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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2013, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Sreidy12
Questionable Mash Tun Seal

Hey all,
About six months ago I moved to the oppressive state of Alabama for flight school, where homebrewing was illegal until about a week ago. I decided to get my equipment out and see what kind...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Sreidy12
Just an update: I ended up using balloons without...

Just an update: I ended up using balloons without any issues. No infection, no apparent oxidation.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-16-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Sreidy12
Kegerator Beer Line Woes

Hey all,
I recently acquired a run down kegerator and fixed her up to be a show piece (in my mind). The of the taps work flawlessly, however the fourth is being stubborn. For some reason the beer...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-25-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Sreidy12
Make Shift Airlock

Hey all,
So I went to the brew store tonight and while I was there spotted some glass carboys on sale. I bought 2 not not realizing that the mouth is a different size than my better bottles that I...
Forum: General Techniques 01-25-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,289
Posted By Sreidy12
You're going to want to rack the beer off the...

You're going to want to rack the beer off the yeast once fermentation is near completion and onto your fruit in the secondary. And don't worry about running the oregon fruit through the juicer, it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Sreidy12
Diacytal is a byproduct of fermentation, when you...

Diacytal is a byproduct of fermentation, when you boil you're getting rid of dimethyl sulfide. As for the lack of stoutiness, try to grind your roasted malts finer, that could help.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Sreidy12
Jamil Zainasheff recommends .5 lbs of fruit...

Jamil Zainasheff recommends .5 lbs of fruit puree/gallon of beer to start and adjust it from there. Since a stout is a bolder beer you may want a slightly greater ratio.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Sreidy12
It's tough to say if it got infected or not. All...

It's tough to say if it got infected or not. All the pressure and foam coming out of the top could have prevented any bacteria from entering, but you will know when you taste it! What I do is use a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Sreidy12
:( that's depressing :( is the liquid seeping out...

:( that's depressing :( is the liquid seeping out from underneath the disconnect or from the hose attached to the disconnect?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Sreidy12
Good stuff, I've been living by Mr. Malty's...

Good stuff, I've been living by Mr. Malty's calculator for yeast pitching and haven't had any bad fermentations since!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Sreidy12
I agree with your stating that it shouldn't be...

I agree with your stating that it shouldn't be any colder than 40, but google what temperature beer freezes. Everywhere I looked said 28 degrees.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Sreidy12
+1 on that. It's been a while since I've had...

+1 on that. It's been a while since I've had chemistry, but last time I checked water doesn't freeze at 37 lol. Beer freezes closer to 28 degrees because of the alcohol, but that's still very cold...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-22-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,322
Posted By Sreidy12
It's.....beautiful.... :ban: How much did the...

It's.....beautiful.... :ban:
How much did the whole setup cost you?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-22-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Sreidy12
You'll probably want to get yourself a thermostat...

You'll probably want to get yourself a thermostat that you can plug the freezer into. http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/johnson-refrigerator-thermostat.html This is the one I use, it keeps the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sreidy12
You're right, always probably wasn't the best...

You're right, always probably wasn't the best word to use; however if we're going to nitpick, on the vials of white labs yeast the instructions state that it is not necessary to make a starter for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sreidy12
With dry yeast it's always a good idea to...

With dry yeast it's always a good idea to rehydrate it and test it for life before pitching it, especially when you get it in a kit. It is important to do so because dry yeast cells are dehydrated,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Sreidy12
If the yeast is expired, it could take a while...

If the yeast is expired, it could take a while for the fermentation to start. I've had starters that have taken 3 days to kick off. Or, the fermentation could already be completed. The wort in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sreidy12
Are you using smack packs or dry yeast?

Are you using smack packs or dry yeast?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Sreidy12
When I made my first MLT out of a cooler I had...

When I made my first MLT out of a cooler I had the same problem; did a test run with just water, the temperature dropped about 10-15 degrees over an hour, and I freaked. After doing a little...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-11-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Sreidy12
Infected Starter?

Hey guys,
3 Days ago I made a yeast starter with white labs super high gravity yeast for my xmas ale. Probably not the best choice, but i figured why not. Before I pitched the starter I tasted it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Sreidy12
Alright thanks all for your input, I'm going to...

Alright thanks all for your input, I'm going to ditch the bucket and make a couple batches this weekend using my same methods but fresh grain and see how they turn out. Thanks again!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Sreidy12
I grind my malt, mash for an hour, then do a 1-1...

I grind my malt, mash for an hour, then do a 1-1 1/2 hour boil, chill with a counterflow that i sanitize and pitch the yeast. I don't think it's my process that has led to the souring because I've...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Sreidy12
Yea it's quite damp where the grain is stored but...

Yea it's quite damp where the grain is stored but it's in a bucket. hmm.....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Sreidy12
All that has been in the bucket was the lambic,...

All that has been in the bucket was the lambic, then 25 lbs of base 2-row malt. The malt, after sitting in the bucket for a couple months, has taken on some sourness in it's taste. Think that could...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Sreidy12
Question about sour beer that shouldn't be sour

Hey all,

Here's my dilemma: I recently tasted 3 beers that I have fermenting and all are terribly sour; i mean lip-puckering sour. I'm trying to think of a common denominator and all I can come...
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