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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
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comment Is this a sign of improper carbonation or improper bottling?
Let us know how it goes. I could be wildly off track!
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revised What vessels to use to carbonate hard cider?
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comment Any drawbacks in forgoing a secondary?
homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7229/…
Dec
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answered What vessels to use to carbonate hard cider?
Dec
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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
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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.
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answered Is this a sign of improper carbonation or improper bottling?
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comment What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
If Primo is allowed to sell water in that plastic, then I'd say its fine for any human consumable liquid! Primo wants the bottles back, so they wouldn't be motivated to make it easy to recycle them. They also say use for water only, but I think you could get away with Kool-Aid or Iced Tea.
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comment What is the right amount of priming sugar for a bottle with expandable head space?
This is just an awesome answer! Great explanation.