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bio website brewtensils.com
location Dayton, OH
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seen Feb 2 '11 at 21:14

Feb
2
comment How do you sanitize the outside of your racking cane?
Great idea, but I wouldn't say it sanitizes on contact StarSan requires a 30 second contact time (foam or liquid) to be sanitized.
Jan
10
comment Using commercial (breakfast) cereals in a mash
I've 'dry looped' a basic wheat ale, turned out fantastic.
Jan
5
awarded  Teacher
Jan
4
answered Why smell before tasting ?
Dec
16
comment Can Star San kill yeast in the secondary carboy?
StarSan works by opening and rupturing cell membranes and walls. StarSan only works in a solution that is under 3.5 pH. Draining the liquid and adding your beer to your fermentor will raise the pH above this. There is no reason to rinse StarSan, you can rack directly on top of the foam the forms.
Dec
6
awarded  Critic
Dec
3
comment Is 55% ABV “beer” actually beer?
Found on the Brewers Association Website: Malt beverage containing 0.5% or more alcohol by volume possessing the characteristics generally attributed to and conforming to the trade understanding of “beer”
Dec
3
awarded  Supporter