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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-02-2009, 12:34 AM
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Posted By bearymore
Upside down regulator ?

I have a new two corny keg kit from Midwest and a Sanyo 4912 refrigerator. As it happens, I can fit the two kegs, the CO2 tank, and the dual regulator in the fridge if I put the CO2 tank on the left...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2009, 12:44 AM
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Posted By bearymore
+1. Readings were very inconsistent and often...

+1. Readings were very inconsistent and often didn't agree with the hydrometer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2008, 11:56 PM
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Views: 729
Posted By bearymore
How much mash water when using rice hulls?

I just put together a recipe using Beersmith. Having experienced a stuck mash last time, I added a pound of rice hulls. So, I have 12.25 pounds of grain and 1 pound of rice hulls for a total of 13.25...
Forum: Brewing Software 12-03-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,906
Posted By bearymore
I run Beersmith on SUSE 11.0 using Crossover. It...

I run Beersmith on SUSE 11.0 using Crossover. It runs perfectly.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By bearymore
Somewhere (I'm not sure where) I read that you...

Somewhere (I'm not sure where) I read that you could get enough oxygen by shaking the carboy for 15 minutes before adding the yeast. Previously I've shaken the carboy, but for less time. Now I've...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2008, 12:45 AM
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Posted By bearymore
I made a Barack Obama American Brown Ale. The OG...

I made a Barack Obama American Brown Ale. The OG was higher than the style called for, as Obama is a man with extra gravitas. We gave it away at the local Democratic club to people who made phone...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-24-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By bearymore
I just did a Dubbel yesterday. I more or less...

I just did a Dubbel yesterday. I more or less followed the recipe for Tomme Arthur's Dubbel from "Brew Like a Monk". It sounds like you did the same.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-27-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By bearymore
Safale S-33 for Scotch Ale?

I'm planning to brew a strong Scotch ale next weekend. Usually, I use an appropriate liquid yeast for my brews. However, given the high OG for this style, it would be much easier to use a couple...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By bearymore
There were quite a bit of hops in this recipe, so...

There were quite a bit of hops in this recipe, so a fair amount of hop sludge. Also there was some spillage as I transferred the wort to the fermenter. So I suppose all was normal.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By bearymore
Pre-boil efficiency higher than post-boil???

I brewed an American brown ale this weekend. When I measured the SG pre-boil, I got 1.057 on 7.25 gallons, implying an efficiency of about 67% (disappointing). After the boil, I got an SG reading of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By bearymore
Does anyone else use Fermcap-S? Since I started...

Does anyone else use Fermcap-S? Since I started using it, I've had absolutely no problems with blow off. I started using it after having a brew blow the lid off a 6.5 gallon plastic fermenter. Does...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,212
Posted By bearymore
Adding yeast at bottling time.

When is it necessary to add yeast at bottling time? I have a dubbel that I will bottle after 2 weeks in primary and 3 weeks in secondary. Should I add extra yeast and, if so, how much? My last brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By bearymore
It's now been 8 days for my Westmalle Dubbel...

It's now been 8 days for my Westmalle Dubbel clone. OG was 1.072 and SG is now 1.016, so it's been about 76% apparent attenuation. I used White Labs WLP500 and made a 1.75 quart starter. I pitched at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By bearymore
If real Trappists use primary for 5-7 days, why should I use 3 weeks

I've been reading Stan Hieronymous' "Brew Like a Monk". I was surprised to see that all of the abbeys leave all their beers in primary for only 5-7 days. There's a lot of variation in secondary, 2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By bearymore
I tested before pitching. I used both Beersmith...

I tested before pitching. I used both Beersmith and the Morebeer spreadsheet to calculate FG (I know Morebeer uses the formula Loup posted), and in any case, the OG's differed more than the FG's. The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By bearymore
Hydrometer and Refractometer Disagree

I'm at a loss. I have a hydrometer and a refractometer. I calibrated both using distilled water and both read 0 (1.000 and 0 Brix respectively), so I have to assume they are working correctly. When I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,948
Posted By bearymore
Campden tablets should solve that problem. BYO...

Campden tablets should solve that problem. BYO had an article about it. See http://www.byo.com/mrwizard/1211.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,948
Posted By bearymore
Tap water with 1/4 crushed Campden tablet per 5...

Tap water with 1/4 crushed Campden tablet per 5 gallon. It only needs to sit a few minutes and the chlorine/chloramine is taken care of.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By bearymore
So much for charity. I expected as much, but I...

So much for charity. I expected as much, but I didn't want to reply to my neighbor until I was certain.

Thanks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By bearymore
Charity beer auction -- Is it legal?

One of my neighbors asked me to donate some homebrews to the neighborhood's silent auction. The proceeds go to charity and I would not receive a dime. Can I do this legally. By the way, I'm in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By bearymore
White Labs WLP005, British Ale Yeast.

White Labs WLP005, British Ale Yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By bearymore
Can moving too much kill fermentation?

I have a beer that has quit at about 1.020. It fermented quite actively for about a day and a half and then the bubbling stopped. As it happened, this was when I had to move the carboy a couple of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By bearymore
I did check the hydrometer and did correct for...

I did check the hydrometer and did correct for temperature. The OG issue could have something to do with it. On two of the brews, my OG was 2 points higher than I expected - 1.061 instead of 1.059...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By bearymore
Thanks for thinking about it. All the yeasts were...

Thanks for thinking about it. All the yeasts were White Labs -- WLP001 California Ale Yeast, WLP005 British Ale, and WLP023 Burton Ale Yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By bearymore
High FG or measurement error?

For the third brew in a row, fermentation has seemed to stop at 1.018-1.020. All three had predicted FG's of 1.014-1.016. Two were extract brews using different brands of extract. One was an ESB and...
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