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  • Posted in thread: What Have I Done to My Kettle Element? on 11-22-2015 at 04:53 PM
    I seem to have discolored my stainless steel kettle element after brewing today. The element
    generally builds a load of scaling during the boil, so I threw some excess star-san solution at
    it (25ml in...

  • Posted in thread: How many of you oxygenate dry yeast? on 08-05-2014 at 10:00 AM
    One of the primary roles of oxygenation is to encourage lipid synthesis (aka sterols) which
    promote membrane permeability and, thus, nutrient uptake and growth. After oxygen is depleted,
    sterol concen...

  • Posted in thread: Green wort from HERMS coil on 02-09-2014 at 12:22 PM
    Wikipedia says: "When acidic foods are cooked in unlined copper cookware, or in lined cookware
    where the lining has worn through, toxic amounts of copper can leach into the foods being
    cooked. This ef...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Victory Malt Beer on 10-26-2013 at 10:14 PM
    Mashing hotter is only going to cause more problems if you try this again. If you are correct
    in thinking that your exogenous enzyme is mostly beta-amylase then it's going to be denatured
    within minut...

  • Posted in thread: Full Blichmann Advantages vs BIAB on 06-11-2013 at 03:56 AM
    It seems that no one has mentioned the one definite difference between the two: beer clarity.
    Sure, it's a small thing and has little to do with overall beer flavor, but when a beer comes
    out crystal ...

  • Posted in thread: If you could start over and had $1000 what equipment would you get on 05-05-2013 at 12:16 AM
    I saw this the other day while thumbing through a Midwest catalog: thought, if I were to start
    from scratch, that this kit looks like a pretty good deal. $200 for a keg setup seems pretty
    average (th...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating Adjusted Hop Amounts Due To Adjusted Volume Amounts on 05-01-2013 at 11:29 PM
    From Designing Great Beers (Daniels, 79)IBU= Weight(oz.) x U% x A% x 7,489 / (Volume(gal.) x
    C(gravity))where:A% = alpha acid level of hop as a decimal (e.g., 7% = 0.07)U%= percent
    utilization (@ 60 m...

  • Posted in thread: First Fruit Beer on 04-24-2013 at 12:05 AM
    You will probably want to put your fruit in the secondary fermenter first, then siphon your
    beer on top of it. It should mix somewhat as it fills. Most likely the fruit will want to
    float. When finish...

  • Posted in thread: Surly Darkness Style RIS Recipe, Looking for Feedback on 04-21-2013 at 02:10 AM
    Woh! I overlooked your amounts for your grain bill before (too much homebrew). You probably
    don't want all that black patent, roasted barley, and chocolate malt. Notice how little the
    original recipe ...

  • Posted in thread: Surly Darkness Style RIS Recipe, Looking for Feedback on 04-20-2013 at 11:43 PM
    Your recipe looks pretty good; Darkness is a great beer. Your IBUs add up to 96.5 from what you
    posted. 170 would be crazy, though I think that's kind of beyond possible, even for such a high
    gravity ...