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Forum: Wine 05-04-2011, 11:49 PM
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Posted By LooyvilleLarry
1. Yes, this is the "must" that you will use for...

1. Yes, this is the "must" that you will use for a starter.
2. O2 = Oxygen. A stir plate is used for constantly stirring a starter, aiding in aeration. You don't have to have either.
3. I just...
Forum: Wine 05-04-2011, 10:43 PM
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Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Yooper is the BOMB, but when I started I was a...

Yooper is the BOMB, but when I started I was a little confused.
I took some notes, and basically stepped out Yoops directions .
...
Forum: Wine 05-04-2011, 10:26 PM
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Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Just finished testing my latest batch.. Yummmy ! ...

Just finished testing my latest batch.. Yummmy !

Finish by adding
2 1/3# sugar
1 can concentrate
Juice from 4 fresh lemons.

Perfect!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,557
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
FYI I emailed White Labs, inquiring about the...

FYI I emailed White Labs, inquiring about the Brett strain. "I'm sorry, but we cannot release that information as it is considered proprietary"

Anyone have results on this yet?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,540
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Goldiggie, you mentioned using Potassium...

Goldiggie, you mentioned using Potassium Carbonate to raise the pH, but unless I missed it, didn't see what you raised it to. I'd imagine around 5.2-5.4 or so?

Why the potassium carbonate over...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-10-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,271
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
This will finish up in a couple of weeks. 3 tops.

This will finish up in a couple of weeks. 3 tops.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,271
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
So I've done about 5 batches of this so far. ...

So I've done about 5 batches of this so far.
My super easy way -
5 gal batch
10 Cans Minutemade
2# cane sugar, into syrup
4 tsp yeast nutrient
2 tsp yeast engerizer
4 crushed campden...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
yeah, that sounds about right. Good plan

yeah, that sounds about right. Good plan
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-06-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,353
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Link for one of these? Cheapest I've seen is NB @...

Link for one of these? Cheapest I've seen is NB @ $93 :eek:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
I have been filling my 5gal jugs at the Wal-Mart...

I have been filling my 5gal jugs at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood market. After I bought the jugs, they were $1.37 a 5g fill.

I use this to cut the hardness of my local water, but not on every brew...
Forum: General Techniques 04-05-2011, 12:36 PM
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Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Maybe just use a Hop Tea.

Maybe just use a Hop Tea.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 12:30 PM
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Posted By LooyvilleLarry
I'll grab a shot tonight and post it. Basically,...

I'll grab a shot tonight and post it. Basically, my 1/4" tube goes through one of these (http://www.brewershardware.com/CF1412.html).

I also have a Dwyer flow meter to set the level right.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,098
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
I never found one either. What I did was to use a...

I never found one either. What I did was to use a Swagelok fitting, fit a piece of tubing through there with an o-ring instead of the ferrul. works great.

I've thought of coming up with something...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
I would add that if you are planning on...

I would add that if you are planning on harvesting the yeast, the increased pressure may damage the cell walls.

I typically will keep it at 7psi until it is within a point of so of being done,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,279
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Can't believe the perfect name was missed "Three...

Can't believe the perfect name was missed "Three Drunk Mice"
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By LooyvilleLarry
what your need is a Spunding Valve...

what your need is a Spunding Valve (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Spunding) on the receiving corny.

When I do this, I purge the corny to about 5psi, then do a pressurized transfer -...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
One thing to note - if your going to do this, you...

One thing to note - if your going to do this, you might want to have a HEPA filter on that blowoff tube and take it out of the blowoff :) It will create a vacuum in there.

I'm no expert on this,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
http://ajdel.wetnewf.org:81/Brewing_articles/BT_Ch...

http://ajdel.wetnewf.org:81/Brewing_articles/BT_Chlorine.pdf
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
You can also let the water stand for ~24 hours,...

You can also let the water stand for ~24 hours, or boil it for 15 minutes.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Since I don't have the Ca or Mg, I am using 4/5...

Since I don't have the Ca or Mg, I am using 4/5 of the hardness as Ca.
You actually have fairly soft water down there. I came up with a 50/50 mix, adding 2g of CaCl2 and 50g of sauermalz brings the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
I had just used a 1.3 qt/# ratio. If your volumes...

I had just used a 1.3 qt/# ratio. If your volumes are the same, then split them.
I added the Crystal into the calculations.

Seriously, you can just about drive yourself crazy trying to build...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
First, you are right - Distilled water has 0...

First, you are right - Distilled water has 0 minerals. RO water may have some, but usually very low.

One thing you can do is to cut your tap water - I have to do that with Pils - 2 parts RO to 1...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-31-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Sounds right. For mine, the wort comes from the...

Sounds right. For mine, the wort comes from the MLT, through the pump and 2 valves decide whether it goes to the HERMS or back to the MLT.

On the "sparge ring", I have a Tee - one goes to the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-30-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By LooyvilleLarry
Mark, sometimes, in practice, the HLT temps are a...

Mark, sometimes, in practice, the HLT temps are a little higher than desired. Let me try to explain why. Let's say that you have a mash at 154, and a 2* line loss. So starting out, the HLT is set to...
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