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Posted in thread: How old are you? How long have you been brewing? on 11-04-2009 at 12:38 PM
I'm 25 and been brewing for 9 years including 4 year and 1 year hiatuses (hiatii?)
Posted in thread: UV sanitation on 09-21-2009 at 03:07 AM
UV sanitizers work by effing up the microorganism's DNA. Check it: UV is more energetic than
visible light and can bum out DNA, hence skin cancer.
Posted in thread: Dry hopping an English IPA on 09-21-2009 at 03:02 AM
EKG is great for dry hopping, lovely aroma.
Posted in thread: Do I need to hydrate Nottingham? on 09-21-2009 at 02:07 AM
I've only ever pitched it dry, and it's only ever worked. Can't tell you anything more in depth
than that if you want it though!
Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-20-2009 at 01:15 PM
Do those plastic kegs hold their carb, or do they start to get flat about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way
through?They rely on the carbon dioxide in the ullage ("empty" bit) to push the beer out. As
more beer c...
Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-19-2009 at 07:53 PM
Yes, personally I would keg it now, I tend to follow the 1-2-3 rule for anything not too strong
(1 week in primary, 2 in secondary, 3 conditioning) as it's pretty simple and keeps the old
Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-18-2009 at 01:34 PM
I've got three of those barrels, one is still fine, but two sprung a leak after being
overprimed, so I'm careful with the last one! Fine for starting off with though. I recently got
a king keg and a r...
Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-18-2009 at 11:49 AM
Hi from a fellow brit! I've used both sugar and dry malt extract to prime these plastic
barrels, both are good. Is yours moulded like a fake wooden barrel, or does it have smooth
sides? If it looks li...
Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 09-18-2009 at 10:10 AM
Theoretical Physics student - it's like Physics without getting your hands dirty in the lab! So
I make up for it with brewing. I love to cook too.
Posted in thread: Bag of mixed old hops on 06-30-2009 at 01:01 PM
Erm, does skunk mean the same thing over there as it does over here? I know there are a couple
of books on that sort of thing, but of course I wouldn't know anything about it...