To anyone who has used these pureees in secondary before, how long did it take to ferment out?
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Are there any special concerns with using Iodophor for sanitizing?
I realize these are plants but man the difference in just sniffing the bag is really noteable.
If it really is that the chrome plating wore off, I wonder if these are still safe to use and also won't affect the beer flavor? I can't be the only one experiencing this. I'm surprised only a few have chimed in here.
I have the same setup. I eventually plan to replace it with this
I like the fact that the stone uses a flared fitting to attach to the wand. A while ago I saw some complaints about other ones where the glue holding the stone to the wand came undone.
The beer was heavily underpitched (~60B cells into 5.25G @ 1.050); had a decent lag phase of ~15 hours; and fermented warm (68-72F).
Just heard an interview with John Palmer and he stated he thought the colorphast brand strips were adequate for the home brewer and that he wasn't up for the cost/maintenance the probe styles. I'm just starting to get into the water quality issue and that's why i'm asking. Anyone have any input on these strips or am i kidding myself? I don't know if i need .05 accuracy when it comes to ph.