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    Stripping oxygen from strike water using CO2

    Basically the yeast does not react well to sulfites. I can not speak to the exact chemical interactions, just relaying the experiences in the low oxygen community. It is best to keep them separate. Kill the yeast from YOS before strike and oxygenate heavy to expend all of the sulfites right...
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    Stripping oxygen from strike water using CO2

    I use YOS for most beers except for hefeweizen where I do a 111F rest. This temp is too low to kill the YOS yeast, so pre-boil is needed. You want to kill the yeast before they come into contact with any sufites. Down the rabbit hole!...
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    Stripping oxygen from strike water using CO2

    One can also bring your strike water to a boil for five minutes and all of the O2 will be driven off as well. You would then need to chill down to mash-in temps. The yeast scavenging method is easiest and works well.
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    Trub/sediment

    As stated, the best method is letting the cooled wort settle for at least 30 minutes before racking over to your fermenter. This can be in your boil kettle (best if possible) or by transferring to a separate holding vessel. I think it matters quite a bit to send clear wort to your fermenter...
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    @ Noob and Alfi, glad to see the false bottom is working out for you. I agree, it is kind of flimsy but it is just enough for these purposes. I think this way of brewing in the Foundry is better than the malt pipe. There is less sediment from the mash and it is easier to clean up. As far as...
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    Why can't I just skip the racking?

    I think it is great from an oxygen point of view. What does not make me excited is knowing what the fermenter looks like when I clean it out. Realizing the life of the keg will be served out of that mess is not my favorite thought. :)
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    Why can't I just skip the racking?

    I think you could. How is your trub separation in the boil kettle? It would help if you have very clear wort going into the fermenter if the fermenter was going to be the serving keg as well. Floating dip tube would be good.
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    Texas 50ft Stainless Steel Wort Chiller

    ok thanks. I am looking for 1/2" Good luck.
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    Texas 50ft Stainless Steel Wort Chiller

    Hello, what is the diameter of the pipe?
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    Belgian Beer - Adding Sugar to the Fermenter Instead of the Boil

    Added the sugar without issue yesterday. Thanks for your help.
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    Texas Chillers!! - 2 Immersion, 1 Plate and 1 Super Coil!

    All has been sold except the Shirron plate chiller.
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    Belgian Beer - Adding Sugar to the Fermenter Instead of the Boil

    Thanks for your replies. I will cool it to room temps and possibly add it in multiple squirts of the 150ml syringe just be safe. I have a SS fermenter, so I will not know until it is too late if it goes too far.
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    Belgian Beer - Adding Sugar to the Fermenter Instead of the Boil

    Thanks for your input. Would you suggest cooling the sugar solution or not?
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    Belgian Beer - Adding Sugar to the Fermenter Instead of the Boil

    Hello, I brewed a Belgian Blond today with WY1214 and decided to add my Florida Crystals sugar in the fermenter instead of the last five minutes of the boil. My concern is if the wort is going to foam up when I inject the sugar solution through the airlock hole? I tried to add sugar to keg...
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    Reusing 9month old Lager yeast

    Yes, that is my concern with any yeast saving etc... Sanitary practice is rather limited in the homebrew world compared to a lab. When in doubt, always go for the fresh pack.
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    Anvil pump (or another pump) controlled by a Speed Adjuster

    Sort of an old thread, but is there is solid yet inexpensive way to throttle the output of the Anvil pump? I think it is a great little pump but it spends the entire time that I using it clamped to hardly any flow. Meanwhile the thing is whirring away at 100%. Seems like it would be better to...
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    Raking is an attempt to avoid channeling where the wort only flows through certain pathways in the grain bed. If you do not want to stir, throwing in some rice hulls would be the best way to keep the flow spread out around the grain bed. You will need to test this over time to see if what you...
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    Reusing 9month old Lager yeast

    Thanks for the update.
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    Cool. Yes, what I do is really a poor man's conical. I could let the wort settle in the kettle but I find the multi-stage approach yield much clearer wort. As mbg has probably seen, the amount of fine particles that get left behind is pretty eye opening.
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