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Equipment and Software / Re: Water Filtration
« on: May 20, 2015, 05:19:09 PM »
Drinking water safe hose and a carbon filter is all you need. I personally have one with replaceable filters but I've seen some who use rv filters that look like the cartridges you put in a refrigerator. I think I paid about $35 for mine at Walmart.

Equipment and Software / Re: converted keggle voltage question
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:21:06 AM »
Definitely 240v for 10 gallons. I found the electric brewing section of has lots of information.

Equipment and Software / Re: Shurflo pumps for cold transfers
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:16:21 AM »
That's the pump I have and like it. You can get a $20 router speed doohickey and slow it down also.

Equipment and Software / Re: StPats Service
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:14:06 AM »
Seems like homebrew and hobby shops suffer from owners who love their hobby but know nothing about retail.

Every time I've bought the cheaper option I've regretted it, to the point that now I have two Blichmann pots. I would go with the SS Brewtech pot.

Equipment and Software / That's a weird looking SSR
« on: May 01, 2015, 06:55:21 PM »
Ordered from Amazon.

How the heck does something like this happen? At least I can get a refund.

Pimp My System / Re: Then there is my home built gravity tree!
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:42:40 PM »

Equipment and Software / Re: New gear just for sours?
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:47:37 AM »
But infections can come from old yeast, too. I had cracks in my better bottles that must have harbored old or wild yeast that ended up infecting multiple batches until I swapped fermenters.

Also, regarding old tubing and stuff don't I want to ensure that my sours get the bugs I want rather than the random bugs that may be harbored by old gear?

(Let me say now that I don't mean to sound argumentative. I hope I don't come off that way.)

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Equipment and Software / New gear just for sours?
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:10:49 AM »
Do people really have two sets of gear? One for sour beers, one for regular?

If the worry is that your regular beer will get infected then doesn't that mean your sanitation is bad anyway? By this I mean: if I don't clean and sanitize my gear well enough I will risk infection from any of my previous brews, sour or not.

What am I not understanding?

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Pimp My System / Re: Just Ordered My New Brew Shed
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:09:50 AM »
Wow! I'm jealous!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Double batch blunder
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:49:24 AM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who coined the term flameout?
« on: June 01, 2014, 01:23:51 PM »
I bet it was someone who likes jets or rockets or flies jets or rockets or someone who saw a documentary about jets or rockets who coined the term as relating to homebrew.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless Dry Hopper
« on: May 28, 2014, 05:29:21 PM »
How difficult are they to clean? Seems like schmutz could get stuck in the cracks and crevasses. P

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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:14:29 PM »
just in case there are brewers in here who like me pay no attention to homeopathy but have had a significant other who spent a lot of time playing Sims:

"Woo" or "woo-woo" apparently does NOT refer to sex, but rather is a term of skepticism for pseudoscience.

"I learned something today!  Thanks Google!"

...carry on!

I don't know who coined the term but I'll blame James Randi for my use of it. Great magician and purveyor of skepticism!

The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:13:15 PM »
Agro homeopathy is a thing. Yeah it could be mistranslated but homeopathy is so different from the concept of organic farming I don't think it was.

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My guess is that they grew their hops in great soil with good sunlight, protection from the wind, pruned and mulched them properly, gave them just the right nutrients, used homeopathic treatments, perfect climate... And guess what? The homeopathic treatment worked, see!

Agreed. One thing that's odd about placebos is our ability to see them work on things outside of us: homeopathy for pets, acupuncture for pets, and now plants.

When I did a google scholar search I saw that the term agro-homeopathy was coined in 1976. If it was effective I would expect to see it used more. Obviously I'm no expert but farms are like any other business and look for things that raise yield and lower loss.

From what I've seen on twitter, this comedy sketch from Mitchel and Webb about a homeopathic emergency room really annoys homeopaths:

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