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  • Posted in thread: better bottle capper? (recommendations please) on 05-21-2015 at 06:12 PM
    I use and really like the FERRARI ADJUSTABLE BENCH CAPPER. All of the major vendors should
    carry it. Be sure to choose one that supports HBT!

  • Posted in thread: Salts in sparge water? on 04-06-2015 at 05:50 PM
    The purpose of sparging is to rinse the grain bed of the sugars and into the wort. You’ve
    already built good water to convert the starch to sugar, mashed at the appropriate temperature
    to make the typ...

  • Posted in thread: Questions Regarding Bottle Carbonation on 04-06-2015 at 05:34 PM
    It sounds as if you are making carbon dioxide but you’ve not mentioned refrigeration. When the
    beer is warm, most of the gas is in the space at the top of the bottle. If you put some of your
    bottles i...

  • Posted in thread: What have you quit doing ------ because it doesn't seem to be adding anything on 04-04-2015 at 09:31 PM
    I've stopped using a particular Hop for bittering.I buy the highest Alpha Acid hop my local
    brew shop has and use only enough to hit the target IBU in a particular recipe.The tool in the
    link shown be...

  • Posted in thread: Water efficient wort chilling on 03-31-2015 at 08:52 PM
    I don't have any data tables (and I am still a beginner), but here in Central Texas we have the
    same combo of severe drought and warm ground water. If you are going to use a wort chiller, I'd
    think a ...

  • Posted in thread: Water efficient wort chilling on 03-31-2015 at 07:51 PM
    Good catch -- my Bad. The lashup I described would not induce flavors into the wort. My first
    attempts at cooling wort I DID move the wort through the copper coil and that's when I got the
    vinal flavo...

  • Posted in thread: Water efficient wort chilling on 03-31-2015 at 07:24 PM
    I totally understand the water issue being in Monterey. So what works well for me is to use a
    continuous ice water recirculation setup. You'll need small inexpensive pond pump in a 5 Gallon
    bucket, st...

  • Posted in thread: Understanding hop stands on 03-31-2015 at 06:12 PM
    Wow, what a great thread! I've been brewing Ales for a couple of years now, getting my
    techniques down as far a controlling fermentation temps and being able to repeat results and so
    forth but I never...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless Steel Mill Rollers? on 03-28-2015 at 11:11 PM
    I was not aware of that. Very cool. Can it get very hard?Weezy, Kolsterising does increase the
    hardness and it's a type of case hardening, meaning the hardness goes into the surface of the
    SS. THAT al...

  • Posted in thread: Buffalo Wild Wings Redhook Game Changer Clone on 03-28-2015 at 09:56 PM
    I put together a recipie from various sources and it is not only damn close but DAMN
    GOOD:Redhook ESB (V1) cloneMeasured OG: 1.062Bitterness: 25 IBU (Calculated)Color: 13
    SRMPredicted ABV: 5%Ingredien...

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