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Forum: Brew Science 08-14-2014, 12:32 AM
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I actually used straight lemon juice in a beer a...

I actually used straight lemon juice in a beer a few batches ago. The only reason I did was that I was brewing a 100% organic beer, so really had to improvise. The problem with lemon juice is that...
Forum: Brew Science 08-14-2014, 12:04 AM
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Citric is a great acid to use. It's a solid, it's...

Citric is a great acid to use. It's a solid, it's food grade, cheap, good potency, not as dangerous as other acids. I used to use it a lot back in the days when i was less meticulous and measured in...
Forum: Brew Science 08-13-2014, 11:30 PM
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I did this a while back when I got a new meter. ...

I did this a while back when I got a new meter. If you make a 1.0 molar solution of a strong monoprotic acid, the pH should, by definition, be 0. If you have a strong acid you can dilute to...
Forum: Brew Science 08-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
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I had the same concerns about some of the acids I...

I had the same concerns about some of the acids I had available for use in beer. I have quite the science lab in my garage, but most of the acids I had were of technical or questionable grade, so I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-13-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By And1129
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-04-2014, 08:19 PM
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I'm planning a few pumpkin brews coming up and...

I'm planning a few pumpkin brews coming up and i'm gonna do some experimentation with them!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-04-2014, 07:17 PM
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That would be perfect for me now; i'm in!

That would be perfect for me now; i'm in!
Forum: Brew Science 08-04-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By And1129
As ajdelange said in his first post here, there's...

As ajdelange said in his first post here, there's no need to use the 10 buffer. So if you didn't know that and calibrated in numerical sequence using the 4.0, then 7.0, then 10.0, your meter would...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-04-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 119
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New Supplication clone project

I just read this whole thread. I'm planning on making my own Supplication clone/take probably next week. I just ordered a few yeasts from The Yeast Bay which i'm going to use for this project. I'll...
Forum: Brewing Software 08-03-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
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I usually treat only the water I use for mashing...

I usually treat only the water I use for mashing with brewing salts appropriate to whatever style i'm brewing to get the benefits of better mash-efficiency and pH drop. I don't add salts to my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
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Brewing is still fun when it's that hot outside,...

Brewing is still fun when it's that hot outside, especially spraying off all the equipment, but for me at least, the hot weather we've been having makes it really difficult to hold my fermentations...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
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If you could, just get there the night before and...

If you could, just get there the night before and let the kegs rest overnight. I routinely travel between California and Washington State with beer. In fact, my usual method of carbonation involves...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
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Couldn't adding champagne yeast at bottling cause...

Couldn't adding champagne yeast at bottling cause bottlebombs if say it dropped the gravity from 1.026 to like 1.008? From what I understand champagne yeast is highly attenuative, or are the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By And1129
I transferred it to secondary a few days ago and...

I transferred it to secondary a few days ago and got some more data on it. Gravity at time of transfer was 1.026, so that puts current ABV at either 12.6% or 14.4% depending on using the standard...
Forum: Soda Making 07-15-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
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^ Thanks for that tip. The keg is nearing empty,...

^ Thanks for that tip. The keg is nearing empty, so I get to start formulating a recipie and plan for my next successful attempt. I'll look into getting a longer BevOut line as well as the recipe...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-07-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
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Barleywine questions

Hey all, I just brewed a barleywine a bit ago and I have a couple questions. I did end up using some malt extract, but it was still a hefty mash! It's been fermenting for about a week now, but I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-07-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
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The tour at Anchor is a really good one. You just...

The tour at Anchor is a really good one. You just call them up, see when a tour spot is available, have them put your name down, and then go over to San Francisco for the weekend! The tour doesn't...
Forum: Soda Making 07-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
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My rootbeer has been great! I took the whole keg...

My rootbeer has been great! I took the whole keg setup to a 4th of July picnic and everyone enjoyed it. The flavor is nice and I'm happy with the Gnome extract that I used; although, I probably will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By And1129
Starter concern

I have a yeast starter i'm a bit concerned about. It's the wyeast 1056 strain, and i used it to ferment three batches of beer so far (all pale ales). I saved the yeast by washing it into a 1 gal...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
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I use 1056 very often and haven't noticed any...

I use 1056 very often and haven't noticed any STRONG ester aromas. It is a very clean fermenting yeast. What was your pitch rate? I'm guessing you may have under pitched a bit because any yeast...
Forum: Introductions 06-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By And1129
Welcome from San Jose!

Welcome from San Jose!
Forum: General Techniques 06-26-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By And1129
I have had yeast starters completely mess up the...

I have had yeast starters completely mess up the color in otherwise excellent beers. I couldn't care less about color compared to taste, but I have definitely noticed that happening too.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-26-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By And1129
Hey, glad to hear your brewed it too! I've been...

Hey, glad to hear your brewed it too! I've been drinking mine recently and it turned out very well! I think it's a lot like Anchor's, but my older citra dry hops did contribute a kind of subtle...
Forum: Soda Making 06-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By And1129
I will look into getting some longer tubing then....

I will look into getting some longer tubing then.

I figured i'd carbonate it at 30-50psi while cold, get it nice and carbed, then release some of the pressure and push it out at like 10psi. I...
Forum: Soda Making 06-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
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Thanks for the advice. I think I will add a bit...

Thanks for the advice. I think I will add a bit of vanilla. I knew the rootbeer won't come out, so I just bought another corney keg to have one dedicated to rootbeer although, I was planning on...
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