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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ntalkers
Ohh it's a tap handle. Nevermind! Thanks anyway.

Ohh it's a tap handle. Nevermind! Thanks anyway.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By ntalkers
What is this?

138847

I got it with my NHC second place swag.

Thanks!
Nick
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By ntalkers
The 838 doesn't attenuate quite as much as the...

The 838 doesn't attenuate quite as much as the 830 or 833, leaving a bit of residual sweetness. I basically created my recipe from the data in Designing Great Beer and experimented with a few...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By ntalkers
I've tried the 830, 838, and 833. 838 was my...

I've tried the 830, 838, and 833. 838 was my favorite and it got me 2nd place in 2nd round 2013 NHC.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By ntalkers
I'd be cautious of the round false bottom lifting...

I'd be cautious of the round false bottom lifting up on the square bottom. I used to have a 9" false bottom for a 5 gallon cooler, upgraded to a 10 gal cooler and because the false bottom didn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By ntalkers
Why not rinse your yeast and reuse it for the...

Why not rinse your yeast and reuse it for the following batches? I can usually ferment 2-3 beers off one harvest.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,014
Posted By ntalkers
When harvesting yeast, I often sterilize in a...

When harvesting yeast, I often sterilize in a pressure cooker. Just put your glass items in a pressure cooker, with some water, of course and let it steam under pressure for a good 15 minutes. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By ntalkers
In short, yes. A light extract will be a fine...

In short, yes. A light extract will be a fine replacement for 2-row. You can even find a Munich extract some places. You could steep the Cara-Munich (and Munich if you cannot find or do not wish...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By ntalkers
I'm a bit confused as I've had the same issues...

I'm a bit confused as I've had the same issues lately. Was the 70 degrees for two weeks not a diacetyl rest?

I brewed an Oktoberfest, fermented for a month at 50, raised to 60 for 4 days and I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-28-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,124
Posted By ntalkers
Currently, you can find it almost everywhere in...

Currently, you can find it almost everywhere in the midwest. I believe they distribute to a few states on the east coast and a state or two out west.

Nick
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,582
Posted By ntalkers
Ska Brewing's "Mexican Logger" was cloned on the...

Ska Brewing's "Mexican Logger" was cloned on the Jamil Show recently. Ya may want to listen to that podcast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By ntalkers
If it's got a crack in it, I'd get rid of it. ...

If it's got a crack in it, I'd get rid of it. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By ntalkers
I agree with Coff - You won't get the best beer...

I agree with Coff - You won't get the best beer out of pouring on top of a yeast cake because it'll mix with all that old trub. I'd suggest washing it, but people do it all the time with no issues.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,763
Posted By ntalkers
I don't see an issue with the oven. Why not?

I don't see an issue with the oven. Why not?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By ntalkers
I go up to about 7%, but I've found that the...

I go up to about 7%, but I've found that the higher I go, the less viable my yeast is and the slower it ferments the next beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By ntalkers
Wait a week and check your gravity. You may have...

Wait a week and check your gravity. You may have a leak in the seal of the bucket. Airlock activity is not always a sign of fermentation. Try the search function.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,774
Posted By ntalkers
Careful. If it is infected (which to me, it...

Careful. If it is infected (which to me, it looks like a pellicle may be forming), you could end up with bottle bombs. I have used WLP565 many times and my beer has never looked like that, nor...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By ntalkers
For those who "prefer bottle conditioning." Why? ...

For those who "prefer bottle conditioning." Why? Carbonation is carbonation.

I used to bottle and sometimes even bottle conditioned a few gallons and kegged the rest. Now I keg everything and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By ntalkers
Pitch a yeast starter when it's at high krausen.

Pitch a yeast starter when it's at high krausen.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By ntalkers
No, typically american stout hop profiles aren't...

No, typically american stout hop profiles aren't too far off of an IPA. for a CDA, you'll want the malt profile of an IPA, but add some chocolate or carafa to bring the color up and add a little bit...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By ntalkers
The yeast is in the bottom, assuming you...

The yeast is in the bottom, assuming you refrigerated these jars overnight. If they've been at room temperature, much of the yeast is probably in suspension.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By ntalkers
I agree with Tytanium. You can put lipstick on a...

I agree with Tytanium. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. You really need to have a good base beer and no hops or additives are going to help it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By ntalkers
Growlers aren't recommended for bottle...

Growlers aren't recommended for bottle conditioning, so be careful. Many times it's not the lid that pops off, but the the bottom dropping out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By ntalkers
Using distilled water and adding chemicals is a...

Using distilled water and adding chemicals is a good method if you know what you're doing. However, water science one of the most complicated aspects to understand in homebrewing. It's usually more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By ntalkers
For week 3: Cincinnati has a strong brewing...

For week 3: Cincinnati has a strong brewing history from German immigrants. Prohibition really killed it. You could go with a German lager or something... Maybe an Oktoberfest (if you have time)...
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