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Forum: General Chit Chat 06-24-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Shooter
Exciting changes!

Exciting changes!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Shooter
I normally heat up around 1/2 cup of water, I...

I normally heat up around 1/2 cup of water, I generally use bottled spring water, to around 80-85 degrees, dump in the yeast, cover with sanitized foil and let it sit ten minutes. I then stir it all...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Shooter
Looks good and here I was just happy to be moving...

Looks good and here I was just happy to be moving out of my townhouse and into a place with an actual garage where I can brew!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Shooter
WOW, I may need new glasses or a new brain,...

WOW, I may need new glasses or a new brain, possibly both. I read this as BOATING EMERGENCY and was wondering, "Why would someone in the middle of a boating emergency post on HBT for assistance?!?! ...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 06-19-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Shooter
Yeah, this center justification is screwing me...

Yeah, this center justification is screwing me up!!!
Forum: Mead Forum 06-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Shooter
You don't have to rehydrate and you will likely...

You don't have to rehydrate and you will likely be fine if you are pitching plenty of yeast. That being said, I almost always rehydrate my dry yeast.

BTW, the things floating in you honey are bee...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,086
Posted By Shooter
Ah dear Galdor, someday, maybe five or six years...

Ah dear Galdor, someday, maybe five or six years from now when you are an HBT moderator, we simply MUST come back and revisit this thread!! :D
Forum: General Techniques 06-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By Shooter
Are you TRYING to start a flame war?!?!? :D

Are you TRYING to start a flame war?!?!? :D
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-13-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By Shooter
I grew up in Washington State. So, maybe that's...

I grew up in Washington State. So, maybe that's why?!? :confused:

I have heard them referred to as mosquito hawks before. So, that name is not unfamiliar to me.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By Shooter
Yep, that's what I call them too. :mug:

Yep, that's what I call them too. :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Shooter
The DMS is also still a potential problem if...

The DMS is also still a potential problem if you're leaving the lid on the whole time.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Shooter
How does your freezer/refrigerator work? I...

How does your freezer/refrigerator work? I believe the cooling in my refrigerator is just a result of drawing cold air down from the freezer unit above. So, the freezer might have to be running...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Shooter
The problem is not so much with boiling the beer,...

The problem is not so much with boiling the beer, the pressure cooker will certainly do that. The problem is with some of the other issues already mentioned.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Shooter
Well, I can definitely think of at least a few...

Well, I can definitely think of at least a few disadvantages, not boiling off DMS, difficult to add hop additions.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Shooter
Yep, my porter recipe is essentially just a...

Yep, my porter recipe is essentially just a partial mash utilizing a BIAB method.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Shooter
Yes, the first batch should have been left on the...

Yes, the first batch should have been left on the primary until it was done.

How are you taking your gravity reading?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-31-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Shooter
This is a RDWHAHB moment. You will likely get a...

This is a RDWHAHB moment. You will likely get a very decent, drinkable beer. Could the starter have been a little bigger? Sure. Is there a reason to panic? No.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Shooter
Yeah, sounds like a bad time. I've also taken to...

Yeah, sounds like a bad time. I've also taken to dry hopping in primary these days, mostly because I don't have a lot of time anymore and it's quicker to pop the lid and throw in the hops.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Shooter
I can't say I have an exact answer, but it seems...

I can't say I have an exact answer, but it seems like we're two pages into this thread and we have yet to describe what you mean by "way low" on your efficiency. :)
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-30-2014, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Shooter
Sign me up!

Sign me up!
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Shooter
Aha, there's your problem, you're using the wrong...

Aha, there's your problem, you're using the wrong instrument!!! ;)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-30-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Shooter
Yeah, amylase is more controlled. Using Beano,...

Yeah, amylase is more controlled. Using Beano, which is a different process, will cleave everything up and the yeast will go to town and suddenly you will have champagne beer.

You can apparently...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By Shooter
Dry yeast supposedly has enough sterol reserves...

Dry yeast supposedly has enough sterol reserves to not need oxygen. I don't generally aerate my dry yeast beyond any air it might uptake during the transfer to the fermenter and a little bit of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-30-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Shooter
Are you talking about amylase enzyme? I've used...

Are you talking about amylase enzyme? I've used it one time in a beer that was about twenty points too high. Mind you, it was an old ale that started up around 1.090. For various reasons it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Shooter
Yes, I would like to concur by noting that I also...

Yes, I would like to concur by noting that I also drilled 7/8" for the shanks! ;)
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