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    Ben034 reacted to UKSkydiver's post in the thread Yeast starter - eggy with Like Like.
    Thanks Ben. I managed to do some further research (I was unable to do so earlier) and it seems that sulphur smells are perfectly normal...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Yeast starter - eggy.
    Lager yeast is known for a sulphur smell. Can't see any difference between this smell coming from the starter or main fermentation so I...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Keg don't pour.
    I've also had this problem with a silicone dip tube on a 5l kegland minikeg. The silicone tube is meant to sink so it can be stored and...
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    Once I had got rid of the stuff with starsan on a toothbrush, I seem to no longer have an issue if I passivate everything with citric...
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    I also had exactly this on the cooling coils in my SS Brewtech fermenter. I found soaking in a citric acid solution helped. However...
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    I understood that you can do a closed transfer if you purge the keg with co2, vent so no pressure but only co2 in the keg and then use...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Bottle Conditioning.
    I think the OP is suggesting they want to carbonate the bottles, not "condition" them. Assuming they're in the UK and the weather is...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Bottle Conditioning.
    It will probably be ok but personally I would try to avoid it. Ideally you want the bottles carbonating straight away to prevent any...
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    As pictured, have one gas and one liquid out 8mm ball locks and some elbows. Managed to order the wrong thing (again) due to my apparent...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Spotless Water.
    I guess everyone has their own prefences - for me a 25 mile drive to get water and carry it up the stairs is not for me. I would prefer...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Spotless Water.
    You can buy a reverse osmosis system for under £40. I only use it for lagers now (mix with my tap water). Easy to install into a hose...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Bottling….
    Yep, same here. I have 2g satchets for small bottles and 3g for large. Need less for lower carbonation beers so use a spoon for that.
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    Ben034 replied to the thread Bottling….
    I'm sure everyone one will have their own opinion on this. I went full circle from individually priming each bottle to batch priming and...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread 5l kegs (carbonation issues).
    Ok, sorry - think I may have got it working finally! Since I opened the top and cleared the dip tube it seems to be working. I can only...
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    Ben034 replied to the thread 5l kegs (carbonation issues).
    Also, even if the beer were not carbonated yet, shouldn't the gas push beer out? Does it sound like it's blocked?
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