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Forum: Soda Making 05-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,098
Posted By bierandbikes
I was thinking this might work. How did you...

I was thinking this might work. How did you pasteurize the glass bottled soda? Low temp more time or high temp short time? I am not a fan of plastic and like pulling a cold bottle out of the...
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By bierandbikes
Your infrared thermometer only reads surface temp...

Your infrared thermometer only reads surface temp and the others will read the temp at the location of the probe. Infrared if probably not a great choice for a BK full of wort. The others should be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By bierandbikes
Trip to San Antonio - Brewery suggestions?

I am headed to Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio so I am looking for good breweries to visit (preferably ones serving food for dinner) and hotel recommendations within walking distance of those breweries...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,485
Posted By bierandbikes
I brewed an IIPA that finished at 9.5% using 2...

I brewed an IIPA that finished at 9.5% using 2 packets of US-05. No issues with the ferment or carbonation. Only thing I noticed was that it took a bit longer to achieve the proper balance in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By bierandbikes
St. Paul, MN - breweries to visit?

I am headed up to St. Paul next week. Any recommendations on which brewery(s) I should hit? I am not sure how many days I will be there so if there is a decent hotel located within walking distance...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-31-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,831
Posted By bierandbikes
I was thinking about putting one of these...

I was thinking about putting one of these together. Question for y'all. My Brita filter says that you should not let it dry out. If I build one of these it will be for filtering water for brewing....
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 12-31-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By bierandbikes
For low acid foods you need a pressure cooker so...

For low acid foods you need a pressure cooker so you can get the temp up above boiling (212F/100C), whereas foods with adequate acid (think tomatoes) you can use a standard canning set up.

We can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By bierandbikes
Thanks for all the advice. I actually looked at...

Thanks for all the advice. I actually looked at the upgraded MM2-2.0 and it specifically says that it will crack corn. It has a wider gap which seems to be the problem with the others. I cannot...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-29-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 969
Posted By bierandbikes
Yet another reason to hate those greedy bastards....

Yet another reason to hate those greedy bastards. They make crappy coffee, sell it for way too much, and do their best to put every small business out of business. I thought they usually stuck to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-27-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By bierandbikes
off flavors develop in bottles

I am getting a bit frustrated. My last few batches have been phenomenal when I open the first bottle, but the second is fair and the third is OFF. I made a hefe weizen and the first bottle was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-21-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By bierandbikes
Monster mill for cracking corn?

I am about to purchase a mill and have pretty well settled on the MM2 but curious if this will crack corn as well. I would like to supplement my chicken feed with home grown corn but need to crack...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-18-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By bierandbikes
dual purpose mill?

I would like to have a mill for crushing grain for brewing. I would also like to have a mill for grinding corn into meal or wheat into flour. Can I do both with a single mill? What do I need to...
Forum: American Ale 12-17-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 163,874
Posted By bierandbikes
My understanding of your temp for calculating...

My understanding of your temp for calculating sugars for your desired carbonation is the highest temp during primary fermentation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By bierandbikes
What yeast did you pitch? Some do just fine...

What yeast did you pitch? Some do just fine pitching at that temp...although that is rare. Unless you pitched a Belgian strain that likes super high temps, you may have off flavors. Get it cooled...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By bierandbikes
Dry yeast keeps just fine in the freezer. I keep...

Dry yeast keeps just fine in the freezer. I keep a large stock of bread yeast in the freezer and pull out what I need for a couple of weeks at a time and transfer to fridge.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By bierandbikes
One issue, or trick, that I sometimes use is to...

One issue, or trick, that I sometimes use is to start heating my first runoff as soon as I have a gallon in the BK. I do this intentionally to get some of the malliard reactions that add flavor, but...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By bierandbikes
Not too specific, but I like to add a healthy...

Not too specific, but I like to add a healthy dose of bittering hops at 60 minutes, then at 10 I start making more additions, then at 2, then at flameout. I also really like to dry hop with about 4...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-16-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,616
Posted By bierandbikes
I know that I should have waited but I couldn't. ...

I know that I should have waited but I couldn't. After just over two weeks in the bottle, I put a 0.5L in the fridge for 3 days. Cracked it open last night to a loud "pop" and the most beautiful...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By bierandbikes
Not saving yeast in growlers, but I washed yeast...

Not saving yeast in growlers, but I washed yeast and saved in mason jars recently. After washing and filling the final jars I screwed the lids on tight and put them in the fridge. Do I need to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By bierandbikes
I was under the impression that "conditioning,"...

I was under the impression that "conditioning," although it encompasses the carbonation process, goes beyond that as well. Does conditioning not also include some further cleaning up and flavor...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 70,826
Posted By bierandbikes
JAG, with engineering and science undergrad. I...

JAG, with engineering and science undergrad. I love the A-10. I have been awed by them since I was a kid. Always good to see and hear one downrange.

Looking for a new job, though. Family is...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 12-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By bierandbikes
I use DME when making German brezel. I am...

I use DME when making German brezel. I am thinking of adding it to my normal bread to see how it works. Need to figure the conversion to use it in place of the sugar.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 12-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By bierandbikes
Nice setup. We have very few maples on our land...

Nice setup. We have very few maples on our land here in northern Virginia. I may have to search around for a few maples. I don't know if the climate is right. For now I need to get the wife's...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 12-02-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By bierandbikes
maple syrup making

Although I have always wanted to make my own syrup, I have not lived in the right area. However, my mother in law started making syrup last year. It turned out pretty good but hoping to get her on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By bierandbikes
I would say your choice on fermentation temps has...

I would say your choice on fermentation temps has everything to do with the yeast strain. Many strains produce flavor compounds during the growth phase. Therefore, higher temps could enhance either...
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