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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By nasty_rabbit
Green layer on top of krausen?

It is normal and yes it is hop particulate. After the krausen drops out towards the end of fermentation things will also layer on the bottom. If you are fermenting in glass you will also see a lot...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I just swapped the barbed tail pieces with...

I just swapped the barbed tail pieces with threaded ones and it's a simple change over when necessary. 204259204260

Ooops, didn't watch the video until after I posted but it's a simple swap.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By nasty_rabbit
They have both. I always ask for aluminum but...

They have both. I always ask for aluminum but they there are times that I have to take what I can get. The last one that I brought in I got from a Craigslist deal, it was steel, out of date and in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Try to find an Airgas distributer in your area. I...

Try to find an Airgas distributer in your area. I live outside if Lawrenceville and use them exclusively. They do swaps only and don't check hydro dates. I'm guessing they take the returned cylinders...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,348
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Looking for a cheap decent tasting beer to make in bulk!

This must be an election thread. It comes around once every 4 years.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-19-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Starsan is made up of dio-debenzene sulfonic...

Starsan is made up of dio-debenzene sulfonic acid, phosphoric acid and water. DDBSA is a sulfur based acid and is supposed to smell that way. As for the lingering smell in the fermenter / bottling...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,444
Posted By nasty_rabbit
The kegs that you have pictured are not readily...

The kegs that you have pictured are not readily available here (north Georgia). The only experience that I have are with Cornelius kegs. Below are pictures describing what I was talking about. The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,444
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Both pin and ball lock kegs have relief valves....

Both pin and ball lock kegs have relief valves. The difference is that ball locks have one that can be activated manually and pin locks are solely mechanical. The option of a manual valve aids in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Facebook fail the brewer in me had to correct

Yes the alcohol is yeast urine, the CO2 is yeast farts but the yeast dookie is to my understanding some form of vitamin B (B12 I think) which aids in hangover prevention. Before I started to keg...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,885
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Social acceptance - Bringing your children to a brewery

I agree with this completely. We have always been open about alcohol consumption in our house. Our kids got to taste dad's beer and moms wine. When they came of age my daughter, in college at bars...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-20-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,321
Posted By nasty_rabbit
Just do what I did. Ask them if saliva will skew...

Just do what I did. Ask them if saliva will skew the test results.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,885
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I see three distinct establishments discussed...

I see three distinct establishments discussed here. 1) Brewery/brewery tour, 2) Brew pub and 3) Bar.

1) The brewery tours that I have attended have been kid friendly. The brewery's that have...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I have kegged the same recipe that you are...

I have kegged the same recipe that you are planning to use twice. Neither time did I have to "kill" the yeast. A cold refrigerator will make them go dormant and there is no risk of fermentation...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By nasty_rabbit
What worked for me was to carbonate a 5 gallon...

What worked for me was to carbonate a 5 gallon keg of spring water. I had an un-committed spigot on the kegorator so I figured that I would try it out. I bought 5 gallons of spring water and dumped...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 01-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By nasty_rabbit
If you go the route of using a members only club...

If you go the route of using a members only club (Elks, VFW...) be clear that you want to bring in your own alcohol. PLCB laws and PA liquor licenses are very strict when it comes to where said...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I also BIAB in the garage in tropical Atlanta...

I also BIAB in the garage in tropical Atlanta where it's a balmy 33f and an overnight low predicted for Sunday to hit 22f. But back on topic. I get by with a 10 gallon pot with a basket insert and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By nasty_rabbit
A company called "McMaster - Carr" is a great...

A company called "McMaster - Carr" is a great resource.
Forum: For Sale 12-30-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By nasty_rabbit
If you use barbed post connectors it will be a...

If you use barbed post connectors it will be a PITA but if you use threaded connectors it's just a matter of unscrewing one and screwing an other on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By nasty_rabbit
why does my star-san smell like sulfur?

Star-San is an acid based sanitizer and one of the ingredients is "diodebenzine-sulfonic acid". This is an acid made with sulfur trioxide. It's ok. It should smell a little like sulfur. Good luck...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-16-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 27,463
Posted By nasty_rabbit
The guy that keeps changing his ringer to match...

The guy that keeps changing his ringer to match mine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 87,851
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I hate it when I can't remember if I pitched the...

I hate it when I can't remember if I pitched the yeast or not.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I started the other thread that you identified...

I started the other thread that you identified and yes it works. Still using the regulator as a back-up for force carbing the kegs that don't fit in the keg-o-rator. A word of caution. The flow gauge...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-10-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 283
Posted By nasty_rabbit
World peace.

World peace.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2013, 11:13 AM
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Views: 868,440
Posted By nasty_rabbit
My grandfather used to bring home scrap from the...

My grandfather used to bring home scrap from the steel mill to use on projects around the house. He reworked some water lines in the kitchen and after that the water tasted terrible. Come to find...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-08-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,660
Views: 868,440
Posted By nasty_rabbit
I really miss living in that part of the country...

I really miss living in that part of the country (south western PA). It was a true “melting pot” of nationalities. Italian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Jewish, Polish, Serbian, Greek, Lebanese,...
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