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Re: Just tasted my very first brew. Could use some thoughts.
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2012, 01:53:57 PM »
If I recall correctly 5-star designed it for Coors. it's a mild caustic cleaner and can be somewhat irratating to the skin and mucous membranes (in powder form it burns the eyes and lungs fairly unpleasantly)

It's percarbonate.  Is that caustic?
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Re: Just tasted my very first brew. Could use some thoughts.
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2012, 02:14:47 PM »
If I recall correctly 5-star designed it for Coors. it's a mild caustic cleaner and can be somewhat irratating to the skin and mucous membranes (in powder form it burns the eyes and lungs fairly unpleasantly)

Definitely irritates.  I got some plumbers gloves for when I use it because I was losing my fingerprints.  :-D

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Re: Just tasted my very first brew. Could use some thoughts.
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2012, 06:32:48 AM »
Update: I decided to go for it this weekend (2 and a half weeks since bottling) and threw a 12-pack in the fridge. It was great! The flavors had balanced out and all the bitterness I was concerned about had faded away, leaving a smooth finish. It was as good as anything I have purchased commercially. The wife and I enjoyed it so much I had to throw in a second 12-pack near the end of the weekend. You guys were definitely right about how fast it goes. I just got batch #2 bottled yesterday. I need to pick up the pace if I don't want to run out.
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Re: Just tasted my very first brew. Could use some thoughts.
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2012, 07:51:36 AM »
Nice! enjoy. I understand the drive to brew more. although I hate running out of homebrew I do enjoy the opportunity to buy some commercial stuff once in a while.
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