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Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By biertourist
I'd also say to puree the berries but you could...

I'd also say to puree the berries but you could also add a wine enzyme designed to extract more color from grape to extract more color from your berries.

See: Lallzyme Ex to aid color...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-13-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,310
Posted By biertourist
Thread Resurrection! I am always amazed at...

Thread Resurrection!

I am always amazed at how much gunk comes out of my ball valves when I open and close them during my PBW recirc; if you're leaving the ball valves open full tilt while doing...
Forum: For Sale 08-08-2014, 10:09 PM
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California New PET Carboys!
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Posted By biertourist
Hmm.. Just ordered 200lbs of grapes and I'm going...

Hmm.. Just ordered 200lbs of grapes and I'm going to need 2 more 6 gallon carboys..

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Forum: For Sale 08-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By biertourist
That's a well designed and beautifully executed...

That's a well designed and beautifully executed chiller!

And would make a FANTASTIC coil for a HERMS, too! (With the whirlpooling in the HLT and mash circulating through 50' of copper the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,294
Posted By biertourist
Wow, there IS a lot of conflicting information on...

Wow, there IS a lot of conflicting information on this thread and a lot of often repeated (but well-meaning fallacies)...

You will get more out of flavor additions by adding them in secondary...
Forum: General Techniques 07-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By biertourist
Be careful with Polyclar post fermentation like...

Be careful with Polyclar post fermentation like this; I've done it 3 or 4 times and it DOES change the flavor and mouthfeel of the beer, even significantly if you add too much.

Its a bit like...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By biertourist
Yep. Make a "krausen bier": just make a yeast...

Yep.
Make a "krausen bier": just make a yeast starter with an alcohol tolerant yeast strain and pitch it into your beer at high krausen. -Even better is to reuse some of the yeast from the yeast...
Forum: General Techniques 07-29-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By biertourist
Bravo! Amazing post and amazing beer lineup in...

Bravo! Amazing post and amazing beer lineup in your signature. I don't like a post very often, but this one deserves it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By biertourist
I think this could be a really good combo (citra...

I think this could be a really good combo (citra plus lager) as many of the stone fruits bring quite a bit of sulfur to the party and it's just a part of "stone fruit flavor" so the great peachy...
Forum: General Techniques 07-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By biertourist
He's just saying that the flows go in opposite...

He's just saying that the flows go in opposite directions. Wort DOES go on the inside; chilling water on the outside.

You want your chilling water to run full blast and your wort to be throttled...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By biertourist
Anyone remember the scene from the movie...

Anyone remember the scene from the movie "BioDome" where they have to make an air filter from a million cigarette butt filters? "..."makin' a filter... makin' a filter..."

Except this time it's:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By biertourist
AWESOME! Renoun, this is an amazing list and I'd...

AWESOME! Renoun, this is an amazing list and I'd be really surprised if I couldn't find one after checking with all those places. I have checked Seattle Restaurant Store but that's it. Thanks...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By biertourist
Where to find a commercial pre-wash faucet?

Does anyone have any hot tips on where someone could acquire a commercial-style pre-wash faucet like this: http://img4.foodservicewarehouse.com/Prd/500SQ/KrowneMetal_17-202WL.jpg ??

Found what I...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By biertourist
Denny, I have a very similar setup...

Denny,

I have a very similar setup currently; if you're doing a true PID mode with a single PID controller controlling two different vessels and two different processes you should really have two...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By biertourist
My dream mashtun right now is a stainless...

My dream mashtun right now is a stainless "induction-ready" kettle with a custom induction coil that goes around the bottom AND SIDES of the kettle and that can be controlled via a BrewPi, Brew...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-28-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By biertourist
If you can actually put up with all the stupidity...

If you can actually put up with all the stupidity of listening to a full Brewing Network show; that show is 4 hours and 8 minutes with only about 12 minutes of content... I used to have a piece of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,783
Posted By biertourist
What sanitizer are you using to try and kill the...

What sanitizer are you using to try and kill the pedio/lacto infection that seems to be the problem?

-Remember these two strains are both "Lactic-acid producing bacteria" so they have pretty high...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,783
Posted By biertourist
NAILED IT! I was just going to post almost...

NAILED IT! I was just going to post almost exactly this, but I'm happy to see that someone beat me to it.

A lot of great information here but boil it all down to some recommendations. Typically...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By biertourist
Other than the obvious issue that your FG isn't...

Other than the obvious issue that your FG isn't <1.000; yes 3711 is famous for ultra low attenuation.

It's also famous for stalling out after it's 90% attenuated and then finishing after you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By biertourist
This: Just brew a 1.065 porter with 15 IBUs and...

This: Just brew a 1.065 porter with 15 IBUs and blend the two together.
Forum: Brew Science 03-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By biertourist
The time required depends upon the total...

The time required depends upon the total diastatic power of the mash; I did a historical 1850 porter recipe that had a DP of 33 Lintner and it didn't pass the iodine test after 90 minutes.

The...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 119,967
Posted By biertourist
EXACTLY what I'm waiting to see! This is...

EXACTLY what I'm waiting to see!

This is amazing; one of the best of the best and easiest of the easiest mods to make; YEA HBT!


Adam
Forum: Brew Science 02-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By biertourist
I love the AJ / Martin check-and-balance system! ...

I love the AJ / Martin check-and-balance system! ;-)
Forum: Brew Science 02-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By biertourist
That's the perfect link. If you like that,...

That's the perfect link. If you like that, you'll love New Brewing Lager (also by Noonan) -from the title you wouldn't expect it to be one of the best approachable (and cheap) sources on malt but it...
Forum: Brew Science 02-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By biertourist
Tannin Extraction Data: Need Input!

That's my best "Short Circuit" impersonation there... ("Need Input...")

Tannin extraction is primarily a function of temperature, ph, AND the degree to which malt husks have been perforated /...
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