LHBS closing, brewing with mystery hops, would you rather have good water or fermentation temp control, & using commercial kegs for my homebrewed beer – Ep. 238


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On Today’s Show:

We start our show with a question from a listener who’s local homebrew supply shop, unfortunately, had to close their doors and he wants to know what to look for when ordering from an online retailer. Spoiler alert: we’re very biased about Kegconnection.com and HomebrewSupply.com!
Then, we discuss what we might do if we found ourselves in the same position as a community member who was given a large amount of “mystery” hops. He has no idea how to identify them and he doesn’t want them to go to waste. What would you do in his situation?
After that, we took a question that posed an odd scenario: if you had to choose between having “good” water versus having temperature controlled fermentation – which would you choose?
Finally, we wrap up this week’s show with a text message submission asking about using sanke kegs instead of corny kegs for kegging homebrewed beer.

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