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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Today, 02:58 AM
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Posted By kh54s10
Dry yeast soaked in water is re-hydrating. ...

Dry yeast soaked in water is re-hydrating.

Liquid yeast in a predetermined amount of wort based on the OG of the recipe is called a starter.

Dry yeast does not require a starter, for a big...
Forum: DIY Projects Today, 02:41 AM
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Posted By kh54s10
Here is mine. I started from the bottom and...

Here is mine. I started from the bottom and decided how high the BK needed to be to drain into the fermenter. I worked my way up from there....
Forum: Wine Making Forum Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By kh54s10
My kits are put in secondary a sulfate and...

My kits are put in secondary a sulfate and sorbate are mixed in, it is degassed then use Kieselsol and Chitosan added in that order as clearing agents. I have never tried any wines that are not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By kh54s10
This would be very difficult to do in a gravity...

This would be very difficult to do in a gravity fed cooler mash tun. Without a direct fire circulating system I would not attempt it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By kh54s10
6 1/2 gallons may not work. I need 7 gallons to...

6 1/2 gallons may not work. I need 7 gallons to end up with 5 gallons for my system. Also the OP might not have any information about the hop additions. If so I would not start this kit without...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By kh54s10
You really need to know what kinds of hops go...

You really need to know what kinds of hops go with the style.

Since the extract is pre-hopped you are just guessing as to what is still there. You can use a bittering hop at the beginning of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kh54s10
Cascade 60 minutes Cascade 30 minutes Cascade...

Cascade 60 minutes
Cascade 30 minutes
Cascade 10 minutes
Cascade 5 minutes
Cascade 0 minutes
Cascade dry hop

You did say you wanted to use as much Cascade as possible...... ;)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By kh54s10
Making a starter with dry yeast depletes the...

Making a starter with dry yeast depletes the reserves engineered in. So it kind of defeats the purpose of using dry yeast. I guess that if you made a bigger starter than normal and it then being...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By kh54s10
It also has to due with fermenter size. Most...

It also has to due with fermenter size. Most buckets and carboys are suited to 5 gallon batches. So 5 gallons into one bucket/carboy or a 10 gallon batch into 2 fermenters. But you are forgetting...
Forum: Brew Science Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By kh54s10
I have been using my city water for 3 years. I...

I have been using my city water for 3 years. I do believe it has some chlorine. I used a Britta filter in the beginning and now have a charcoal filter in line. I haven't gotten around to getting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By kh54s10
You need more information than given. I assume...

You need more information than given. I assume there are hops. You need to know which ones to add when to get the right balance of bitterness, flavor and aroma. If that is not given I would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Yesterday, 03:19 PM
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Views: 106
Posted By kh54s10
From what I have heard, the white buckets at HD...

From what I have heard, the white buckets at HD are food safe, Lowes has one. Probably a little more expensive. I get mine from a local dairy. They are empty syrup buckets. When I get them they...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By kh54s10
Yesterday I brewed with a vial of Pacific ale...

Yesterday I brewed with a vial of Pacific ale that I had stored in June 2012. Just over 2 years!!! Pitched at 11:30 PM last night. I hear the blow off tube bubbling as of now. It is in a bucket...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By kh54s10
4 months +. Operationally the shorter throw,...

4 months +. Operationally the shorter throw, more mechanical feel and slight aesthetic differences in the 630 is all that I have noticed. I have had no problems with either style. The only thing...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By kh54s10
I have a backlog of recipes. I brew when I have,...

I have a backlog of recipes. I brew when I have, either a low pipeline and/or space in my fermentation chamber. But yesterday I had to take a fermenter out to put the new batch in. My chamber...
Forum: Brew Science Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By kh54s10
Put it in sanitized containers filled all the way...

Put it in sanitized containers filled all the way up then seal tightly.

Or add a little chlorine.. ;) Instant city water
Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By kh54s10
Unless you get a reverse siphon, and get 2-3...

Unless you get a reverse siphon, and get 2-3 gallons sucked into the beer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By kh54s10
Looks good. I would drink it. May even do one...

Looks good. I would drink it. May even do one like it some day. I used Citra for the first time today. I did a Maris Otter/Nugget SMaSH a while back. It was.... interesting. And good.

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By kh54s10
Thought I answered this one. I looked at the...

Thought I answered this one. I looked at the OP's profile and found that I did. Three posts in 10 minutes.

I said I like the bubbles. It tells me when the bottles are about full.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By kh54s10
I would guess that it is OK to keep the...

I would guess that it is OK to keep the commercial beers in there. It should not get anywhere near cold enough to freeze them. Mine fluctuates between 62 and 66 ambient, usually.

Though I would...
Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By kh54s10
If the wort is still cooling down you could get...

If the wort is still cooling down you could get low pressure in the fermenter and get suck back. You only need a little Starsan to cover the end of the tube. I put my Starsan in a margarine cup and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By kh54s10
it really depends on what style it is. If it is...

it really depends on what style it is. If it is a light yellow beer it might be at it's best now. If it is a heavy or strong beer it might need quite a bit longer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By kh54s10
Everything sounds good so far, but stop messing...

Everything sounds good so far, but stop messing with it.

I would go a minimum of 10 days before checking the gravity to determine that it is at final gravity and ready to transfer. I have not...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging Yesterday, 12:29 AM
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Posted By kh54s10
Genital roll over for the win!!

Genital roll over for the win!!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By kh54s10
At only one pound of smoked malt I don't think it...

At only one pound of smoked malt I don't think it is going to be too smoky. I have made a couple, not as hoppy with a more/smokier malt.

One was based on John Palmer's Elevenses. I added .1...
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