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  • Posted in thread: Do all good craft breweries use oxygen to oxygenate their worts for fermentation? on 05-19-2016 at 01:45 PM
    Oxygen is necessary for the propagation of the yeast so you can pitch a smaller amount of yeast
    and let them propagate in the beer. If you pitch a sufficient amount of yeast that propagation
    isn't nec...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2206 - Overattenuation Issues on 04-06-2016 at 11:32 PM
    If you like to mash low but need more body in the beer, consider some cara-pils or other
    dextrin malt to add unfermentable sugars to both raise the FG and create body. Melanoidin malt
    is also an optio...

  • Posted in thread: What do you do while mashing in?? on 04-02-2014 at 09:39 PM
    Measure and heat sparge water. Make sanitizer and prep carboy. Pull out the propane burner and
    get it set up in the back yard. Measure out my hops and additions. Have a beer. Bring mash out
    water to a...

  • Posted in thread: Aromatic Malt on 02-23-2014 at 05:49 PM
    Vlad, good info on that Bohemian dark malt. I've seen it on the Weyermann website and it did
    look intriguing. What have you brewed with it? Sounds like it might make a killer festbier.I've
    used their ...

  • Posted in thread: New o2 regulator - oxygen isn't flowing on 02-20-2014 at 05:03 PM
    Emailed Northern Brewer - apparently the regulators they had in stock when I ordered mine had
    some issues. They immediately shipped a new one at no cost and gave me a return label to send
    back the one...

  • Posted in thread: Damn you HBT! on 02-18-2014 at 05:34 PM
    I have a rule against beers above 5% ABV until after hot break. So far it has served me well!
    Strategy is a key.

  • Posted in thread: First brew in a while on 02-18-2014 at 05:32 PM
    Welcome back to the world of home brewers. As with all gear - proper upkeep will make things
    last a long time! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Why boil the wort chiller? on 02-18-2014 at 05:29 PM
    FWIW, I let my chiller soak in a bucket of star san for the length of my brew day, then add it
    to the kettle at flameout. I've done about 55 batches this way and never had an infected batch
    (this is w...

  • Posted in thread: New o2 regulator - oxygen isn't flowing on 02-18-2014 at 04:56 PM
    I did open the valve all the way and didn't get any flow. It's definitely a bad regulator. So
    hopefully the good people at Northern Brewery will help replace it. Kind of bummed I had to
    aerate my pils...

  • Posted in thread: New o2 regulator - oxygen isn't flowing on 02-18-2014 at 02:39 AM
    I recently bought an oxygenation system from northern brewer - tubing, diffusion stone and
    regulator. I picked up a disposable bernzomatic o2 tank and it all fits together quite nicely.
    However, when ...