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Posted in thread: Airlocks and Brett/Sour Beers on 01-31-2017 at 06:21 PM
Really? I'm using star-san in my 3-piece airlock and have to top them up every couple weeks.I
use vodka and 3 piece airlocks, and I also have to top up every 3-6 weeks. I've been thinking
about going ...
Posted in thread: Loose lid and time in primary on 01-20-2017 at 07:12 AM
What's the point of racking to a secondary that early? It's more work, and I can only think of
downsides. Yes, it may be fine. But will it be the best it could be? I think you're putting
yourself at a...
Posted in thread: Time to play: Would it explode! on 01-18-2017 at 03:11 AM
the pressure will go up proportional to temperature (since volume is basically fixed). so
373/300=1.24 atmospheres, assuming it's 1 atm inside at room T.Or 24kPa, or 3.5 psi. Definitely
won't explode ...
Posted in thread: Time to play: Would it explode! on 01-17-2017 at 04:20 AM
Edit: ^ this ^I'm sure it wouldn't explode, but I would worry about how the plastic/rubber
parts would hold up to boiling. Why do you want to boil it? Why not just use a sanitizer?I
wouldn't actually ...
Posted in thread: Time to play: Would it explode! on 01-17-2017 at 03:38 AM
Would one of these clear beer draught system canisters be safe in boiling wort? It's basically
a sealed, stainless steel bubble. I assume boiling temps would be okay, but I have no real idea
how much ...
Posted in thread: How do you "double" a beer recipe (and I don't mean the quantity)? on 01-15-2017 at 04:16 PM
To take any given recipe from a baseline to a double/imperial, a good starting point is to:-
Increase the base malt to the gravity you want.- Increase the bitterness. How much, that'll
take some judge...
Posted in thread: Pumps: how far can they throw wort? on 01-12-2017 at 10:21 PM
I'd be curious to see how it goes for you. I've thought about doing the same ( I think I'm
looking at 50+ feet though. It would beat carrying 10+ gallon batches that distance and down
Posted in thread: P.B.N.E.I.P.A thoughts please on 12-15-2016 at 04:34 AM
I had shivers at the thought of a peanut butter IPA. But a black NE style IPA makes sense to
me. Your grainbill looks good to me. Hot-side hops look slim to me, but I've never made a NE
style, so "?".
Posted in thread: Don't transfer before coffee on 12-12-2016 at 01:36 AM
I know the time has passed, but I think another consideration would have been: do you keg or
bottle? IF there was an infection, 99.9% (ok, an estimate:)) was London III. If you keg, that
yeast is high...
Posted in thread: How Long Is A Batch Of Star San Good?? on 12-02-2016 at 10:36 PM
I use distilled water, and it lasts FOREVER. I essentially have a solera of Starsan. I keep a 5
gallon bucket and a keg of it at all times. I use it to fill and purge kegs, so it's constantly