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Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 10-01-2014 at 02:54 AM
I had a weird black yeast ring in my Brew Bucket the first use as well. Hasn't happened since,
which makes me think the SS just wasn't sufficiently passivated,even thought used BKF and
Posted in thread: Southern Tier Pumking Clone?? on 09-22-2014 at 02:18 AM
Everyone is an expert yet no results.LOL yeah, no kidding.
Posted in thread: Getting poor efficiency, how to measure mash tun temperature on 09-21-2014 at 06:33 PM
Efficiency problems are unlikely to be caused by mash temps (unless your thermometer is way
off) or pH, so you're probably barking up the wrong tree. But to answer your question, you DO
need to calibr...
Posted in thread: Cold crashing versus just kegging on 09-20-2014 at 06:46 PM
Aaaaand here we go!...Whoooa, methinks you made this way too complicated. Why not simply blow
up a balloon with co2 (either from the tank or during fermentation), then stick the balloon
onto the carbo...
Posted in thread: Using pumpkin in the mash... Mix it all together? Cubes? on 09-15-2014 at 02:37 AM
I've made a couple pumpkin beers, and I hit them with a potato masher (literally takes 7
seconds) then mix it all in. Assuming you stir your mash, there's really no alternative anyway.
Just use 0.75 t...
Posted in thread: Cold crashing versus just kegging on 09-07-2014 at 02:31 PM
Crazy thought..........I have the 3 piece bubbler. How bout filling a balloon with co2, and
putting it over the bubbler. When the beer cold crashes, and sucks in thru the bubbler, it will
be sucking i...
Posted in thread: Question pitching lager yeast. Need answer today if possible. on 09-07-2014 at 02:22 PM
Prevailing wisdom and commercial practices say #2, although everyone will have to agree that #1
does indeed make beer too. You're using a fridge, not a freezer right? Because if it's a
freezer then cr...
Posted in thread: Do you need to whirlpool with a kettle, valve and bazooka screen? on 09-03-2014 at 02:15 PM
No, you don't need a whirlpool, valve, or screen. In my 20 years of brewing I've never used
them, seeing no need. I do one of two things: chill the wort in kettle then dump into a
"settling tank" I.e....
Posted in thread: Thermowell on 09-03-2014 at 02:07 PM
Posted in thread: Why are my IPA's so malty? on 09-03-2014 at 02:04 PM
Bitterness ratio is an utterly useless concept because of the recent rise of late hopping (aka
hop bursting) and the inability of IBU formulas to correctly calculate IBUs for such additions.
You can m...