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Sep
12
comment Lead in primary fermentation
I agree, the worry is lead poisoning, not bacteria. I sort of doubt that the quantity and exposure time is enough to cause concern (as long as you rack off the yeast cake in a timely manner and ensure that no lead pellets end up in the final product), but I don't really have any basis for that assumption. You can buy home water quality kits that will measure lead concentration, if you're committed to saving the batch: amazon.com/WaterSafe-Water-Test-Kit-Lead/dp/B000Q6QWZA
Sep
11
revised Why did beer get into my gas lines from my corny keg?
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Sep
11
revised Lowering to Lagering Temp, how will the beer taste different after lagering
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Sep
10
answered Lowering to Lagering Temp, how will the beer taste different after lagering
Sep
10
revised Bottle Sizes Smaller than 12 Ounces?
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Sep
10
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Sep
7
answered Why did beer get into my gas lines from my corny keg?
Sep
5
comment handling shrinkage from crash cooling
@JasonV: No, I've never had the dip tube clog. I generally do longish primaries (2 or 3 weeks), so the beer is reasonably clear. The first pint or so after cold crashing is usually cloudy and I pour it down the drain.
Sep
5
answered handling shrinkage from crash cooling
Sep
4
comment Harvested Yeast - What are these layers and do I have too much?
I've never harvested yeast so this is just speculation, but I thought you were supposed to be extremely careful to avoid contamination when reusing yeast. An open fermentation sounds like a risky batch to harvest from.
Aug
30
revised Racking a carbonated beer from a keg back to the fermenter
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Aug
30
answered Racking a carbonated beer from a keg back to the fermenter
Aug
30
comment How To Send Beer Cross Country?
@PeterR: Interesting, thanks for pointing that out. The USPS is having enough trouble, it seems silly for them to be handicapped by a restriction like "no alcohol".
Aug
29
comment Hydrometer Calibration and its effect on OG
OK, so the original reading was 0.994, right?
Aug
29
revised Hydrometer Calibration and its effect on OG
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Aug
29
comment Hydrometer Calibration and its effect on OG
Might want to check your numbers: did you mean the distilled water reading was 0.94? Or did you mean the reading was 0.994 and the correction should be 0.006?
Aug
29
comment Hydrometer Calibration and its effect on OG
Good point, but I think this error is highly unlikely to be the result of an unusual calibration temp. The calibration temp would have to be over 100 ˚F to explain this difference.
Aug
29
answered Hydrometer Calibration and its effect on OG
Aug
29
answered How To Send Beer Cross Country?
Aug
29
comment How To Send Beer Cross Country?
USPS website is pretty clear that alcohol is prohibited: usps.com/ship/can-you-ship-it.htm