Use Kveik – we always talk about how amazing it is at 90-100 degrees, but Kveik works great at 70 too – just slower. Try Voss. You might not get the citrus notes that you get from fermenting hot with it, but it will be good and clean and you won’t get off flavors.
Starting to see yeast producers shut down because of COVID-19 and was thinking this would be a good time to get into brewing with kveik because it’s so easy to dry and keep a bank of yeast.
What is the best strain of kveik to use?
Agree with Peter – Soap is better than sanitizer. Soap actually rips the virus in half as it attaches to protein and fat. If you’d like a visual imagine with happens to a drop of oil in water when you add soap.
I have 2 25′ ones. 1 coil goes in an icebath from the faucet and then connects to the other coil that goes in the wort. First I just run water from my hose through the one in the wort which gets it to like 85 degrees pretty quickly. Then I connect the one in the ice bath upstream from the one in the wort, and that helps it drop down to 70 faster,…[Read more]
I did a SMaSH recently with Vienna malt and Nelson hops and it came out AMAZING! I was worried the vienna would have a little too much flavor but it was damn delicious as a SMaSH IPA. I did a big dry hop and my god it was just awesome. I am planning to do another Vienna SMaSH with Mosaic and I’m really excited about it.
Isopropyl will kill every germ and virus within 10 seconds in a lab environment but it it is still toxic to humans and you can’t consume it safely in any amount.
You definitely can as long as it is only ethyl alcohol which is nothing more than strong vodka. Make sure there are no other toxicity labels on the bottle. Isopropyl is very toxic and…[Read more]
Food grade is 99.90% pure where industrial is 99% it’s up to you if that .9% matters. The main thing is consider where you are getting it filled and their process. I believe some places such as a paintball shop may add oil to the mix. I have had mine filled at a welding shop with out specifying use and have had no issues with what I got.
Have any of you used Grogtags? I haven’t tried them yet but they look pretty cool:
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