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Posted in thread: Happy infections & accidents. on 11-26-2006 at 02:51 AM
Well I have one tonight and its completely different from the rest of them. It smells like
Three Philosophers tastes, they let that leave NYS?and to answer your qustion, i've never had a
Posted in thread: Floating White Spots on 11-26-2006 at 02:46 AM
What are these? Is it any infection? I brewed up this batch of ale (from a prepackaged kit)
about 3 months ago. Six weeks ago I added a vanilla bean. It looked fine at the time. I opened
it up to bott...
Posted in thread: Keg info please on 01-25-2006 at 04:11 PM
before you go cutting the top off make sure you read up on it so you dont turn that thing into
a bomb (no joke) make sure you remove the tap system so that the pressure inside = pressure
outside of th...
Posted in thread: Oxy Barrier Caps on 01-20-2006 at 07:00 PM
i thought boiling them would ruin the plastic seal inside...last time i bottled i ran out of
caps, so i used a few used ones i had laying around. this got me wondering, why cant you re-use
caps? i did...
Posted in thread: Making a Boil kettle out of a sanke. on 01-20-2006 at 06:46 PM
I used a sawzall w/ a metal cutting blade. wow was that 3 hours of headache. The swazall
doesnot follow a curve very well w/ a wide blade on it. Next time it will be a plasma torch.
What do you have i...
Posted in thread: Using corks on 01-17-2006 at 02:42 PM
When I buy OmmegangOMG, they let that out of the state?! :drunk:
Posted in thread: Inverted carboy fermenter? on 01-17-2006 at 02:27 PM
Pros and cons of inverted carboys as fermenters? Cost don't count, I'll 'homebrew' my own. With
a lazy susan bearing in it so I can swirl the trub off the shoulder into the neck. Any input?if
Posted in thread: Can you keg without a refrigerator? (plus another question) on 01-12-2006 at 05:38 PM
you *can* do it, but i hope you drink heavily or have a lot of friends coming over (or maybe
just using 2.5 or 3 gal kegs)the beer will go bad without refridgeration, only takes as long as
a 'real' ca...
Posted in thread: 15 minute mash on 01-12-2006 at 02:53 PM
Yeah and grain density...but there is one problem with shallow. Without enough overall
resistance you can cause channeling. It is very easy to channel a shallow grain bed if you draw
off too fast. A l...
Posted in thread: Question on primary v. secondary fermentation on 01-11-2006 at 08:22 PM
well, living in upstate NY i run into the same issuesi primary for about a week, even in my
closet at 62F its done after 7 days (this includes most of my *big* beers) then rack to a
secondary and forg...