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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-13-2014, 10:10 PM
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Posted By 02fx4dude
Put into that context I can see the logic. ...

Put into that context I can see the logic.

Thanks
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-13-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By 02fx4dude
That is what I was thinking, but from reading...

That is what I was thinking, but from reading around here it seems like people discourage transferring to secondary, so I thought I would ask.

Thanks
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-12-2014, 05:13 PM
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Views: 37,716
Posted By 02fx4dude
Storage/secondary question

Here's a question for the lager experts.

I brewed an Oktoberfest last weekend, everything went well. It's doing d-rest currently. The original plan was to transfer it into a keg in another day or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 02fx4dude
my SOP for brew water: Here in Waukesha we...

my SOP for brew water:

Here in Waukesha we have very hard water, about 450mg/l total hardness, as CaCO3. I cut the water 1 part tap to 3 parts RO which give me about 110 mg/l total hardness. I use...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 02fx4dude
Congrats! how many entries total? I'm...

Congrats!

how many entries total?

I'm thinking of trying a homebrew competition, even if I don't win just to get some feedback from beer experts.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By 02fx4dude
I usually chill the wort to a few degrees below...

I usually chill the wort to a few degrees below planned ferment temperature, and have the yeast starter chilled a few degrees below that. So I pitch yeast into slightly warmer wort, then let it rise...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By 02fx4dude
I may be off the mark on this, someone will...

I may be off the mark on this, someone will correct me I'm sure, I think steeping is more for extracting flavor and color from specific grains, not necessarily conversion of starch. For example...
Forum: General Techniques 02-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By 02fx4dude
I went through a phase a few years ago where I...

I went through a phase a few years ago where I decided all my lighter ales had to go grain to glass in 10-14 days. Centennial blonde, hefe's, belgian wits, etc all tasted good initially, but they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,549
Posted By 02fx4dude
Hmmm, maybe some people are more or less...

Hmmm, maybe some people are more or less sensitive to some flavors, like banana flavor. I was/am a big fan of hefe's, and to me Hacker-Pschor, Paulaner, Franz, none of them seem to have an in your...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By 02fx4dude
I forgot... 61,519 gallons +115...

I forgot...



61,519 gallons
+115 gallons, good year

=61,634 gallons
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 02fx4dude
You can buy a small submersible pump called a...

You can buy a small submersible pump called a powerhead, often found in the same aisle as the aquarium heaters. price range is $10 and up, depending how much water you want to move.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-28-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By 02fx4dude
I have heating on my controller, but I use it...

I have heating on my controller, but I use it very rarely, only if I want to warm quickly. Usually the heater is just unplugged since I don't want the controller fighting itself between heating and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By 02fx4dude
I have the ability to control from any of the...

I have the ability to control from any of the three probes; carboy, immersion, and air temperatures. I don't have any pictures from air temperature control. Keeping constant air temperature resulted...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By 02fx4dude
In my experience attaching the probe to the side...

In my experience attaching the probe to the side of the carboy(glass) works very well in my converted chest freezer. I can keep the temperature within +/- 0.3F, the immersion probe in the wort is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 02fx4dude
You just described my process exactly, except I...

You just described my process exactly, except I lager 4 weeks, connect CO2 and let it carb three weeks while finishing lagering.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By 02fx4dude
I brew almost every saturday for much of the...

I brew almost every saturday for much of the winter. It goes into the ferment chamber saturday. Lagers are usually pulled out on thursday to come up to room temp for a few day d-rest before kegging...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By 02fx4dude
I found all my lagers with the exception of one...

I found all my lagers with the exception of one batch will go from around 1.052 to 1.018 in 5 days @ 50F. The one exception was about 12 hours behind. I started out using the hydrometer but can now...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-04-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 289,306
Posted By 02fx4dude
OK, I'll have to go back then when I have time. I...

OK, I'll have to go back then when I have time. I originally only read about 4 or 5 pages into the thread. I was hoping I wouldn't have to read the whole thread.

Thanks
Forum: Cider Forum 12-31-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 289,306
Posted By 02fx4dude
I thought I would give this process a shot with...

I thought I would give this process a shot with some beer, as I've had some issues with over-carbonation months after bottling ( I keg and force carb as part of my bottling process). Anyway, I was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-21-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By 02fx4dude
Awesome, Thanks, I appreciate the good info.

Awesome, Thanks, I appreciate the good info.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By 02fx4dude
CO2 bottle in keezer?

I'm guessing this has been asked but can't find a thread on the subject...

Due to one too many kegs of beer for the holidays I find myself out of space in my kegerator, with one more keg to have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By 02fx4dude
FWIW all my lagers from the first have gone from...

FWIW all my lagers from the first have gone from about 1.054 to 1.018 in 5 days @ 50F. 1.018 is when I warm it for a d-rest. Didn't seem to matter how big a starter I used.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-18-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By 02fx4dude
I would go ahead and do the rest now. I usually...

I would go ahead and do the rest now. I usually go up to upper 60's for a few days.

I've found with OG of 1.055 and fermenting at 50F, I usually hit 1.018 at around 5 days. I can almost tell by...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-25-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By 02fx4dude
I use a $10 hair dryer for heating inside my...

I use a $10 hair dryer for heating inside my chest freezer turned ferment chamber. Works real nice.

On a temp controller of course...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-17-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By 02fx4dude
you might get more info or replies in the skeeter...

you might get more info or replies in the skeeter pee thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/skeeter-pee-195681/

When I've made it I used all required lemon juice at the beginning and made a...
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