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  1. Nosybear replied to the thread Wort chill question.

    Moves the hot wort into contact with the chiller coil. Otherwise, you get locally cold wort near the chiller and are relying on...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 6:28 PM
  2. Nosybear replied to the thread What are you drinking right now?.

    It's the one where I had five gallons on the nose in the kettle, 6.5 gallons in the fermentor. Chiller leak. It's going to be pretty...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 6:26 PM
  3. Nosybear replied to the thread Show us your boil.

    Generally, I'd guess, she's not boiling a colloid of water, sugars, dextrines, proteins.... I'm familiar with the spoon across the pot...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  4. Nosybear replied to the thread Stone Enjoy AFTER Clone.

    If you want to reproduce the beer, get a tube of Brett, dump it in your bottling bucket and then package. I'd bottle-condition with...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 5:57 PM
  5. Nosybear replied to the thread what are you doing with home brew today.

    Job took minutes. I took the valve off, removed an unnecessary gasket, retaped and replaced the valve. Checks good.

    Aug 24, 2019 at 5:54 PM
  6. Nosybear replied to the thread what are you doing with home brew today.

    It's at the mash tun so it's either the joint where the valve joins the nipple through the bulkhead, the male quick connect to the valve...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:59 PM
  7. Nosybear replied to the thread What are you drinking right now?.

    It's an American Porter by original brewer's assessment. I'll go with that - Martin is a pretty good brewer. I'm going to do it as my...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:27 PM
  8. Nosybear replied to the thread Show us your boil.

    Given there's no physical way it could work, I don't think I'd try it either. Control the flame, stir, or spray with a water sprayer....

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:26 PM
  9. Nosybear replied to the thread The Four Deadly Sins of Homebrew.

    Like anything else, one man's mead is another's poison. I try to avoid it in my beers. But I've tasted beers in which it was a nice note.

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:23 PM
  10. Nosybear replied to the thread what are you doing with home brew today.

    I'm going to pull my mash tun apart and see if I can mitigate the air leak - a stream of tiny bubbles in the line from the tun to the...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:21 PM
  11. Nosybear replied to the thread Finally, from scratch.

    We're talking about hot side oxidation, may dull the malt flavor. Oxidation, like any reaction, happens faster when the reactants are...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:19 PM
  12. Nosybear replied to the thread Finally, from scratch.

    Now that I have a pump, I vorlauf. In fact, I circulate the wort through the RIMS tube throughout the mash. No separate vorlauf step...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 5:16 AM
  13. Nosybear replied to the thread What are you drinking right now?.

    They're becoming my go-to brewery. At 1.5 km from home, it's a reasonable stagger home if I've had one too many and they brew a wicked...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:47 AM
  14. Nosybear replied to the thread What is the difference to do between 20 liters to 30.

    Or, quick and dirty, multiply everything by 1.5.

    Aug 24, 2019 at 3:45 AM
  15. Nosybear attached a file to the thread What are you drinking right now?.

    Red Rye Ale from Bent Barley. [ATTACH]

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