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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By dlester
I also agree with using starsan and vodka to...

I also agree with using starsan and vodka to sterilize. Especially if you want to avoid burning off some aromatics. I would add you should wash or soak them with a bit of soap first. Either way,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By dlester
I am not sure MC Zero. Although you have a good...

I am not sure MC Zero. Although you have a good point, the fact remains that wild yeast, mold and bacteria could be resistant to alcohol up to a point. However, that point is unknown for us...
Forum: Soda Making 08-21-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By dlester
I'm in...

I'm in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By dlester
I had the same experience. I have postulated that...

I had the same experience. I have postulated that the coconut is a heavy substance, which settles towards the bottom of your keg. As you drink the beer, being drawn from the bottom, the coconut is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By dlester
Your beer spoiled from rogue yeast and...

Your beer spoiled from rogue yeast and contaminants. Fruits have wild yeast and bacteria that will eat all the remaining sugars and spoil the beer. Try heating the fruit to 165F and hold for a few...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,590
Posted By dlester
Nordman, I'm sorry to hear that. Breweries are...

Nordman, I'm sorry to hear that. Breweries are popping up everywhere here, and most of them are pretty good. Your problem is similar to our issues here in Los Angeles back in the 70's and 80's. We...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By dlester
Good to know. I had a similar problem, which...

Good to know. I had a similar problem, which later turned out to be contamination from my heat exchanger that was dirty even though I cleaned it as recommended.

I am still inclined to believe...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By dlester
OP, are you tasting band-aid and chlorine in...

OP, are you tasting band-aid and chlorine in plain water prior to, or after fermentation? I don't mean to kick up previously considered ways to resolve your problem. However, if you are tasting...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-24-2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By dlester
+1 Looks good

+1 Looks good
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 06-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By dlester
How's the judging going? I know this is your...

How's the judging going? I know this is your first and have run up against some hurdles, so I'll be patient. Just wanted to know where you're at and where it's heading?


Cheers
Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By dlester
There are several ways. First, you can shake it...

There are several ways. First, you can shake it back and forth for a minute, but that gets you about 8 PPM of 02 with an ideal of 12 PPM (parts per million). It's a good start if you don't have...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dlester
I would guess this is a yeast issue. Healthy...

I would guess this is a yeast issue. Healthy yeast is key to a crisp clean taste. Yeast will give off funky flavors if stressed in any way. Be sure to have the correct amount of yeast, aerate with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By dlester
In my experience, green has not been a sign of...

In my experience, green has not been a sign of contamination during fermentation. I would strongly believe it is the hops. Don't worry, sit back and let the beer ferment.


Cheers,
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 06-24-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By dlester
gigantedemeirda, did you get to visit fifty...

gigantedemeirda, did you get to visit fifty fifty? What did you think? Good, bad or indifferent?
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By dlester
That sucks, sorry to hear it. The meds will heal...

That sucks, sorry to hear it. The meds will heal it up pretty quick and you'll be your old self again. Give yourself a break and relax, we all go through times that require rest.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,590
Posted By dlester
+1

+1
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By dlester
+1

+1
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By dlester
+1

+1
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-18-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By dlester
Count me in too, please.

Count me in too, please.
Forum: Soda 06-12-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By dlester
Adding yeast to this syrupy concoction sounds...

Adding yeast to this syrupy concoction sounds pretty dangerous. Since yeast propagates and will keep eating until the sugar runs dry, I'd believe that unless you keep the bottles really cold to slow...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By dlester
I like to look up translations of words for a...

I like to look up translations of words for a beer from another country the beer was conceived (babblefish.com, at least I think that's it). Anyways, I'll translate words that have to do with beer,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,185
Posted By dlester
I totally agree. The $5 was worth it to get an...

I totally agree. The $5 was worth it to get an experimental chamber.




Cheers,
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By dlester
+1 cool device.

+1 cool device.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,185
Posted By dlester
I wish I had my brown kegs, they would be great...

I wish I had my brown kegs, they would be great for small batch experimental brews.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,185
Posted By dlester
You brewed 30 gallons in those little 2 gallon...

You brewed 30 gallons in those little 2 gallon things?


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