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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 52,189
Posted By ronllave
Any tips on force carbing the energy drink mix?...

Any tips on force carbing the energy drink mix? I'm going to make a 3 gallon batch in my 5 gallon corny and hook up to CO2. I was thinking of setting at 30 psi, shaking for a few minutes and leaving...
Forum: Fruit Beer 08-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,987
Posted By ronllave
I'm going to try brewing this recipe...

I'm going to try brewing this recipe soon...sounds delicious!

I'm wondering if I need to do anything special to sanitize the blueberries while juicing them, or is adding the juice at flame out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,174
Posted By ronllave
I just realized that all of the grains and hops...

I just realized that all of the grains and hops they provide with the Pennsylvania Lager kit are not labeled with the names of the specific ingredients. They only have stickers they say "Pennsylvania...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,174
Posted By ronllave
It's the "Pennsylvania Lager" on this page...

It's the "Pennsylvania Lager" on this page http://www.annapolishomebrew.com/shoprecipekits103.asp

I will double check the specific ingredients that came with it and get back to you.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,174
Posted By ronllave
First lager- Yuengling clone

With a few ale batches under my belt, I decided to try a lager. Since moving from Philly to California, I miss my Yuengling lager. I found a clone at Annapolis homebrew so I decided that would be a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By ronllave
Do I need new Yeast? Yeast Starter not working

I made a yeast starter for the first time according to the instructions on this post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-make-yeast-starter-pictorial-76101/. After 24 hours, I see no visible signs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 307,857
Posted By ronllave
I made a yeast starter according to the...

I made a yeast starter according to the instructions from the original post. It has been 24 hours since I made the starter and see no yeast activity. I had to have the liquid yeast vial shipped and...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-29-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 160,311
Posted By ronllave
I just brewed this up...I accidentally used 1 oz....

I just brewed this up...I accidentally used 1 oz. of Saaz hops instead of 1/2 oz. Oh well. I used 5 medium sized valencia oranges instead of blood oranges because I couldn't find them anywhere....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By ronllave
I was planning on rinsing and sanitizing with...

I was planning on rinsing and sanitizing with star-san anywayson brew day. So I will just rinse a few extra times before sanitizing and hopefully that will do the trick. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By ronllave
Oxiclean in Better Bottle Fermentor for Weeks

I have left a solution of oxiclean in my plastic Better Bottle fermentor for about 3 weeks now. Is it OK to just rinse and sanitize before using, or did the prolonged contact with oxiclean ruin it?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,410
Posted By ronllave
I just did some calculations and I think I should...

I just did some calculations and I think I should be able to get by with 20 ft. for now. Thanks for the pics. That gives me a good visual.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-25-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By ronllave
I usually just use one scoop oxiclean and fill...

I usually just use one scoop oxiclean and fill the rest up with warm water for my 5 gallon cornies.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-25-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By ronllave
Get a small fan to circulate the air. I installed...

Get a small fan to circulate the air. I installed one and it completely got rid of all my frost build-up and brought down the temperature drastically. There are lots of threads on this site...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,410
Posted By ronllave
About how tall and how wide is that 50' x 3/8"...

About how tall and how wide is that 50' x 3/8" chiller? I am planning on building one as well and can only find 3/8" copper coils in lengths of 20' for around $20 or 60' for around $70. I was hoping...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-20-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By ronllave
I ordered the Asus JC u30jc recently. It's...

I ordered the Asus JC u30jc recently. It's supposed to arrive in a few days. I decided on it because its portable, has great battery life, has very good graphics, and has an hdmi out. Do a search for...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ronllave
I guess there's a reason why nobody else used...

I guess there's a reason why nobody else used this method. I was just looking to use equipment I already owned instead of spending more money. I guess its just easier to buy a pump or build a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ronllave
Ha! That would be awesome. Yes, my kegerator fits...

Ha! That would be awesome. Yes, my kegerator fits two corny kegs.

I guess the concensus is that using a pond pump or wort chiller would be easier then pushing cold water from a keg using CO2, but...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ronllave
My idea of using the keg was avoid having to...

My idea of using the keg was avoid having to build a pre-chiller. I already have everything I need to use the kegerator and keg, so I would be saving money and time on building a pre-chiller. I guess...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ronllave
If I'm just using tap water, why couldn't I just...

If I'm just using tap water, why couldn't I just connect a hose instead of buying a pond pump? The whole idea of this was to chill the water temp before running it through the chiller.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ronllave
Immersion Chiller Idea Using Kegerator

Iím planning on building an immersion chiller and had an idea to incorporate my kegerator into the design. I live in a part of Southern California which sees temps over 100 during the summer. With...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-18-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 160,311
Posted By ronllave
I'm getting ready to brew this beer...It sounds...

I'm getting ready to brew this beer...It sounds great for Summer. I will be force-carbing in my keg and was hoping for some feedback from anybody else who has force-carbed this beer. Which techniques...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,431
Posted By ronllave
I had this same issue with my used Haier...

I had this same issue with my used Haier kegerator I picked up on craigslist ($50 including two full CO2 tanks!). I ended up throwing a small fan inside the kegerator to circulate the air and it has...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-14-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,492
Posted By ronllave
I'm all about the "just switch the line and...

I'm all about the "just switch the line and drink" method. But you don't think that will mess with the flavors too much after the first few ounces?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-14-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,492
Posted By ronllave
Switching between two kegs in a single kegerator

I have a single tap kegerator with one corny keg full of homebrew already hooked up. I am thinking of ordering a second corny and making another batch of brew. The problem is that the second batch...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-14-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 160,311
Posted By ronllave
I posted this same question a few posts back and...

I posted this same question a few posts back and raveskdr suggested this place:


I have not yet ordered it though.
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