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Going Pro / Re: So you want to be a brewer
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:14:00 PM »
So I did all that the article said. I pulled a 12 hour day just yesterday and sweated my ass off in the brewhouse after a couple hours of cleaning brite tanks and a beer transfer. I do understand the appeal of brewing beer and getting paid for it. The first day all you do is keg and stack kegs, you will know if you are cut out for being a pro. The up side is i am getting in great shape, I get free beer (that I made), and I get satisfaction from talking with the male homebrew groupies. To sum it up, Brewing is glamourous, the rest of the s*** that is involved isn't and you never hear anyone talk about it. Just keep the office job, kegs weigh 160 lbs when they are full. You can get a lot of the same results from homebrewing. Plus, then you are the brewmaster!

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The Pub / Re: Reinheitsgebot craziness
« on: May 03, 2013, 04:24:27 PM »
Laws or no laws, I think Belgian beer is way better than what the Germans make. In my opinion. Except those assholes make Dunkel. I love me some Dunkel.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Starsan temp.
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:46:04 PM »
Correct, Starsan is an acid. Everything from my last post, switch it around. The pH goes up making it neutral.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Starsan temp.
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:12:44 AM »
Ok, so I found out the reason to not use starsan at high temps. The reason is that at higher temps, you will actually lower the pH of your solution. So instead of being at say 9 or so pH at room temp. You will actually be closer to 7 at a higher temp. ( this was just an example)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Starsan temp.
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:52:32 AM »
Yeah, I want to know what happens to starsan.

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Equipment and Software / Starsan temp.
« on: May 02, 2013, 07:31:36 AM »
Has anyone ever heard that starsan is ineffective at higher temps? I have Been home brewing for a while and never heard anything and have used it with hot water. I have been working at a brewery for a little over a month and one of the other brewers told me that starsan doesn't work at high temps. I went to the starsan website and the only heat info talks about toxic gases given off at high heat during fire conditions. I rarely use starsan in fire so I am not that worried about it. The temp I was using it at was about 180 deg. Let me know what you know.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Preboil Gravity off
« on: April 13, 2013, 03:00:44 PM »
If you were hitting the gravity before and now magically you are not, I would check the milling of your grain first. If you have never hit your gravity, it could be your system.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: stuck at 1.020
« on: November 28, 2012, 02:13:06 PM »
Could it have anything to do with your mash temp? Higher temp will not let your FG get as low as it can go.

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