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Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By m1k3
Warm, flat beer that has not been conditioned...

Warm, flat beer that has not been conditioned won't compare well to a chilled carbonated one. (World Class or not)

It's OK to taste at any point in the process to improve your ability to predict...
Forum: Soda Making Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By m1k3
Ok, I am thinking of dry hopping cold (35-40F)...

Ok, I am thinking of dry hopping cold (35-40F) for a short period of time (2 days).

I wont boil the hops to keep the bitterness down.

I'll report back with the results.
Forum: Soda Making 04-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By m1k3
Dry Hopped Carbonated Water?

Hi All-
(Not sure if this goes under soda or beer.)

Anyway, I like carbonated water and I like IPAs.

Has anyone dry hopped carbonated water?

I was thinking I might like it. Or at least...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,736
Posted By m1k3
Woah! 50lb (do you mean 50 cu ft?). How big is...

Woah! 50lb (do you mean 50 cu ft?). How big is that cylinder?


I just bought a 15lb yesterday. The place I go for refills charges 24 for 5lb/ 26 for 10lb/ and 28 for 15lb

I was worried that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,334
Posted By m1k3
You have beer nightmares. Last night I...

You have beer nightmares.

Last night I dreamed the keg of RIS froze and cracked because I put two kegs of warm beer in the keezer


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,334
Posted By m1k3
You calibrate your compute monitor in SRM using...

You calibrate your compute monitor in SRM using BeerSmith2 and a pint of your beer.

Who cares what my photos look like, is my beer going to be the right color!?!
Actually, the photos look pretty...
Forum: Stout 04-04-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By m1k3
I use S-04 dry yeast for my Sweet Stout now. I...

I use S-04 dry yeast for my Sweet Stout now. I use to use Wyeast 1099 Whitbread, but I prefer the convenience of keeping dry yeast on hand.

You can steep Chocolate Malt and Roast Barley....
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By m1k3
I used 32oz of grade A maple syrup once in 5...

I used 32oz of grade A maple syrup once in 5 gallons of red ale. It was an acetaldehyde (green apple) failure. Yeast would much rather ferment maple syrup than maltose. If I ever try it again I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By m1k3
The yeast that most breweries use is not "local"....

The yeast that most breweries use is not "local". I mean they buy a pitch of yeast and use it for several generations on site.... they might even bank some and repropagate it on site, but I am not...
Forum: General Techniques 04-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,091
Posted By m1k3
I voted "Other" since I don't use an airlock. ...

I voted "Other" since I don't use an airlock.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/no-air-lock-363813/
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By m1k3
I use 1 gallon (Home Depot) paint strainer bags...

I use 1 gallon (Home Depot) paint strainer bags in this version of a hop spider:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/copper-hop-sock-version-hop-spider-378262/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,736
Posted By m1k3
On 3/17/14, I paid $24 to have my 5# tank filled...

On 3/17/14, I paid $24 to have my 5# tank filled at a fire extinguisher shop.
Seems like I pay a bit more than others but they are nice folks and do it quickly on my lunch hour.

The main reason...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By m1k3
I didn't expect the speaker system to be the big...

I didn't expect the speaker system to be the big hit of the Brew Cart. If anyone is interested here is the amp I use (it is mounted down on the left side).
...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By m1k3
I was afraid you were going to say that. I'm...

I was afraid you were going to say that. I'm really not looking for another procedure to add to my brew day.

I tried to rationalize that it might be better to leave it full of water than just...
Forum: General Techniques 04-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By m1k3
I always brew early Saturday morning. The kids...

I always brew early Saturday morning. The kids are just waking up when I mash in. So, I take the kids to the coffee shop (Peet's). It also helps the wife sleep-in so she is less upset to find me...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By m1k3
Thanks sandyeggoxj. I'll give it a try...

Thanks sandyeggoxj.

I'll give it a try filling through the ball valve on the HLT. I'm sure I'll get use to the process:

Open ball valve on HLT > Open ball valve to start the water flow from...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By m1k3
I think it will be interesting to see how people...

I think it will be interesting to see how people changed their process (equipment) slowly over time or made changes that were completely revolutionary... indoor>outdoor, gas>electric,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-31-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 59,495
Posted By m1k3
Emergency Department Software Builder

Emergency Department Software Builder
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By m1k3
Then and Now (photo thread)

Many people talk about the slippery slope of brewing equipment systems (purchases).

Here is are my photos of THEN and NOW.

First All Grain System THEN (11-12-2011)...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By m1k3
Hi All- First my question (then I'll show...

Hi All-

First my question (then I'll show the photos of the final build).

Q: Do I really need to remove the filter after use? I have read that a lot of people pull the filler and drain it. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By m1k3
Brew Stand Water Filter with Chiller Valve

Hi All-

I was inspired by the DIY Whole House Water Filter projects that I saw here on HBT.

First off, this is the most painful DIY that I have done yet (maybe I am just not a plumber!) So, I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By m1k3
I am going to give BeerSmith 2 Mobile a try. I...

I am going to give BeerSmith 2 Mobile a try. I just downloaded it. This is the first time I have ever paid for an android app... but even if it doesn't fit my workflow it's worth the "donation" to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By m1k3
Thanks! I really could not have put together my...

Thanks! I really could not have put together my system and mastered my process so quickly without homebrew talk, brew strong, and brewing TV. Everyone has been very generous with what they know. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By m1k3
I am a big fan of MS Excel. I like that idea. I...

I am a big fan of MS Excel. I like that idea. I have never really had a brew day log (as you can see in the photo) I just write on the BeerSmith2 recipe sheet... and then move, to the back of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By m1k3
brew day documentation

Hi All-

I always try to take good notes and then I transcribe them into BeerSmith2.

This time I inserted some brew day photos along with the brew day notes and share with by homebrewing (or at...
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