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Hefeweizen, 12 Gallons in a 15 Gal wine carboy. OG 1.045.
We had the lids drilled to fit a #9 stopper and airlock. We've tried a lot of other things in the past (drilling canning jar lids, etc.) but nothing has been truly airtight yet until we went with these bail-top Fido jars.
The ferments have been excellent, now that oxygen is excluded.
The sun is approaching the lowest point in the southern sky at this time of year. My brew "shed" is open on three sides and the sun angles into the brewery for most of the day. Sun burn is a serious consideration during a long brew day. Long pants and long sleeves are not comfortable to wear while brewing here. Does anyone have any non-greasy sunblock recommendations for brewing?Neutrogena Sport was always my favorite when I worked outside. Not greasy at all, and doesn't come off when you sweat. Has also served me well when I've been in Hawaii.
I think I'll put one on the list for the shop. Safety first, right?
No need to sanitize the nibs at all in my experience.
keep a CO detector around.