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Forum: Cooking & Pairing 12-29-2008, 01:41 AM
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Posted By Docapi
Marbling or fat content have nothing to do with...

Marbling or fat content have nothing to do with it.

Aging is a controlled process where bacteria are allowed to start breaking down the fibers of the meat.

Letting the deer hang for 6 to 10...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,208
Posted By Docapi
A CO2 bike pump with a schroeder valve would be...

A CO2 bike pump with a schroeder valve would be pretty inexpensive.

bike pumps (http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=sporting&field-keywords=co2%20bike%20pump%20systems&page=1)

For...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Docapi
It could be done, I guess. I don't really see the...

It could be done, I guess. I don't really see the point, though.

You'd have to get the alcohol % pretty high to kill the yeast- in the 15 or 20% range.

For a 5 gallon batch, that is a heck of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,208
Posted By Docapi
I guess I don't understand. If you are going to...

I guess I don't understand. If you are going to put on the Shroeder valves, why take a chance?

Put on the schroeder valves and charge with CO2.

Seems obvious to me.
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-01-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,636
Posted By Docapi
I have one going right now that has been...

I have one going right now that has been fermenting at 18c for three weeks and is still not finished.

That is after 10 days at 11c when it did absolutely nothing.

A long, long ways from the 6...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By Docapi
Every order I have made, Midwest was cheaper-...

Every order I have made, Midwest was cheaper- even after shipping.

Some places offer cheap or free shipping, and raise their prices to compensate. Other places charge actual shipping and keep...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 11-28-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Docapi
I found this with it. 4 pages of new posts.

I found this with it. 4 pages of new posts.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-25-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,636
Posted By Docapi
Yup, even though the directions claim to use a...

Yup, even though the directions claim to use a "lager" yeast, it won't ferment at proper lager temperatures.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/hydrometer-way-off-me-88662/
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-23-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,367
Posted By Docapi
Comparing a Wii to a PS3 is really apples and...

Comparing a Wii to a PS3 is really apples and oranges.

The graphisc, processing power, etc on the PS3 will blow away the Wii. The Wii simply isn't that advanced of a system when it comes to the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-21-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,636
Posted By Docapi
QFT The directions say to leave it in the...

QFT

The directions say to leave it in the primary for 6 days at 70 degrees- longer if it is cooler.
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-15-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Docapi
I'd be curious to read a less biased account of...

I'd be curious to read a less biased account of what happened.

The article sited is pretty blatant.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-15-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Docapi
Um, it WAS a kit, after all. I pitched the yeast...

Um, it WAS a kit, after all. I pitched the yeast that came in the kit, in the manner that the kit says to do it.

I think, like I said earlier, that the problem is in my assuming that their...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Docapi
I think you might be on to something. In...

I think you might be on to something.

In the directions, when it comes to fermentation temps, it says to check the special directions- which talks about having to ferment at lower temps than a...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-14-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By Docapi
Too pricey for me- I'd kill for some of those...

Too pricey for me- I'd kill for some of those bottles, though!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Docapi
Hydrometer way off- or is it me?

I've got a batch of Coopers Brewmaster series Pilsner brewing.

I followed the directions to a "T", boled, cooled it to about 55 or 60 degrees, and dumped in the yeast packet and wort into an Ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,576
Posted By Docapi
Here, I had to check the directions myself again-

Here, I had to check the directions myself again-
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,576
Posted By Docapi
The instructions say 6 days, but they are generic...

The instructions say 6 days, but they are generic instructions for all of their kits. Lagers ferment more slowly, so I don't really trust that number.

I have one going right now, I'm going to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-13-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,935
Posted By Docapi
Nope, not a douche. If you actually read my post,...

Nope, not a douche. If you actually read my post, I said it is the intent that matters.

You report because you don't want the community to suffer because some underage kid is on here screwing...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-11-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,935
Posted By Docapi
I don't disagree with that, but when it comes to...

I don't disagree with that, but when it comes to the morality of it (which is really what is meant by the "douchiness"), then the motive does matter. In the end, the same action will be taken, but...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,673
Posted By Docapi
NO WE DONT!!!!!!!

NO WE DONT!!!!!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,673
Posted By Docapi
By those standards, pretty much any homemade...

By those standards, pretty much any homemade alcohol product could be referred to by the cynical as prison hooch- depending on whether or not you like the recipe.

The fact remains that the what...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,673
Posted By Docapi
This wouldn't be prison hooch at all. Inmates...

This wouldn't be prison hooch at all. Inmates need to hide their stuff, they aren't going to be rolling it around, let alone driving with it in the car. They also don't have access to the ingredients...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-08-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,935
Posted By Docapi
I'll go slightly against the grain here. As...

I'll go slightly against the grain here.

As far as douchebaggery goes, intent is relevant.

If you're reporting him because he is underage, not douchey.

If- like your post makes it appear-...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-08-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Docapi
Until it hits equilibrium there will be more pp...

Until it hits equilibrium there will be more pp coming from the tank side- keeping the beer out of the line.

After they equal out, the beer will be able to flow back.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-01-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,994
Posted By Docapi
For flat, try killing off the yeast and adding in...

For flat, try killing off the yeast and adding in some cans of apple concentrate.

Carbonated is tougher. If you can keg and force carbonate, do it just like flat. If you have to bottle carb, then...
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