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Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By redalert
Soda regulator question: technical

Hi,
I have a technical question about a coke C02 dual regulator for a soda installation (bag in box). This is the regulator:...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,613
Posted By redalert
I've used bee pollen before as well as brewer's...

I've used bee pollen before as well as brewer's yeast the nutritional supplement.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By redalert
The stuff on the side is yeast. I get that on my...

The stuff on the side is yeast. I get that on my 5 gallon carboy all the time. The grooves on the carboy give the yeast a place to rest. The stuff on top looks unfamiliar to me. More than likely...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By redalert
Nice job. I'm in envy.

Nice job. I'm in envy.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By redalert
Aren't most 40's clear bottles? and most don't...

Aren't most 40's clear bottles? and most don't take regular crown caps. how do you bottle then?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-24-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By redalert
I have thought about doing this also though I...

I have thought about doing this also though I have some sort of perhaps unsound fear that if I add water to an already boiled batch somehow chemically the wort will taste different. Like having 1...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By redalert
It's a lot easier and cheaper to throw some extra...

It's a lot easier and cheaper to throw some extra grain in on mash/brew day, bottle the starter and use the starter for your next brew. The critical thing is to make sure your sanitation is sound...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-24-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By redalert
Dump it.

Dump it.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By redalert
My brother and I bought a Sanyo but at around 700...

My brother and I bought a Sanyo but at around 700 quid. It works great but seeing what you get for your money imo it wasn't worth it. Scrounge around on Craigslist and get yourself a chest freezer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By redalert
You could probably go finer for better efficiency...

You could probably go finer for better efficiency provided you have a good bed filter but it looks like a good crush to me.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,733
Posted By redalert
Like it or hate it. Give props, like Sierra...

Like it or hate it. Give props, like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor steam is an American original and BJCP guideline staple.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,113
Posted By redalert
That's not gonna win em any friends.

That's not gonna win em any friends.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By redalert
I don't think 2 lbs. of sugar is out of the...

I don't think 2 lbs. of sugar is out of the ordinary for a big beer. Assuming your beer is uninfected and you kept ferm temps in the recommended yeasts' range, I think after some aging you will find...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By redalert
Yeah the first one I tried was a disaster. ...

Yeah the first one I tried was a disaster. 27lbs. of grain and I had to do a decoction simply cause I ran out of space though looking back if I mashed with less water I would have been ok.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By redalert
+1 No need to get a 70 quart if all you're ever...

+1 No need to get a 70 quart if all you're ever going to brew is 5 gallon batches. That's not practical.
I use a rectangular 48 quart coleman that I can do really big beers @ 5 gallons and small...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-23-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By redalert
I wouldn't pitch directly on the previous cake...

I wouldn't pitch directly on the previous cake directly. I found out the hard way when I pitched a beer on a previous cake/trub without yeast washing and had to dump the later. Never again.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-23-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By redalert
If it works it's a good deal. I would pay that...

If it works it's a good deal. I would pay that amount.
Forum: For Sale 03-23-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By redalert
Sold. Please edit or delete thread.

Sold. Please edit or delete thread.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By redalert
Crap that just gave me an idea! time to go get...

Crap that just gave me an idea! time to go get some Old English 800. All this time brewing and it never occurred to me to go get some 40oz malt liqour bottles though I don't know if I can find any...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,499
Posted By redalert
If the gaskets are cracked, brittle, discolored,...

If the gaskets are cracked, brittle, discolored, dry then you should replace them if they look fine, leave em be.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By redalert
+1. A 5 gallon batch requires 53 12oz. bottles. ...

+1. A 5 gallon batch requires 53 12oz. bottles. That's a lot of bottling though I suspect if it gets you bonding time with your son you won't even notice the time or effort. :)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-23-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By redalert
That's what I use. I usually let it trickle run...

That's what I use. I usually let it trickle run the day before brewing so I know the filter media has time to do its thing. That and a half-crushed campden tablet will do wonders for your water and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-23-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By redalert
IMO, if you want the best kolsch and you have no...

IMO, if you want the best kolsch and you have no way to cold crash it. I would leave it for at minimum 2 more weeks. Though with kolsch yeast its something of a poor flocculator and will need 1.5-2...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-23-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By redalert
Definitely. Leave it alone. A secondary is...

Definitely. Leave it alone. A secondary is nothing more than a bright tank and since your beer is already clear why would you risk infection and/or oxidation? Wait, keg or bottle. Those are you...
Forum: For Sale 03-23-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By redalert
Pm sent to wildwest450. He was the first. If it...

Pm sent to wildwest450. He was the first. If it falls through VFib is on deck. Sorry guys I only got one renewal subscription.
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