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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By gregblatz
That is what I'm thinking but would need to have...

That is what I'm thinking but would need to have a good seal or beer would spill...
Oh, I could use my portable CO2 cartridge thingy. You know, the kind that looks like a bike tire inflator.
That...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By gregblatz
Clog in dip tube or liquid tubing

Hi All,
My yeast was very flocculant(sounds funny)!

Anyway, my newly kegged beer is very slow to poor and kind of chugs along in spurts. I believe I have a yeast or protein blob stuck in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,727
Posted By gregblatz
Love oxy. I fill to the top(and press poppet...

Love oxy.
I fill to the top(and press poppet valve to get it in the diptube. Then flush, rinse with water and flush, then starsan shake and flush.

I have a keg that has been filled with Oxy for...
Forum: General Techniques 09-23-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By gregblatz
Fermenting with Fruit Question

Hi All,
I'm making a variation of Ed Worts Apfelwein.
2.5 gal apple juice
1 15oz can of Oregon blackberries
Montrachet yeast

I have never used fruit in the fermenter and I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-18-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12,475
Views: 2,267,516
Posted By gregblatz
Added blackberry this time - Question for the group...

Hello all,
I've made this many times but I have never used fruit until recently.

I simply went with 2.5gal apple juice with 1 can of Oregon Fruit blackberries.
Montrachet
OG - 1046

My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,045
Posted By gregblatz
My welding supply store weighs my empty tank,...

My welding supply store weighs my empty tank, then weighs the filled tank. if the difference is greater than 5lbs they open the valve until it loses weight.

In that situation, cold or warm, 5lbs...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By gregblatz
Regulator acting wacky

Hi All,
I have an issue that I'm hoping someone is familiar with.

I have a dual regulator setup that simply outputs to the typical picnic taps. It has been working fine for years.

All of a...
Forum: Company Reviews 01-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 19,682
Posted By gregblatz
I feel your pain. I have called Midwest on...

I feel your pain.
I have called Midwest on these situations in the past. They have offered to send my order express since they didn't ship in a reasonable time-frame.

Give that a shot. Then...
Forum: Company Reviews 01-25-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 19,682
Posted By gregblatz
I have a preference for Midwest because I have...

I have a preference for Midwest because I have had great experience with their support. Also their prices always seem the be lower than Northern Brewer.

However......

If I need something to...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,290
Posted By gregblatz
Great idea. thanks for the pics and description....

Great idea. thanks for the pics and description. It was very easy to do on my sq14.

I didn't measure the times but I think that it really made it more efficient. My flame stayed blue and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-06-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By gregblatz
Yeah, as long as you added sugar to prime the...

Yeah, as long as you added sugar to prime the beer for bottling it will certainly develop co2. Try moving the bottles somewhere between 60-70degrees F if it isn't already there. Give it some more...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-06-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By gregblatz
Yes, you are in business. Since it is still...

Yes, you are in business. Since it is still bubbling there has been a co2 layer protecting the beer. Looks perfectly normal.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,076
Posted By gregblatz
Orfy, I like the simplicity of your setup. Do...

Orfy, I like the simplicity of your setup. Do you use this regularly? Does it ever get gunked up? How do you attach the scrubby? Do you secure it or not?

I just got a Shirron plate for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-05-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,799
Posted By gregblatz
Just a recap on the medicinal causes: Chlorine...

Just a recap on the medicinal causes:
Chlorine or Chloramine in the water
Poor yeast health
High fermentation temps
Water from a bad garden hose
Any others you guys can think of?

I don't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By gregblatz
Yeah, that is my next concern. I am debating...

Yeah, that is my next concern. I am debating just dealing with the off flavor and toughing it out. I am wondering if it is a bad idea from a health standpoint.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By gregblatz
Yes, good advice. A potable hose would do the...

Yes, good advice. A potable hose would do the trick. I learned the hard way.

I didn't drink from the hose before brewing. If I had it would have been very obvious that there was a problem.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By gregblatz
Yeah, I usually don't use garden hose water, but...

Yeah, I usually don't use garden hose water, but I don't filter my home water and the hose water is the same as the water from the sink. The difference of course in this case was the hose.
Never...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By gregblatz
Medicine, Band Aid Off Flavor - Solved

Posting this in an effort to help others avoid the problem.

I dumped a 10 Gal batch a couple of months ago because it had a medicine, plastic taste to it.

I then brewed a 20 gal batch, guess...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,799
Posted By gregblatz
Mandoman, Any final thoughts on this. I have...

Mandoman,
Any final thoughts on this. I have had 2 batches in a row with the medicinal taste. My process has been consistent over the last few years with no problem.

Just curious if you think...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,918
Posted By gregblatz
Any geeks out there that have figured a way to...

Any geeks out there that have figured a way to wire a computer fan with a 9v battery and a resistor?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,918
Posted By gregblatz
Interesting... I don't have a digital...

Interesting...

I don't have a digital thermometer with a probe, but I do have the LCD stickers on my fermenters. They seem pretty good with around 1 degree of wiggle room in my experience.

I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,918
Posted By gregblatz
Just got one of these. Couple of questions. ...

Just got one of these. Couple of questions.

I love the idea of sticking the probe in a glass of water. I agree that this should help keep a stable reading regardless of lifting the lid. I want...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,593
Posted By gregblatz
OK, read through the posts and it doesn't sound...

OK, read through the posts and it doesn't sound like anyone had any luck with it. Maybe just a pale ale with a bowl of cereal on the side for breakfast!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,593
Posted By gregblatz
Anyone tried using breakfast cereal in the mash?

I was smellng my APA last week while kegging and it reminded me of fruit loops, so I started thinking...

What about adding in some crushed up fruit loops in my next batch of American Pal Ale?

I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-01-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By gregblatz
Ouch! Same exact thing huh? So I sampled it...

Ouch! Same exact thing huh?
So I sampled it and it tastes nasty. Good thing I brewed 10 gal.
Thanks
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