Last Activity:11-21-2013 9:22 AM
Posted in thread: Yeast coming out of my airlock - spoiled brew? on 09-01-2013 at 08:23 AM
The barrel only has a facility for a single airlock. I have been using four of these for two
years now, pretty well all busy all the time and this is the first time that I have had this
Posted in thread: Yeast coming out of my airlock - spoiled brew? on 08-31-2013 at 11:08 PM
I started a brew a few weeks ago. I used a commercial extract in a tin (Coopers Aussie Lager)
and a #62 Czech Pilsner enhancer and some 1118 yeast and low carb enzyme.I have made this
recipe many many...
Posted in thread: label software on 12-26-2012 at 06:44 PM
I use glabels. It is not fancy but I can set it up to print 30 labels on an a4 sheet. I only
use the labels to id the bottles and not to impress and it is good enough for that.
Posted in thread: Cleaning a fermenter??? on 12-26-2012 at 06:42 PM
I buy a purple powder cleaning compound from my local hbs. I clean my buckets and barrels by
putting a couple of teaspoons of the powder in, filling with hot water and leaving overnight.
That seems to...
Posted in thread: LHBS Stuff on 11-11-2012 at 06:43 PM
There are a few things that I do not like about my local shops so I will offer those to you as
things to avoid:1) Scuffed, dusty wine kits. If it looks as though it has been lost in the
store room for...
Posted in thread: Explosive Fermentation on 11-07-2012 at 09:03 AM
What vessel were you using for the primary? I use 30 litre vessels for my 23 litre (6 US gal)
primaries and however strong the fermentation, there never seems to be any risk of the airlocks
Posted in thread: Looking for a good cab-sav/merlot wine kit on 11-07-2012 at 08:51 AM
I have been making wine from kits for a little over a year. I have tried almost a dozen
commercial grape juice concentrate kits.The best so far, without a doubt, was a Heron Bay
Chilean CabSav/Merlot ...
Posted in thread: Syphoning on the level or even uphill on 12-28-2011 at 05:27 AM
I just push mine out with CO2... problem solved and much less equipment.But how would you push
out of a fermentation bucket or barrel?
Posted in thread: Syphoning on the level or even uphill on 12-28-2011 at 04:51 AM
I'd advise not using pressure or suction on glass. Tiny micro-fractures will cause these to
break with the addition of heat/ cold and pressure/ suction.The level of suction in the carboy
Posted in thread: Syphoning on the level or even uphill on 12-28-2011 at 04:40 AM
Are you saying that you put your MOUTH on the tube? Yeah, but the tube that I suck on is only
ever carrying water from the carboy that is generating the suction, it is never in contact with