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How to remove Corona bottle printing (screen printed label)

I just wanted to let you know, in case anyone else could find this useful. Hydrochloric acid alone worked perfectly, the bottle was put into it for less than 20 minutes, and after that it was rinsed ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing (screen printed label)

Soak in StarSan. Mix starsan as you would normally. Submerge bottles and soak for a day or so. Use a stainless steel scrubber (ball of stainless steel for cleaning pots/pans) to scrub off the paint. ...
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About reusing spent grain

I use second runnings / Parti-Gyle as often as I can. But as my primary mash efficiency rises theres less and less usefulness in the parti-gyle. As for me using the grains, it's compost or given away ...
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Can I use yeast from a bottle of beer?

Yes, this is a common method of getting yeast for a particular style of beer. A few things to note: There's not much yeast in a bottle - so most people use a starter to grow up a larger culture. ...
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About reusing spent grain

IMO, the best use of spent grain is for food. I made an amazing bran cake from the spent grain from a red ale. Not only are the grains. Spent grain has residual sugars that add a sweetness that ...
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About reusing spent grain

Wow! That is economical brewing - but possibly too economical. There may be some colour and flavour left in the roast grains but there should be very little starch, malto-dextrins or sugars left in ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing (screen printed label)

I used 5 tablespoons one step cleaner and instead of water I used white vinegar and put about 3 tablespoons of powdered citric acid for good measure. I did add water to top up level to cover over the ...
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Rack onto yeast cake then fast rack to secondary?

Don't wash with wort, you won't get the chance. It will take off before what you want to extract settles. Just rack on top the cake and use it for what it is. As long as you practice good sanitation ...
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Rack onto yeast cake then fast rack to secondary?

It's probably as safe as anything in a sanitary environment, though if I'm understanding you correctly it means another, however small, potential window of exposure to dangerous microbes since you're ...
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Can I use yeast from a bottle of beer?

Yes, yeast can be recovered from bottles of "live beer". IIRC, Cooper's is an example of an Australian brand that has live yeast in the bottles. However beware as some companies micro-filter the beer ...
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Can I use yeast from a bottle of beer?

First of all, can you please elaborate on the "no action" observation: how did you conclude there was no action in the fermenter? Just "no bubbles in the airlock" doesn't count, as your fermenter may ...
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Can the plastic caps on PET bottles be re-used?

Yes you can! Just make sure that he threads and inner seal of each cap is good before you sanitize them and pop them onto your brand new fresh brew! A good thing to watch out for is overtightening ...
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