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Posted in thread: 2 weeks to have a Belgian Pale ready for competition on 09-28-2016 at 09:36 PM
Pitch on the low end of the temp range. Once it's near fg, raise temp to 72 for a quicker
cleanup. Cold crash to 31. As soon as it hits 31, give it gelatin in the keg.For me, it tends
to be day 1-5 pr...
Posted in thread: cooking with trub on 09-28-2016 at 03:55 PM
Why would you do this?
Posted in thread: Brewing in garage with fire sprinklers on 09-28-2016 at 03:53 PM
If they were sensitive enough for brewing to set them off, you'd be screwed if you had a 90f
day in the summer.
Posted in thread: I'm Creating a Reality Show about Home Brewing on 09-28-2016 at 03:48 PM
#1, but instead of it being a reality show, make it about reality.
Posted in thread: Fruit flies in airlock on 09-27-2016 at 06:23 AM
Just dump the airlocks and refill with starsan. You're fine. Be careful not to pick it up if
it's a bucket. That might suck in the infected airlock liquid.
Posted in thread: Stressed yeast experiences? WLP001 on 09-27-2016 at 05:58 AM
Acetaldehyde will get cleaned up by the yeast. Strong fruity esters will not.
Posted in thread: Stressed yeast experiences? WLP001 on 09-26-2016 at 04:09 AM
You probably underpitched. Acetaldehyde and lots of fruity esters is definitely the norm for
underpitching WLP001. Give it time to clear up the acetaldehyde. Maybe consider raising the
temp to low 70'...
Posted in thread: Do you really need a pid on 09-26-2016 at 01:00 AM
The grainfather has one of those boils that you might be satisfied with if you never saw a
propane boil before. The surface moves a bit and the wort gets to about 209F at sea level.
Insulating makes a...
Posted in thread: Do you really need a pid on 09-25-2016 at 09:30 PM
Worked for me with an 18" wide canning pot. I could bring 7.5 gal to a boil using the stove and
a 2000w element. Turn off the stove and maintain a decent boil with just the element. Not a
Posted in thread: Do you really need a pid on 09-25-2016 at 06:23 PM
A 2000w element will definitely maintain a boil with a 5-6gal batch . But it will take forever
to get there. Cheapest method would be to have two and switch one off when it's at a boil. +1
on heating ...