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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Cooling a full batch extract brew
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:19:42 PM »
When I brewed full 5 gallon extract batches (prior to owning an immersion chiller) I would simply fill up a deep sink and float the pot in an ice/water bath. This would bring the temps down in around 20-30 minutes.  Circulating the water around the pot helped.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Safety of Gypsum
« on: January 10, 2016, 03:33:00 PM »
Oh, wasn't aware there was a good grade gypsum!

Yeah, it would be the stuff you buy from your LHBS or online brewing retailer. Use that and no worries.

Gotcha, well I just never saw it listed as "food grade".

All Grain Brewing / Re: Safety of Gypsum
« on: January 10, 2016, 01:22:16 PM »

Food grade gypsum, like we use is good for us in the quantities we use it in. Its just a form of minerals our body needs. I wouldn't start gnawing on drywall because other chemicals might be in it. I put 25# in my garden each year along with a bunch of other minerals to make my plants healthier and give me more nutrient dense food.
Oh, wasn't aware there was a good grade gypsum!

All Grain Brewing / Safety of Gypsum
« on: January 10, 2016, 12:47:51 PM »
I was recently letting my OCD mind wander and thought about gypsum and the fact that many of us use it to alter our brewing water. Has anyone thought about the safety of ingesting gypsum (albeit small quantities)? It's certainly not something you would ingest on purpose, inhale, touch, etc.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Quick Carbonation Question
« on: January 08, 2016, 01:56:28 PM »

Kegging and Bottling / Quick Carbonation Question
« on: January 08, 2016, 12:41:27 PM »
I'm having a brain freeze...I was force carbing   and am going to set the PSI back down to 11 or so this morning.

Do I bleed this pressure off before turning down the pressure? I seem to remember you have to do this to get an accurate PSI reading on the gauge.

Equipment and Software / Re: Getting hot water in my garage
« on: January 08, 2016, 12:28:12 PM »
I cannot imagine that the hot water from your heater is suitable for drinking.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Frozen beer
« on: January 03, 2016, 08:25:16 PM »
I'm also slightly concerned about the beer expanding and cracking the fermenter.

General Homebrew Discussion / Frozen beer
« on: January 03, 2016, 08:17:22 PM »
I accidentally set my chest freezer to 22 vs 32 (cold crashing) and now have frozen beer in my plastic Speidel.

Anything I need to do outside of warming it back up to above freezing?

*hell, I even left the airlock on.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing Time
« on: January 03, 2016, 05:52:13 PM »
I should add this is for ales.

General Homebrew Discussion / Cold Crashing Time
« on: January 03, 2016, 04:22:29 PM »
Does anyone see added benefit of longer than normal cold crashing at 34 or so? I'm wondering if more than a day or two will be result in clearer beer.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Small kegging setup
« on: December 31, 2015, 09:23:42 PM »
If you have a Cintas in your town, they'll do CO2 fill ups, I think I pay like $10 for my 5 lb. Also, regarding the paintball tanks I would look into it further. I think I remember reading that they aren't the same quality inside the tank and can lead to sanitary issues.

All Things Food / Re: A simple lunch.
« on: December 31, 2015, 09:21:11 PM »
And the beer?

Kegging and Bottling / Corn Sugar for Kegging
« on: December 31, 2015, 09:10:20 PM »
Came across this today in Zymurgy...why would someone put corn sugar in a keg? Is this in place of force carbonation?

Beer Recipes / Re: Low ABV Brew
« on: December 31, 2015, 09:08:55 PM »
Wouldn't you know...a Mild recipe in the back of the latest Zymurgy!

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