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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BigRob
Flare fittings are pretty good at not leaking,...

Flare fittings are pretty good at not leaking, unless you only finger tighten them onto the QDs. I have both styles of keg, and switching around the QDs is just a matter of finger tight + quarter...
Forum: General Techniques 12-29-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,208
Posted By BigRob
I don't filter them out, in fact I frequently add...

I don't filter them out, in fact I frequently add more due to the no-chill method I use.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By BigRob
Diacetyl is usually a buttery flavour/slick...

Diacetyl is usually a buttery flavour/slick mouthfeel. Green Apple flavours are usually associated with Acetaldehyde.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-05-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By BigRob
What do you mean by it didn't go into the timer,...

What do you mean by it didn't go into the timer, the setting you're referring to is just the minimum allowable time between run cycles.
Forum: General Techniques 12-02-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By BigRob
Without a lot of shrouding and such you're likely...

Without a lot of shrouding and such you're likely losing a huge portion of the extra heat the bg-14 kicks out. I suspect the overall efficiency on these burners is quite low.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By BigRob
Don't mash so high for a saison, mash 148 or even...

Don't mash so high for a saison, mash 148 or even better 146, especially if you're using extract.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By BigRob
To be completely honest, the way you seem to be...

To be completely honest, the way you seem to be using it, a standing pilot seems like the simplest way to go about things. You seem to be reinventing the wheel as you could use any number of gas...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-08-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By BigRob
I work with them daily, they are quite delicate...

I work with them daily, they are quite delicate yes, but they provide a very reliable ignition. I would imagine a spark ignition might be a little more robust, depending on where you locate, and what...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-30-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By BigRob
Bubbles mean next to nothing, take a gravity...

Bubbles mean next to nothing, take a gravity reading, if it's stable for 3 days, you're done fermenting.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,361
Posted By BigRob
Usually stab a boning knife an inch into the...

Usually stab a boning knife an inch into the flesh, right where the skull ends, then twist it, and remove. Usually twitches once or twice and lies still. Similar for lobsters, but with a cleaver or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,513
Posted By BigRob
Seems expensive if you have an online vendor who...

Seems expensive if you have an online vendor who allows order pickups anywhere near you. If you don't have access to that, I'd imagine after shipping you'll come out pretty close to the price you...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-27-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By BigRob
Biggest suggestion for you here, let it double in...

Biggest suggestion for you here, let it double in size no matter how long it takes. Recipes always say 1 hour, 2 hours, etc. but sometimes it takes a lot longer. Maybe you had a lot of dead cells in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By BigRob
I asked the same question after I got a lot of 4...

I asked the same question after I got a lot of 4 used kegs from Ontario Beer Kegs a while ago, one had a plastic diptube on the gas post too. Found out they actually used some plastic diptubes for...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By BigRob
Wow that's a nice oven, I must have overlooked...

Wow that's a nice oven, I must have overlooked you saying it had a dehydrator mode. For anyone without a fancy oven like that with a dehydrate feature, even low fan will usually blow them all around...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By BigRob
Residential oven is going to have issues...

Residential oven is going to have issues maintaining a stable 100F given the way they work. Aside from the aforementioned moisture issues, the airflow in a convection oven will scatter your cones all...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By BigRob
Well, no matter how much crystal 10 you add, you...

Well, no matter how much crystal 10 you add, you will never exceed the 10L level, so if 1lb of 50L crystal ends up making the batch darker than 10L, then you can never match the color with C10.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By BigRob
I actually use Sanke fermenters, so I use a...

I actually use Sanke fermenters, so I use a no-chill method to double-batch. Mash, boil, dump while boiling into the Sanke, cover with orange carboy cap with holes capped. I then make a new batch...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By BigRob
Sure, pour out half into another sterile growler,...

Sure, pour out half into another sterile growler, filled both back to full with boiled/cooled water swirl, let settle for 20 minutes, decant the top watery layer into a third sterile growler. Proceed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By BigRob
If you only do partial boils with extract, your...

If you only do partial boils with extract, your OG reading is going to be off frequently. Wort and water don't mix too well, and strange gravity readings frequently happen when you are mixing a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By BigRob
There's a few Oktoberfest recipes here on HBT...

There's a few Oktoberfest recipes here on HBT that use kolsch yeasts to achieve a very lager-like flavour.
Forum: General Techniques 07-06-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By BigRob
All it takes is a slip, trip, etc. and you'll be...

All it takes is a slip, trip, etc. and you'll be scarred up hardcore. Advice I'll give you from a decade in commercial kitchens.
Forum: General Techniques 07-06-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By BigRob
Carrying hot wort sounds like a dangerous...

Carrying hot wort sounds like a dangerous proposition, and probably not the greatest idea.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-06-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By BigRob
Until you've isolated the leak, it's going to be...

Until you've isolated the leak, it's going to be hard to explain it.

Maybe a clamp failed, post might have loosened, etc. Too many points of failure to guess until you tell us where you found the...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-06-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By BigRob
It explains it right on the recipe sheet....

It explains it right on the recipe sheet. "Actual/not calculated" next to the IBUs
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By BigRob
Shooting yourself in the foot without a wheat...

Shooting yourself in the foot without a wheat beer in the lineup.
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