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Posted in thread: Phenol/Chlorophenol Smell and Taste on 11-05-2012 at 01:31 PM
This is an update to my off flavors perceived to be phenolic in nature:I have isolated the
problem to exactly one specific area in my brewery, the CO2 tank! I have two new batches that
have developed ...
Posted in thread: What's YOUR bug limit? on 09-08-2012 at 02:05 AM
Had a 50 lb bag of Breiss 2-row with them critters in it and another 50 lb bag of Rahr 2-row
with no critters. The grain was the same age (6 Months) in the exact same storage containers.
Why do some g...
Posted in thread: McAllen, Texas. Where to beer there? on 05-26-2012 at 01:47 PM
Just saw your post. There is a great little pub that serves all craft and micro brewed beers.
Its called Roosevelt's at 7 and its on N. Main. St at Hackberry Rd. near downtown Mcallen. Its
about the b...
Posted in thread: Easy Label Removal on 05-26-2012 at 01:36 PM
If you have metallic labels that wont come off with oxiclean then try 2 cups of ammonia to 5
gallons of water. Soak for a few days and they should slide off.
Posted in thread: Anyone use thes grain mills? on 04-27-2012 at 09:48 PM
I've had the non-adjustable one for about 6 or 7 years. It fits on a standard 5 gallon bucket
nicely but I have it mounted to a rolling cart that houses alot of my small accessories. I
fabed a grain s...
Posted in thread: Carboy cleaner vs Clean Bottle Express Carboy Brush on 03-14-2012 at 01:16 AM
Yes... I do have an update on this post for all interested parties. I will give the gold medal
to "The Carboy Cleaner"! Why? Because its rigid (stainless steel rod not plastic), its got
Posted in thread: To brew or not to brew? on 03-01-2012 at 03:00 AM
BREW!!! As long as you have to sit in the rain...
Posted in thread: Anyone ever seen this before? on 02-12-2012 at 01:30 PM
I just kegged a pale ale recipe with Nottingham dry yeast. I saw the same thing on top of my
brew while it was in secondary. I took a sample and it tasted great. I wouldn't worry about it.
Posted in thread: Was given two corny kegs yesterday on 02-12-2012 at 02:15 AM
Remove the valve with an adjustable wrench or one of these: see image below from Austin
Homebrew SupplyI made a pin lock removal tool with a socket from Home Depot and a dremel. Works
great for those ...
Posted in thread: Was given two corny kegs yesterday on 02-12-2012 at 01:55 AM
Well, it looks like it could be an older style corny lid or one that was modified for some
reason. I say if it holds pressure, than by all means use it. It really doesn't matter what it
looks like. No...