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  1. GNBrews

    Question about powdered enzymes

    I'm referring to the powdered enzyme (as opposed to the liquid alpha or fungus derived Amyloglucosidase) you can purchase at a LHBS. Typically it's labeled "Amylase enzyme" and is supposed to be 4% alpha-amylase and 96% Dextrose as a flow agent. Does that help?
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    Question about powdered enzymes

    If powdered enzyme is used, do the same reaction kinetics happen via temperature? IE. Would mashing at 156F with powdered enzymes produce a fuller bodied beer than mashing at 148F? Or, does the powder just produce a highly fermentable wort no matter what as long as it's not denatured (170F+).
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    Burner problem

    Very likely, yes. The higher flow will draw in more mixing air.
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    Force carbonation with March Pump?

    They absolutely have. You can buy 12V diaphragm pumps for around $20 shipped, and run an NPT threaded carbonation stone in a stainless tee fitting. Mount it all on a cheap cutting board. Total cost is under $100. I was just...
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    Force carbonation with March Pump?

    I was looking at a Blichmann Quickcarb the other day and comparing its function to a soda machine carbonator. Assuming you've got a carbonator lid with stone or have somehow otherwise plumbed an auxiliary CO2 connection into the lid to provide continuous pressurized CO2 in the headspace...
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    DIY Stainless Steel Fermenters

    Great idea! That second one even has a cutting template. ;)
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    DIY Stainless Steel Fermenters

    I've got the Bayou Classic 44QT with a lid diameter just shy of 13.5". Has anyone found a gasket that fits? I've looked at SS Brew Tech and few others, but haven't found anything within stretching size.
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    Win a Spike Brewing CF5 Conical Unitank!

    I'm in. I would love to see this sitting in the brew room!
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    Pull Through (dimpled) TC Ferrules for Soldering Prototype Stuff

    I think annealing will be the word of the day for those larger fittings. The drilling process hardens the edges of the hole, and that's a lot of stretch. It should be trivial with a torch.
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    Brewer's Friend Giveaway! Big Thanks to HBT!

    Interested in learning about Tilt. Thank you for the opportunity! I'm more of a hockey fan, but read a little bit about Ryne Sandberg, and he sounds like a great player (coach & manager)!
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    Pull Through (dimpled) TC Ferrules for Soldering Prototype Stuff

    Bump. Any word on whether you'll offer a mandrel for the 2" TC fittings?
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    Price gouging... Hopslam is not Heady Topper!

    It's around $18 a 6-pack here in ND. I'd offer to mail you guys some, but after shipping costs, it wouldn't even be worth it.
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    Clean VS Sanitized

    Science! Good luck with your experiments; hopefully you end up with tasty beer. :mug: The suggestion of using ethanol to sanitize your equipment is a good one. Some cheap "White Eagle" vodka or similar in a spray bottle should serve you without worry about using halogens, or caustic/acidic...
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    Reusing Ball/Mason Jar Lids for Yeast Harvesting - Yes or No?

    Does the plastic survive the pressure cooking operation to sterilize the wort initially?
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    The Dread Dog Disease.... beer as medication

    There's rumors of an oak-aged Canadian Club that's quite good. I've never found it though. Sounds like a Bigfoot story to me....
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    The Dread Dog Disease.... beer as medication

    My doc always says to "force fluids". Beer is a fluid. :)
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    Fix pinhole in aluminum boil kettle

    I ended up using an Oatey all purpose liquid flux around the hole, scrubbed/scratched up the area really well under the liquid with a stainless brush, and then applied heat and the Safe Flo solder again. It flowed and bonded well on the bottom of the pot. :)
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    Who currently makes the best bulkhead kit for Rubbermaid coolers?

    Great idea. I currently have set of more rigid orange-colored silicone o-rings. I'll invest in a few of the softer, translucent variety.