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Forum: Mead Forum 01-02-2014, 11:53 PM
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Regarding the calcium carbonate mentioned, I'm...

Regarding the calcium carbonate mentioned, I'm sure I'm not right. It was the same as baking soda, sodium bicarbonate? LHBS said theirs was more potent. It was suggested to lower the pH which still...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-31-2013, 10:40 PM
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No, not queasy, Wyeast. Damn auto correct. ...

No, not queasy, Wyeast. Damn auto correct.

OG was 1.154 or so. And it's been double pitched with Wyeast 4632. Really hoping to not split the batch.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-31-2013, 07:51 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
Help, no bubbles.

Made my first mead. 24# honey, peal of one lemon. Fresh. 5gallon total volume into fermenter. Using the queasy mead yeast.

I've added a container (from LHBS) of calcium carbonate to try to lower...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-19-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mavrick1903
Dish washer pump?

Worth saving? I just replaced my dishwasher due to a bad timer. Pump/motor should still be good. Considering repurposing to a bottle washer. Wondering if anyone has attempted anything of the sort...
Forum: Want to Buy 09-24-2013, 11:15 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
GABF for friday

Looking for one for Friday. PM here please
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2013, 02:02 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
confession: wondering if I'd be better off...

confession: wondering if I'd be better off grinding and drying them.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
Cascade is what my understanding is.

Cascade is what my understanding is.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
are my fresh hops Fresh?

Picked yesterday but they dont smell all that "hoppy". they have plenty of resin when rubbed, but not much aroma. I was going to add them to the secondary in an IIPA but am now hesitant.

Help!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mavrick1903
What did a temp controlled ferm chamber do for you?

Title says it all. If you've gone to a temp controlled fermentation chamber, I'm wondering what you're using to control the temp, and what it did for your quality.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-13-2013, 11:11 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
Adding prunes to a Quad

Looking to add a pound of prunes (dried plums) to a quad. OG is at 1.080. Any thougts on what this will add to the ABV?

Would you add in primary? or secondary? (brewed the batch today, waiting for...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mavrick1903
How do YOU maintain mash temp?

I had been doing eBIAB but I scorched a bag and killed a batch (was undrinkable). I've since gone to a mash/batch sparge, using my eKeggle for heating/boiling. But I'm having trouble maintaining mash...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By mavrick1903
Thanks P-J

I just read a thread, where P-J mentions (back in Jan) that he was not doing well. I'm starting a thread because I for one have greatly benefited from his advice and designs for my eBrew setup. P-J...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mavrick1903
You've GOT to take your readings. as Flars said,...

You've GOT to take your readings. as Flars said, it's the only way to know if you're done. You really need before/after readings to be sure, but current grav against what your expected kit final grav...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-05-2013, 06:39 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2013, 10:02 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
Wet hop in secondary for IIPA?

Considering using (I think) Cascade hops for a wet hopped IIPA. It's in primary now, would move to secondary, and add XX oz of wet fresh picked (same day) IIPA. Should I do anything regarding...
Forum: Brewing Software 08-07-2013, 03:35 AM
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Posted By mavrick1903
How to enter invert sugar

Recipe called for 2# of brown sugar. I decided to invert it. Should I enter it as Belgian candi sugar now? Using beersmith.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mavrick1903
How long can my starter sit?

I made a starter a week ago (roughly) hoping to brew within a couple of days. It's been a week. At this point it's looking less and less like I'm going to get to brew that batch before Labor day...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 08:50 PM
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to clean the sponge through and through be sure...

to clean the sponge through and through be sure to use both the inside and outside of the bucket.:off:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By mavrick1903
Yes, and $5-$10 for a diet Cuba Libre (hold the...

Yes, and $5-$10 for a diet Cuba Libre (hold the rum, hold the lime).
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 01:08 PM
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Posted By mavrick1903
It's always interesting the folks who DONT brew...

It's always interesting the folks who DONT brew and are critical when they try your beer:

"this tastes thin"

Mostly supportive comments like "when can I try some"
"Did-ja bring any" at any...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By mavrick1903
Beer things to do in Newburgh/Montgomery NY?

Be there for a couple of days on vacation. Newburgh Brewery worth the visit? anything else?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By mavrick1903
Beer things to do in Manhattan?

Any suggestions? I'll have a couple of evenings. Staying in Midtown.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By mavrick1903
Figure drain from the bottom as well, after the...

Figure drain from the bottom as well, after the wort is gone?

Thoughts about closing up the top?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By mavrick1903
http://http://s489.photobucket.com/user/mavrick190...

http://http://s489.photobucket.com/user/mavrick1903/slideshow/Dairy%20Reciver
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-29-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By mavrick1903
How to make use of a SS Dairy receiver

Shallow conical device. 6" or so opening at top, that, with some work, could be sealed. Second 3" or so opening offset, at the top. Sample valve on the side, about halfway. Bottom drain. Several...
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