Last Activity:11-28-2015 7:33 PM
Likes Given: 279
81 Likes on 67 Posts
Posted in thread: Using an Unpowered freezer as fermenting chamber on 11-17-2015 at 07:32 PM
This winter I plan to use a broken fridge in my garage to ferment lagers: I'll put a fermwrap
around a carboy and use a Ranco controller to bump the heat up from an ambient 35F or so to
50F.I had been...
Posted in thread: Soldering wires for the STC-1000 on 11-12-2015 at 01:11 PM
I have the BeerbySmith DIY kit and have a question about how to solder wires to the outlets;
the outlets have openings (holes) but not screw closures, and it is recommended that you solder
the wires t...
Posted in thread: RO System or pH Meter? on 11-03-2015 at 01:27 PM
+1 on the pH meter. You'll make better beer once you understand how pH and temperature effect
enzymatic reactions.If you live in Manhattan, the water that you're getting is from the
Catskill Resevior ...
Posted in thread: RO System or pH Meter? on 11-03-2015 at 12:16 PM
+1 on the pH meter. If you live in Manhattan, the water that you're getting is from the
Catskill Resevior system; your water is quite soft and suitable for brewing most beers with the
Posted in thread: Decoction, when to take pH reading? on 10-27-2015 at 12:04 PM
Would my proportion of hops be approximately 12oz of each, Hallertau and Saaz? I'll still keep
3 oz of Hattertau in the hop rocket. Can I assume that hop bitterness will decrease over a
Posted in thread: Slow Fly Sparge on 10-26-2015 at 02:56 PM
have a Milwaukee and have been very satisfied with it. Depending on whether you use RO or
distilled water, and whether your water buffers pH, you may wish to let your malt's inherent pH
Posted in thread: Lagering and keezing on 10-24-2015 at 10:39 AM
I've fermented in my kegerator at 50F and then lagered in the low 30's just by adjusting the
temperature control. The beer in the keg alongside didn't seem to mind.
Posted in thread: Slow Fly Sparge on 10-21-2015 at 02:18 PM
No problem at all with a slow fly sparge, but check your end runnings and stop at the
appropriate SG and/or pH readings.
Posted in thread: Do you like your Blichmann Hop Rocket? on 10-14-2015 at 02:31 PM
I use it when cooling down wort to go into the fermenter: it functions as secondary filter when
I fill it with about an ounce of hop flowers. I draw hot wort through the Hop Rocket and
Posted in thread: Fermentor Chamber in Old Keezer on 10-13-2015 at 09:45 AM
I'm doing something similar this winter with an old refridgerator and an ST-1000 controller; I
won't need the cold cycle - just a heaing source to bump the tempeature up to lagering