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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2008, 08:38 PM
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Posted By 3rd and Long
Another consideration people may want to think...

Another consideration people may want to think about is you upgrade your systems you may consider using an Aluminum pot for HLT in a three teir system. I've been doing that for over a year now and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2008, 05:57 PM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By 3rd and Long
When I have done in the past to help combat our...

When I have done in the past to help combat our "warm" summers is to soak the carboy in a tab of water with an old t-shirt over it that hangs into the water. I then setup a small fan to blow at the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2008, 05:44 PM
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Views: 1,676
Posted By 3rd and Long
I've typically done 5-10 sec or so for starters...

I've typically done 5-10 sec or so for starters up to 1 gal.. and 20-30 sec per 5 gal batch. I can't speak to the chemistry side of this, it's the practice I've been following for the past couple...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2008, 05:17 PM
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Posted By 3rd and Long
In the past I have oxygenated both and had good...

In the past I have oxygenated both and had good results. I use pure o2..
The only times I hold off from doing this is when I'm looking for additional yeast character, ie: bannana in a hefe.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By 3rd and Long
Yes, exactly...

Yes, exactly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2006, 01:47 PM
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Posted By 3rd and Long
Like I said, I have some, but not much confidence...

Like I said, I have some, but not much confidence in my results..I didn't do much math, I figured out the various patterns and how many times each would occur. And yes I was drinking homebrew.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2006, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By 3rd and Long
African or European? But really.. do you...

African or European?

But really.. do you mean how many different blends? or how many ales? and are we to assume that there isn't more been in the fridge that you don't have a picnic tap on?
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,061
Posted By 3rd and Long
<Insert Born-On Date joke here> At least for...

<Insert Born-On Date joke here>

At least for wine.. cellaring temperatures are typically a very constant 50-55 deg. F and about 60% humidity.

Honestly it depends very much on the beer, and your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By 3rd and Long
I 've brewed with tap, bottled and filtered...

I 've brewed with tap, bottled and filtered water. At the end of the day you need to ask yourself how much you like the taste of your water supply. I find that where I live, the mildly alkaline...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-26-2006, 03:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By 3rd and Long
Now why would you want to do that to the cute...

Now why would you want to do that to the cute little deer?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-13-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,052
Posted By 3rd and Long
I used the DW for a while but discovered the time...

I used the DW for a while but discovered the time savings was near nil..
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-12-2006, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By 3rd and Long
I used both methods. The rotary tool is...

I used both methods. The rotary tool is definitly easier, but be sure to have ton of extra disks on hand since they tend to break (or atleast mine do).
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-12-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By 3rd and Long
Awsome find!! I think I paid close to double...

Awsome find!! I think I paid close to double that when I got one a while back
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-11-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By 3rd and Long
Or the use of Aluminum... :tank:

Or the use of Aluminum... :tank:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By 3rd and Long
Many thanks guys!!

Many thanks guys!!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By 3rd and Long
I guess it isn't that short of notice, I have...

I guess it isn't that short of notice, I have always tried to age most of my ales atleast 2 weeks in the keg. Giving them that extra time can turn a good beer into a great beer. I guess I'm looking...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 3rd and Long
Sweet.. My next brew is slated to be a hop o'...

Sweet.. My next brew is slated to be a hop o' rama so I'll send this to my brewing helper who's a chemist to figure out!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By 3rd and Long
Quick Brew??

Any of you guys have recipe that is quick (<4 weeks) from end to end? I have done a couple lagers in about 4 weeks where instead of doing a true lagering period I do a crash cool to 31 deg. F at...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-09-2006, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By 3rd and Long
As Axegod said, good notes are the key to being...

As Axegod said, good notes are the key to being able to quicky improve you're brewing skill by knowing how the actions you take influence the final product. Also picking a couple recipes as standard...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2006, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,229
Posted By 3rd and Long
If you're not goint to use the freezer, you may...

If you're not goint to use the freezer, you may also want to consider cutting some vent holes between the freezer and Fridge compartments. It will increase the airflow so things will cool down more...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2006, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,229
Posted By 3rd and Long
I just have piece of plywood cut to size, painted...

I just have piece of plywood cut to size, painted and held up by pegs from the sides.. it works great I can put 5 kegs on the shelf and the CO2 under the plywood shelf.
Forum: General Techniques 07-09-2006, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By 3rd and Long
The temps you have are correct, you may want to...

The temps you have are correct, you may want to consider longer than 2 weeks for the seconday though.. 2 weeks will give you good beer, but 3-4 weeks should give you better beer.
Forum: General Techniques 07-06-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By 3rd and Long
Good find, or memory..

Good find, or memory..
Forum: General Techniques 07-06-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By 3rd and Long
I frequently brew outside without issue, but...

I frequently brew outside without issue, but anytime I have a carboy outside of by fridge or brewing closet I be sure to have a dark T-shirt over it to keep out some of the light. Up to this point I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By 3rd and Long
You're all good, technically you are "safer" in...

You're all good, technically you are "safer" in your secondary than your primary since you already have some alcohol to help combat any bacteria. The wort in your primary is like disneyland for...
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