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Posted in thread: Stainless Steel Erlenmeyer Flask? on 02-19-2014 at 11:24 PM
While making my starter this evening in my 3 liter glass flask, I let my mind wander a bit and
wondered if there was such a thing as a stainless steel Erlenmeyer flask. It would be basically
Posted in thread: Starting to build a kegerator; I have a few basic questions about what I need on 01-03-2014 at 02:36 PM
I wrote a primer on kegging that might be of interest to you. you plan to brew those styles
you mentioned, I don't think multiple pressures are worth the effort. Splitting the gas flow
will be much e...
Posted in thread: Carboy neck full of hops on 08-30-2013 at 04:30 PM
Yes, right as the head starts to crash, but while there is still some fermentation going on.
The article goes into some detail on this.
Posted in thread: New Judging Scoresheets? on 08-30-2013 at 01:19 PM
This thread is for all you competition entrants out there. We have all seen the traditional
BJCP scoresheets. These are the "essay" type ones where all the feedback is handwritten and a
Posted in thread: Potential centennial hop schedule on 08-30-2013 at 12:58 PM
If they have been vacuum sealed, I'll bet they are fine. I actually do an all Centennial IPA
with no hop additions until the 30 minute mark. In some circles, this is called "hop bursting".
I just do a...
Posted in thread: Styles you would like to see commercially on 08-30-2013 at 12:50 PM
I would love to see a good Old Ale on tap. I know that's a tall order, but I can still wish.
I'd settle for Bell's Third Coast (did I say "settle"?).
Posted in thread: Finding and Entering Competitions on 08-30-2013 at 12:45 PM
Just remember that beer competitions follow the "dog show" model. It's how well you conform to
a given set of standards (at least that is how it is supposed to work). Competitions are not a
great way ...
Posted in thread: Propane burner on 08-30-2013 at 12:33 PM
I discovered that nylon doesn't actually burn, it melts. And when it's in the form of shorts,
it sticks to you skin like nepalm. I'll have to give the leg hair thing a try.
Posted in thread: New brew kettle cleaning situation on 08-30-2013 at 12:24 PM
PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) is the best overall cleaner I have ever used in the brewery. It is
not a sanitizer, it is an alkali based cleaner that cleans just about anything you throw at it.
It can be...
Posted in thread: Partial boil? on 08-30-2013 at 12:16 PM
A full boil gives you the advantage of higher hop utilization due to the lower overall gravity
of the wort. Also, with the lower gravity, you will get less darkening of the wort during the
boil - a hi...