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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,192
Posted By Budzu
I'd think those particles will act the same...

I'd think those particles will act the same stirring/stopping as if you did not stir. They should sink pretty fast, usually faster than the yeast. Are you getting alot of trub in the fermenter and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,192
Posted By Budzu
To address the transfer issue you mentioned, from...

To address the transfer issue you mentioned, from my experience doing this it should not create a problem, as long as you can stop the stirring.

The reason is, it will speed your fermentation,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-20-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By Budzu
About aging time of tequila vs. 7 or more years...

About aging time of tequila vs. 7 or more years for other spirits, keep in mind that the agave plant needs 5-10 years to fully mature. So for reposados and anejos especially, that's alot of time...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-18-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By Budzu
Hmmm it seems the Numiko thingie does much more...

Hmmm it seems the Numiko thingie does much more than a PID controller. In one unit that you can hang in a pot, it circulates AND heats. That thing is awesome I would definitely cash up for it if I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Budzu
If trying to find which is the hot leg, the...

If trying to find which is the hot leg, the multimeter will read 120 volts between the hot and neutral, AND the hot and ground. neutral and ground will not read voltage.
Forum: Brewing Software 07-06-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Budzu
Yep that makes sense now!... what made it...

Yep that makes sense now!... what made it confusing for me is measuring my post boil volume hot with a dip stick, then taking a corrected, chilled gravity. I did not incorporate that cooling...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,192
Posted By Budzu
I'm pretty sure the same goes for erlenmeyer...

I'm pretty sure the same goes for erlenmeyer starters on stir plates.. there's not much if any oxygenation going on after fermentation starts.

I've done stirred 6 gallon carboys, but the best...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,192
Posted By Budzu
Hmm what aeration? If fermentation has already...

Hmm what aeration? If fermentation has already started, is not co2 being produced and haven't other gases been pushed out of the fermenter? how is the stir plate is going to actively pull oxygen...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By Budzu
The same way you can shake co2 into the beer, you...

The same way you can shake co2 into the beer, you can shake it out. You might try depressurizing, shake the keg, bleed again, shake, bleed etc. until the carbonation is where you want it to be. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Budzu
been using weyermann's floor-malted bohemian...

been using weyermann's floor-malted bohemian pils. It made me an excellent golden strong and czech pilsner. I get alot of protein break at the start of the boil with it. I removed it as it came up...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
Posted By Budzu
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Budzu
I wouldn't go for any excess carbonation...

I wouldn't go for any excess carbonation regardless of style, unless you have some way of pouring slower. 12 psi should make the pour manageable and the carbonation medium. If you want higher...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Budzu
Sure you can do it for free. I think there's...

Sure you can do it for free. I think there's something called "campden tablets" I don't know much about but I've heard removes that stuff.
But for free you can just draw the amount of water you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Budzu
Yeah as said above, that flavor can come with a...

Yeah as said above, that flavor can come with a vengeance from chlorinated water, or from a garden hose (if god forbid you used one for your water), or from yes high fermentation temperature. In any...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-01-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Budzu
Beersmith 2 cooling shrinkage bug

I've discovered a problem with beersmith in that it changes anticipated gravity with the default 4% cooling volume shrinkage. To see what I mean go to the boiloff tool, and compare the finishing...
Forum: General Techniques 07-01-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Budzu
The important number, the one that affects...

The important number, the one that affects gravity and your calculations of the brewing, is the volume in the kettle at the end of boil. To really dial-in your brewing system you need to work with 2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Budzu
I wouldn't treat it any differently, it will be...

I wouldn't treat it any differently, it will be fine. The yeast will love it! Its like having a shallow horizontal fermenter. Also you'll be able to shake alot of O2 into it when you pitch, if...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-30-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By Budzu
I personally would not save it that long. Those...

I personally would not save it that long. Those packets are cheap enough. The yeast might be fine after that time (doubt it though) but its really not worth taking that chance for that price.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By Budzu
This is another technique that will both speed up...

This is another technique that will both speed up the process, eliminate the secondary, and gives only a slighty softer hop character.

Just add the hops with the yeast into the primary...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,755
Posted By Budzu
Good luck with the setup, let us know how it...

Good luck with the setup, let us know how it works or if you need any more help!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,755
Posted By Budzu
As I found the link, I realize it is a 1/3hp that...

As I found the link, I realize it is a 1/3hp that I have. Here...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,755
Posted By Budzu
Its a gasoline engine powered 7 hp pump so can't...

Its a gasoline engine powered 7 hp pump so can't be run indoors, that does around 10,000 gallons per hour, and it weighs 60 pounds. Will it work? I would be afraid it would blow my tubing up. It...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,755
Posted By Budzu
Wow, it really doesn't take that much pumping...

Wow, it really doesn't take that much pumping power. You guys might need to just up the size of the hose to the spray ball to increase flow.
I'm pretty sure mine is a 1/4hp sump pump with 3/4" ID...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By Budzu
I think its important to cover that wort in the...

I think its important to cover that wort in the danger zone of the chilling process. No matter where you are boiling, outside or in, there's stuff everywhere and you want to limit exposure as much...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,081
Posted By Budzu
I've been using the 3 roller version with the 2"...

I've been using the 3 roller version with the 2" rollers. I use a 1/3hp lafert motor geared down to about 225 rpm, cannot be started with grain in the hopper, and 25% of the time the grain feeds...
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