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An aspiring drunk in a state that hates beer.


Jan
25
comment Can Star San kill yeast in the secondary carboy?
While it's totally fine to rinse after star sanning (their site has both rinse and no rinse directions depending on application) I've lived in areas where the mineral content of tap water is high enough that I wouldn't want that residue in my bottles, even if sanitary. Star San also has the benefit of reducing mineral build up on the glass.
Jan
24
comment How much beer can I do with a 5L pot
You can get a decent 20L (5 gal) pot for $20. If you intend to brew more than one batch, and particularly if you are wanting to brew all grain, I would highly recommend upgrading. It won't require upgrading until you are brewing at a much larger scale.
Jan
24
comment How do you strain pellet hops out of wort or beer?
I do the same but have found that most steel strainers will end up getting pretty clogged halfway through pouring the wort if using pellets. They develop a thin layer of hop sludge over the surface area of the strainer and pouring slows to a crawl quickly. However for about $20 from a kitchen supply store you can find a china cap strainer which allows for more volume in the strainer so much faster drainage and less clogging. Well worth the investment IMO.
Jan
3
comment How to monitor FV Temperature online
The guy who did the site referenced above has now released an open source version of his temperature control system. Lots of details and instructions at brewpi.com.
Jun
20
comment How much weight to add to a dry-hop bag?
+1 for adding all of the extra information, very useful.
Jun
20
comment How much weight to add to a dry-hop bag?
simple and effective
Sep
14
comment What is wet hopping and how does it differ from dry?
I was a little undecided on the tags when posting, thanks for clarifying them.