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Icedpyre
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Last Activity: 04-05-2024, 11:41 AM
Joined: 01-31-2024
Location: Alberta
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  • cleaning-kegs for draught lines

    Hey gang,

    Trying to find a good solution for cleaning kegs for draught lines. I have a couple ball lock sanke type cleaning kegs. The problem is I have D style couplers for the draught line, and I've never used ball locks. Is there an adapter of some sort, or should I be looking for a a...
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  • Icedpyre
    replied to Mash Tun Scale
    I too have found pretty good efforts just being diligent with caustic and gentle scrubbing over a few cycles. If you want, you might also consider trying bar keeper's friend to help remove the debris, then rinsing/caustic/rinsing afterwards. For smaller vessels I find the BKF can help a lot. I just...
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  • I have the same issue with a lot of the 16L buckets of various chemicals. I stopped trying to find a pump that works, and just bought a big 4L measuring cup for a commercial kitchen. I pour roughly what I need in the measuring cup from the "super awesome pour spout" on those buckets, then...
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  • Icedpyre
    started a topic Controlling hop creep: yes/no?

    Controlling hop creep: yes/no?

    Just a question of curiosity more than anything. For those that dry-hop regularly, do you try to control hop creep at all? If so, what methods do you use? Lower addition temps, wait until fermentation is done? Perhaps lower contact times or another method? Alternatively, do you just let your hops do...
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  • I'm not sure if this will help or not, but here goes. One of my fellow brewers in my city does a beer specifically based around heavy maillard reactions and browning of sugar via the boil. He doesn't boil off his first runnings as you suggested, but he does do a 3 hour boil to really caramalize some...
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  • Well I crashed the pilsner after passing a VDK test a couple days ago. I didn't notice any DMS flavor in it, so I guess I got away cleanly. We'll see after it lagers for a couple weeks....
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