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Jul
21
answered 5 or 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
Jul
21
revised 5 gallon keg life?
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Jul
21
answered 5 gallon keg life?
Jul
10
comment Something in the fermentation chamber made my nose hurt
@mdma: Very interesting.
Jul
10
answered Something in the fermentation chamber made my nose hurt
Jul
9
accepted Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
Jul
9
accepted Airlock required for lagering or conditioning?
Jul
3
awarded  Commentator
Jul
3
comment Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
Got it. Thanks.
Jul
2
comment Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
OK, but does sanitizing a NPT connection require disassembly? Or can you just flush with PBW, hot water, and then Star San? By the time the wort reaches the outlet fitting of a plate chiller it will be well below 170 ˚F.
Jul
2
comment Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
Good point about the heat, but please see my followup edit regarding other NPT fittings.
Jul
2
revised Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
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Jul
2
asked Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
Jun
27
answered What material should I make my brew paddle with?
Jun
26
asked Airlock required for lagering or conditioning?
Jun
19
comment How do you label your bottles?
I do this. You can fit 3 short lines of text on those round labels, which I use for Date, Beer Name, and ABV. The 4-color packs are perfect, since I rarely have beers from more than 4 batches, so I just rotate the colors.
Jun
14
comment Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
@JeremyHolovacs: The Reinheitsgebot only allowed barley, hops, and water—not even yeast was a permitted ingredient. So virtually any beer made today would violate the standard, even with a small amount of wheat.
Jun
14
accepted Holding a glass carboy by its neck
Jun
14
comment Bubble, Bubble, Toil = Trouble? Brewing's Carbon Footprint
While it's true that the CO2 from fermentation came from the atmosphere, I think it still counts as CO2 emissions. If you burn wood you produce CO2 emissions, even though the tree absorbed it. In fact, the carbon in fossil fuels was originally in the atmosphere, before it was absorbed by plants and algae, decomposed, pressurized for millennia, and finally drilled for commercial use.
Jun
14
awarded  Teacher