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Forum: DIY Projects 05-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By B-Dub
Just added a small PC fan and an Eva Dry 500 to...

Just added a small PC fan and an Eva Dry 500 to mine. Seems like a good idea.

BW
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,413
Posted By B-Dub
I switched from the BC to the JSP with gear...

I switched from the BC to the JSP with gear driven second roller after a year or 2 of use. I had the same problem others here have already stated. Having both rollers driven by the motor is the way...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By B-Dub
Sweet!!! Nice work. At one point I had 5 barrels...

Sweet!!! Nice work. At one point I had 5 barrels of different sizes, 2-60G, 2-30G and a 10G all filled in the garage. When it came time to bottle it became allot of work. Seems like all your...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-27-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By B-Dub
Last question, I swear! What adhesive do you...

Last question, I swear! What adhesive do you use? Looks like liquid nails might be a good choice.

Thanks again!

BW
Forum: DIY Projects 10-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By B-Dub
How much water are you talking about? Is it...

How much water are you talking about? Is it something that you can use the drain plug for? Mop out with a towel once a week? I am kind of a lazy brewer in the fact that I like to have certain...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-27-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By B-Dub
Just picked up this unit from Walmart for $329. ...

Just picked up this unit from Walmart for $329.

Looking at some of the first photos it looks like you added weather stripping to the collar side of your build. Is that just an illusion/dilution? ...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 02-28-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By B-Dub
That was awhile back. I think it was email. BW

That was awhile back. I think it was email.
BW
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By B-Dub
For a 10G batch I only go up to 1.045 or 50. Use...

For a 10G batch I only go up to 1.045 or 50. Use Mr malty. About 2500ml on a stir plate with a fresh vial works for me. I decant the starter into .5G jars after 24 to 58 hours and chill. Then...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-19-2012, 11:51 PM
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Posted By B-Dub
Hello All, I posted some pictures on...

Hello All,

I posted some pictures on http://bwbrewing.blogspot.com/.

All the pictures are from kegs or barrels. I used East Coast Yeast brett blends and Bugfarm 4 or 5.

BW
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-12-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By B-Dub
I have used Bing cherries in a sour and it turned...

I have used Bing cherries in a sour and it turned out great. Use what you have local and see what happens. I will not hesitate to use Bing next year when they are fresh and cheap. I missed the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,142
Posted By B-Dub
I have a Pale made with the SD Super 090 and it...

I have a Pale made with the SD Super 090 and it is very bright coming out of the keg. The beer is about 4 weeks old and the clarity is almost as good as DE filtered. The flavor has a mild, but...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-06-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By B-Dub
I would purge with CO2 before transfer. Forget...

I would purge with CO2 before transfer. Forget the DME.

BW
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By B-Dub
I have used this...

I have used this http://www.morebeer.com/public/pdf/wbarrel.pdf before with good luck.

BW
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,609
Posted By B-Dub
Any more info on this strain? Looking at a brew...

Any more info on this strain? Looking at a brew with this yeast in a few weeks and was thinking about reusing the yeast on a Belgian Dark Strong and Triple.

Thank for the help.

BW
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-27-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
Fruit Fast is a little expensive at $22 per...

Fruit Fast is a little expensive at $22 per pound. Cherry Bay was $28 for 2 pounds. Good stuff too!

BW
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
Sounds great! Do they have a webpage? ...

Sounds great! Do they have a webpage?

Soaked the TJ's cherries in some water today and a little oil sheen rose to the surface. I will just eat the bags I bought. None for the beer!

The 30G...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-24-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By B-Dub
Might talk with the guys at Firestone. They are...

Might talk with the guys at Firestone. They are starting a huge sour project in Buellton. Call them in Paso, make an appointment and take some ideas with you to talk about and ask them if they have...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-24-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
I looked at all the health food stores and the...

I looked at all the health food stores and the regular stores. Trader Joes here has dry, non-sweetened with no oil. They are the sweet Bing cherries and were about $4.50 per 6 oz. The TJ's...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-22-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
I used 4 pounds of dry pitted cherries. The...

I used 4 pounds of dry pitted cherries. The woman I talked with at Cherry Bay said it takes about 3-4 wet pounds to make one dry. Although all the other online sources said it was about 6-8 wet to...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-20-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By B-Dub
Their lacto is different from the stuff available...

Their lacto is different from the stuff available from WLP or Wyeast. But I suspect they got it from somewhere! Sour on my friends; looking forward to my next trip to PDX and home.

BW
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-20-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
http://www.cherrybayorchards.com/dried-fruit/cherr...

http://www.cherrybayorchards.com/dried-fruit/cherries/dried-unsweetened-montmorency-cherries-2-lbs.html

Above is the link to the fruit that I bought for the barrel. I really could not be happier...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By B-Dub
Kind of what I am thinking. Last year I racked a...

Kind of what I am thinking. Last year I racked a sour off peaches and that was a nightmare. Even though I had a paint strainer tied to the racking cane the peaches surrounded the inlet and slowed...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-16-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By B-Dub
Racking from a barrel with fruit

I have a 30G barrel I am racking 2YO Blond sour into next week with 4 pounds of dry sour cherries.

What is your method for racking out of a barrel with fruit?

Vinnie at RR drills a 15/16"...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-04-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
It is surprising when all the beers come to roost...

It is surprising when all the beers come to roost how much one can have! I am looking forward to scaling down.

BW
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-04-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By B-Dub
Well the barrel I am emptying is 59G. 20G into...

Well the barrel I am emptying is 59G. 20G into bottles, 20G into 4-5G kegs and the remainder into carboys with fruit. However I also have 20-22G of a light sour that needs HOLDING for now and that...
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