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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Desvio
Give it a try, I guarantee you'll get hooked! ...

Give it a try, I guarantee you'll get hooked! Setting a couple out of every great batch is a real treat later if cellared properly.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By Desvio
More re than likely you had it hot enough an long...

More re than likely you had it hot enough an long enough to kill most or any bugs, I'd say you're good. Now distract your worries by planning the next brew!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,500
Posted By Desvio
Spread it under the fern beds, put it in bird...

Spread it under the fern beds, put it in bird feeders, planer boxes. As for baking it was a great idea, but kinda bland after all the good stuff was extracted into the wort.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Desvio
You're good to go!!!

You're good to go!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Desvio
I soak all my equipment in 3% citric acid...

I soak all my equipment in 3% citric acid solution both before and after brewing, pretty much strips all gunk and bad bugs right off, and leaves everything nice and sparkly.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By Desvio
I have covers for my Carboy's and cases for aging...

I have covers for my Carboy's and cases for aging beer, and the only light my beer bottles see is the refrigerator light, so it doesn't matter if they are clear.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Desvio
Dungeness crab (several at a time), canning, best...

Dungeness crab (several at a time), canning, best stockpot EVER, pasteurizing, plenty of uses for it in the kitchen.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Desvio
Plastic buckets have thier use (bottling or...

Plastic buckets have thier use (bottling or emergencies), but I am old fashioned and set in my ways of using glass carboys for most of the work. And yeah most of my stuff has a lingering odor that I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Desvio
Like the airlock is working out of the bung, or...

Like the airlock is working out of the bung, or the bung is working out of the fermentor?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Desvio
Most likely fine, beer is pretty resilient so...

Most likely fine, beer is pretty resilient so bottle away.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Desvio
Hydrometers are temperature sensitive, but that...

Hydrometers are temperature sensitive, but that is something you don't have to worry much with a refractometer which IMO is much more accurate. But I will take three different readings using an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Desvio
Normally I get about an 1-2" of trub depending...

Normally I get about an 1-2" of trub depending what I am cooking up, don't know with the amount of hops you're using, or what your brewing technique is.

And I'll maybe get to siphon up to within a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Desvio
It's stories like this that make me glad I use a...

It's stories like this that make me glad I use a 3% citric acid solution for sanitizing everything, nontoxic, and if it ever gets in my beer it will just make it a tad sour.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Desvio
Truth be told I have considered many options for...

Truth be told I have considered many options for cooling wort down, but hands down you can't beat a simple wort chiller.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Desvio
You also have to consider you are putting a large...

You also have to consider you are putting a large pot that is 200+ degrees, the solvent directly in contact with the pot stands a chance of vaporizing. You might find yourself waking up on your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Desvio
Also keeping in mind that the water system...

Also keeping in mind that the water system feeding your house is a closed system, making what characteristics your water has (mineral content, etc) unique, meaning if you and I brewed the exact same...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Desvio
Unless you made the batch entirely out of tap...

Unless you made the batch entirely out of tap water, I don't think you have much to worry about. You should pick up an ultraviolet water purifier for moment like this, it's still not enough to ease...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Desvio
Another thing to consider that I have done with...

Another thing to consider that I have done with my cider is leave a bit more headspace that you would for beer to cushion the pressure increase during pasteurization, takes a little practice at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Desvio
Been there a few times, foil is perfect, I even...

Been there a few times, foil is perfect, I even sterilized a coffee cup and set it on there upside down.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Desvio
I have a bottling bucket that I put a spigot on,...

I have a bottling bucket that I put a spigot on, and I will forever wish I never did as I never use it. Not for bottling or anything, I prefer to use the attachments I have for my racking canes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By Desvio
This is where the "go big" comes into play,...

This is where the "go big" comes into play, whether you bottle or keg, always have a batch going. With three corboys and two bottling buckets there is always something on my bench, and I usually...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Desvio
A 2lb variance could be caused by expansion of...

A 2lb variance could be caused by expansion of the lines, 40lb is a lot and they weren't exactly designed for that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By Desvio
Haha, your attitude is great, I might actually...

Haha, your attitude is great, I might actually try this myself~
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By Desvio
After roasting and grinding, personally I don't...

After roasting and grinding, personally I don't think you would have a problem with contamination. I have been racking to secondary over a miriad of stuff (coffee, smoked chipotle, cinnamon, etc),...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By Desvio
I have heard from everyone that bottling in...

I have heard from everyone that bottling in growlers is a big no-no, however I have never heard from anyone that has actually done it.

I lean away from it, but that day will come.

In the...
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