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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FWH
« on: May 05, 2015, 02:49:52 PM »
I've used mash hops once on Janet's brown and never after. It does smell awesome. Throwing $0.50 worth Columbus or cascade in the mash isn't going to break the bank.


Wow, that's a lot of personal attacks over someone posting something contrary to your opinion.
I'll be the first to admit to getting into arguments with Mark, but I don't see his response as an attack.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: NSF Keg
« on: May 04, 2015, 05:06:19 PM »
I wouldn't worry either if I trusted the source. AiH has a solid reputation and I have been more than happy with their service.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: NSF Keg
« on: May 04, 2015, 01:32:09 PM »
It's a third party that inspects an item to ensure it complies with applicable regulations for its use. I know AiH has(d) kegs that were from a manufacture that has since been certified, but they are moving the old stock out before new stock.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FWH
« on: May 04, 2015, 06:03:51 AM »

I use FWH on any style that is hop forward.  Although I've never done side by side comparisons, I think it gives a smoother bitterness, with more hop flavor than a regular boil addition.  Even though the measured bitterness may be higher, the perceived bitterness seems lower.

I agree. I brew an all FWH kolsch and it has amazing smooth bitterness and great hop flavor. Anecdotal evidence aside, it works well for some beers. Definitely try it and see for yourself.
+1 - one of my favorite beers.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 giving off strawberry notes?
« on: May 03, 2015, 07:19:02 AM »
it's 1.008. The forum is converting his 8 and ) into a smiley.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Posting pics
« on: May 02, 2015, 12:41:55 PM »

Beer Recipes / Re: What's This?
« on: May 01, 2015, 09:29:26 PM »
Thread title lead me to believe I was going to see a pictures of the top of a perfectly normal fermentation.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Lines and Disconnect Cleaning
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:09:48 PM »

Call around to shops. My lhbs had some past date a month or two back.

Equipment and Software / Re: Good buy and help
« on: April 28, 2015, 04:18:23 PM »
As mentioned above, those chargers are unregulated. Be careful using them. If you go with the shrader valve, you can buy a less expensive version of the identical housing designed for bikes.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Septic Systems and Brewing
« on: April 28, 2015, 02:34:38 PM »

What sort of shots does that career require?
I'm thinking Everclear
In the mouth or veins?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Septic Systems and Brewing
« on: April 28, 2015, 12:19:19 PM »
What sort of shots does that career require?

Wood/Casks / Re: Cubes/chips as carriers
« on: April 28, 2015, 07:12:13 AM »
You could steam or pressure cook the cubes to sanitize them first. Your just looking for them to carry the bugs, not lend flavor. But this would take a bunch of dregs to make this work right IMO.

I think the small sanitized bottle is the way to go.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Headspace
« on: April 28, 2015, 07:08:18 AM »
No issue, just make sure you purge all the O2 out. The volume is just about 5 gallons below the gas dip tube.

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