Last Activity:09-09-2015 11:12 PM
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Posted in thread: Feedback on first hard cider on 10-06-2015 at 03:41 PM
Most of my ciders end up around 0.995. I like to use a K-series wine yeast without nutrient,
but ciders are very forgiving. It's definitely easier to ferment out, kill the yeast and
Posted in thread: Difference between beer and wine fermentation tanks on 10-06-2015 at 03:34 PM
Anyone contemplating setting up a brewery should look into used equipment. It's not unusual for
a brewing system to serve a half-dozen startups over its lifetime.This is a good source if you
are in th...
Posted in thread: Your worst home brewing mishap? on 10-06-2015 at 03:30 PM
When I was first getting started, my friend had purchased the makings for a rye IPA; except he
bought twice as much rye as the recipe called for. The resulting "mash muffin" was consigned to
Posted in thread: Brew with unmalted grains! on 09-09-2015 at 11:09 PM
Bottom line: yeast cannot ferment starches, it is the malting process that converts starches to
fermentable sugars. Alpha and beta amylase enzymes are the primary drivers of conversion, so
you can use...
Posted in thread: Simple collar-style keezer on 09-05-2015 at 02:16 AM
I found out the hard way a major problem with collars; when the freezer dies, you may not be
able to find another freezer that fits. My old one was 24x24, all the new ones are a little
wider and not a...
Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 07-29-2015 at 07:03 PM
Headed up to Richmond, BC for the Canadian Mensa gathering. I don't see any breweries near the
hotel, but there's a dozen or so in the area. On the other hand, it is Canada and it's a large
hotel, so ...
Posted in thread: One problem with collars on 06-24-2015 at 05:37 PM
About a decade ago, I built a keezer based on a 5 cuft chest freezer. I built the collar so it
was easily removable, knowing that the freezer would die in time. It served me well until last
Posted in thread: Some psycho chick hit my car and ran. I need dash cam advice. on 05-20-2015 at 03:14 AM
It's a great dashcam, the night recording is better than it looks on the built-in screen. The
only problem is lousy documentation, but there are a couple online guides by people who have
explored all ...
Posted in thread: this is bogus right? on 05-20-2015 at 03:11 AM
They could boost the IBUs using a tetrahydroisoalpha-acids solution, like YC-Tetra. But I doubt
any craft brewer would touch the stuff.
Posted in thread: How long does it typically last on 05-20-2015 at 03:07 AM
Months, years for very high gravity beers, like Imperial stouts.