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Engineer by degree, but I code for a living. Recently switched to using a tablet for leisure internet, like this site, but the on-screen keyboard is horrible, so please forgive my missing letters and things!


May
27
asked What will be the effect of allowing fermentation temperature to drop on a nearly finished fermentation?
May
27
comment Priming a Tap-A-Draft system
Considering "Do you not need to boil the priming sugar w/ water first?" I have done it both ways and have not noticed a difference. The reason most bottlers use a bottling bucket is that it would be a pain to measure 2.5 grams into 48 bottles.
May
27
comment Priming a Tap-A-Draft system
A new 6L bottle is actually stronger (more burst resistant) than a typical non-returnable glass bottle you may otherwise use for bottling. Although I haven't tested this personally, they are supposed to be more in line with champaign bottles (or better). But before the bottle would fail, you probably would get a cap failure. That's why you may consider putting a baloon over the cap/neck when you're fermenting to make sure you don't end-up with less CO2 than you bargained for. I find the polyseal caps work better than the ones that come with the TAD kit.
May
27
answered Priming a Tap-A-Draft system
May
27
answered How can I restart fermentation on a stuck strong dark belgian ale?
Apr
26
comment Any need to stop yeast before kegging?
anybody who worries about a keg exploding from residual fermentation isn't drinking often enough!
Apr
23
comment Benefits and drawbacks to different tubing types?
I agree, and I'd get the thicker-walled tubing. When I shopped for mine, the thicker wall didn't cost much more.
Apr
20
awarded  Excavator
Apr
20
revised Is a yeast starter required when brewing a lager?
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Apr
17
comment What equipment do I need to start brewing into 5L kegs?
Lukers...also google tap-a-draft as an option.
Apr
17
comment Kegging and less-than-keg-sized batches
If you are habitually running into this problem, you could invest in a tap-a-draft or find a miller home draft (if they are still selling them in your area) and pour out the 'beer'. These are ^ ^π six liter bottles/kegs that last as long as a 'real' keg.
Apr
17
accepted How to identify a brett contamination
Apr
17
comment What brewing calendar tools are available?
I tried beersmith2 and completely missed that feature!
Apr
17
accepted What brewing calendar tools are available?
Apr
16
asked What brewing calendar tools are available?
Apr
16
answered Adding strawberries to half of a batch - too much oxidation in carboy?
Apr
15
comment How to identify a brett contamination
agreed on contamination vs infection and updated the question. Several folks tonight tried it and got no indication of brett, but the question still might be worth exploring.
Apr
15
revised How to identify a brett contamination
added 22 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Apr
14
asked How to identify a brett contamination
Apr
13
answered Apple juice for hard cider (UK)