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Posted in thread: Speidel or Better Bottle? on 03-27-2013 at 06:51 PM
Yes they certainly are to be used for primary. In fact I stopped doing 2ndary a while back.
I've found that for the effort required, there was little to no return in quality. Others say
the same on th...
Posted in thread: Speidel or Better Bottle? on 03-26-2013 at 10:52 PM
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Posted in thread: Banana Wine - OG too high on 03-15-2013 at 10:27 PM
Sorry, correction. OG is 1.117sg/28brix (not 22.5 brix)I didn't measure the volume of what I
added. I just topped up to 1 gal marks, maybe .25gal each. I just sampled again and it's now
Posted in thread: Banana Wine - OG too high on 03-15-2013 at 09:55 PM
Brewed 2gal Banana Wine last week. OG ended up at 22.5brix/1.117sg (oops). Pitched Wine yeast
then after about 5 days pitched Champagne yeast.Just racked it to 2 -1gal jugs and topped off
to 1 gallon ...
Posted in thread: Normal or Infected? on 02-22-2013 at 11:20 PM
You can generally transfer to 2ndary after the first week. 2ndary won't make your beer clearer
though. Clarity is largely a product of you brewing process.It's my personal options a 2ndary
Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning on 02-22-2013 at 11:07 PM
1-Yes but unless you're trying to be spot-on to the style of beer, I wouldn't worry about it.
Just make sure fermentation is complete and you use the proper amount for the type of
sugar.2-Its does add...
Posted in thread: suger vs malt extract for botteling on 02-22-2013 at 10:59 PM
I believe the question was DME versus sugar not Dextrose versus Sucrose. All can be used
including honey. It's generally agreed that dextrose is the proper priming sugar to use.
Doesn't mean you have ...
Posted in thread: 6.5 gallon carboy for secondary? on 02-22-2013 at 10:47 PM
I'll throw in my option here. I'm no brewing master but I've done 30+ batches over many years
and have tried a number of combinations. In the end here is my take. Start with what yields the
most with ...
Posted in thread: Sanitizer paranoia on 02-22-2013 at 07:58 PM
I've had a Home Depot brand spray bottle constantly filled with starsan for a few months now
without much issue. I did notice recently that the spring in the trigger seems to be weakening
but I think ...
Posted in thread: Sanitizer paranoia on 02-22-2013 at 06:40 PM
I would fear the undiluted stuff. When properly diluted, it's completely safe.If I may make a
suggestion. Get a 1 gallon glass bottle and fill with distilled or RO water and squirt 6oz of