General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What was your last change in your procedure that you feel was beneficial?« on: August 20, 2012, 08:02:03 AM »
Adding a pump to do recirculated chilling.
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It was dark in a hygrometer cylinder.
Don't worry you can get the same braids at Lowes. And get the shortest cheapest braid since length doesn't matter in this case.
Why doesn't the length matter. I assumed aonger supply line would pic up more liquid and coud be distributed evenly along the bottom of the mash tun.
The majority of the wort enters the braid at the end closest to the bulkhead.
I boil mine for 60, 30, 20, 15, 10 or 5 minutes or soak then in a 5 - 7 % alcohol solution for a week or two. No problems so far.
I'm not saying more yeast = more carbonation. Bottle conditioning to high levels of CO2 in high alcohol beer is stressful on yeast. It's common practice to use more yeast in a stressful environment than a less stressful environment. I assume the same logic holds when bottle conditioning.
FWIW Lalvin's recommended dosage for bottle conditioning sparkling wines is about 10g per 20L, or 2 packs per 5 gallons.
Yeah, I forgot you can't d/l. I believe that was a conscious decision to prevent piracy.
Aren't there solutions for that available in the publishing industry. Zymurgy shouldn't be the only publication with this issue.
I'll add fresh yeast for any beer I want to carb up consistently and quickly. I recommend Red Star's Premier Cuvee or EC-1118 for bottle conditioning. Use the whole pack, they're super cheap. I'll use two packs (10g) if I'm targeting over 3 volumes in a fairly strong beer.
I know about he current online version. But, unless I'm missing something, you can't download issues. I have to be online. It's also very slow compared to other emags I read.
something like this, but maybe shorter?
I could easily hook that up to the cooler with a trip to the depot. Since I need to go there anyway it would give me an excuse to get started...
Got a good source for that braid? Or can it be easily found at home depot?
yes I thought something like this would be best for my application. How would you go about doing the filter on the bottom? I could get a stainless mesh bottom but that's expensive and I'd rather do it some other way. I'm plenty handy enough to make alterations via a trip to home depot if need be.