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Forum: For Sale 02-27-2014, 07:03 PM
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Arizona Hops for Sale
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Posted By rjsnau
Hops for Sale

Hello,
I started to collect hops a while back thinking I was going to get into IPA's and never did. I realize now I am more of a wheat beer fan and will only buy a 6 pack of an IPA every now and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-19-2013, 02:05 AM
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Posted By rjsnau
I just heard about this. I had the great pleasure...

I just heard about this. I had the great pleasure of talking with him a few times at the homebrew meetings. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By rjsnau
Am I just being overly cautious in saying I would...

Am I just being overly cautious in saying I would dump the batch no matter how expensive of a batch it was? No matter how small the chance I don't want to risk ingesting glass or lead.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By rjsnau
Slanting is used for long term storage of yeast....

Slanting is used for long term storage of yeast. 9 months to a year. But you are only saving a very small amount f yeast on the slant so you have to build it up in several generations of starters. It...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,997
Posted By rjsnau
Personally I am much more likely to drop a glass...

Personally I am much more likely to drop a glass carboy on my foot and have it be cut off than I am to have any problems from possibly drinking some chemicals.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-20-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By rjsnau
It is possible but will be close time wise. Also...

It is possible but will be close time wise. Also you will be estimating your pitch rates which could add some variability to your batches. What I would do is make a 1.5 liter starter and let it go...
Forum: General Techniques 01-09-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By rjsnau
I was intimidated by a decoction mash until i...

I was intimidated by a decoction mash until i tried it. They are not really hard but are alot of work. Yhe reason you dont want alot of liquid is that is where all the enzymes are located to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By rjsnau
Don't fear the anti foam. I have used it in the...

Don't fear the anti foam. I have used it in the boil kettle and in my fermenter. It has never affected my head retention. It dosnt dissolve so it just settles to the bottom of the fermenter and you...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-05-2013, 11:52 PM
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Posted By rjsnau
In. Good luck everyone!

In. Good luck everyone!
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-27-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By rjsnau
The catch is they don't subsidize the phones so...

The catch is they don't subsidize the phones so you are paying more for the phone or getting an older/cheaper model. The big carriers subsidize $300 or more of the phone and then charge you an extra...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-25-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By rjsnau
Welcome Jake! This is an awesome community with...

Welcome Jake! This is an awesome community with lots of knowledge on here. Enjoy the new obsession!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-27-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By rjsnau
Sounds about right excpet i have 6 ft but just...

Sounds about right excpet i have 6 ft but just leave the serving psi at 12. You may try just leaving it at 10 and see what happens. The only other thing to watch out for is how easy it is to grab a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By rjsnau
Another one for plastic. Glass scares me to...

Another one for plastic. Glass scares me to death. Plus BB are every bit as goog as glass imho.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By rjsnau
I never understood keeping the stuff and having...

I never understood keeping the stuff and having to test it. Since you just need to get the surface wet, i just make up a half a gallon (doing the math to figure out how much starsan i need) or even...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-16-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By rjsnau
Thanks PJ, I Do have a GFCI outlet installed...

Thanks PJ, I Do have a GFCI outlet installed where I would be brewing. It is not worth the risk not to! Thanks for the help!
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By rjsnau
Pj, first let me say thank you for all your time...

Pj, first let me say thank you for all your time and effort. I know I would not be motivated at all if it wasn't for your many designs and posts. I do have a question that applies to both your 120...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By rjsnau
Just take a sample after you pitch your yeast and...

Just take a sample after you pitch your yeast and keep it in a beer bottle. Use it to take a gravity whenever you want and put the sample back in the beer bottle when done. It will ferment the same...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-13-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By rjsnau
I guess that's true. By the time you get to the...

I guess that's true. By the time you get to the boil it is just like extract. Sorry, it has been many years since I did extract so I tend to forget. It seemed overwhelming to me until I did my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By rjsnau
Just as a general comment, would it be easier for...

Just as a general comment, would it be easier for him to pick something a little easier than an IPA for a first brew? Not that it is that much different but something lower gravity with less hop...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By rjsnau
My recommendation is to get a big copper IC and a...

My recommendation is to get a big copper IC and a submersible pump if you have warm tap water at all. I live in Phoenix and I use tap water to get 5.5 gallons to 110 degrees then recirculate...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,426
Posted By rjsnau
That is what I thought too. I still have yet to...

That is what I thought too. I still have yet to have a batch of beer come in under $60 even though my ingredient average is $40.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,552
Posted By rjsnau
I have always taken a satellite sample. Then I...

I have always taken a satellite sample. Then I don't have to worry about sanitizing anything after the first sample. You basically sanitize a wine thief or whatever you use (I use a cup with a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By rjsnau
Not here in Phoenix. I just brewed a nice...

Not here in Phoenix. I just brewed a nice Hefeweizen. But summer doesn't end here till late November.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By rjsnau
I don't have a link but there is really nothing...

I don't have a link but there is really nothing to it. Just add all the water you would use for a sparge to your mash. You have b\to be pretty sure about your losses though as you can't adjust your...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-17-2012, 10:18 PM
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Posted By rjsnau
I'm in!

I'm in!
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