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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By RobertRGeorge
I entered some competitions because I am writing...

I entered some competitions because I am writing a book and I thought some wins would look good on my brewery wall, and answer the question "Why should I buy this guy's book?"

I entered five...
Forum: Brew Science 01-07-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,670
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Picking up on an old thread to understand the...

Picking up on an old thread to understand the effect of isomerization. From what I read, the bitterness contribution to beer depends on boiling the hops so that the alpha acids are "isomerized" and...
Forum: Brew Science 01-07-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RobertRGeorge
No, what I did was put 25 grams of sugar in a...

No, what I did was put 25 grams of sugar in a glass measuring cup and topped it up to the 250 ml mark with water. Then I weighed the container and took the specific gravity of the solution.

Now...
Forum: Brew Science 01-05-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RobertRGeorge
I guess I have my work cut out for me to convice...

I guess I have my work cut out for me to convice the PPP people that there's an easier way!



I don't follow you here. If I put 25 grams of sugar in enough water to make 250 ml, then I have a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Also, don't think that you have to brew only...

Also, don't think that you have to brew only all-grain to win competitions. I've done it with extract and specialty grains.

The advice about adherance to style specifications is right on. This...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By RobertRGeorge
I have just poured wort onto the yeast cake of a...

I have just poured wort onto the yeast cake of a prior fermentation with good results, though I would be wary of doing it more than once. I've seen fermentation activity start within minutes this way.
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Which brings up the question I've had for a...

Which brings up the question I've had for a while, which is, what would it take to get the homebrewing community at large to start thinking in metric terms?

I posed my original question in points...
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RobertRGeorge
That's a neat trick, thanks, I will certainly use...

That's a neat trick, thanks, I will certainly use it.
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Yep, that works thank you!

Yep, that works thank you!
Forum: Brew Science 01-01-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation?

I am not sure if this is possible to do with algebra but here goes:

Coopers says to determine ABV use the formula ABV = (OG-FG)/7.46

Is there a way to use this to determine the OG required for...
Forum: Brew Science 12-07-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,027
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Brew water calculator for RO base

I hope this topic has not been beaten to death, but I can't seem to find anything by searching here.

I am creating a spreadsheet that I can use to calculate the amount of minerals to add to...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-04-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Proulx and Nichols book on sweet and hard cider...

Proulx and Nichols book on sweet and hard cider is probably the definitive publication.

You can also heat the cider in bulk to pasteurize it, then sweeten it and bottle it. Be aware that frozen...
Forum: Sake Forum 11-02-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Sweet rice for sake? Make kome koji from kome koji

Has anyone tried making sake from sweet rice, the kind used for making mochi (mochigome)? Did it work ok?

Has anyone tried to add more rice to previous batch of kome koji to increase the...
Forum: Sake Forum 10-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Bang on! (that is not Chinese) I see they have...

Bang on! (that is not Chinese) I see they have yeast balls too, which I have been looking for at a reasonable price.
I appreciate the link, and the site looks like a really fun place to browse for...
Forum: Soda Making 10-26-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By RobertRGeorge
I've been brewing it for a couple of years,...

I've been brewing it for a couple of years, getting the ingredients from the local natural foods hippie store. Wintergreen seems to be hard to find in a nice fresh state, I think because it is not...
Forum: Sake Forum 10-26-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Red yeast rice cultivated from caps?

I'm having a hard time finding red yeast rice anywhere on the net. There was some for sale on ebay a while back but not any more. Has anyone tried cultivating red yeast kome koji from some of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By RobertRGeorge
I've always put it in straight from the container...

I've always put it in straight from the container with 20 minutes to go per Papazian. That said, it's always nice to follow package directions if you don't have any experience.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By RobertRGeorge
I use a heaping teaspoon full if it is not...

I use a heaping teaspoon full if it is not powder, a half-teaspoon if it is. It works pretty well to get rid of chill haze.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-06-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By RobertRGeorge
OK, I hope your wife is patient too. I'm just...

OK, I hope your wife is patient too. I'm just guessing, but I reckon your wine will be at its best some time around Earth Day! An auspicious indulgence! Time to get a batch going for Memorial Day...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-05-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By RobertRGeorge
So an Island Mist kit contains 7.5 L of juice. ...

So an Island Mist kit contains 7.5 L of juice. The instructions say put 2 L of hot water in the primary and stir in the bentonite. Then you pour in the 7.5 L, put 4 L of warm water in the bag,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-05-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By RobertRGeorge
What kind of wine kit did you use? Because the...

What kind of wine kit did you use? Because the ones I am familiar with use no added sugar. If you add the correct amount of water to white wine kits they should come in at about 18-20 brix (OG 72 -...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-03-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Yeah, I was just responding to the WLP part.

Yeah, I was just responding to the WLP part.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By RobertRGeorge
If I was going to start from scratch I'd check...

If I was going to start from scratch I'd check out some used commercial kitchen equipment. Two or three compartment sink would be nice, stainless steel tables, steel wire shelves, stock pot range,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-03-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Then at the very least wrap the fermenter in a...

Then at the very least wrap the fermenter in a blanket or sleeping bag. The yeast will generate some of its own heat.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By RobertRGeorge
Adding that WLP 670 didn't make a "sour" for me,...

Adding that WLP 670 didn't make a "sour" for me, though the beer did taste like it had run off Luther's boots. I had a batch of cream ale that I felt had been contaminated, and I tasted it against...
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