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Forum: General Chit Chat 08-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,096
Posted By Pilgarlic
"I thought to myself": my all-time favorite...

"I thought to myself": my all-time favorite redundancy.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-30-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,402
Posted By Pilgarlic
I know a lot of homebrewers and I read much more...

I know a lot of homebrewers and I read much more than most. I've been through Tonsmeire's book twice and spent hours more rereading and referencing. This book is rich with information,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Pilgarlic
The answer to the question is, always: Look hard...

The answer to the question is, always: Look hard at your results and ask yourself "what is it about my beer that I really most need or want to improve?" Then determine how a little money spent might...
Forum: General Techniques 07-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Pilgarlic
Just convert and rinse, controlling the volume of...

Just convert and rinse, controlling the volume of runnings. Yes, that's the way I did it. Converted in two vessels, a simple bucket and the mash tun, then consecutively sparged the two mashes in the...
Forum: General Techniques 07-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Pilgarlic
I've split a mash between my cooler mash tun and...

I've split a mash between my cooler mash tun and a bucket with good results. Batch sparged the mash in the tun, emptied it, dumped the kettle mash in the tun, batch sparged it, all set. If you're...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Pilgarlic
I have had good results with T-58, but my...

I have had good results with T-58, but my favorite Belgian dry yeast is Belle Saison.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 90,171
Posted By Pilgarlic
"Season". It's the French for...

"Season". It's the French for "season".
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Pilgarlic
I learned a while back that I wasn't losing only...

I learned a while back that I wasn't losing only a degree or two in my ten gallon mash tun during a 60 minute mash, as I had previously thought. My mistake came from the fact that I was taking the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Pilgarlic
It's a winning strategy, usually.

It's a winning strategy, usually.
Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Pilgarlic
My Corona served me VERY well for sparging.

My Corona served me VERY well for sparging.
Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Pilgarlic
I'm using a Cereal Killer mill now, and love it,...

I'm using a Cereal Killer mill now, and love it, but I used a Corona for over a year (hand cranked) and I was able to get a very good, consistent crush. If I were doing BIAB today I'd have no...
Forum: General Techniques 07-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Pilgarlic
The husks are more shredded than I'd like but I...

The husks are more shredded than I'd like but I suspect you'll be fine.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Pilgarlic
No need to guess. Check again in three days and...

No need to guess. Check again in three days and you'll know much better than any of us. No need to rely upon "expectations" today when the reality will present itself to you tomorrow, I'd say.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 90,171
Posted By Pilgarlic
I pitched this yeast yesterday into five gallons...

I pitched this yeast yesterday into five gallons of a ten gallon batch of a very tasty Witbier that had fermented from 1.058 to 1.016. We'll see how much lower the Belle takes it, and what character...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Pilgarlic
http://www.bjcp.org/apps/comp_schedule/competition...

http://www.bjcp.org/apps/comp_schedule/competition_schedule.php
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-04-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,994
Posted By Pilgarlic
This thread is a front-runner for the "Lots of...

This thread is a front-runner for the "Lots of Heat, Little Light" award.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-01-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Pilgarlic
Don't fear the tea. What specific result are you...

Don't fear the tea. What specific result are you hoping for from using it?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Pilgarlic
I've used both extensively. I get a full, rolling...

I've used both extensively. I get a full, rolling boil of 13 gallons of wort with this one, and I don't have it anywhere near wide open. I just literally gave my big banjo hog away.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Pilgarlic
Using the banjo burner I never, ever used its...

Using the banjo burner I never, ever used its capacity. I saw no point in sending excess heat up the sides to waste, so I adjusted the flame to efficiently heat the bottom of the kettle. The smaller...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Pilgarlic
When I went from a stand alone burner to a two...

When I went from a stand alone burner to a two burner stand I actually downgraded from the banjo burner because I felt it was overkill. No difference noted in my 10 gallon HLT and my 13-16 gallon...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Pilgarlic
Crown caps will be fine.

Crown caps will be fine.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Pilgarlic
I'd have made mine just a bit taller to ease the...

I'd have made mine just a bit taller to ease the gravity flow through my plate chiller.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pilgarlic
You're right. That's why I, and I'd guess most,...

You're right. That's why I, and I'd guess most, who place the sensor on the side of the fermentor make sure that we cover that sensor with a better insulator than the wall of the fermentor. In my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,598
Posted By Pilgarlic
Gose. Lambic. Gueze. Flanders Red. Oud Bruin....

Gose. Lambic. Gueze. Flanders Red. Oud Bruin. Kriek. Framboise. American Sour. American Brett. Wit with Lacto (NB's "Snapshot" was a nice surprise). Orval. Many varieties and a wide range of beers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Pilgarlic
I never aerate with dry yeast. Your failure to...

I never aerate with dry yeast. Your failure to aerate won't be a problem with S-04. There are those who will dispute this. Ignore them. Take comfort from the fact that yeast need oxygen to produce...
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