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Brewing hand-crafted beer


Nov
16
comment No-rinse acid sanitizer - is there a risk?
Agreed; the key is to make sure you make the right concentration. The directions on the bottle are super clear & easy.
Nov
16
comment Can OxiClean be used as a sanitizer?
Great point: "And it's not as expensive as losing a batch of beer to infection"
Nov
16
revised What wattage element is needed for hot liquor tank/heat exchanger, and what about brew kettle?
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Nov
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Nov
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comment What wattage element is needed for hot liquor tank/heat exchanger, and what about brew kettle?
Didn't the folks in that article he mentioned use 5500?
Nov
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Nov
16
comment Can OxiClean be used as a sanitizer?
And then listen to the sanitation episode: thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/469
Nov
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revised Can you brew using a mini Yorkshire Square?
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Nov
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comment Can you brew using a mini Yorkshire Square?
Good point: Sometimes the the purpose of open-fermentation is to use the wild yeast in the air, but sometimes the purpose is to allow the yeast to perform without the co2 pressure that comes from a closed vessel. You should decide why you want to use an open vessel and then prepare accordingly.
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comment Can you brew using a mini Yorkshire Square?
It depends on the brewery. Many Belgian breweries actually pride themselves on the particular bacteria in their brewery; they believe that their beer can only be made in that exact location because of the bacteria that infests their walls and air. They are quite clean and sanitary in their general process, but their primary fermentation attic isn't very sterile; it's a semi-controlled bacteria, I guess.
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revised Can you brew using a mini Yorkshire Square?
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answered Can you brew using a mini Yorkshire Square?
Nov
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comment What does a 0 minute boil time mean?
You're right; I actually missed that the first time through. So perhaps an addition just after the chilling is complete? It sounds like experiment time...
Nov
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comment What does a 0 minute boil time mean?
That's my understanding, yes.
Nov
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answered What does a 0 minute boil time mean?
Nov
15
answered Can OxiClean be used as a sanitizer?
Nov
15
comment Is it possible to do full boils without a propane burner?
From the research I've done, so long as you get an ultra-low density heating element, meaning the heat is dispersed along a large surface area, there aren't any caramelization or scorching issues.
Nov
15
comment Is it possible to do full boils without a propane burner?
I'm planning to build a fully-electric kettle in the near future and brewing inside without propane at all.