 PM
    I bottled a batch of mighty arrow using old mighty arrow bottles (new Belgium ).that I bought.
    The catch - I left all the labels on the old bottles. Just threw them in a bucket with
    Sanitizer. Labels,...

  • Posted in thread: Sterling 514 Yeast on 06-14-2012 at 07:45 PM
    I ordered this yeast on a whim and gave it a test with an extract batch I was trying. The
    recipe is a very pale ale, lots of easy fermantables like rice syrup solids.I pitched a whole
    packet into 3.5 ...