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Forum: General Techniques 08-26-2014, 01:20 AM
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Posted By drkwoods
ahh... the lack of buffers makes total sense. I...

ahh... the lack of buffers makes total sense. I have never had an issue with too low a pH in a mash but in that case I would probably simply add Baking Soda. Interestingly Ive had wonderful Darker...
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2014, 09:53 PM
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Views: 178
Posted By drkwoods
ok, 6.12 is low-ISH but certainly not a 5.0....

ok, 6.12 is low-ISH but certainly not a 5.0. hmmm. Im gonna get more water this week and measure it again. It did sit over night in the carboy without a top, is that enough to gain oxygen and get a...
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2014, 09:31 PM
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Posted By drkwoods
Drop um right into the secondary after it's off...

Drop um right into the secondary after it's off the yeast cake, you'll
Get better dry hop results. Also don't worry about contamination at this point to much, if the pH is below 4.5 it's gonna be...
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By drkwoods
I usually do the tincture idea as well but...

I usually do the tincture idea as well but recently I tried it using pumpkin vodka. I was very good


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Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By drkwoods
RO pH way low??

I picked up a pH meter and decided to try the Sierra Nevada (Gordon Strong) method of acidifying all brewing water to 5.5pH with phosphoric acid. I didn't even get to open the bottle acid, my first...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,118
Posted By drkwoods
Tricks that have worked for me: Buy hops else...

Tricks that have worked for me:
Buy hops else where or make sure they smell great when you open the bag. Next I dry hop at 70*f in the secondary only, no yeast cake and little to no ferment left. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By drkwoods
Mash pH is literally a moving target. I take it...

Mash pH is literally a moving target. I take it right after mash-in and again every 15 min. I only make pH adjustments early in the mash like right away. I use phosphoric acid and try to shoot for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By drkwoods
I have used pumpkin vodka with excellent results...

I have used pumpkin vodka with excellent results to bump up the flavor after ferment. I've also added the pumpkin pie spice to a few oz of the vodka and added to the keg until I was happy with it. ...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 08-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By drkwoods
Actually I might add Anaheim brewing. They've...

Actually I might add Anaheim brewing. They've improved but still somewhat eccentric in brewing style, the good part is there's an umami burger right there and the new packing house totally worth a...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-31-2014, 01:35 AM
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Views: 43,380
Posted By drkwoods
PTE, Sculpin and Racer5 Sent from my iPad...

PTE, Sculpin and Racer5


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Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 07-31-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By drkwoods
In my opinion the best North Orange County...

In my opinion the best North Orange County breweries worth a stop are: The Bruery, Bootleggers, Nobel, Valiant, and Old Orange Brewing. (Quality in order). PTE? Hmmmmm. Very rare any where....
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 02-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By drkwoods
San Diego. Stone world gardens at Liberty Station...

San Diego. Stone world gardens at Liberty Station or Escondido, both amazing and family oriented with a gorgeous restaurant and even bocce ball courts. Ballast Point or Mission are excellent. IN...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,749
Posted By drkwoods
Oh yea simple. The gasket fits around the...

Oh yea simple. The gasket fits around the plastic door shelving. It pops
Out from inside that gasket and I simply replaced it with a sheet of galvanized metal. Fit it into and under the gasket and...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By drkwoods
Spike me!!

Spike me!!
Forum: Brew Science 12-01-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By drkwoods
. I would say don't worry about the water that...

. I would say don't worry about the water that much. Get it in the middle with slight dominance of sulfate maybe something like.. chloride:sulfate 1:2 Then I would back off the bittering addition...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-24-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 60,556
Posted By drkwoods
Here's one ...

Here's one

https://www.denniskirk.com/custom-chrome-skull-w-ruby-eyes-petcock-lever-cover.p182591.prd/182591.sku
Forum: DIY Projects 11-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 156
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Posted By drkwoods
Try looking for Motorcycle custom parts I believe...

Try looking for Motorcycle custom parts I believe this skull was a fuel valve shut off knob that got repurposed. Hope that helps.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By drkwoods
. Yes. Flush with 30-60 seconds of water then...

. Yes. Flush with 30-60 seconds of water then flow the beer
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-22-2013, 08:58 PM
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Posted By drkwoods
I'm in too!

I'm in too!
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By drkwoods
Wow that's easy. Thanxx a mil. We r up and runnin...

Wow that's easy. Thanxx a mil. We r up and runnin already.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By drkwoods
Ok transformer is here but it's got two black...

Ok transformer is here but it's got two black wires (primary's I'm sure) and two yellows, one has a white stripe.. The old transformer had two output terminals. One was R (load) and the other was C. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-02-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By drkwoods
lmao!!

lmao!!
Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By drkwoods
LOL yea I saw the genie leave the "building" :(...

LOL yea I saw the genie leave the "building" :(
Thanx for the advice
Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By drkwoods
ok great. I just bought a 100VA version. This...

ok great. I just bought a 100VA version. This should be what I need then. Thanks guys! the one I got does look very similar Jcav! and thanx for the Props! Cheers
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Forum: DIY Projects 10-27-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By drkwoods
Honeywell transformer problem

I have the honeywell AT140A1042 24v transformer running two auber PIDs to open and close my furnace valves for the propane banjo burners. In the middle of brewing the whole system blew the main fuse...
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