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Posted in thread: Immersion cooler question on 12-29-2006 at 01:56 PM
I'm quite familiar with galvanic corrosion, and while these 2 metals are classic corrosion
parties Al being anodic anywhere from 6 to 26 depending on alloy with copper being the cathode
at 33. See f...
Posted in thread: Sanitizing Hands? on 11-10-2006 at 04:03 PM
I use alcohol wipes for my hands. Just grab one and wipe my hands down before I handle anything
that will contact the beer. You can buy them in bulk pretty cheaply at any med supply store.
Posted in thread: Questions regarding bottle cleaning on 08-20-2006 at 11:58 PM
I have used white vinegar with good success removing that type of residue. YMMV.
Posted in thread: Wort pumps on 05-21-2006 at 05:34 PM
When using a valve to control flow from a pump, always put it on the exit side of the pump.
Posted in thread: A question of bottling on 05-21-2006 at 05:25 PM
I use both, 3/4 cup dextrose and 1/4 cup DME. Works fine but I do add a week to the wait to
make sure the DME is consumed.
Posted in thread: Home Brew Secrets for the Married Man on 04-22-2006 at 03:34 PM
I own the kitchen and all that happens there, so all the messes are mine with very few
exceptions. I found after several brewing sessions that the wife did not like the smell of the
hops. The rest was...
Posted in thread: Bone headed moves on 01-21-2006 at 02:19 PM
My dumbest move was using a metal spoon in the boiling wort and leaving it in the pot while I
walked away for a minute. Came back and grabbed the spoon...
Posted in thread: Historic moments for beer on 01-15-2006 at 01:15 PM
The Meux and Company Brewery, located on Tottenham Court Road in central London, had one of the
largest Beer vats in the city. The 20 foot high container could hold 3,555 barrels (511,920
liters) of b...
Posted in thread: Lag time on 01-09-2006 at 01:46 AM
Fastest was about 4 hours when I made a large starter. Typical is about 8 hours before the
airlock is banging away. Had one hangfire for 36 hours once then it just exploded to life.
Posted in thread: This weeks brew attempt on 01-09-2006 at 01:42 AM
I thought I would make something a little darker for the wife. She likes darker beers and I
prefer the pale ales, although we agree that we both like nut brown ales. So we chatted with
the LHBS guru a...