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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-18-2011, 06:56 AM
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Posted By beretta
Looking for 40 oz bottles, Capable.

has anyone heard of crown-cappable 40oz bottles OK for homebrewing? I see the are some 32 oz varieties, but I'm not finding much else. Any suggestings?

Beretta
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-18-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By beretta
That's what I was thinking... maybe the grain...

That's what I was thinking... maybe the grain wasn't cracked. He reported to me that he steeped his grains for 20 minutes... as much as I do when all-graining. I've never done a partial extract...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2011, 02:29 PM
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Posted By beretta
I'm not sure about his gravity, but mine's...

I'm not sure about his gravity, but mine's usually in the 1.040's. I imagine his would have to be similar with 6 lbs of extract. This is a 5 gal batch lengh, btw. I'm thinking the problem must be...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By beretta
Stout Fail

Howdy, Extract Brewers!

I passed along a Irish Stout recipe to my brother, and extract/partial grain brewer who reports that this recipe failed:

6 lb. Amber DME
1 lb dark roasted barley
1/2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By beretta
For every pounds of grain there is a certain...

For every pounds of grain there is a certain maxium amount of sugar you can extract from it. Base-Pale malts have the highest, and darkest grains have the least. To calculate effiency, brew up a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By beretta
I tried quick bread (soda bread, beer bread,...

I tried quick bread (soda bread, beer bread, etc...) once with spent grains and it's flavor was great. However, I was turned off by the dagger sharp husks. They scratch my throat and got stuck in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,281
Posted By beretta
Congrats. If you plan not to buy beer at...

Congrats. If you plan not to buy beer at stores, you will find you have more motivation to bottle. Bottling's charms will wear off fast. I haven't bought a appreciable amount of "store" beer in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By beretta
Congratulations! Welcome to the obsession. Your...

Congratulations! Welcome to the obsession. Your first homebrew was a All-Grain?!?! Wow! That's ballsy.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
Here's today's results using my new sparge...

Here's today's results using my new sparge method:

7 lb 2row pale malt
.5 lb caramel malt
.5 lb roasted malt
.3 lb roasted barley
8.3 lbs total

Post-boil, I ended up with 5.1 gals of 1.050...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
Agreed. I'm saying that the downward force isn't...

Agreed. I'm saying that the downward force isn't due the the pressure, its the cause by *water flowing* in a downward direction and dragging the grains down with it.



I've never worried about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By beretta
Ok... I could see that being a disadvantage to my...

Ok... I could see that being a disadvantage to my proposed mashing method. I remember from my days while taking care of a small pond: silt is amazingly floculant and will be a water proof barrier if...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2011, 04:03 PM
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Posted By beretta
Maybe. I'm thinking that the density of the...

Maybe. I'm thinking that the density of the grain bed and the depth would counteract the pressure of the extra water... sorta of an ohm's law type relationship. If you bed depth or density get too...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
That sounds about right... if I remember at 15...

That sounds about right... if I remember at 15 psi (weight of air at sea level) will push a column of water 32'.. so 15/32 = .45-ish psi per foot of water. I don't think PSI has any effect on the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
Well, I'll be trying this again tomorrow. As far...

Well, I'll be trying this again tomorrow. As far as dilution goes... I guess there is a couple of ideas why I'm not worried: 1. wort is denser: its lower temperature (158F) than sparge water...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
from my understanding of hydrodynamcis, 28" as...

from my understanding of hydrodynamcis, 28" as compared to 20" of depth would give you around 28/20 times the pressure at the bottom of the tun, or 1.4 x. I also thought that the more weight of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
err... yes, english sparge = fly sparging. I...

err... yes, english sparge = fly sparging.

I guess the advantages are: 1) You don't disturb the grain bad, so no reason to recirculate the wort more than once. 2) The laudder doesn't require...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By beretta
In general, you should be able to do this. ...

In general, you should be able to do this. Remember that you're only switching 1 line of the AC, which is fine if your dealing with 120V, not so fine with 240V (or more) as the higher voltages of AC...
Forum: Introductions 01-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By beretta
Welcome. The pressure canner will serve you...

Welcome. The pressure canner will serve you well. Make sure to check out the cheese-making forum too..
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By beretta
No. Please don't. The primary poison to worry...

No. Please don't. The primary poison to worry about is CO (Carbon Monoxide). It's heavier than air and will slowing fill up your basement from the ground up. You'll have lethal levels before the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By beretta
Lazy Man Sparge

During my last 2-3 batches I've gotten pretty lazy during my sparges. After about fifteen minutes of a regular english style sparge (after the grain bed settles), I simply opened the valve on my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By beretta
Even if you brought the wort up to a boil for 5...

Even if you brought the wort up to a boil for 5 minutes (or at least achieved a hot break), I guarantee there will be trub floating around in there. Being black and opaque, stout's don't show the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By beretta
Wow... nature's priming tablets... how do you...

Wow... nature's priming tablets... how do you sterilize? Boiling for a couple minutes?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By beretta
Looks great dude! I'm glad your first homebrew...

Looks great dude! I'm glad your first homebrew turned out! The color and head looks great. I wish my first homebrew turned out that nice!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By beretta
You could always "use the force". AKA don't take...

You could always "use the force". AKA don't take readings. If you let your fermenter sit in a nice 65-70 deg F room for three weeks, everything will work out. Of course, as a beginner, I suggest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By beretta
Don't worry about your temp of 151. Your beer...

Don't worry about your temp of 151. Your beer will probably turn out a bit on the dry side, but still very drinkable. I wouldn't sweat the whirlfloc either, as the beer will clare up with age. ...
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