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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-15-2012, 12:28 AM
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http://www.byo.com/stories/wizard/article/section/...

http://www.byo.com/stories/wizard/article/section/121-mr-wizard/177-batch-sparging-a-oxygen-limits-mr-wizard

On a side note, really the only time (in my opinion) that someone would need to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By scinerd3000
I would say you are done fermenting...Solid...

I would say you are done fermenting...Solid grainbill but to get this sub 1.010 you are going to need to mess with the temps and length of the mashing...

Notty is a great yeast and will take this...
Forum: Brew Science 12-09-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By scinerd3000
You need at least 2 matching readings 24-48 hours...

You need at least 2 matching readings 24-48 hours apart to know that the beer is done...There are circumstances where it can start back up but generally after 2 days of the numbers not moving, it is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-09-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 124
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Posted By scinerd3000
works well. When you do high gravity beers...

works well. When you do high gravity beers >1.060 you can run into some problems with fermenting to the top range or the yeasts ability....

Also, aeration with actual o2 creates some other...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By scinerd3000
when you are talking about a low gravity beer,...

when you are talking about a low gravity beer, things need to happen in order for it to be even possible to attenuate low as you imagine....extract when used with crystal steeping grain adds dextrins...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By scinerd3000
It can be used. It is a hell of a waste but a...

It can be used. It is a hell of a waste but a reposado comes out great in some light to medium beers. I decided to do it to an ale back in the day for kicks since I had a few bottles someone gave...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By scinerd3000
the volume is the important part for the...

the volume is the important part for the calc...If you had a higher evaporation rate than expected then the extra gravity is from concentration of sugars and not efficiency. It is certainly possible...
Forum: Dark Lager 12-07-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,589
Posted By scinerd3000
this was optimal at around 2-3 months. It was...

this was optimal at around 2-3 months. It was amazingly complex and balanced by then
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By scinerd3000
Majafoo- Personally although bleach may work,...

Majafoo- Personally although bleach may work, general practice for me is to swap the line itself. You can get more fairly easily and it is super cheap... let us know what happens next time you brew,...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-24-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By scinerd3000
Generally speaking meads are served flat. Some...

Generally speaking meads are served flat. Some sparkling do exist though... if you insist on carbonating I would use a champagne yeast like montrochet or Lavlin EC-1118 is pretty hardy. Make sure...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-24-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By scinerd3000
You can control the level in the grant during...

You can control the level in the grant during recirculation by changing the input and output flows via a ball valve on the inlet or a VFD for the pump. Technically you can also use a ball valve to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-23-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By scinerd3000
Are you worried at all about Hot Side Aeration? ...

Are you worried at all about Hot Side Aeration? Grants have generally fallen out of practice due to the oxygen pickup most places although some are still used...In theory it should work although you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By scinerd3000
might sound stupid but are you changing the...

might sound stupid but are you changing the tubing which CONNECTS to the stone?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-15-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By scinerd3000
+1 on the chloramines....a very miniscule amount...

+1 on the chloramines....a very miniscule amount is perceivable on the pallet.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-29-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By scinerd3000
Guitmo is right....Most likley you may even be...

Guitmo is right....Most likley you may even be able to remove the popit valve and take a look...my guess is the seal went or the spring is weak or deformed in some way. Look on youtube for how to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-27-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By scinerd3000
Why no pilsner malt? wlp029 is a fantastic strain...

Why no pilsner malt? wlp029 is a fantastic strain and will give you what you are looking for the best out of any ale yeast you could find...
Forum: Dark Lager 09-27-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,589
Posted By scinerd3000
Great to hear! above a 40 is fantastic-I drank...

Great to hear! above a 40 is fantastic-I drank all of this long before I sent it out to contests.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By scinerd3000
You always have the ability to add back. If you...

You always have the ability to add back. If you are doing a dark stout you may want to consider adding some back in, but for any of the lighter beers it shouldn't matter. if you are doing all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By scinerd3000
The best thing you can do and the big mistake...

The best thing you can do and the big mistake most people make is to change a bunch of things at once...If it works out, then you have no clue which thing you changed did it and if it doesn't help...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By scinerd3000
The idea behind pitching a starter culture of...

The idea behind pitching a starter culture of yeast is so that the cells start to grow and ferment fairly quickly, outcompeting other organisms and thus preventing the flavors of other yeasts and...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-10-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,532
Posted By scinerd3000
You are correct, I mispoke. They do take ethanol...

You are correct, I mispoke. They do take ethanol to make vinegar so it would have to be either a beer or some wort with ethanol added (such as from vodka etc). Wort agar is fairly simple to make...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,532
Posted By scinerd3000
Stay away from running caustic because you will...

Stay away from running caustic because you will strip the flavors from the wood. I would suggest storing them with citric acid AND metabisulfite until use for a minimum of a week or two. Use around...
Forum: Brew Science 07-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By scinerd3000
Oh and as far as oxidation, because presumably...

Oh and as far as oxidation, because presumably you will be bottle conditioning the beers- a little degraded o2 will be fine and used up by the yeast. If you are NOT conditioning then I would use an...
Forum: Brew Science 07-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By scinerd3000
It works...The bottles must be filled within 24...

It works...The bottles must be filled within 24 hours or the ozonation will wear off. It can also cause respiratory issues but it is a good sanitizer...this is mostly used in the wine industry to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-03-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By scinerd3000
So a few things. You can get Gesho powder or...

So a few things.

You can get Gesho powder or root at online retailers...don't use hops.

There is no way in hell this will take 8 months....He's talking about mead making which is very...
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