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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By sonvolt
Great . Thanks, all. I am thinking of something...

Great . Thanks, all. I am thinking of something a bit different from a nano brewery. I will head over to these other resources.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By sonvolt
Legal issues for business plan, advice needed

Hey all,

I suspect that this issue has been discussed, so please feel free to include a link or an idea for some search language. I am considering putting together a business plan related to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-29-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,943
Posted By sonvolt
Use them to obtain color and some roasty notes,...

Use them to obtain color and some roasty notes, but they do not impart the bitter astringency of roast barley. This is due to the fact that the husks have been removed from the grain. I use it to...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-01-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,165
Posted By sonvolt
How well does your lid seal to the collar? Did...

How well does your lid seal to the collar? Did you have any trouble aligning the lid hinges, etc. to ensure that the lid closed well on the wooden collar? Additionally, did you add some sort of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,717
Posted By sonvolt
This.

This.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By sonvolt
:mug:

:mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By sonvolt
I've done it! I have simply pitched atop a yeast...

I've done it! I have simply pitched atop a yeast cake for a third fermentation. I didn't "wash" the yeast or anything.

It was awesome!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By sonvolt
Isn't 60L Caramel/Crystal like the most used...

Isn't 60L Caramel/Crystal like the most used specialty grain on the planet? . . . :p

Just saying . . . pretty sure that you can use that in virtually any style sans a hefe or something light...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By sonvolt
Below is the recipe I used last Wednesday. I...

Below is the recipe I used last Wednesday. I used 4 cans (60 oz, total) of canned Pumpkin in the mash. Previously, I had baked the pumpkin on a baking sheet at 350 for about 40 minutes. The mash...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-23-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By sonvolt
Did you prime with corn sugar or DME? How much?

Did you prime with corn sugar or DME? How much?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-21-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By sonvolt
Perfect info . . . thanks.

Perfect info . . . thanks.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-20-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By sonvolt
Advice - Pre-Hopped LME

My Dad used to be a kit brewer, but he never brews beer anymore. Since I hate to see anything beer related go to waste, I took to cans of LME off of his hands promising that I would put them to good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-14-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,942
Posted By sonvolt
Sure. Your yeasties, if alive and well, will...

Sure. Your yeasties, if alive and well, will continue eating fermentables as long as there are fermentables to be eaten. So, if you were to pitch some new fermentables into an already fermenting...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 148,171
Posted By sonvolt
More . . . ...

More . . .

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B55T3rm3Uaj9ZmU0NjUyYzktMGUzOC00MmRjLTg5NjItMjRlMDVlNTlmOTg1&hl=en_US&authkey=CIjj9-oD
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 148,171
Posted By sonvolt
https://docs.google.com/viewer?pid=explorer&srcid=...

https://docs.google.com/viewer?pid=explorer&srcid=0B55T3rm3Uaj9ZmU0NjUyYzktMGUzOC00MmRjLTg5NjItMjRlMDVlNTlmOTg1&docid=dbeeab8cc70bd0642145ceafab98b9bd%7Cdaff8b017dc7a163a6e45e6b7242651c&a=bi&pagenumbe...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By sonvolt
Awesome! Great resource, and thanks for the...

Awesome! Great resource, and thanks for the link.

One is definitely Cascade, and the other is either Goldings or Fuggles. I should be able to tell by the density of the cone, then. It appears...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By sonvolt
Identifying Hops?

I am sure that I am not the first dumba$$ to do this but . . .

Last season, I planted two hop bines. The grew well, and they are both taking off really well this year. I know that I planted one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By sonvolt
In my opinion, you will be fine. Brew the kit up...

In my opinion, you will be fine. Brew the kit up like the directions tell you. If it is not inconvenient, I would upgrade to a different yeast, though. If you can find a packet of Nottingham yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-20-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,420
Posted By sonvolt
I just finished a brew not unlike the one you...

I just finished a brew not unlike the one you describe. I threw it in the fermenter about 20 minutes ago. I usually do this brew as it gets hot out. It is rather lacking in big flavor, but it hits...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-29-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,144
Posted By sonvolt
Get rid of yer keg--fridge now!!

Ya know, I'm not one to get miffed at the greenies or tree-huggers, etc. And I generally think that we humans can do a lot to stall or stop the degradation of our environment, etc.

But . . ....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By sonvolt
Confirmed! I do this regularly. I have never...

Confirmed! I do this regularly. I have never had an infected batch. I have never noticed odd flavors. When you get to the third batch on the same yeast cake, you have to literally jump back when...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-02-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 148,171
Posted By sonvolt
Two more (limited to six at a time, ya know) ...

Two more (limited to six at a time, ya know)

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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-02-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 148,171
Posted By sonvolt
Ok . . . you asked for it, so here you go. Just...

Ok . . . you asked for it, so here you go. Just pm or post any questions you have about how I made it. I took the directions from an old issue of BYO (I also have jpgs of that issue if anyone...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 148,171
Posted By sonvolt
If you tried to PM me, my inbox was full and I...

If you tried to PM me, my inbox was full and I got the message that I missed your PMs. Sorry . . . :o

As for the pics, I deleted them from webspace where I was hosting them. If anyone wants to...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 04-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,337
Posted By sonvolt
Are you worried about getting it too dark?

Are you worried about getting it too dark?
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