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Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-22-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,600
Posted By Mikey
Cheapo wine kits at Costco = 25 bucks, ready in...

Cheapo wine kits at Costco = 25 bucks, ready in one month and it tastes like wine is supposed to and not grape kool-aid with everclear................
Forum: General Techniques 03-22-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Mikey
Most/many commercial Hefeweizens use a different...

Most/many commercial Hefeweizens use a different yeast for bottle conditioning than for main fermentation, typically a clean lager yeast.

Since the correct yeast is available to homebrewers and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-22-2007, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Mikey
Try these people too: http://www.simgo.com/

Try these people too:

http://www.simgo.com/
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-22-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,600
Posted By Mikey
I can attest to that first hand. Glad I only made...

I can attest to that first hand. Glad I only made a small batch.:cross:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-21-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Mikey
Many commercial cream ales today use a lager...

Many commercial cream ales today use a lager yeast but ferment at room temps. I do this all the time using Saflager yeast. Niether of the yeast you have on hand are 'authentic' so you can pretty well...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,523
Posted By Mikey
Not odd, normal. Weizens of all types will...

Not odd, normal. Weizens of all types will eventually clear as the yeast settles to the bottom.

Weizens are never (never say never) served on tap in Germany, always in bottle so that you can...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-21-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mikey
Those two beers are actually Vienna lagers or...

Those two beers are actually Vienna lagers or Maerzens in style. Look for recipes under that name.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Mikey
LOL!..........:mug:

LOL!..........:mug:
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Mikey
Depending where you are in Germany, you'll find...

Depending where you are in Germany, you'll find lots of local beers and/or brewpubs too.

I always ran out of time before I ran out of beer.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-15-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Mikey
Yes, and it doesn't sound like you've lagered it...

Yes, and it doesn't sound like you've lagered it yet. The lagering process includes letting it sit at near freezing temperatures for a few months after primary fermentation has finished.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mikey
Sort of, the bypass would connect to the outlet...

Sort of, the bypass would connect to the outlet of the pump and go to the inlet. If you wanted full flow, you block the bypass. Partial flow, you open the bypass partially.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Mikey
Yes it matters very much. Beer is very sensitive...

Yes it matters very much. Beer is very sensitive to oxydation, particularly after fermentation and release of CO2 has slowed down.

Either increase your batch size, get a smaller carboy, or use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mikey
Or you can simply bypass part of the flow back...

Or you can simply bypass part of the flow back into the pump inlet. A valve on the bypass line will allow you to make very precise adjustments and not worry about overloading the pump.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-14-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By Mikey
Just so I don't get yelled at again, I can only...

Just so I don't get yelled at again, I can only offer the suggestion that a fermented beverage made with Welch's grape juice will be very thin and weak. Insipid is the generally accepted descriptor....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-14-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By Mikey
What kind of wine? Kit? Fresh Juice? How many...

What kind of wine? Kit? Fresh Juice? How many chips? What type of chips? What do you like in the way of oaky wine?

Give us a clue..................
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By Mikey
Yup. 6 gallons of maple sap is equivalent to 2...

Yup. 6 gallons of maple sap is equivalent to 2 cups of maple syrup.

2 cups of maple syrup will raise the OG of a batch by .006. The taste will disappear in a dark beer.

Not worth the trouble in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Mikey
I think if you take any blond, and combine it...

I think if you take any blond, and combine it with a wit, you'll end up with a half-wit. If some bugs fall into it, that would be a nitwit. If the lighting is low in the room, you'll have a dimwit.
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Forum: Extract Brewing 03-12-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Mikey
Go for it if it looks and smells OK. Almost no...

Go for it if it looks and smells OK. Almost no chance that it's gone bad.

What about yeast- you'll need a fresh package of that.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-12-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Mikey
If you're not anal about things, how do you...

If you're not anal about things, how do you expect to become an EAC? :D

It really doesn't matter how you get there. I have a batch of Helles lagering in my GF's garage right now. It's constantly 3...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-12-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mikey
And there's nothing wrong with those kits at all-...

And there's nothing wrong with those kits at all- my SWMBO has commisioned me to keep the wine racked stocked with them at all times.

There's also nothing wrong with any of the other kits- just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-12-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Mikey
Primary fermentation is done when the beer is...

Primary fermentation is done when the beer is close to FG, expect it to take two weeks or so. I always do a diacetyl rest just to be on the safe side, there's no drawbacks to doing one.

Once in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mikey
:confused: You Ottawa types need to get out once...

:confused: You Ottawa types need to get out once in a while. Not all Canadian cities roll up the sidewalks at sundown!

Here's a slightly outdated map of a few of them within staggering distance of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-11-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Mikey
Yup, go for it!

Yup, go for it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mikey
I go past the McAuslan brewery quite often, Peter...

I go past the McAuslan brewery quite often, Peter McAuslan is one of the unofficial mentors and a great supporter of the MontreAlers brew club- he started as a homebrewer himself.

His wife Ellen...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-11-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Mikey
Starters don't usually show that much activity,...

Starters don't usually show that much activity, as compared to fermentation in the actual beer.

If you can delay brewing by a day or two, try stepping it up once more.
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