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comment Long cooling before pitching
Also, as a side note, I've thought a lot about building (or possibly buying) a Chinchilla: rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/… I can't vouch for its efficacy, but it seems like a great idea...
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answered Long cooling before pitching
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revised Fruit beer: should I allow it to ferment out completely?
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comment Fruit beer: should I allow it to ferment out completely?
Yeah, I tasted it again, it's getting kegged. I do like JackSmith's answer equally, but will try that route next time...upvoting both but not marking this as answered just yet...
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asked Fruit beer: should I allow it to ferment out completely?
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answered How long will an extract kit stay good?
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comment Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
I'm with you on the Northern Brewer system, which is really just a fish tank pump with an aeration stone. But I like to use an Oxygenator, which hooks up an aeration stone to an O2 tank. Nothing like pure dissolved O2 to get the yeast what it needs. I swear by it--my results improved tenfold after I started using it--particularly on big beers...
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comment Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
I agree on the S-type airlocks. I like to cold crash before kegging and I'd have to switch out to a three piece air lock just to do it (if not the sanitizer in the S-type airlock would get sucked in). Might as well just stick with the three piece.
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answered Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
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answered Brew closet - concerns?
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comment What exactly does all-malt mean?
You must have had a really stinky batch to have all these DMS questions! I've been there though, it's definitely worth talking about.
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comment Which malts have the highest SMM (precurser of DMS) content?
Ah, my apologies then.
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comment Which malts have the highest SMM (precurser of DMS) content?
Thanks a bunch for the downvote Denny. Okay, I edited the part about diastatic power out. My answer to the question at hand here stands.
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revised Which malts have the highest SMM (precurser of DMS) content?
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comment How to efficiently use active carbon?
James, you should mark this question answered if Brandon it answered everything you were looking for. Just sayin... ;-)