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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-18-2014, 12:55 AM
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Posted By DrWill
I've used it once in bombers. After three weeks...

I've used it once in bombers. After three weeks the bottles were perfect. Two weeks after that, they were close to exploding. I'm not sure what the issue was.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,445
Posted By DrWill
So a little more follow up. I've used this a few...

So a little more follow up. I've used this a few times now. I use it to sparge and to run wort through the chiller. Worked without any problem at all. I'm really pleased with the purchase and...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By DrWill
It would take a lot of pressure to burst a soda...

It would take a lot of pressure to burst a soda bottle. They're generally safe (unless they've been damaged) up to about 80-100psi. I regularly put 40psi in a soda bottle to carbonate water. All...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-12-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By DrWill
Um...two days ago?

Um...two days ago?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By DrWill
Many specialty grains, such as Caramel malts and...

Many specialty grains, such as Caramel malts and highly kilned malts do not need to be mashed at all, because there are few starches to convert. In the case of Caramel malts, the starches have...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 38,670
Posted By DrWill
Diacetyl and Acetaldehyde precursors are formed...

Diacetyl and Acetaldehyde precursors are formed early on in the process. If you can eliminate the precursors there, you don't have to worry about the compounds forming during fermentation. I don't...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 38,670
Posted By DrWill
I totally agree about quick chilling, but there...

I totally agree about quick chilling, but there should be absolutely no reason that you couldn't use a counterflow or plate chiller easily with this appliance, especially if you've got a pump handy.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By DrWill
I use this for similar things, though not...

I use this for similar things, though not specifically cider, but I think that your cider plan should work just great. I have had one for about 7 years now and it has held up exceptionally well. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By DrWill
Bottling after star san

This is so important; otherwise you end up with sanitised dirt.




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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By DrWill
It sounds to me like your process will work,...

It sounds to me like your process will work, although I admit it seems a little labour intensive for me, the laziest man in the world.

My solution to this problem is simply to sub out part of my...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 38,670
Posted By DrWill
I think it's definitely possible to brew without...

I think it's definitely possible to brew without learning the science. In fact I think that's how a lot of people brew and they're not missing out. It's not what the hobby is about for them. So I...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 38,670
Posted By DrWill
I'm right with you, which doesn't at all mean...

I'm right with you, which doesn't at all mean that this isn't a great product for certain people who enjoy our hobby no less. As long as we aren't getting into "you're not a real home brewer"...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By DrWill
The base doesn't look that tall from the pictures...

The base doesn't look that tall from the pictures I'm seeing, and it is constructed for constant load. If I understand correctly you calibrate it with an empty tank/keg and it just uses that as a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By DrWill
The answer to your question is 'yes, you do.' ...

The answer to your question is 'yes, you do.'

You're welcome. :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 24,100
Posted By DrWill
If I don't win I'll be compelled to send you...

If I don't win I'll be compelled to send you money.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-03-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By DrWill
Assuming you mean sanitiser, there's no reason...

Assuming you mean sanitiser, there's no reason you can't leave your bottles to soak for a few days. There's no real benefit to it, but no harm. Anything plastic will begin to be adversely affected...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 121,268
Posted By DrWill
Wyeast 3711 French Saison

Yeah, I'm getting 18.1%. 1.142-1.040 yields the correct numbers.




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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 84,485
Posted By DrWill
+5.5 US Gal Moose Drool clone. 20154...

+5.5 US Gal Moose Drool clone.

20154 gallons


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 549,464
Posted By DrWill
Today was a leftover extract batch from winter (I...

Today was a leftover extract batch from winter (I brew indoors when it's -30°C.) Northern Brewer's Moose Drool clone. Had a basically flawless brewday. First in a long time.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By DrWill
I definitely think a stir plate is worth the...

I definitely think a stir plate is worth the (relatively small) investment. I will get lag times of less than 5 hours if I make a starter with a stir plate as opposed to 18-24 hours without. I've...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-28-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,445
Posted By DrWill
I finally put this pump to use today, brewed an...

I finally put this pump to use today, brewed an extract batch (was left over from the winter when I brew indoors) so I didn't run a sparge with it, but I used it to pump sanitiser through the plate...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,021
Posted By DrWill
I have a hard time imagining a more challenging...

I have a hard time imagining a more challenging beer to brew than Miller Lite. There is NOTHING to hide behind. I am glad people are doing it...I think it would be a great way to really learn about...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-26-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By DrWill
Sometimes I love my adopted home state. Re:...

Sometimes I love my adopted home state. Re: minors drinking with consent of a guardian, this can be tricky, since not every establishment is clear on the law.




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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By DrWill
I like surffisher2a's solution here, though as...

I like surffisher2a's solution here, though as mentioned, your plan will work fine. I've used a cooler for a HLT (essentially what surffisher2a suggested) which has the advantage of holding your...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By DrWill
Sounds good to me. I have used Kölsch yeast for...

Sounds good to me. I have used Kölsch yeast for pale ales with great success and have reused the yeast through several generations. I wish you luck and hope you will let us know how it turns out.
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