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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum Yesterday, 07:51 PM
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Posted By RCCOLA
Thanks. :mug: That beer is actually clearer...

Thanks. :mug:

That beer is actually clearer than the pic makes it look. My potato camera makes everything look like it has a gray haze--especially glass.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 04-17-2014, 10:35 PM
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Posted By RCCOLA
2X Decocted German Pilsner. BM Pils, BM Vienna,...

2X Decocted German Pilsner. BM Pils, BM Vienna, Carapils, Spalt hops. Been in the keg since 3-15, she's coming along nicely.

http://i.imgur.com/6BmnpRR.jpg
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By RCCOLA
Steve, I've fermented dozens of batches with...

Steve, I've fermented dozens of batches with W-34/70 dry lager yeast from 48F all the way up to 68F. It barely produced any esters at 68F and has been very lager-ey all the way up to 58F.

I pitch...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 03-27-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By RCCOLA
Munich Dunkel recently kegged and carbed after...

Munich Dunkel recently kegged and carbed after gelling in secondary. This is the second pull off the keg.

http://i.imgur.com/yVAp7uZ.jpg
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2014, 04:59 AM
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Views: 281
Posted By RCCOLA
What in the Heck is Going on with my Harvest? (pics)

This is Wyeast 2124, second harvest (gen 3)from repitched yeast. I've harvested for years and never seen this happen.

The batch of beer is a very clean German Pils, Harvest was 8 days ago stored...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,051
Posted By RCCOLA
I always ask someone "What is your favorite...

I always ask someone "What is your favorite beer?"

If it's Busch Light, I'll tell them I don't have anything like that on tap and that I don't have anything that I think they'd like.

I brew...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 03-23-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By RCCOLA
This is a Czech Amber session lager I brewed....

This is a Czech Amber session lager I brewed. Style is called Polotmave Vycepni, meaning "dark-light" and is a blend of dark (Cerne)and light (Svetly) beers done in the pubs on ordering.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,518
Posted By RCCOLA
WRT the OP: When BeerCalculus migrated everyone's...

WRT the OP: When BeerCalculus migrated everyone's recipes to Brewtoad, many of the ingredient amount numbers ended up with strange amounts like
.31 lbs. I had to edit my recipes back to normal. It...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-20-2014, 10:57 AM
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Views: 172
Posted By RCCOLA
You will need to pressurize your keg or the lid...

You will need to pressurize your keg or the lid won't seal. You also need to purge the O2 out of the keg with CO2 after racking. The natural carb will not happen fast enough to seat the lid and will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,644
Posted By RCCOLA
There's another thread about MJ yeast. Here are...

There's another thread about MJ yeast. Here are the search results from it about the Bavarian wheat yeast.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/search.php?searchid=24584379
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By RCCOLA
The biggest thing to help speed your process will...

The biggest thing to help speed your process will be fermentation temp control. Most brewers who follow kit instructions and pitch yeast into 75+ degrees wort or too little yeast and ferment at those...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By RCCOLA
I agree with RM. I don't think you're pushing...

I agree with RM. I don't think you're pushing down hard enough on that Ropak lid and seating it. They are tighter than Dick's Hatband when seated. And Dick wears a tight hat, believe me.

I had to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By RCCOLA
Icemaker Tubing works great I was getting...

Icemaker Tubing works great

I was getting ready to make a bunch of hoses for 6 kegs and it was getting spendy. Started looking around Lowe's and saw a coil of icemaker tubing--25ft for $3.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By RCCOLA
Holy MolY that is way too much acid malt. I put 4...

Holy MolY that is way too much acid malt. I put 4 ozs in my German Pilsners to drop pH to 5.3.

I plugged 1.5 lbs into my Pils recipe and pH dropped to 4.0. That is incredibly acidic and would...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By RCCOLA
I'm able to achieve very clear beer by cold...

I'm able to achieve very clear beer by cold crashing post-ferm and gelling. Filtering seemed like too much work with higher risk of infection and oxidation to me for no more gain.

A few gelled...
Forum: Brew Science 03-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By RCCOLA
I have an iron laden well with sulfur. I buy RO...

I have an iron laden well with sulfur. I buy RO water from the Culligan machine at the supermarket for $.37/gallon. Cheaper and easier than dealing with an RO system for my brewing needs.

I have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By RCCOLA
When it's done fermenting as verified by a...

When it's done fermenting as verified by a hydrometer reading and tastes good, drop the temp 5 degrees F per day until it's at 32F. Hold there until it drops clear then package or dry hop.
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By RCCOLA
I hadn't thought of that but it does pour less...

I hadn't thought of that but it does pour less yeast out than my 1 gal tea jar that had too high of an arch in the bottom. It was a high wire act balancing the stirbar in it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By RCCOLA
AAAK! It's a RoboBrain from Fallout 3. ...

AAAK! It's a RoboBrain from Fallout 3.

Looks like the off-gassing CO2 from fermentation is holding the yeast up top. Should settle given a little more time.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By RCCOLA
I picked up one of these 1 gal glass cracker jars...

I picked up one of these 1 gal glass cracker jars at WM for $5. I looked at several and picked the one with the flattest bottom. It sits on my stirplate and doesn't throw the stirbar. Cover the top...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By RCCOLA
Probably the 6-row. My LHBS doesn't try too hard....

Probably the 6-row. My LHBS doesn't try too hard.

http://www.thehomebrewery.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=THB&Product_Code=K03&Category_Code=UNCGRAIN
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By RCCOLA
It could be that I used Breiss domestic Vienna....

It could be that I used Breiss domestic Vienna. It doesn't have as much flavor as continental malt. My clone, when tasted side-by-side with an Especial, is extremely close. I keep it on tap at all...
Forum: Brew Science 02-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By RCCOLA
pH Buffer Solution Capsules

I see quite a few threads about buffer solution on here. Just thought I'd share what works well for me. I initially bought big containers of pre-mixed buffer solution not knowing that it expired...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-21-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By RCCOLA
I've heated a garage fridge in the winter only...

I've heated a garage fridge in the winter only using a Johnson controller. Not the most efficient way but it can be done.

Leave the controller plugged in to the fridge and set to your desired...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By RCCOLA
Beersk, this yeast does have a distinctive...

Beersk, this yeast does have a distinctive flavor. Post-ferm, my young, cloudy beer tasted like pineapple. I believe anything fermented with it needs to be gelled.

On the schwarzbier, did you...
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