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Forum: Soda Making 11-13-2012, 12:47 PM
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Opps bottle* and another note. I also believe i...

Opps bottle* and another note. I also believe i may have used too much malto dextrin. All i can say is add a bit at a time until it tastes and feels right. But remember you still have to add water to...
Forum: Soda Making 11-13-2012, 12:42 PM
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I used 8 oz weight measurement in 5 gallons. Did...

I used 8 oz weight measurement in 5 gallons. Did not affect the flavor, as i used the same recipe with out. Tasted the same but added a silk like smoothness for mouth feel. Seems to me your using to...
Forum: Soda Making 11-12-2012, 02:54 AM
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I used the maltodextrin. It is night and day....

I used the maltodextrin. It is night and day. Cane sugar and malto dextrin for sugars. End result if you use just cane sugar your beverage will be very thin. Great taste but no body. Cane sugar and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-26-2012, 12:49 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Hey man thats what we are here for. Try doing a...

Hey man thats what we are here for. Try doing a blowoff tube and you can solve the problem with your air lock clogging. That happened to me twice and i didnt catch it in time, the airlock blew off...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-25-2012, 11:54 AM
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The only thing with over pitching yeast which i...

The only thing with over pitching yeast which i believe any brewer that's done it before or truly understands yeast is this, yeast is a living organism.. that being said the idea behind harvesting...
Forum: Soda Making 10-20-2012, 12:30 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Thank you. It absolutely is a help. I will give...

Thank you. It absolutely is a help. I will give it a try. The malt dextrin is for thickning of the feel right? So you would still need to use another sweetener to go along with it. I k ow in making...
Forum: Soda Making 10-19-2012, 04:12 AM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Rootbeer sweetening

hello everyone, i have made a couple of rootbeer batches so far and have run into some curiosity as the the quality. the rootbeer tasts good, a tad bit more licorice flavor than i would like, but its...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 12:37 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Not sure i know that old yeast or unhealthy yeast...

Not sure i know that old yeast or unhealthy yeast will ferment at a slower less productive rate than healthy fresh yeast. However im hardly an expert. I would take a gravity read and see where it's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
You can also use yeastcalc.com

You can also use yeastcalc.com
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-17-2012, 02:58 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Norther Brewer by a long shot.

Norther Brewer by a long shot.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 02:16 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
I do believe its about 3 months. And then you...

I do believe its about 3 months. And then you need to reactivate to get new yeast and then wash and store. You can also freeze yeast to preserve freshness
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 02:10 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
A really good book to look into that has...

A really good book to look into that has everything you need to know about this is "the complete joy of homebrewing 3rd edition " this book has a lot of information not just on starters but on the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 02:08 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
I have never harvested yeast myself. Plan to...

I have never harvested yeast myself. Plan to start though. I know there is only a certain period of time you can store in refrigerator, but all you have to do if storing over that period of time is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 01:36 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Personal preference my friend. Sometimes it is...

Personal preference my friend. Sometimes it is more cost affective to buy new or harvest. You don't have to buy new yeast to activate dormant yeast. That is the purpose of the starter. Fresh yeast is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 01:05 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
Lol new york i know its out of season i had...

Lol new york i know its out of season i had intended on doing it during summer but got super busy and slacked off on brewing. So i had the stuff and decided to brew it. I love summer ale and i tell...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
I have been brewing for 3 years and have never...

I have been brewing for 3 years and have never had a fermentation that was like this. Was concerned but now at ease. Thanks for the insight
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 12:11 PM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
1.044 its a summer ale

1.044 its a summer ale
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-17-2012, 11:51 AM
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Posted By bu11dog13795
weird fermentation

So my beer has been in the primary for 3 days now and does not have a yeast cake at the bottom... it is fermenting strong and i have noticed that it is coming out the blow of the blow off tube and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By bu11dog13795
Thanks for the tips every one. I made an imperial...

Thanks for the tips every one. I made an imperial pale ale and put it in my closet. It blew the air lock off and got all over my clothes!! Dumb me didnt think of that. This is only my second time...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bu11dog13795
dumb question.

I want make a blowoff air lock that is inexpensive. I could figure it out myself but just dont want to waist money on wrong supplies doing trial and error. Any thoughts? Tube sizes inner and outer...
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