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Apr
28
answered How do you degas an empty Sanke Keg?
Apr
22
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Apr
22
comment Can I add finings after fermentation has begun?
Same thing happened to me on my first AG batch--a sessionable pale ale. But it cleared very well with three weeks in primary and no secondary. After force carbing and letting it sit in the keg for a few days, the sediment came out in the first pour and the beer was nearly crystal clear. I'm fairly certain that if I racked to secondary before the keg it would have been as clear as possible, all without using any finings. The grain bill was pretty light here though, so that may have helped it clear more quickly.
Apr
22
comment What causes a stout's creamy head?
It's not nitrogen "instead" of CO2, it's a blend of about 75% nitrogen and 25% CO2. If you're kegging, there are blended tanks that you can buy to force carb the beer. You can't do it if you're bottle conditioning, but there are ways to bottle from the keg.
Apr
21
comment How many pounds of grain can you mash in a cylindrical cooler?
You're welcome Rich. And thank you for the edit Brewchez! Very good point to keep in mind.
Apr
21
answered How many pounds of grain can you mash in a cylindrical cooler?
Apr
10
revised Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
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Apr
10
comment Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
Ah, I see. I'll edit my response...
Apr
10
revised Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
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Apr
10
comment Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
I believe the question is referring to the "Zapap Lauter Tun" system, in which you drill a lot of holes in the bottom of a bucket. So of course, the bucket ceases to be a fermenter at that point. Bacteria is not a huge concern here.
Apr
10
awarded  Critic
Apr
10
answered Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
Apr
9
comment Ale bottle conditioning temperature
Ha! Good point. I gave you an up vote in lieu of the OP. lol
Apr
9
revised What types of hops can be grown in the southeast?
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Apr
9
answered What types of hops can be grown in the southeast?
Apr
7
answered Ale bottle conditioning temperature
Apr
2
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Apr
2
accepted Calculating Mash Water Volume When Brewing with Pumpkin
Apr
2
comment Calculating Mash Water Volume When Brewing with Pumpkin
Thank you! I was starting to wonder if I would get an answer in time for tomorrow. I've never done anything like this so I appreciate hearing from someone who has. I was reading that sweet potatoes can make really interesting beer. I'll have to try that sometime. Cheers!
Apr
2
comment Over-carbonating in the bottle
You have yourself a deal. Done!