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Mar
28
comment Does Dry Hopping create a white film with bubbles?
I would agree with Denny for the most part, but one may wish to question the provenance of the hops used; current year vacuum sealed pellets, fine, two year old flower hops in a ziplock from a buddies skanky freezer, eh, not so certain.
Mar
28
comment Safely adding enzymes (e.g. Beano) to lower final gravity
I would try WLP099 before going the enzyme route. I had a beer go from 1.110 to 1.042 on WLP-004. I tried CBC-1, which did nothing. I pitched WLP-099 and it went to 1.008 (13.5% ABV barley wine).
Mar
28
comment Economics behind homebrewing?
I did a similar calculation, so I hope this act was not too 'sad'. Curious people are the most awesome. Mine didn't get too detailed...just total expense after 2 years brewing on my own equipment (inexpensive all grain equipment plus ingredients, obviously no labor charges, hehe). I converted my total production volume into the number of 22 oz 'bomber bottles' that would have made. It came out to about 75% of what I would have paid at the store. I'm sure it's better than that now (more time to amortize the equipment and a 'free' bag of grain).
Mar
28
comment Permanent marking of volume in aluminium pot
Before you get too far, you need to decide if your etching will match cold volumes or hot volumes. If room temp to boiling temp is 4%, then by the time you put 9 gallons in there, you're looking at the difference between 9 and 9.36.
Dec
30
comment Is this a sign of improper carbonation or improper bottling?
Let us know how it goes. I could be wildly off track!
Dec
28
revised What vessels to use to carbonate hard cider?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on A way get scum out when making mead without boiling?
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Dec
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comment Any drawbacks in forgoing a secondary?
homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7229/…
Dec
28
answered What vessels to use to carbonate hard cider?
Dec
28
comment How is the Heineken Draughtkeg made?
It looks like the innovative part is that the CO2 cartridge is inside, with the beer, instead of outside, with the tap (like MillerLite Home Draft / Tap-A-Draft). Apparently this has been around for over five years and I've never heard of it, hehe.
Dec
28
comment How long can I expect cider to keep fermenting?
If you use some kind of pipette for taking a refractometer sample, and you sanitize first in boiling water or no-rinse sanitizer, you'd be best advised to suck up a little bit of cider, throw that out, suck up another sample, and drip that on your refractometer. Otherwise you can dilute your sample with the tiny bit of water/sanitizer on the pipette; when your sample is tiny, even a very small amount of 'water' will screw up your reading.
Dec
28
answered Is this a sign of improper carbonation or improper bottling?