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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 32,791
Posted By fratermus
I suppose one might make the...

I suppose one might make the admittedly-tangential argument that cracking the sucrose to glucose+fructose using a boil and acidifier could make it somewhat easier (or at least different) on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 67,455
Posted By fratermus
The audio levels between the tracks are uneven. ...

The audio levels between the tracks are uneven. Voice is the top track in this Audacity screenshot. Music and effects on bottom. My guess is they were normalized but the voice track has two loud...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By fratermus
So sorry to hear this. The owner is a good guy,...

So sorry to hear this. The owner is a good guy, very friendly and deserving of success. I bet his insurance company will forbid any future tours... :-(
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 371
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Posted By fratermus
"More Ovaltine, please!" It comes full...

"More Ovaltine, please!"

It comes full circle, since some of the brewers stayed afloat during Prohibition by producing malt products like Ovaltine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By fratermus
Good job. And the Irish Ale has become a...

Good job.

And the Irish Ale has become a favorite of mine. I'm partial to a Smitwick's clone I drug up from somewhere. Jamil, maybe.
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-20-2010, 06:33 PM
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Posted By fratermus
username: fratermus I subbed to the Dallas...

username: fratermus

I subbed to the Dallas subforum to stay informed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,714
Posted By fratermus
Although I generally use iodophor, I do keep...

Although I generally use iodophor, I do keep starsan mixed in the spraybottle (distilled water) for that reason.

BTW, doing this from memory but the easiest way I've found for measuring iodophor...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-04-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 32,697
Posted By fratermus
A few minutes. Most of that is stopping to fill...

A few minutes. Most of that is stopping to fill my dinky hopper. If I made one of those Ozarka hoppers it'd take less.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-12-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By fratermus
I use Hugh's method, though to get out remnants...

I use Hugh's method, though to get out remnants sometimes I boil a pot of water with the tubes in it.
Forum: Brew Science 12-31-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,882
Posted By fratermus
Regardless of the equation, I suspect that the...

Regardless of the equation, I suspect that the 3rd method will drive o2 down to as low a level as homebrewers are likely to get.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-31-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By fratermus
My homemade stirrer runs cool, and my (unheated,...

My homemade stirrer runs cool, and my (unheated, I've read the specs) Fisher Scientific commercial plate runs hot like yours. I've handled it a couple of different ways:

* with a thin slice of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By fratermus
I have not used it for its intended purpose, but...

I have not used it for its intended purpose, but I did use the Munich in batch of apfelwein; didn't like it. A year later and the twigginess is still fading out.

I have not tried Munich in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-21-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By fratermus
I have let root beer overcarb to insane levels in...

I have let root beer overcarb to insane levels in 1L and 2L bottles.

The pressure got so high that the bottom of the bottle and even the lid were bowed out. The bottles did not fail. I'm...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-09-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By fratermus
Nowadays I just recycle any bottles that don't...

Nowadays I just recycle any bottles that don't delabel easily. It's not worth the effort.

I agree with the prev. poster that those plasticky Amstel labels are evil. Some of the foil Japanese...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-28-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,501
Posted By fratermus
Cool. Thanks for chiming in.

Cool. Thanks for chiming in.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2009, 07:17 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By fratermus
The starsan is not in danger (assuming...

The starsan is not in danger (assuming RO/distilled) but the stainless might get pitted. I think I read a thread like this here.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By fratermus
I noticed this tonite. I was cleaning and saw a...

I noticed this tonite. I was cleaning and saw a trail of ants. I hit them with the starsan that was in my spraybottle. They stopped walking immediately and were dead withinin a few more seconds. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By fratermus
I make my friends walk to the kegerator for their...

I make my friends walk to the kegerator for their free beer. :-) What about putting a locked kegerator on the porch?

Interesting thread; I had not considered that folks were racking from keg to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,291
Posted By fratermus
Mild. Try Orfy's MMA in his recipe dropdown. ...

Mild. Try Orfy's MMA in his recipe dropdown. It's good.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,086
Posted By fratermus
I control ambient temps and don't worry about it...

I control ambient temps and don't worry about it too much. The jump from no temp control to ambient control was huge. I suspect ambient to internal (given additional sanitation exposure and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,261
Posted By fratermus
Will they fit through the opening? I use...

Will they fit through the opening?

I use table sugar for priming; use a little less (maybe 10% by weight) and give it more time.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By fratermus
Sounds like a good excuse to pour your own plates.

Sounds like a good excuse to pour your own plates.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,971
Posted By fratermus
I don't always agree with the Rev but he puts...

I don't always agree with the Rev but he puts more energy into welcoming/developing new folks than anyone else on the board (IMO).

Not buttering him up. He doesn't know me from Adam (theological...
Forum: General Techniques 09-05-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By fratermus
Same here. Makes it easy to grab the right size...

Same here. Makes it easy to grab the right size one-handed when you're carrying other brewgear.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-05-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By fratermus
Weizens are usually low enough grav that you...

Weizens are usually low enough grav that you would probably be able to get away with no starter. And we use that yeast for yeast character, so even if you underpitch and get more fruitiness then...
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