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comment Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
Looks interesting. Thanks!
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answered Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
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answered What is the best beer to make for a spouse who prefers sauvignon blanc?
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answered What are some methods to increase extraction efficiency and consistency?
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comment What are some popular methods for measuring boil and HLT volume?
Why do you mainly have trouble during lautering/boiling? What method do you use at other times?
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answered What are some alternatives to hops?
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answered How can I avoid a lot of foam in the first pint from the keg?
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answered What can I do with my spent grain after mashing?
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comment What's the point of going all-grain?
It's definitely for the fun and satisfaction of it. There is something very rewarding about taking grain, hops and yeast and turning it into a great beer. If I just wanted beer as quickly as possible I'd go to the pub.
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comment How likely is contamination in an average batch?
@spoulson - Bleach solution works, I used to use it myself. People will say that the rinsing after sanitising with bleach is a potential infection risk and this is probably true but I know plenty of people who do it without a problem. Personally I prefer the no-rinse sanitisers because I can be sure that after sanitising there is little chance of an infection being introduced before the equipment is used.
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comment How likely is contamination in an average batch?
@Jarrod - Contamination is more common than you'd think. Most brewers I know (including myself) have had at least one infected batch and usually it's because they cut a corner somewhere along the line. As for the chances of contamination occurring if you skip step X, why risk it? Sanitising bottle mouths takes relatively no time compared to the rest of the brewing process. At the end of the day though it's not a delicate process, I have dogs and family members passing through my brewery and as long as I follow the basic rules and don't cut corners I never have a problem.
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