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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
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I've heard about the cherry juice and went...

I've heard about the cherry juice and went straight to the health food store for the concentrate. I've been drinking 2 oz of concentrated black cherry juice in a bottle of water almost every day. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By Wellshooter
Diagnosis Gout

Brewed with a sore foot weekend before last. Next day I went to the doctor. His diagnosis - gout. He listed a few things that should be removed from my diet. Shellfish - no problem, I'm 300 miles...
Forum: Brew Science 07-15-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Wellshooter
There is a period for end of sentence after the...

There is a period for end of sentence after the four, and if you know how or where to get food grade HCL let us know. Meanwhile 36% HCL is HCL and the remainder is non reactive distilled water. So I...
Forum: Brew Science 07-15-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Wellshooter
Get a good PH meter and some 36% HCL (Muratic)...

Get a good PH meter and some 36% HCL (Muratic) acid from a swimming pool supply. Knock the PH down with the HCL to around 4. 3.3-5.0 will work from my experience. The reaction is thus: ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 72,561
Posted By Wellshooter
One of my favorites....and it applies to my...

One of my favorites....and it applies to my recipes.

TLAR

That Looks About Right
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-01-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Wellshooter
It is. He said "not vary hoppy". Maybe I should...

It is. He said "not vary hoppy". Maybe I should have put .01-.02 oz/finished gallon.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Wellshooter
Simple BMC recipe You need some VERY good...

Simple BMC recipe

You need some VERY good water.

1.2 lbs/finished gallon of pale malt
0.4 lbs/finished gallon of adjuncts (corn or rice)

.01 oz/finished gallon of bittering hops ( 60...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-23-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,376
Posted By Wellshooter
Sometimes the yeast IS the problem. I made 3...

Sometimes the yeast IS the problem. I made 3 batches with a German Lager strain that I couldn't drink. Tasted like cough syrup to me. But I use the same equipment a similar recipe and same methods...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,227
Posted By Wellshooter
No matter which way you do it, it'll make beer. ...

No matter which way you do it, it'll make beer.

I start with a 1500 ml starter, after that I knock out to the yeast cake multiple sessions until I'm either full up or tired. The first round I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Wellshooter
On brew day I rack and then pour out about 2/3...

On brew day I rack and then pour out about 2/3 rds of the trub and yeast in the yard. Then pour in fresh chilled wort. I've done that as many as 5 times in a row. I haven't seen any problems with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By Wellshooter
Bring the cooler indoors overnite, to store some...

Bring the cooler indoors overnite, to store some heat in it. Have you insulated the top? The tops of those things lack foam insulation and can be a heat sink in cold weather. I drilled mine and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Wellshooter
I received one in August that was very hot...

I received one in August that was very hot (nearly 100 degrees) and the ice pack was too. I made a big starter and the beer was great. Not something I want to repeat, but yeast is a tough little...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-12-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,286
Posted By Wellshooter
Around 240 gallons so far, nothing to report.

Around 240 gallons so far, nothing to report.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-23-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Wellshooter
Probably not a problem. People used to (and...

Probably not a problem. People used to (and still do sometimes) ferment beer in open top crockery with a cheesecloth covering it. In other words the airlock is a safety device not an absolute...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Wellshooter
My brewery would have a large double sink.

My brewery would have a large double sink.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Wellshooter
My recommendation is to take good notes. ...

My recommendation is to take good notes. Especially your strike water temp, ambient air temp, grain temp, and mash temp. You probably won't hit it dead on the first time, but with good notes you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Wellshooter
When I forget to add something, which happens at...

When I forget to add something, which happens at my age, I always rationalize. It's probably going to be better without it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Wellshooter
Yes that is what I thought you were describing. ...

Yes that is what I thought you were describing. I have one of those and also the A419 which is very similar but digital, better, and more expensive.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Wellshooter
I wouldn't recommend that one for your purposes. ...

I wouldn't recommend that one for your purposes. Yes, you will have to do the electrical work. Just by looking at it I would bet that it won't hold temperatures in a narrow enough range for you to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Wellshooter
You didn't post the link so I'm not exactly sure...

You didn't post the link so I'm not exactly sure what you are looking at. If it is the Johnson analog controller # A19AAT-2. It comes with a a dual plug. You plug the male plug in the wall and then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,043
Posted By Wellshooter
I would've said it was mold but you are to far...

I would've said it was mold but you are to far away for me to come pick it up and dispose of it properly. I guess you'll just have to dispose of it yourself. I suggest running it through your liver...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By Wellshooter
That's what I use, and that's how I do it.

That's what I use, and that's how I do it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Wellshooter
I don't know if anyone mentioned this but it is a...

I don't know if anyone mentioned this but it is a good practice to boil the stir bar in the flask at the same time. That way you don't contaminate your nice clean starter wort.:)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-16-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 28,629
Posted By Wellshooter
Swapping tanks is the easiest and safest way to...

Swapping tanks is the easiest and safest way to refill CO2. The gas company is required by law to check the hydro test date of every bottle that goes out the door and maintain records of that date. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By Wellshooter
I'm not an expert, and brewing is not an exact...

I'm not an expert, and brewing is not an exact science. But you should consider that 5 gallons of wort takes a long time to cool to 55 degrees in a lager chest. Also consider that it will cool from...
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