Diacetyl rest, filtering your beer, flow control disconnects, and best force carbonation practices — Ep. 198

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On Today’s Show:

Todd is out so poor Mr. James Carlson had to carry the show on his back today even though I was present… 🙂

Kidding aside, I had a great time with the Director of Operations for CMBecker International, Mr. Carlson! We discussed our upcoming 200th episode, some big news about next week’s episode too, and James helped me field your questions on brewing. Specifically, we discussed what a diacetyl rest is and when you need to make sure and do one, we also discussed how to get clear/bright beers and if filtering is worth it, then we slightly covered flow control disconnects (we hadn’t really heard of them before this episode) and, finally, we end with a discussion on carbonation. It’s funny because Todd wasn’t here and we both agreed that he is the carbonation expert so maybe we’ll ask his opinion on a future episode?

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VIDEO ABOUT FORCE CARBING

FROM JAMES:

Here is the links for the filter parts on Amazon. 

The filter housing uses 3/4″ pipe fittings so you will need bushings and 1/2″ to 3/8 fittings. Those can be bought on amazon and any hardware store. Brass works just fine but stainless steel is optimal.

James

Filter housing

https://amzn.to/33B2CLA

Filter

https://amzn.to/3mBCtEW

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