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2 or 3% BA???

HisAngriness

HisAngriness

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i've been reading up on home brewing for like a year now and the one thing i noticed is the inconsistent percentage of BA from one recipe to another. i have recipes that range from 2%-5% and was just wondering if somebody could shed some light on why. or perhaps their experience with different BA percentages and what works best for them...
i am assuming that a lower percentage would mean less post injection pain, but i have been told by a reliable source that you dont wanna go below 3%.
any input on the subject would be appreciated
 
FlyingDragon

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2% is the norm, but 1% will do the job. Adding any more than 2% can result in pain for some users. If u r brewing for your own use, I would start at 1% and work your way up until u r satisfied with whatever % u choose.
 
HisAngriness

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thanks FD. shit if 1% will do the trick then why go any higher?
i could see for distribution purposes maybe but 1% for personal use sounds pretty painless to me
 
trentracks

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The old theory of BA being what makes the stuff sterile,but it is in fact the filtering and the BA keeps things from growing in the sterile filtered environment
 
KBD

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3% BA just sounds really fuckin painful, at times 2% can be painful as well. Just stick with the normal.
 
FlyingDragon

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thanks FD. shit if 1% will do the trick then why go any higher?
i could see for distribution purposes maybe but 1% for personal use sounds pretty painless to me
If I were making gear for MYSELF, I would skip adding BA. U make up a vial of gear that is filtered, how long will that vial be around, 2 weeks, a month at the most. Not a long time for something to start growing in a sterile environment. BA is meant for items that will remain on the shelf for an extended period of time. Now this may seem crazy to many, but again I said if I were making gear for my own personal use I would skip adding the BA. So if your undecided, add in a little and things will be fine.
 
jdjack

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BA kills soo much that I'd stay with the 1%. Why chance it. You know what an abcess costs to fix?!!
 
HisAngriness

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^^^this will probably be my best bet. when i do make a batch its gonna be like 40-50ml so i'll stay on the safe side. thanks fellas
 
usa

usa

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I couldn't imagine anyone using 5% BA in any gear these days.
 
slicwilly2000

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I say 1% ba. That's what we used in years gone by.

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