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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-19-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Wheelspin
Carbonating beer with soda water ???

Does anyone have any information on carbonating beer by mixing it (post fermentation) with highly carbonated soda water, then bottling ?

Read about this somewhere but can't any more info.

Any...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-30-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Wheelspin
Great - Plse let me know how it goes

Great - Plse let me know how it goes
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks thefost. This is the sort of collective...

Thanks thefost. This is the sort of collective knowledge/feedback that makes Homebrew Talk great.

There are other versions of this float that probably won't hang up due to sticky wort. See pics....
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Wheelspin
Not too sure yet. But it would be some sort...

Not too sure yet.

But it would be some sort of adjustable arrangement that would clamp onto the side of the vessel and allow me to raise and lower the float switch.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Wheelspin
Would this float switch work in my herms ?

I've been wanting to install a float switch into my mash tun for some time.

The idea being that that during sparging, I can just set the float switch in the mash tun at the level that i want and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Wheelspin
Yup, I'll agree that incomplete fermentation is...

Yup, I'll agree that incomplete fermentation is probably to blame. But why ? I have a fermentation chamber with temp control and have had great success with Octoberfest Ales, IPA's, APA's, Blondes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Wheelspin
Why are my stouts so aweful ?

Let me start by saying that I love stout. Especially Castle Milk stout and the occasional Guinness we get here over in South Africa.

Over the last 3 years I've made 4 or 5 stouts which, without...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-19-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Wheelspin
Thank you all.

Thank you all.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 05-09-2014, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Wheelspin
My latest labels. Or neck tags rather.

My latest labels. Or neck tags rather.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Wheelspin
Recommend simple, robust pid controller

Please help. I need to replace my current PID controller (Gefran 500) because it seems to me that it messes around initially overshoots set temps by 2 03 șC despite all attempts to to fix it and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Wheelspin
I think you're right. I'm going to start...

I think you're right.

I'm going to start extending my primary fermentation to at least 4 weeks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Wheelspin
Jbaysurfer, I take it that your name refers to...

Jbaysurfer, I take it that your name refers to Jeffreys Bay South Africa. I spent many, many a weekend at Jeffreys Bay and Seal Point in the 70's and 80's surfing my little brain off. Good times !
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks guys. All suggestions make sense...

Thanks guys.

All suggestions make sense however a few things.

a) I don't think there's infection, everything still tastes great, no off smells.
b) Stirring my priming sugar in. I do stir, in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Wheelspin
Avoiding carbonation creep ???

I often find that after fermenting for 3 weeks then bottling and bottle conditioning for another 2 weeks my carbonation is intially pretty good.

However, after 8 weeks or so some brews in bottles...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,895
Posted By Wheelspin
Quote of the week !!

Quote of the week !!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Wheelspin
Standard ratio is 10 grams DME for every 100 ml...

Standard ratio is 10 grams DME for every 100 ml of water.

IMO 2 L staters are the way to go for anything above about 1,060 OG

Step up depends on what yeast you're starting with. Rough guide for...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Wheelspin
Will fan make chest freezer more efficient ?

Hi

I have 3 chest freezers with ST1000 controllers that work very well as fermentation and cold crash chambers.

Would putting a small fan computer fan inside make them more efficient ?

As I...
Forum: American Ale 03-05-2014, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Wheelspin
Bump !

Bump !
Forum: American Ale 03-03-2014, 02:01 PM
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Views: 161,863
Posted By Wheelspin
Hopefully someone can make some sense of this for...

Hopefully someone can make some sense of this for me 'cos I've searched and don't seem to get a definitive answer.

For a 10 gal batch of Yoopers Finest, my OG is coming in at 1,065 (efficiency...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 215
Posted By Wheelspin
I smoked a pipe for about ± 20 years - then one...

I smoked a pipe for about ± 20 years - then one day gave up completely. And when I say I smoked a pipe, I mean really smoked a pipe. Breakfast, lunch and supper. It was my trademark. Absolutely loved...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Wheelspin
Not if you get your conveyer belt going !!!!!

Not if you get your conveyer belt going !!!!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Wheelspin
What are you fermenting in? If it's a bucket...

What are you fermenting in? If it's a bucket there is a very, very good chance that the lid is not sealing. Happens to me all the time. In that case lift the lid and check for some krausen which...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Wheelspin
They also use them here in SA. I see that they...

They also use them here in SA. I see that they are actually manufactured in Spain.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks Day Tripper. it does help although he...

Thanks Day Tripper.

it does help although he pretty much destroyed the inlet valve. I need to use these kegs for kegging.

Anyone have other ideas ?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Wheelspin
How to crack this keg ????

Does anyone recognize this keg and how to remove the spear/internals for cleaning. I can unscrew the valve but progress stops there.

i have searched the net with no results.

Can anyone shed...
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