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answered Sanitizing with a spray bottle of StarSan
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comment Sanitizing with a spray bottle of StarSan
I'll second @GalapagosJim's statement that 1 gallon is plenty for a 5 gallon batch. I slosh it around in the fermenter and then pour it into a bowl to soak airlocks, hoses, etc.
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comment Adding a spigot to a fermentation bucket what is a good height?
@uSlackr: That seems like a clever way to manage if the spigot is too low, but I'd still rather have it too high and then tilt when draining. Otherwise you need to find a way to prop it at an angle for the entire fermentation, and guess where the yeast cake will end up.
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comment Adding a spigot to a fermentation bucket what is a good height?
Well I would say the range is probably 1/2" to 3", but it really depends on all the factors I list above. (I did a pumpkin beer last fall with a lot of pumpkin in the boil and probably had 6" of yeast + debris from a 5 gallon batch.) I would definitely do higher than 2". You can always tilt the bucket when you're getting to the bottom to get the last inch or two of beer. If you install a dip tube, you can rotate it up or down depending on the yeast cake size.
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answered Adding a spigot to a fermentation bucket what is a good height?
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comment I have a keg, now what?
CO2 tanks are measured in lbs, not gallons. As you allude, the size of the tank does not matter other than how big it is / how long it will last between refills.
Jun
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accepted “White wheat” vs “wheat malt” vs “flaked wheat”?
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comment How big of a Noob am I? Or, What to Do when You spill a stir-bar in your 5-gallon bucket
I mean I use a second stir bar underneath the flask to hold the one inside. No extra hands required.
Jun
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comment How big of a Noob am I? Or, What to Do when You spill a stir-bar in your 5-gallon bucket
I use another magnet to hold the stir bar in the flask as I pour.
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comment “White wheat” vs “wheat malt” vs “flaked wheat”?
So from a diastatic perspective, it would be ok to substitute a malted wheat for flaked wheat, but maybe not the other way?
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asked “White wheat” vs “wheat malt” vs “flaked wheat”?
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comment Can I use liquid nitrogen to cool my wort?
It never occurred to me to capture the hot water coming out of the chiller. This is a great idea for getting hot water for cleanup.
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comment Online retailers for brown nipper bottles (187 mL)?
Good point. There must be a way though. Stone and Delirium paint their bottles.
Oct
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answered Online retailers for brown nipper bottles (187 mL)?