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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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Posted By DJG42
looks good. Will you invert the table sugar...

looks good. Will you invert the table sugar first? You can just throw it in the boil, but if your wort is not acidic enough, the sucrose might not break down enough into fructose and sucrose. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-12-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,677
Posted By DJG42
I'd have to say a sour as well. I'd hate to get...

I'd have to say a sour as well. I'd hate to get brett all on my equipment and have to toss the plastics and rubber. I would expect the amount to be small, but I'd be afraid that I just couldn't...
Forum: Brewing Software 04-22-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By DJG42
interesting. what did their tech support say?

interesting. what did their tech support say?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By DJG42
the process is called parti-gyle. I've used it a...

the process is called parti-gyle. I've used it a couple of times when I know that I'll have a lot of sugars left over in the mash. you have to plan for it a bit, but you can double your production...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By DJG42
Call them and ask why it's 30 minutes. They're...

Call them and ask why it's 30 minutes. They're pretty good about answering.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By DJG42
looks fine. there is enough yeast in suspension...

looks fine. there is enough yeast in suspension to finish conditioning the beer. Don't scrap the krausen back into the beer. eventually, most of the yeast will flocculate out.

RDWHAHB :D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By DJG42
never seen a commercially sold one, but a one...

never seen a commercially sold one, but a one foot length of silicon hose does the same, for uhmmm... cheaper.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By DJG42
this is just to rehydrate the yeast and kick...

this is just to rehydrate the yeast and kick start the process. similar to what baker's do to proof baker's yeast.
once you pitch it, it's going to be fine and in the right temperature zone.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By DJG42
more yeast won't hurt anything. depending upon...

more yeast won't hurt anything. depending upon the yeast type you're pitching, you shouldn't have too much affect on the final product. unless you chose a yeast that has a specific profile, like a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By DJG42
welcome to the obsession. :mug:

welcome to the obsession. :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By DJG42
keep a neighbor with a gas grill on speed dial. ...

keep a neighbor with a gas grill on speed dial. :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By DJG42
you CAN bottle out of the primary using a siphon,...

you CAN bottle out of the primary using a siphon, but the hard part will be not stirring up the yeast bed when you're siphoning.
you might have an easier time if you rack to the bottling bucket...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By DJG42
just to be sure, did you adjust your OG based...

just to be sure, did you adjust your OG based upon temperature?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By DJG42
the potential is there, but you're talking about...

the potential is there, but you're talking about 2 cups out of 5 gallons. 5 gallons is 80 cups, so you've potentially lost 2.5% of your volume. But you did say that was foamy, so mostly air. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By DJG42
Boil times are usually the same, 1 hour. Except...

Boil times are usually the same, 1 hour. Except when you're trying to limit the amount of DMS in the final beer, then the time is increased to 90 min boils.

regarding the hops schedule; Bittering...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,342
Posted By DJG42
I think mistake #3 was under-pitching. pitch...

I think mistake #3 was under-pitching.
pitch another smack pack, or wait it out. There is plenty of yeast in there, just going to take some time..
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By DJG42
here is a visual representation of the minimum...

here is a visual representation of the minimum parts needed.
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/popup_product_images.php?pID=12943
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,072
Posted By DJG42
did you taste it at full strength right out of...

did you taste it at full strength right out of the bottle? or diluted per the directions?

I've been using StarSan forever and have never had any ill effects to my beers. Don't fear the foam..
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By DJG42
glass will crack when there is a sudden change in...

glass will crack when there is a sudden change in temperature or pressure, as in a big drop or increase. yours should be fine in a shed. it will heat up and cool off with the ambient air...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,237
Posted By DJG42
that your neighbors will drink as much beer as...

that your neighbors will drink as much beer as they can because it's 'free'. If only they thought about how "free" it isn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,561
Posted By DJG42
AHA membership is only $38. gets him a...

AHA membership is only $38. gets him a subscription to Zymurgy and pub discounts.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/gift-membership
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-19-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By DJG42
start simple first. 1. are you smelling anything...

start simple first. 1. are you smelling anything coming out of the primary? 2. Is there enough water in the airlock? if no to either of these questions, then probably time to re-pitch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By DJG42
those are reasonable substitutions. the dark...

those are reasonable substitutions. the dark brown sugar will add more color to the wort and the yeasts should have really similar results. It's their recipe, but it's going to be your beer. ;)
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By DJG42
did you adjust your hydrometer reading for...

did you adjust your hydrometer reading for temperature?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,496
Posted By DJG42
can't beat a near frozen Lone Star when the temp...

can't beat a near frozen Lone Star when the temp is above 100 around here, but as someone said, that for mass consumption.

Shiner Bock is my go to beer otherwise.
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