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  • Posted in thread: Is the faucet on my sink sanitized? on 09-05-2014 at 09:13 PM
    It isn't even necessarily the faucet, but the water coming out of your faucet may also have
    contaminants. I wouldn't worry about sanitizing your faucet, but any water touching your beer
    should be boil...

  • Posted in thread: If you are pressed for time, why do you homebrew? on 07-21-2014 at 05:47 PM
    And if you are that interested in saving yourself a mere 20 minutes then why even bother?
    Because there is a big difference in spending time to do something right and wasting time, but
    where that line...

  • Posted in thread: Lagering procedure on 07-01-2014 at 05:52 PM
    I've been doing my first temperature controlled lager also. I plan on doing a diacetyl rest
    when fermentation is about 75% complete and then cold crash to 35 for about 2-3 weeks. I'm
    going to hold it ...

  • Posted in thread: Using bag for grain in mash tun on 06-27-2014 at 06:01 PM
    If I ever go back to batch sparging in a cooler (currently BIAB), I will definitely use a
    muslin bag for ease in cleaning. I feel like It'd be like using a garbage can without a trash

  • Posted in thread: Bleach to sanitize on 05-21-2014 at 09:31 PM
    You could boil the water before you rinse if you want to go with bleach. Not worth the trouble
    though imo. This is the first step in the difference between drinkable homebrew and great

  • Posted in thread: What is your favorite local beer (besides Homebrew) on 05-15-2014 at 09:44 PM
    Too hard to keep up with the Chicago beer explosion but Metropolitan is a go to, nothing but
    tasty lagers.

  • Posted in thread: I can control fermentation temperature, now what? on 05-15-2014 at 05:41 PM
    I haven't read the yeast book yet, but I thought that cooling during fermentation could put the
    yeast to sleep. How do they say that cooling promotes yeast growth in the book?I have heard
    Jamil talk a...

  • Posted in thread: OG Limits of BIAB? on 05-07-2014 at 06:00 PM
    I am not sure about the water chemistry but you will most likely see a large drop in efficiency
    of the mash, probably having to do with the grist ratio. I range from about 70% for 1.050 to
    probably le...

  • Posted in thread: 8 beers you should stop drinking immediately on 04-08-2014 at 06:05 PM
    Sources:www.organics.orgwww.atsdr.cdc.govfoodbabe.comwww.greenpeace.orgIt's just a parroting of
    the Food Babe article awhile back....listing her in the sources automatically removes all
    credibility. N...

  • Posted in thread: Should I take out all this stuff on top? on 03-24-2014 at 06:03 PM
    That looks like your yeast, you'll want to keep that. Reminds me of whipped strawberry yogurt.