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Posted in thread: Hydrometer with Sodamaking... 8% ABV? on 05-07-2013 at 08:16 PM
The more important question is how does it taste???Actually, if it fermented down from 1.086 to
1.025 I can't see how it didn't explode.I thought with soda you just add a small dose of yeast
Posted in thread: Does anyone know how many watts are needed to maintain a 5 or 10 gallon boil? on 05-07-2013 at 08:09 PM
We aims to please...that and procrastinate from work.
Posted in thread: Favorite steak on 05-07-2013 at 04:51 PM
I likes me a nice juicy tofu steak!Just kidding - ribeye is king, although a nice T-bone holds
a special place in my (soon to be congested) heart.
Posted in thread: Does anyone know how many watts are needed to maintain a 5 or 10 gallon boil? on 05-07-2013 at 04:46 PM
I should note that the boiloff rate I calculate comes from the following equation:Gallons per
minute (gpm evaporated) = [kW element - kW lost] / [142,568 Watts*min/gallon][The 142,568 comes
Posted in thread: Does anyone know how many watts are needed to maintain a 5 or 10 gallon boil? on 05-06-2013 at 08:02 PM
To answer your question only 1 watt is needed to boil water, the last one - with really good
insulation. In seriousness it depends on your system, weather, etc. My poorly insulated keggle
losses 767 w...
Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 05-04-2013 at 03:40 AM
OK so I bought a vine-o-meter since I was passing by the HBS today ($4.95)...fill the
cup...wait for 6 drops, flip it over and wait until the level stabilizes...Survey says...23%
abv!The store proprie...
Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 05-03-2013 at 03:07 PM
Cool gadget...appears to work based on the capillary effect, viscosity of liquid, and other
magic. Not sure how well they work on sugar/starch containing liquids, but here's one for super
cheap if fou...
Posted in thread: Keg to Keg Xfer with gas return on 05-02-2013 at 03:44 PM
I think the best way to eliminate O2 is to fiil the receiving keg with sanitizer (all the way)
then push it out with CO2 (any pressure will do). By default, the contents of the empty keg
will be exact...
Posted in thread: Yeast immobilization: magic beans of fermentation on 05-02-2013 at 03:30 PM
Here's a pic of the lager beads.Looks like a breakfast cereal. They're kid tested...mother
approved. Speaking of which, my wife recently bought some organic, gluten-free, snooty version
of Kix called ...
Posted in thread: Keg to Keg Xfer with gas return on 04-30-2013 at 07:18 PM
Seriously though, if you transfer keg to keg, why carb it first?I transfer (uncarbed) from a
keg sitting on my floor into the keezer, then into an empty keg. I guess occasionally you might
need to tra...