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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By feinbera
Similar to RiverCityBrewer, my "dual mode"...

Similar to RiverCityBrewer, my "dual mode" burner's house gas kit came with a wider-bore orifice which I had to replace the stock orifice with.

Probably you can find the part on some homebrew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,037
Posted By feinbera
What is a laser jet? Is it a jet with lasers on?...

What is a laser jet? Is it a jet with lasers on? Is it an ink jet printer that somebody taped a laser pointer to?

...something like $0.60 will get you an 8.5 x 11" color print-out at Kinko's or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By feinbera
If it's at least bubbling some, it's probably...

If it's at least bubbling some, it's probably "good enough."

Is this a partial or full boil? If you're trying to boil 6+ gallons, it's gonna take some jiggerpokery to get it up to a full, rolling...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By feinbera
Most recipes are written in anticipation of...

Most recipes are written in anticipation of boiling some water off. So, yes, it's fine to add water -- but only enough to bring your wort volume back to the volume the recipe's supposed to make.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-04-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,754
Posted By feinbera
It sounds like the real issue here is that we...

It sounds like the real issue here is that we have to be mindful of managing Junior's lupulin threshold shift.

The first baby beer should be something like a bitter, with detectable but subtle...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By feinbera
Well, if you figure it out, lemme know... I've...

Well, if you figure it out, lemme know... I've had this same flavor, to the point where one batch was ruined, it's an annoying undertone in others.

I was kinda speculating that it might've been...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2013, 11:02 PM
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Views: 396,085
Posted By feinbera
When you see this in a news story about...

When you see this in a news story about Washington's legalized pot law...

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2013/12/03/marijuana_dispensary_wide-cc6bb496a2c7c7dd446f9e0ec6d9a2a3179f9da1-s4-c85.jpg
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By feinbera
The physical-nose-stabbing sounds like CO2 bite....

The physical-nose-stabbing sounds like CO2 bite. A good, close whiff of actively-fermenting beer, or even just beer that's out-gassing as you transfer it to secondary, will be emitting enough carbon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-24-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By feinbera
This is why I always heat up an extra couple...

This is why I always heat up an extra couple gallons of water for whatever step I'm on, plus an extra gallon or so boiling on the stove for heat emergencies.

Your volume shouldn't be a problem. As...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By feinbera
Hard to say without know what else you're hopping...

Hard to say without know what else you're hopping with and when.

If all you've got is two ounces of Citra plus some bittering charge at 60 minutes... well, first of all, I'd get more hops; two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By feinbera
That's pretty much my procedure exactly, with the...

That's pretty much my procedure exactly, with the exception that I don't bother with the spoon, I just grab the top of the chiller and stir it around in the wort a bit.
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-19-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By feinbera
The bathtub. OK, it's not funny as in...

The bathtub.

OK, it's not funny as in strange or unique I know I'm not the first homebrewer to realize that it's not such a bad plan to ferment in a large, waterproof part of a room that's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-08-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By feinbera
There are two things working against you. ...

There are two things working against you.

First of all, as many other posters have pointed out, you don't have the most aggressive hop schedule –*popular commercial West Coast IPA's, scaled down...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By feinbera
What temperature did you mash at? If you mashed...

What temperature did you mash at? If you mashed warm – 158, 160, something like that – you produced a wort with a lot of unfermentable sugars in it, which could also contribute to finishing at a...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 11-05-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,430
Posted By feinbera
My old man does a turkey on the weber every year....

My old man does a turkey on the weber every year. You might be starting a little early -- IIRC, once the coals are ready, the bird's only in for about three hours before the thermometer says it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By feinbera
It'll probably taste a lot better cold and...

It'll probably taste a lot better cold and carbonated – you've already done the hardest parts and used almost all of the ingredients, may as well finish at this point!

Off the top of my head, that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-04-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,955
Posted By feinbera
...so, is that what makes a "tripel" zombie a...

...so, is that what makes a "tripel" zombie a tripel zombie?
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-04-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,343
Posted By feinbera
Don't do it! Sure, the clean, modern...

Don't do it!

Sure, the clean, modern sans-serif is a little more readable than the slightly old-timey "second font" on your original logo, but the old-timey font seems to go better with script...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By feinbera
For a 1-gallon batch, a full packet of US-05...

For a 1-gallon batch, a full packet of US-05 should get you down from pretty high gravities; I've heard tell of folks getting 1.100, 1.110 beers done, anyway, and I'm hoping they're not full of it,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By feinbera
Was there any bleach or StarSan or anything in...

Was there any bleach or StarSan or anything in the blow-off jug, or just water? I don't have any personal experience with this, but, isn't it entirely possible the blow-off jug has acetobacter, while...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By feinbera
I'm a n00b next to some of these guys, but, nine...

I'm a n00b next to some of these guys, but, nine batches bottled in re-used commercial bottles, with only two busted, both due to "user error" – one over-exuberant cap-crimp broke the neck, and one...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-02-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By feinbera
Perhaps such confusion explains the "flavor" of...

Perhaps such confusion explains the "flavor" of their beers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By feinbera
Man, you're making feel lucky to live in San...

Man, you're making feel lucky to live in San Francisco; even the hole-in-the-wall empanada joint has bottles of Anchor Steam or Lagu IPA; the dive bar that is literally falling down (building is...
Forum: Hops Growing 10-26-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By feinbera
There are three things you need to grow hops:...

There are three things you need to grow hops: plenty of sun, something tall for them to climb, and a growing season longer than, say, you get in Alaska (no, seriously, SWMBO and I stopped by a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-26-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By feinbera
I don't have a huge amount of experience, but,...

I don't have a huge amount of experience, but, I've used US-05 more than anything else. I've found it to be nice and clean in the 62-66 range, but if you're not careful, it'll get good and...
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