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Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2013, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Invest in a refractometer. You still get...

Invest in a refractometer. You still get trub/yeast but you need only a few drops, and you don' have to wait for temp or CO2. Also you won't know how you did without one on the brew side once you...
Forum: General Techniques 03-22-2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Word of caution on the 25-50 psi version.

[QUOTE=-MG-;5033307]I'll probably purchase 2 of the 25-50 PSI versions you mentioned above since you can adjust them to 2-3PSI. It appears two of my other ones I got from grainger for $30 a piece are...
Forum: General Techniques 03-20-2013, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Spunding Valves

Those valves are probably the coolest thing ever but I still like the cheapies. I bought two of the higher pressure ones and one of the lighter pressure one, and have been using these for about a...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2012, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
"WortMonger;4486813]Have you done any lagers at...

"WortMonger;4486813]Have you done any lagers at those temps or just ales?"

Should have been more specific on that, just ales. That's why I mentioned depending on the yeast. I am set up to do...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2012, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Depending on the yeast I tend to keep the temps...

Depending on the yeast I tend to keep the temps up to around 68 to 70 during the whole process now. I used to start colder but talked to a local microbrewer who said they get their award winning...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2012, 03:08 AM
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Posted By Kirbuno
I took my time and waited a full seven days after...

I took my time and waited a full seven days after my SF was hit as I have come to the conclusion that this technique takes a while for the yeast to clean up.I have rushed it and have had some batches...
Forum: General Techniques 10-09-2012, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
[QUOTE=WortMonger;4479967] Wlp007 is a beast. I...

[QUOTE=WortMonger;4479967] Wlp007 is a beast. I have the fermentation freezer set at 64 and it is ripping through the wort like it has a license to kill!
QUOTE]

I used WLP 007 on an Oatmeal Stout...
Forum: General Techniques 10-03-2012, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Fermenting Overflow Solution

To me the easiest way, if you have the room in your fermenting area, is to use a third keg, connect from the gas out of both main kegs to the third keg liquid using a Y connection or could do it in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Speyside Scotch.

[QUOTE=kanta;4308496]Hi again folks!

The recipe called for soaking some whiskey barrel chips in whiskey during the primary and racking onto the whole mess of whiskey and chips for secondary. ...
Forum: General Techniques 01-15-2012, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Stuck fermentation

I recently had a Triple get stuck at 1.024 which was much too high. I had good results with the pressure ferm technique twice before with lower gravity beers so I thought I'd give it a go. I am not...
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2011, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
WortMonger, I understand what you are saying, but...

WortMonger, I understand what you are saying, but I don't think that is the case. I was away when the fermentation finally started getting some pressure built up, and since I didn't know where to...
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2011, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
FYI I just found that Dgonza9 used a relief valve...

FYI I just found that Dgonza9 used a relief valve similar to the one I got and just a little more money. I think his (part # 48935K25) is most probably a better choice than the one I got, at least...
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2011, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Thanks for the reply, I think I ordered this not...

Thanks for the reply, I think I ordered this not noticing the bottom limitation. However they lied, as I am holding an even pressure at 10 psi, and have been for the last 14 hours, anyway. The...
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2011, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Someday I hope to read all of this thread, but...

Someday I hope to read all of this thread, but have skimmed most of it, enough to be sold on the concept. I brewed Sat, two days ago, and have my now pressurized keg fermenter hissing at me. I went...
Forum: General Techniques 08-31-2011, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
See this link: This is the only way I have been...

See this link: This is the only way I have been able to find to this easily a bit pricey but everything seems to be.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Never had a problem with scorching since I got my...

Never had a problem with scorching since I got my double wall steamer kettle. Practically don't have to stir. I thought the HERMS though was more about the mash. Something mostly you would use to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Actually I have. Seems like a lot of trouble to...

Actually I have. Seems like a lot of trouble to go through.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Tiber Brew, What in the world are you building? ...

Tiber Brew, What in the world are you building? What is a HERMS?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
What kind of yeast do you use? I assume you are...

What kind of yeast do you use? I assume you are not making wine and using the wine slurry.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
Sooo what are ya? A Brewaholic? You are brewing...

Sooo what are ya? A Brewaholic? You are brewing 2 out of every 3 weeks, you, must have a ton of 5 gal containers, as you have several batches in primaries and secondaries at any one time. More...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Kirbuno
I have brewed 10 gal. Amber Ale, 10 of Stout, 10...

I have brewed 10 gal. Amber Ale, 10 of Stout, 10 of another version of Amber Ale, 10 of a Blue Moon clone, and 10 of an American Brown Ale. The last two are still in primary and secondarys. 50 gal....
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