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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By cullen
pH is a consideration when mashing, but the pH of...

pH is a consideration when mashing, but the pH of the water itself is generally not significant (unless it's really odd water). See John Palmer's section on Understanding Mash pH at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By cullen
My guess is there's plenty of yeast there to...

My guess is there's plenty of yeast there to carbonate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By cullen
Keep the door closed to the extent practical to...

Keep the door closed to the extent practical to keep out carbon monoxide.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By cullen
I don't think it will make a lot of difference...

I don't think it will make a lot of difference one way or the other. You don't have to worry about shaking up the yeast or trub - it will settle out again when the time comes. Shaking up the carboy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By cullen
It's my understanding that a little - or even a...

It's my understanding that a little - or even a lot - of cold break in your wort will not particularly affect your final product.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By cullen
What's the ambient temperature and what...

What's the ambient temperature and what temperature is your carboy?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By cullen
You can use any form of sugar you want to prime,...

You can use any form of sugar you want to prime, but they will have different tastes and you'll need to use different amounts for the same carbonation. If you Google "priming sugar calculator"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,249
Posted By cullen
My primary LHBS is Listermann Brewing Company and...

My primary LHBS is Listermann Brewing Company and they have a web presence.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By cullen
If it really does turn out to be undrinkable,...

If it really does turn out to be undrinkable, remember the joys of cooking with beer. You might also experiment with making malt vinegar.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By cullen
If it's still bubbling out the airlock in a...

If it's still bubbling out the airlock in a noticeable way when it's undisturbed, I would hold off on bottling.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By cullen
What you have described is not all that unusual. ...

What you have described is not all that unusual. Since the foam is going out, not in, the risk of contamination is basically nil. You need to watch out that your airlock doesn't clog - there are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By cullen
I used to do primary fermentation in a 6 gallon...

I used to do primary fermentation in a 6 gallon bucket with no lid and a sheet of plastic covering most of the top. I'm not proud of it; that was how I was taught. The beer was fine except for one...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By cullen
Typically it's referred to as sediment.

Typically it's referred to as sediment.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By cullen
Candy corn is not technically grain, FWIW.

Candy corn is not technically grain, FWIW.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By cullen
I'm a fan of the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel...

I'm a fan of the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display. It measures in ounces (down to 1/8 ounce) and grams.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By cullen
You will get no bitterness out of dry hopping;...

You will get no bitterness out of dry hopping; you will get quite a bit of aroma and flavor. It is less efficient that boiling the hops, but you don't lose the aroma molecules. You will get flavors...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By cullen
BTW - a great many homebrewers use tap water for...

BTW - a great many homebrewers use tap water for top-off without boiling it. The advisability depends on the water in your area.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By cullen
Your mileage may vary. I've certainly seen that...

Your mileage may vary. I've certainly seen that - maybe I drink slower.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,405
Posted By cullen
You could always let the stopper just sit on top...

You could always let the stopper just sit on top loosely without jamming it in until it dries sufficiently, unless you're planning to move it somewhere.

You could also wire it in place like they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By cullen
Note that chill haze is harmless and does not...

Note that chill haze is harmless and does not affect the flavor of the beer. While the beer may appear less clear than you'd like when you pour it into a glass, if it warms up a couple of degrees it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By cullen
Or if you might consider building one of these:...

Or if you might consider building one of these: http://byo.com/stories/item/351-build-a-burton-union-system-projects
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By cullen
If the lid fits tightly, then you will have a big...

If the lid fits tightly, then you will have a big problem. The purpose of the airlock is to release pressure while not letting in outside air. Without some form of pressure release, you may some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By cullen
I've never used one of these myself, but it would...

I've never used one of these myself, but it would appear to be a low profile alternative. http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shop/carboys-accessories/silicone-waterless-airlock/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By cullen
This is one reason why I like a bucket or conical...

This is one reason why I like a bucket or conical fermenter for primary fermentation. Not only can you have plenty of head space, but it's trivially easy to pour into.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By cullen
I recall seeing plans for a homebrew version of...

I recall seeing plans for a homebrew version of the Burton Union system which sends most of the blow-off back into the fermentation tank. This would keep the blow-off off the floor while not wasting...
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