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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-25-2013, 01:31 PM
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Posted By stromam
Woo Hoo, free stuff! Maybe...

Woo Hoo, free stuff! Maybe...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 74,131
Posted By stromam
Someone may have answered this already, but it...

Someone may have answered this already, but it isn't the fact that lager strains sit on the bottom that make them lagers. They are just a different strain of yeast that ferment at lower temperature....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-01-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,215
Posted By stromam
Its only rated to 170 based on its ability to...

Its only rated to 170 based on its ability to withstand its rated internal pressure without rupturing, that doesn't make it food safe.

If you are using cold water from CPVC lines that is much...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-01-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,215
Posted By stromam
Its called the internet and it allows you to find...

Its called the internet and it allows you to find things from the past.

Someday it might happen to you.

I am simply trying to give some additional insight to the health and safety of my fellow...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-31-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,215
Posted By stromam
There have been a lot of things used in...

There have been a lot of things used in construction that aren't good for you.

Like I said, I make plastic additives used in PVC and CPVC and I would never (knowingly) drink hot water from CPVC...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-31-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,215
Posted By stromam
You didn't have any problems with leaching? ...

You didn't have any problems with leaching?

Did you do a chemical analysis on your beer to prove this?

As a chemical engineer I would NOT use pvc or cpvc for anything coming in contact with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,930
Posted By stromam
side notes from cups 2 and 3: To make it...

side notes from cups 2 and 3:

To make it even easier, 8 ounces of boiling water plus one large ice cube = roughly 160 degrees.

Stirring and squeezing the cones a bit releases more of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,930
Posted By stromam
Yummy hop tea

Just decided to try coming up with something easy, worked out quite well.

I just put 2 dried hop cones in a tea cup. Fresh would probably be better, but this was an after thought to my harvest.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-21-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By stromam
I know that adds yet another thing to think...

I know that adds yet another thing to think about, but the way I look at it, just pick one, if you are wrong you will know it and next time you can do something different.

Who knows, even if you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-21-2011, 03:58 PM
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Views: 2,833
Posted By stromam
Kind of, sort of. The small amounts of any of...

Kind of, sort of. The small amounts of any of the aforementioned sugars will likely have very little to no effect on the 'level of sweetness' of the finished beer.

They may have a slight (very...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2011, 02:16 PM
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Views: 2,833
Posted By stromam
Hey, if it has worked for others, go for it! ...

Hey, if it has worked for others, go for it! Just be careful like me mentioned, that if the bottles have too much pressure before you try to pasteurize them, they can explode.

Since you have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By stromam
Mine turned out a bit too "hot" for my taste when...

Mine turned out a bit too "hot" for my taste when it was first done, but i did have one friend that really liked it. After it had aged for about 6 months, it was just right for my taste and now they...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By stromam
Yes, I diluted to 5 gallons after brewing. ...

Yes, I diluted to 5 gallons after brewing.

Since you just used white sugar, then it isn't really going to be a beer. It will ferment to completion and be very dry and "cidery". If you were going...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-02-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,439
Views: 113,067
Posted By stromam
Wow, there are a lot of people hoping for this, I...

Wow, there are a lot of people hoping for this, I am too. My chances seem dismal, but I can always hope.
Forum: Hops Growing 09-12-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By stromam
I too am moving this fall (early october) and...

I too am moving this fall (early october) and planted mine in 5 gallon planters because I knew I would be moving. I didn't think I would be moving until Jan 1st, but my bines are still growing and I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-28-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,433
Posted By stromam
4.5 lbs for about 2.5 gallons including the...

4.5 lbs for about 2.5 gallons including the volume of the fruit
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-28-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,433
Posted By stromam
Well, the fermentation was vigorous indeed, it...

Well, the fermentation was vigorous indeed, it has reached its final gravity (0.99). I have a bunch of peach chunks floating in the wine now and are starting to turn brown on the tops (when I swirl...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 90,760
Posted By stromam
5 gallons Bohemian Lager, 5 gallons Amarillo IPA ...

5 gallons Bohemian Lager, 5 gallons Amarillo IPA

22,650
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-20-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,433
Posted By stromam
I just started a peach wine, i think its gonna...

I just started a peach wine, i think its gonna turn out great. I just took 4.5 lbs semi-ripe peaches, removed the pits and chopped them up in 1/2 inch bits. I put them in a sanitized bucket and...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 47,713
Posted By stromam
Fantastic, they look awesome, sign me up!

Fantastic, they look awesome, sign me up!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-06-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,506
Posted By stromam
Omega

The best place to get anything related to measuring anything (temp, press, force, etc.) is Omega.com. Here is a link to fairly inexpensive and very nice thermowells:
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Forum: Hops Growing 07-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 27,913
Posted By stromam
Please confirm my diagnosis

Hello Hopheads,

I believe I have a case of spider mites, but I want to be sure there isn't anything else going on. I did see some tiny webs on the back of the leaves, but I couldn't get a good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By stromam
You aren't going to get much sugar out of the...

You aren't going to get much sugar out of the elderberries. Especially out of 4 ounces.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By stromam
I bet Great Fermentations would mill your grain...

I bet Great Fermentations would mill your grain if you asked nicely, especially if you bought something too. I always get my grain from there and they crush it for me. Its real convenient and not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,018
Posted By stromam
Second that. I know I like lagers, i know they...

Second that. I know I like lagers, i know they are "clean" but does anyone know what is happening during lagering that makes them lagery? I kind of like to know the science of what I'm doing......
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