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      MHB replied to the thread Zombie Yeast - How old - is too old?.
      Old yeast has a bad habit of mutating, particularly Lager yeasts. Yes it can still be viable and I too have found the odd old yeast in...
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      MHB replied to the thread Coopers (Lager) Yeast.
      One of the tricks with Lager is to keep the yeast active as it cools from fermenting temperatures (8 to12oC) to lagering temps (-1 to...
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      MHB reacted to tubbsy's post in the thread STC1000 mode change. with Like Like.
      There's no mode to change on the SCT-1000 - the heating will kick in when the temp drops below the set level and the cooling kicks in...
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      MHB replied to the thread Expected final gravity.
      Just roughly the lactose (1kg in 25L) will give a FG of ~1.016 on its own, so we are only looking for 0.004 from the ginger and LME...
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      MHB reacted to Grok's post in the thread What Is An IPA Beer? with Like Like.
      "TowelBoy" rebranded to "Lets Brew Beer" = "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig"
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      MHB replied to the thread What Is An IPA Beer?.
      Probably referring to the mellowing effect of Chloride on beer flavour, there is a lot of difference between Chlorine and Chloride. That...
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      MHB replied to the thread What Is An IPA Beer?.
      Sort of agreeing, it isn’t the Shive that come in hard and soft, hard Spiles are fitted first, a couple of days before serving, to let...
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      MHB reacted to MarkV's post in the thread Short Final Gravity with Like Like.
      Okay i see what your saying. My normal practice is to spine the hydrometer a few times but also leaving it sit in the sample for about...
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      MHB replied to the thread Does beer get better with age?.
      I'm not a wine maker, but have taken some interest and I would view the assertion that all wine improves with age with a great deal of...
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      Cut my brewing teeth on Graham Wheeler's books. They are perhaps a little lacking in information on Yeast and water chemistry. When they...
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      MHB reacted to An Ankoù's post in the thread What Are The Best Books For Homebrewers? with Like Like.
      It depends on what kind of beer you like to brew. My favourites are anything by Graham Wheeler, preferably with Roger Protz, but they...
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      MHB reacted to Grok's post in the thread Noisy check valve with Haha Haha.
      Well, to be precise, gas is not escaping back, its just pushing past a spring loaded valve (butt cheeks), and as it does, its chattering...
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      MHB replied to the thread Gladfield Black Forest Rye.
      No, but the Durden Park guys do some amazing work, booklet is well worth the investment if anyone is interested in historic beers. Mark
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      MHB reacted to HazyNick's post in the thread Dry hopping - magnet with Like Like.
      Yes just an extra precaution. Can't hurt
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