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Posted in thread: 5.2 Stabilizer doesn't work, can we trust other 5-star products? on 05-11-2012 at 07:09 PM
StarSan is easy to test. As noted above, it is an acid sanitizer, and its pH must be below
3(ish?) to work effectively. I have some pH test strips which work in that range so I can
confirm my StarSan ...
Posted in thread: My beer has a coffee flavor on 05-11-2012 at 06:59 PM
You may also have started with an amber extract, which would have some of those darker malt
flavors to begin with. Caramelization would increase those flavors.
Posted in thread: Hard Root Beer on 05-11-2012 at 05:49 PM
Very nice! I've been thinking about the same concoction. Eventually I hope to make my own syrup
and use it to brew a partigyle root beer after the mash for a big stout or a wee heavy. Some
Posted in thread: Paranoid Spouse on 04-26-2012 at 10:03 PM
I have a batch of RIS in the bedroom closet now, and something went wrong somewhere because 2
of the bottles have burst. Mind you, this is over a year, and I've only had 2 that went. But
both of those...
Posted in thread: 40 Plate Chiller $89 - KegCowboy.Com on 04-26-2012 at 09:07 PM
What's the flow rate for your 50 plate chillers? And is this wort flow rate, water flow rate,
Posted in thread: Dandelion wine on 04-13-2012 at 08:21 PM
My wife found her grandfather's dandelion wine recipe a few years ago while we were clearing
out her grandmother's house. She told me about her memories of gathering dandelions for him
when she was ve...
Posted in thread: I've got a predicament on 04-13-2012 at 08:09 PM
Pumping beer from one fridge to another just so you can have all the taps in one place sounds
like a royal pain. Why not keep the old one and add another with its own taps, just to increase
Posted in thread: I put the priming sugar in the secondary fermenter on 03-28-2012 at 10:39 PM
I see no reason not to keg it. In fact you could have put it into the keg with the priming
sugar and allowed it to carbonate at room temp within the keg.
Posted in thread: What to drink in Raleight/Durham NC area? on 03-27-2012 at 07:41 PM
Aviator, Big Boss and Lone Rider all have some great beers available in bottles. Go check out
Sam's Quick Shop ( for just about any bottled beer that's available in the area.
Posted in thread: What do I upgrade next? on 03-27-2012 at 07:13 PM
Keg system, definitely. It wasn't the upgrade that made the most difference in my beer, but it
was undoubtedly the upgrade that I appreciate most!