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Apr
12
comment Is there any reason to re-rack and wait another week after dry hopping before bottling?
I think it would be better to put a filter on the end of your racking cane. I use a bit of plastic mesh for window screens, held in place by a bit of wire.
Apr
9
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Apr
4
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Mar
26
comment Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
No, they don't need to be completely dry. I give my bottles a shake, then hang them in a bottling tree until I'm ready for them... 30 minutes or so. Then I give them another shake when I take them off the tree. But I think the idea with any no-rinse sanitizer is that it's fine for a few drops -- even quite a few drops -- to get into the beer.
Mar
26
comment Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
With bottles, I think you'd want to immerse, wait 30 seconds, then drain.
Mar
23
comment Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
The vinegar adjusts the pH to where it needs to be. See the first link in my answer for more details.
Mar
21
comment Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
If the information in my answer is correct, for your SANITIZE solution you could (1) increase the bleach to 34 ml, and (2) add 34 ml vinegar, and then you'd have no rinse sanitizer which requires only 30 seconds of contact time.
Mar
21
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Mar
20
comment pH Meters and measuring mash pH for the first time
How cheap is a "cheapo meter"? Or, how much should I expect to pay? What brand(s) would you recommend?
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
Apparently, if the concentration of bleach is correct, and pH is correct, no-rinsed bleach-based sanitizer is possible. Apparently this is backed up by Charlie Talley himself (Star San). See my answer below.
Mar
20
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Mar
20
answered Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
Mar
20
reviewed Approve boil tag wiki excerpt
Mar
12
reviewed Approve How to sweeten up my pumpkin ale?
Mar
2
comment Gluten-free brewing books?
homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/11413/…
Mar
2
comment Gluten-free brewing books?
Have you looked into Clarity Ferm and it's apparent ability to remove (break down?) the gluten in regular beers? It would be a shame to waste a lot of effort trying to make beers without barley, wheat, or rye (which will always be 2nd-rate beers IMO) if it turned out that all you needed to to was add one simple ingredient at pitching time.
Mar
2
answered What is a Honey Malt, and is there an alternative malt to replace it?
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5
reviewed Reject Adding Vanilla Extract?
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6
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