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You should be able to use a "Brew In A Bag" (BIAB) nylon bag to strain it out as well. I'd probably sanitize it in a Star San + water mixture before putting it in the carboy and even then I'd put it all the way on the bottom of the container & keep the siphon hose submerged as much as possible to keep from aerating the wort. I started using wide-mouth 7 ...


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Over the weekend I kept thinking about this and I have done a bit more digging and found this article from bear-flavored.com, in which they speak about brewing with 4 different woods and discovered this company Black Swan Cooperage who make barrels and aging additions out of 8 different woods listed below: Cherry - Butter brickle, ripe cherry, fresh grass, ...


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I would stick to the wood chips that are available from your homebrew supplier. There is a large selection available. One may be temped to cut up an old liquor barrel or cubing a known safe species of wood. But care needs to be taken not to contaminate the wood with the cutting tool, saws have coatings and oils etc. The chips made for brewing have been ...


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You may be interested in Wood Toxicity and Allergen Chart presented at The Wood Database. With very important warning: Just because any given wood is not listed on the chart, does not mean that it is completely safe to use. It simply means that adverse reactions have not been reported as of yet. That said, there is over 200 kinds of wood in this one ...



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