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Forum: General Chit Chat 08-21-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By beninan
I don't know if I can take it much longer...

I haven't brewed a batch since March of this year, and it's killing me. Since I haven't brewed, I've neglected myself from going here to HBT. I'm still trying to figure out the new layout to figure...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-13-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,831
Posted By beninan
Forever.

Forever.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,054
Posted By beninan
I've under filled on multiple occasions, and...

I've under filled on multiple occasions, and haven't had any issues except for under carbonarion. Im not saying thats its OK to under fill, but I dont think saying it will "always" over carbonate is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-07-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By beninan
I've had good luck using twist off bottles....

I've had good luck using twist off bottles. Usually bottle bombs are not from the style off bottle (unless you use wine bottles or something), rather than over carbonating the beer being bottled. The...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By beninan
Pics? Oh, I posted too soon... Awesome!...

Pics?

Oh, I posted too soon...

Awesome! What do you plan to do with them?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,601
Posted By beninan
You said it yourself. Just had to point that out....

You said it yourself. Just had to point that out. No need to keep trying to convert people to do practices that you feel are the right way. :mug: Like I like to say: If we all did something only one...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-16-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,468
Posted By beninan
I have made meads with both bread yeast and wine...

I have made meads with both bread yeast and wine yeast. They DO have different characteristics that may be beneficial for what you are trying to achieve in the end product. The bread yeast leaves the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-12-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By beninan
I'm sorry to hear that about your aunt. May the...

I'm sorry to hear that about your aunt. May the best of luck fall upon her.

I fear this thread will start a "you can't sell homebrew" argument though.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-07-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By beninan
you sure can do that.

you sure can do that.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By beninan
It depends on how much liquid I have on top of my...

It depends on how much liquid I have on top of my yeast, but I usually don't worry about it too much. I usually do 1 ounce of DME per cup of water. If I think there's about 1 cup of liquid on top of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By beninan
1.6 liter starter with occasional shaking. Yeast...

1.6 liter starter with occasional shaking. Yeast that was unwashed and kept in the refrigerator for 4-5 months.
Day 1- No signs of activity.
Day 2- Vigorous Activity.
Day 3- Very little activity....
Forum: General Techniques 03-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,066
Posted By beninan
My mistake. I was under the impression that it...

My mistake. I was under the impression that it would have been transferred to another container.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-03-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By beninan
The picture you posted is a gas post. The number...

The picture you posted is a gas post. The number of "points" doesn't determine gas or liquid, rather than the notch that runs horizontal around the "points". As you can see in the picture, there IS a...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,856
Posted By beninan
I'm too drunk to read. I had to look a the...

I'm too drunk to read. I had to look a the pictures multiple times, wondering why that refrigerator was so deep. Then I realized you installed a collar on the door. Nice work!
Forum: Mead Forum 03-03-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,468
Posted By beninan
Bottled Caramel Apple Mead ...

Bottled Caramel Apple Mead
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee378/the_beninan/CaramelAppleMeadBottled.jpg

Sample of the Caramel Apple Mead...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-02-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By beninan
I'm not sure that you can say the starsan ice...

I'm not sure that you can say the starsan ice will be sanitary. I would assume that bacteria and nasties can still grow on the outside of the starsan after it is frozen, which is one of the concerns...
Forum: General Techniques 03-02-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By beninan
For me, I have always loved the wort chiller. I...

For me, I have always loved the wort chiller. I have owned 2 of them so far. As Malfet said, the benefit to a wort chiller is the ability to cool down full boils. You can't do that when adding ice to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-02-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By beninan
I'm guessing the thought would be to add...

I'm guessing the thought would be to add sanitized ice (starsan ice) to help cool it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By beninan
Drinking and brewing don't mix well ;)

Drinking and brewing don't mix well ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By beninan
I would definitely not starsan to it, mainly...

I would definitely not starsan to it, mainly because it won't do anything at the small percentage that you will be adding to really do anything to sanitize it.

There's nothing you can do about it...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 160,057
Posted By beninan
I don't know building codes when it comes to...

I don't know building codes when it comes to using propane, but my apartment's propane system is all copper tubing, compression fittings, brass elbows, and brass tees. I'm assuming if my apartment is...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By beninan
From what I have found, the copper doesn't get...

From what I have found, the copper doesn't get really hot unless it's actually in the boil. I can grab onto the portions of copper sticking out of the boil with my bare hands, so I've always left the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-02-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By beninan
Who? I'm glad I don't watch TV...

Who? I'm glad I don't watch TV...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-02-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By beninan
Oh it's one thing to tell someone what they did...

Oh it's one thing to tell someone what they did over the weekend, but to drag on a conversation to tell someone what they did with every single detail, down to how many times they blinked that day...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By beninan
I got some copper wire and weaved it upward...

I got some copper wire and weaved it upward around the tubes in three areas. Then I twisted the ends of each weave and bent them inward and out of the way....
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