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Mar
2
comment What might kill a ginger bug - fact and fiction?
Boiling the sugar is good.
Feb
23
comment Gunk in bottom of all grain boil
Leave it behind and account for this kettle loss when you design your recipes. I.E. brew more.
Feb
22
comment Was my mash pH okay? Should I be adjusting it?
Further, there are two temperature effects. 1. As noted by @FranklinPCombs, pH of the liquid at mash temp will be lower than the same room temperature sample. 2. High temperature changes the way electrode-based pH meters read. Auto Temperature Correcting (ATC) meters correct for this phenomenon, but not the first effect.
Feb
22
comment Was my mash pH okay? Should I be adjusting it?
I left out temperature effects because I didn't know if it applied to strips and such a small sample should cool pretty quickly.
Feb
21
comment How can I get beer out of a keg without CO2?
You probably won't get any oil in your beer with this method. (Try pumping into a plastic bag - see any oil?) A real concern is that you are introducing oxygen and the beer will go bad very quickly. Drink fast.
Feb
21
comment My beer has little to no hop flavour or bitterness. What is going wrong?
If you agree with a poster, upvote their answer and/or comment on it. No need to add your own answer.
Feb
21
comment Adding potassium metabisulphite (i.e. sulfites) to prevent oxidation?
Oxidation is a concern in all beers. After fermentation is complete any oxygen introduction accelerates the staling reactions.
Jan
24
comment Aging a beer bottled from the keg
Also, how'd it go?
Jan
24
comment Aging a beer bottled from the keg
Probably don't need the yeast, just the sugar. There should be enough cells in suspension to carbonate & scrub oxygen over a year's time.
Jan
11
comment First brew… 1.010 gravity in 72 hours?
:-) RDWHAH (-: .
Oct
24
comment Corny keg fermentors
Updated --Dean .
Sep
8
comment What is on top of my wort? Mold? Lacto?
Tasted it yet? _
Sep
7
comment What is on top of my wort? Mold? Lacto?
gross . . . . .
Jul
28
comment Countering excessive maltodextrin
Blending is the answer. A little bit at a time until you get a good mix.
Jul
23
comment Checking for CO2 leaks
Or use a spray bottle.
Jul
23
comment Using force carbing, how long does 5 lbs CO2 last you?
Down-voted. This has been asked and answered here: brewadvice.com/questions/680/how-long-does-5lb-of-c02-last-you
Jul
19
comment Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
Well done ººººº
Jul
19
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
Right. I suspect you have to get up to ridiculous water to grist ratios before running into a problem. Even then, continuous stirring would probably solve that problem.
Jul
19
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
Nah, the grain settles pretty well. A good vorlauf will set up your filter.
Jul
19
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
I use 2qts/lb for all my brews