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Jan
20
comment Will a carboy's narrow opening hinder or prevent successful wild fermentation?
I'm just putting my foot in the door to see what would happen... sour beers are a favorite, and I've heard of lambic/kombucha blends--so I'm just starting to experiment to move into that arena
Jan
20
asked Will a carboy's narrow opening hinder or prevent successful wild fermentation?
Jan
20
comment Is there a problem if one forgets to sanitize caps?
@baka -- a very valid point, which is why I always sanitize my caps. I also sanitize all new equipment before use; I never trust that it's ready to use out of the box
Jan
20
comment Boiling bottle caps
Regarding the pro-brewers, do they possibly use pre-sterilized/sanitized caps?
Jan
20
comment Boiling bottle caps
How are your caps packaged when you purchase them? Mine are bought out of a bulk-bin where you reach in and grab fistfuls... I don't trust their sanitation because of that. One sneeze near the bin and you might be bottling a batch of piggy-flu along with your ale
Jan
20
revised How does ambient/room temperature compare to fermentation temperature?
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Jan
20
answered Is there a problem if one forgets to sanitize caps?
Jan
20
answered How does ambient/room temperature compare to fermentation temperature?
Jan
19
comment Why do my airlocks lose liquid?
I play the "one for you, one for me game" when I'm pouring a shot into my airlock... it's the single best reason to use vodak!
Jan
19
comment Is homebrewing beer legal in Ontario Canada?
+1 brewchez -- just because it's legal to buy the supplies doesn't make it legal to produce the product.
Jan
19
comment Ever brew Kombucha?
+1 for keeping beer and kombucha away from one another. Kombucha doesn't use a particular yeast, and some that are common in it (such as Brettanomyces) aren't desirable in (most) beers. Sharing equipment, or allowing kombucha near raw wort could lead to some very strange results.
Jan
12
revised Why do my airlocks lose liquid?
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Jan
12
answered Why do my airlocks lose liquid?
Jan
6
answered What is the best beer to make for a spouse who prefers sauvignon blanc?
Jan
5
comment Small Space & Apartment Brewing: The Chill
...you can also consider adding salt to the ice bath to drop the termperature even further chemically. You'd want to be careful doing this with an aluminum kettle as the salt may corrode it.
Jan
5
comment Small Space & Apartment Brewing: The Chill
When using an ice-bath you'll get the most efficiency by keeping both the wort and the water moving; and by keeping the wort vessel an inch or so off the bottom of the sink.
Jan
5
answered Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Fermentation
Jan
5
comment Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Fermentation
If you have your carboy in a larger vessel, with sand packed between, then you can just-add-water and turn it into an evaporative cooler as well. Water added to the sand will evaporate and cause a cooling effect--the trade-off to consider is that it also adds humidity to the air. Overall though it should perform well during hot days, for control you could consider a continuous-drip line into the sand at an adjustable rate.
Dec
31
comment Reusable Beer Label
@jennyfofenny -- good call; I'm tempted to try this myself on a case of swing-tops
Dec
30
comment What is the Maillard reaction, and why should I care what a duck thinks?
a very nice augmentation indeed