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Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 03-31-2011 at 09:02 PM
Bachelor's degre in EE from U of Delaware, 1980. But my current occupation is not engineering.
Posted in thread: March Pump 315 HF Impeller on 03-20-2011 at 04:27 PM
Anyone have any experience with these? The new impeller increases the head pressure. Not sure
if that's a plus or a minus e.g. more likely to stick the mash?
Posted in thread: Nottingham Starter Question on 02-27-2011 at 09:43 PM
+1and using starters with dry yeast decreases their viability
Posted in thread: False bottom for Sanke keg? on 02-27-2011 at 08:30 PM
Yeah, I saw the supports. I think it would do fine just being placed into the keg without the
supports. Either way you can put a diptube down through the false bottom as low as you want. I
Posted in thread: False bottom for Sanke keg? on 02-27-2011 at 07:06 PM
I think the first question would be are you interested in heating the mashtun for step mashes?
If so, you will need a full-width (15") false bottom. I use a SABCO false bottom and
recirculate the wort...
Posted in thread: High Gravity recipe question??? on 02-27-2011 at 06:51 PM
Just use the weizen yeast cake you have. Weizens are very sensitive to the pitching rate. Too
much yeast will decrease the yeast flavors. Check out the yeast calculator at www.mrmalty.com
for the amou...
Posted in thread: Nottingham Starter Question on 02-27-2011 at 06:46 PM
Dry yeast are specially prepared for storage and fermentation. Starters can actually decrease
their viability. Rehydrating the dry yeast before pitching will maximize their viability.Check
out the new...
Posted in thread: What is the best way to remove O2 from keg? on 02-26-2011 at 10:09 PM
In that case this sounds like a decent idea.My only question is how much sanitizer is left
behind when you do this? I know the diptube doesn't quite get everything out when you drain a
keg. I wouldn't...
Posted in thread: Testing fermentability of crystal malt on 02-25-2011 at 03:57 AM
Thanks for doing this and sharing your results Nilo. I have been thinking of doing this same
experiment. I was taught that crystal malts were completely unfermentable. But others have
Posted in thread: Wort Chiller Sanitation on 02-25-2011 at 03:27 AM
All-metal counterflow chillers can be sterilized in the oven. See John Palmer's How To Brew at
www.hotobrew.com . I love my plate chiller.