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    200 mg/l sodium in city water

    I always use distilled and build the profile I want. If you have an RO system, that’s great, but I’ll spend the 0.89 per gallon for distilled. I don’t trust my water always be consistent and I know at times I can smell an odor I associate with algae blooms, so I prefer using a consistent blank...
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    Grain mill recommendation

    Northern Brewer Hullwrecker. Love mine. It’s a 2-roller mill. Easy to adjust and holds adjustment. I did file a flat on the shaft so I could drive it with my drill, but that was easy.
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    What's my gravity?

    Looks like 1.058 to me. I would even agree with the 1.0582. 😁
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    Clean Bottles

    I soak my bottles in an Oxiclean (fragrance free) solution. Start out hot. I let mine soak overnight because I am normally using it to de-label them as well. Next day I de-label and rinse well. On bottling say I give them all a 20 minute soak in Starsan. Good to go.
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    Larry Bell Stepping Down, Selling to New Belgium's parent company

    Too bad. Love Bell’s. Just afraid it will not be a positive for the beers I love.
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    Time to Start Kegging

    Yes, was planning on going Ball Lock and getting a 20 lb and a 5 lb CO2 tank. I’ll use the 5 lb for transfers and what not.
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    Time to Start Kegging

    Started Looking at chest freezers. Can’t find anything used so been looking at reasonably priced new. I was looking at 7.0 cf for $229 but saw the same manufacturer has 8.7 cf for $329. It’s the Hisense 8.7 cf model LC87D6EWD. Found it at Lowes. Internal dimentions along the bottom section...
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    Experiment to Save Gushers

    Interesting solution.
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    Experiment to Save Gushers

    I'm afraid I'm going to need a very large glass. Probably a pitcher. No off flavors at all. No signs of infection. Just a ton of carbonation. I'll see how the test goes but for now plan on pouring them into an oversized container and letting them settle down.
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    Experiment to Save Gushers

    Yes. I will get them all in the fridge. I did take readings. I got a final reading of 8.4 Brix (1.013). Same reading I had 4 days earlier. Oh well. If I had refrigerated them, it would have been a non issue. I am in the process of converting over to kegging, so that would have resolved it...
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    Experiment to Save Gushers

    Well, I've got some Vanilla Porters that have become gushers as they sat in my basement not refirgerated. They evidently were not quite done fermenting when I bottled them. If I open them after they are completely chilled, they will slowly gush but it takes about 20 sec for them to start to...
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    How do you Mash in w/BIAB?

    I’m a comic as well. Love that whisk. I double mill into a bucket then pour it into my BIAB bag already mounted in my kettle then whisk it really well. Never had an issue with dough balls.
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    Time to Start Kegging

    I was going to go with a chest freezer. Want the room for at least 4 Cornys in there.
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    Time to Start Kegging

    Lots of good information there. Will definitely keep the CO2 tank outside. More room for beer or storing some that’s bottled. Yeah, I was planning on adding a collar regardless for mounting the taps. All good. This will be fun. 😁