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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By elderbrewer
Thanks everyone for your answers to my question,...

Thanks everyone for your answers to my question, I'm sure you saved me a lot of time experimenting trying to find a solution. thanks a lot
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By elderbrewer
Yes I do purge the oxygen before carbonating but...

Yes I do purge the oxygen before carbonating but not before transferring to the keg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By elderbrewer
bitter

I force carbonate, Chill overnight,turn pressure up to 25 l bs and rock for a few minutes,put in the fridge and wait a couple days. Thanks for mentioning the temp. My kegerater is and an old old...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By elderbrewer
bitter beer

I just talked to the utility people and they are sending an analysis. Here's another point, I just poured another glass and after it sits a little while and warms up it tastes like it should. Would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By elderbrewer
bitter beer

The last 4 batches I have brewed end up very bitter regardless of the amount of hops. Right after carbonation the beer tastes very good,but within a couple of weeks it becomes very bitter, not...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By elderbrewer
kegging- quick awnser

Kegggers, have you ever rinsed a blown keg and put a new beer in without taking it apart and cleaning, I t seems it woud be sanitary if the old beer was not contaminated,
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-07-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By elderbrewer
kegerator

Be patient, look for just the right one, I found an old fridge from the 1940's on Craigs list. It belonged to the owners grandmother, it had a curved top with a square door, I took it home, sanded it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-07-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,258
Posted By elderbrewer
Hi, I cut the top of my 15 1/2 gal keg with a ...

Hi, I cut the top of my 15 1/2 gal keg with a
Dremmel tool, you would want to use the fiberglass wheels and it would take 5 of them,. however, it would be cheaper than buying or renting a large...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,441
Posted By elderbrewer
son of fermentation chiller

I am building the chiller. For those who have built it, what thermostat did you find the best? thank you
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By elderbrewer
Efficiency

I too became frustrated w/ all grain and almost gave up. The first thing I did was analyze why I brew in the first place, besides having good beer on hand and saving some money, I really enjoy the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2007, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,138
Posted By elderbrewer
I use the brew belt with both glass carboys and...

I use the brew belt with both glass carboys and buckets. I found it easier with buckets,you can move the belt up and down the bucket to adjust the temp,with the carboy I push dowels (pencils,pens...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,584
Posted By elderbrewer
I have probably spent $500 but much could have...

I have probably spent $500 but much could have been avoided through research. One mistake I made was not getting large enough equipment in the first place,so I needed to continually upgrade,larger...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-02-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By elderbrewer
burner on table

I often put a burner on a table to heat mash water. I soak a bath towel in cold water and fold it under the burner. I have not had any problems.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-28-2007, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,533
Posted By elderbrewer
I find lots of the swing top bottles at the...

I find lots of the swing top bottles at the Goodwill store. I pay $ .50 -$1.00 for them.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-28-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By elderbrewer
sanitizer

You mentioned wasting sanitizer. I fill a gallon jug with Star San and pour some into a wall paper tray and soak all utensils in it and pour some ( about a pint into the carboy and slosh it around....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-26-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By elderbrewer
mash help

I had the same problem,after 6 batches I was about ready to give u batch sparging. The last batch(last friday) I crushed very fine, mashed at 1.5 qts H2O per lb, added PH5.2 and after initial runoff...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-23-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By elderbrewer
quick help

Mashing inside today,boiling outside.(wifes gone all day). After mash is done can I pour the wort into the kettle,or must I be gentle? This will finish using up my grains. I don't brew enough to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By elderbrewer
stir plate

Kevin, I checked out your gallery, thats a cool looking stir plate, did you make it or is it a commercial item?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By elderbrewer
Have I been using to mush Oxyclean? I fill the...

Have I been using to mush Oxyclean? I fill the keggle with warm water to past the caked on gunk and add 4 scoops Oxclean an let soak for overnight and rinse.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By elderbrewer
BB blowoff

I recently solved that problem, I bought a 3 piece airlock,take the top off and the loose piece out. A length of 1/2" vinyl tubing will fir over the center tube of the airlock. Works great and is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By elderbrewer
Pum setup

I would like to see some pictures of how some have set up their pumps, at 67 it is getting difficult to lift containers of liquid. It seem like I would only need 2 hoses with QDs and switch from hlt...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By elderbrewer
The most difficult thing with a fly in the wort...

The most difficult thing with a fly in the wort is getting him to spit it out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,250
Posted By elderbrewer
I have read that with batch sparging there is no...

I have read that with batch sparging there is no need to adjust PH. If that is the case it is another good reason to batch sparge.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By elderbrewer
US 56 yeast

I recently read a post that indicated tht US 56 yeast's name has been changed to 05 is that the case. Maybe thats why I couldn't find it at my local LHBS.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-05-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,110
Posted By elderbrewer
sanitizer-cleaner

I clean with Oxyclean or StraightA. I sanitize with Star San. I mix up one gallon,pour a couple cups in a carboy and shake sto coat all of inside the rest of the gallon goes in a wallpaper tray(home...
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