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Dec
22
comment What is a whirlpool chiller?
You are comparing cooling a small amount of wort and recircing to the hot kettle, to whirlpooling the entire kettle about a chiller coil simultaneousky. In terms of the thermodynamics those are not equivalent. Jamil makes this very point.
Dec
22
asked What indicates my burner is at the peak performance?
Dec
22
asked Rager Hop Formula Clarification
Dec
22
asked How to use Tart Cherries
Dec
22
revised Brewing Solid Things: Can Leftover Yeast Be Used for Bread?
added 5 characters in body
Dec
21
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Dec
21
comment Measuring Dissolved C02
I understand your answer in theory, but what sort of pressure device are you recommending? Is there a pressure device I can attach to my carboy?
Dec
21
comment What is a whirlpool chiller?
You can whirlpool without an immersion chiler, but you cannot utilize a whirlpool chiller without an immersion chiller. The point of circulating wort is to create more contact between the wort and the immersion chiller. The whole point of a whirlpool chiller is to chill ALL of the wort simultaneously below DMS/hop utilization levels. As you note in your post, a plate/cf chiller can only chill the wort currently in the chiller. I will agree that you will end up chilling faster than normal by recirculating wort into kettle, but you are incorrect to include these techniques as whirlpool chilling.
Dec
21
comment Brewing Solid Things: Can Leftover Yeast Be Used for Bread?
Can we add a Pretzel tag to this? :)
Dec
21
comment What is a whirlpool chiller?
If you don't want to waste water, recirculate back through another immersion chiller in a bucket filled with ice and salt instead of just sending hose water through once.
Dec
21
comment How do I estimate the viability of dry yeast?
What is the source of this article?
Dec
21
answered Brewing Solid Things: Can Leftover Yeast Be Used for Bread?
Dec
21
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Dec
21
comment overheated the mash by a long shot
It was placed horribly, this whole post could use a refresh.. Not to mention this is the second question on the same topic, can someone with higher powers make this more coherent?
Dec
21
revised Improving Your Brewing Significantly
added the line about hops
Dec
21
comment Improving Your Brewing Significantly
Buy a copy! The third edition has updated and additional data not on the website. Also, John is a huge part of moving homebrew forward, and buying 10$ book to support him supports us all.
Dec
21
comment Improving Your Brewing Significantly
I think going all grain has a much lower impact than proper fermentation, knowledge, sanitation, and pretty much everything else. You can get away with DME and a partial mash for many beers, leaving you time and money to focus on more important parameters.
Dec
21
comment overheated the mash by a long shot
@Kevin I gave him the same link in the above post;)
Dec
21
answered Gose Question for the Gosers (too much salt)
Dec
21
comment Best Methods for removing chloramine
How long do you let the campden sit before heating/doughing/brewing