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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2010, 09:05 PM
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Posted By MellowToad
WLP550 (Belgian Ale Yeast) Max ABV %?

Hi folks,

I'm working a Belgian Quad. I've got 7 pounds of pale 2-row, 8 pounds of Pilsner, 3 Pounds of Munich, 1oz of Saaz, 1oz of Tettenger and 2 pounds of Candi Sugar.

This equals out to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-19-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By MellowToad
Storing Brew in Corny Kegs...

Hey folks, I've recently come across 10 cornies from a home brewer that was going out of business. They all work and I am wondering the following:

If I brew a batch of beer (let's say an American...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By MellowToad
Regulator tops out at 20PSI?

Hi folks, I recently received a keg kit from Keg Connection. The regulator I received tops out at 20PSI. I've tried tightening the pressure screw and it is at the point where it will no longer budge....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By MellowToad
Converting Keg Kit Faucet to Fridge Faucet...

Hi folks. I'm looking at purchasing a couple of keg kits. I plan on purchasing a 2-keg kit that will be used to haul and dispense beer at a beer festival using what I consider to look like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By MellowToad
@smizak - Haha, oh yes, the beer is done....

@smizak - Haha, oh yes, the beer is done. Hydrometer hasn't moved for a week and a half. If the finings keep going in the bottle, will the junk gel together in the bottom or be all lose in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By MellowToad
How Long to Wait when using Finings?

Hi folks,

I'm getting ready to bottle a nice IPA using Super-KLEER finings. Plan on mixing the finings in tonight then bottling tomorrow night. The dude at the shop said this was fine, but looking...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-01-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By MellowToad
I wanted to change my name...

I wanted to change my name...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-01-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By MellowToad
Thanks for the help but sorry about the...

Thanks for the help but sorry about the confusion. The can doesn't say to use 5 pounds of dextrose, but I think 2kg. I bought extra sugar for priming and what not, haha.

As for hops and yeast and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-22-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By MellowToad
gratus fermentatio- Thanks for the info. I'm...

gratus fermentatio-

Thanks for the info. I'm looking to give all sorts of stuff a try, this might be one of those things.

homebrewer_99-

I would heavily recommend staying away from turbo...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By MellowToad
If I was to replace most of my sugar with honey,...

If I was to replace most of my sugar with honey, would I use pound for pound? Always looking for ways to improve my recipe.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-15-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By MellowToad
I guess it really depends on what you like. Some...

I guess it really depends on what you like. Some people think that the flavor of hops are bad. Some people do not like the kick of straight vodka and think it's bad. Would you say the same about a...
Forum: General Techniques 07-14-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By MellowToad
Thanks much for the info. I'm looking to drink...

Thanks much for the info. I'm looking to drink this beer in-between anywhere between a month and a half to a year.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-14-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By MellowToad
Haha. I generally try to get a good estimate so I...

Haha. I generally try to get a good estimate so I use my potential alcohol scale on my meter. My apple juice started out at 8 percent, so with half the sugar it came out to like 12.5 percent. After...
Forum: General Techniques 07-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By MellowToad
Stats for a long lasting beer...

Hey,

I'm looking to start on beers that are going to last for six months or more and still be yummy. I know that most beers, like imperial stouts or IPAs, are hoppier or higher in alcohol, but I'm...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-14-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By MellowToad
I've had a batch, stored in 5 1 gallon carboys...

I've had a batch, stored in 5 1 gallon carboys setting since summer of last year in my cellar (at about 65 degrees year round). I tried some in January, and it was rough, but getting better. It still...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-14-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By MellowToad
Sounds yummy... Enjoy.

Sounds yummy... Enjoy.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-14-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By MellowToad
I've made a heavier version of this cider,...

I've made a heavier version of this cider, although with Champagne yeast. Careful when drinking it though, as it'll hurt worse than shooting four 40s of Old English if you over do it. Would heavily...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-14-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By MellowToad
Thanks for the tips. I was hoping otherwise (my...

Thanks for the tips. I was hoping otherwise (my wife said no more brewing equipment for another two months plus I'm broke right now) but was worth a check.

Any other lesser expensive storage...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-14-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By MellowToad
Questions about plastic bottles...

Hey folks,

I've started my first few batches of cider in 1 gallon glass carboys and am going to rack them to a few different containers now for clearing and mellowing now that fermentation is way...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By MellowToad
Removing Diacetyl...?

Hi folks,

I've got a wheat beer that has been setting in primary now for about 5 weeks at about 68 degrees. It was brewed all grain with Danstor Windsor Ale yeast. I was going to rack it to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 721,762
Posted By MellowToad
How about big, white 2 inch diameter bubbles...

How about big, white 2 inch diameter bubbles floating on top of a white haze after five weeks?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By MellowToad
Started with Mr. Beer, but moved to bigger/better...

Started with Mr. Beer, but moved to bigger/better things on my third batch. Now, I've got my Mr. Beer keg sittin in a cabinet, empty. May use it for smaller batches of specialty beers. I would...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-06-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,638
Posted By MellowToad
Strong Black Berry Champagne...

Hey folks,

I've got a lot of fresh blackberries and am looking at making a strong black berry champagne/wine.

When making a strong beer, I've always added extra wort to my main wort over a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-03-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By MellowToad
Thanks you for taking this seriously. Using the...

Thanks you for taking this seriously. Using the left over running from my next batch is an awesome idea that I never would have thought of.

I guess I'll find some way to fix my possible ph...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-03-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By MellowToad
I hadn't planned on distilling this, but using it...

I hadn't planned on distilling this, but using it as a 18% base for liqueurs, but thanks for the info on how much nutrient to use. So, on a 1 gallon batch, I'd use 100 divided by six gallons is 16...
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