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  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 03-04-2012 at 01:58 AM

  • Posted in thread: Star san in corny keg? on 01-21-2012 at 02:50 AM
    I have run star san through the keg for every batch I've done for over a year w no issues. I
    can't think of any reason not to.

  • Posted in thread: Copper tubing to control mash temperature on 01-21-2012 at 12:56 AM
    I've seen large scale water jackets like the one you are describing in power plants. Maximize
    surface area contact and insulate the outside and it can work, especially if you are using it
    just to offs...

  • Posted in thread: Converting Partial Boil to Full Boil on 01-08-2012 at 04:38 AM
    You will get a slightly higher hop utilization and slightly less caramelization of your lme w a
    full 5 gallon boil. For most 5 gallon beers the bitterness change will be negligible. If you
    are concern...

  • Posted in thread: How to adjust low brewhouse efficiency on 01-06-2012 at 03:28 AM
    It depends on the gravity you want. Use this:(original gravity desired - measured original
    gravity) x 5-------------------------------------------------------------- .044This will tell
    you lbs of dme ...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature dropping too low on 01-04-2012 at 09:47 PM
    You won't kill yeast w low temp it will slow toward dormancy. You could build a foam insulation
    box for about $6 from HD and put a light bulb inside to provide heat. Once you get temps back
    up your ye...

  • Posted in thread: alternative to wort chiller on 01-03-2012 at 09:40 PM
    That heat exchanger would work in reverse but personally I'd be careful. There is a lot of
    bacteria friendly non-food grade surface area on the outside of that thing.

  • Posted in thread: Straining on 12-26-2011 at 12:39 AM
    I go low tech. I throw a clean stainless colander in the last 10 mins of the boil then zip tie
    the handles of the colander to the primary bucket handle to secure it for 2 handed pouring. I
    have done t...

  • Posted in thread: First batch mistake... Hopeless? on 12-25-2011 at 01:13 AM
    I'm my admittedly limited experience if you ferment lager yeast hot you end up with fusel
    alcohol flavors in the normal fermentation window. When I did this I put the hoppy paint
    thinner in my keezer ...

  • Posted in thread: New to brewing. . .Substitute DME for LME question. on 12-24-2011 at 04:31 PM
    Caldur's is the more accurate method. My post is a thumbrule as I don't typically measure my
    DME in smaller than .5 lb increments :mug: