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santabeer 67:9
Cause bacterias build up inside plastic water hoses when used for warm water.
10/23/2012 5:42:22 AM

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giorgos 4
approx sugar per liter : 30 (it was 20)
gravity : 10 (it was 20)

it is almost in the part of the hydrometer saying bottle...
i put a bit of fining and im gonna leave it for 2 more days. then i might move it into a second fermentation/ in the pressure barrel
10/23/2012 2:29:40 PM

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robrules 1
Originally posted by santabeer
Cause bacterias build up inside plastic water hoses when used for warm water.


1) many kitchen sinks etc. are hooked up to the water supply via plastic hose - you may want to check yours if you are that paranoid.

2) water used for brewing will be boiled (or should be if using top off water) anything that comes into contact with the wort post boil should be sanitized.
10/24/2012 10:56:13 AM

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santabeer 67:9
Paranoid? I have ruined brew because I used water from the shower.
10/25/2012 7:48:31 AM

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Erlangernick 1:2
How can bacteria build up within plastic hoses (you mean the hose to the shower head?) but not in PVC piping?

Then again, I have seen tv reports of people with infected shower systems in Germany......
10/25/2012 8:52:47 AM

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santabeer 67:9
I guess itís because there is no air in PVC-piping.

In the hose to the shower head there is air, why bacteria builds up.
10/26/2012 6:35:18 AM

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giorgos 4
how does it sound adding 120 grams of sugar in the pressure barrel, after the fermentation is over!?!
10/27/2012 7:21:56 AM

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McWorta 572:106
Originally posted by giorgos
hello, i wanna brew at home my own beer. however the problem is that im gonna do it for the first time and so, some friends advised me to try the beginners kits. i do not really like the idea of producing something that is almost ready. i prefer brewing something personal, genuine and as i like it. i am looking something like an american style of IPA.
do you also recommend the beer kits? is it very difficult to brew it without a kit?

thanks

Not sure if it was mentioned earlier, if you want to start and do not want to go the usual way using a starter brewkit and feel lush this might interest you. Never tried this myself but maybe some people here tried this and can let you know more about it. http://www.brumas.com/xtcm/index.php?language=en
10/27/2012 8:13:56 AM

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robrules 1
Originally posted by santabeer
Paranoid? I have ruined brew because I used water from the shower.


No, you ruined your beer by not following the below:

2) water used for brewing will be boiled (or should be if using top off water) anything that comes into contact with the wort post boil should be sanitized.

You could use pond water and not ruin a beer as long as you follow the above.
10/30/2012 11:38:26 AM

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NobleSquirrel 3437:209
Originally posted by santabeer
I guess itís because there is no air in PVC-piping.

In the hose to the shower head there is air, why bacteria builds up.


No it doesnít. Thereís nothing for the bacteria to eat. Also, at least in the US, the water is sanitary...
10/31/2012 7:51:40 AM

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