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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2012, 05:31 PM
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Posted By ValleyBrew
I've used Coopers and I'm pretty sure it's just 1...

I've used Coopers and I'm pretty sure it's just 1 per 12 oz bottle and 2 for 22 oz bombers. That's also the description on the NB site for the Coopers tabs.

They have worked well for me, but take...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-05-2012, 01:41 PM
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Views: 204,989
Posted By ValleyBrew
I think I replied as well, but it's been...

I think I replied as well, but it's been sooooooooo long. But tomorrow will be the day!! Decent odds compared to most contests I've entered...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-29-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By ValleyBrew
I agree with jsv1204 above. The amount of...

I agree with jsv1204 above. The amount of carbonation depends on the amount of sugar. There are priming calculators out there that will allow you to figure the volume of sugar based on the level of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By ValleyBrew
I must have been quoting and typing as you...

I must have been quoting and typing as you posted. Try reboiling to kill anything in it and try to keep it as sanitized as possible. You'll be close to the correct OG.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By ValleyBrew
To me, the OP indicates he pulled a wort sample...

To me, the OP indicates he pulled a wort sample prior to pitching so it would be fine.

You're right, he doesn't need to know the OG to make good beer. But, this being his 2nd AG batch, it would...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-27-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By ValleyBrew
Kegconnection.com usually has them, but they...

Kegconnection.com usually has them, but they aren't on their site right now. They may be out of stock or really low on stock. You could still call them and sometimes they can hook you up.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By ValleyBrew
If you so the set it and forget it method it will...

If you so the set it and forget it method it will take around a week to get drinkable (to me...) and then I usually give it another week before I really think it's good, but that does depend on the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By ValleyBrew
I harvested yeast from a two-hearted ale a couple...

I harvested yeast from a two-hearted ale a couple of weeks ago. I did it on a whim without doing research so I did a regular starter amount. (Also, if I had it to do over, I would have chosen a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-24-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By ValleyBrew
Yeah, I agree. I missread one of your earlier...

Yeah, I agree. I missread one of your earlier post where you were saying you would "lose 2psi per foot of run" and I read that as "2psi per foot of rise". You will lose 0.433psi per 1' of rise. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By ValleyBrew
It won't kill the yeast. It may disrupt them for...

It won't kill the yeast. It may disrupt them for a bit, but you should be fine. It is still early enough that you want O2 in there for the yeast to do their things so oxidation is not a concern. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By ValleyBrew
It sounds like a partial boil kit which means...

It sounds like a partial boil kit which means it's intended to be "topped off" in the fermentor. 5 gallon kit made with only 2.5 gallons wouldn't taste right. If it were me, I would top off...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-23-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By ValleyBrew
You're fine. Beerman is right about the 10 to 14...

You're fine. Beerman is right about the 10 to 14 days. I've had success in 7 days before with "set it and forget it". You could do it quicker, but I've never had a beer that tasted right before at...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-22-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By ValleyBrew
Sure thing. I'm sure the supplier knows how to...

Sure thing. I'm sure the supplier knows how to do it, but I was thinking about sustainability. I would imagine it would be more of a pain and cost to have to get 70/30 mix everytime from here on...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By ValleyBrew
My pressure is set to 12psi (37*F) and I have 5'...

My pressure is set to 12psi (37*F) and I have 5' lines of 3/16" with picnic taps and I don't have a foaming problem. If you have the same setup, it could be the pressure, but as stated above, you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By ValleyBrew
To piggyback on this thread. I'm doing my first...

To piggyback on this thread. I'm doing my first test batch soon and it will be only 1.25 gal. I don't want to overpitch... Should I reduce the amount of yeast I'm pitching...? I will be using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,221
Posted By ValleyBrew
My 0.02.... Leave them vented for another week. ...

My 0.02.... Leave them vented for another week. Then add coopers to carb them and recap with new caps and use O2 absorbing caps since you've exposed these guys to more O2 than desired. The coopers...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-22-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By ValleyBrew
I would love to be able to help you, but I don't...

I would love to be able to help you, but I don't have any experience in this so I'm giving you a bump. I will say, with the length of your lines and the rise, I think you will have trouble with the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,658
Posted By ValleyBrew
Wow, this is very interesting. Perhaps the mods...

Wow, this is very interesting. Perhaps the mods could consider moving this to the yeast forum... This seems to go way beyond beginner and you may get some more help/insight from the guys that know...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By ValleyBrew
Are you sure how much sugar was in the lemonade...

Are you sure how much sugar was in the lemonade concentrate before bottling? It's possible there was too much sugar for your batch...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By ValleyBrew
An oval lid will not fit a keg with a racetrack...

An oval lid will not fit a keg with a racetrack lid. They are different shapes and are not compatible. If there is a problem with the lids, you can get a rebuilt one from kegconnection.com pretty...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By ValleyBrew
There have been many clogged keg threads...

There have been many clogged keg threads recently. If you're going to dry-hop in the keg, I would suggest leaf hops in a bag with a weight. I tie dental floss around the bag and tie the other end...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-17-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By ValleyBrew
Unfortunately, you received good advice. I was...

Unfortunately, you received good advice. I was going to tell you to get rid of your Perlicks and sell them to me since they are clearly not working for you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-17-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By ValleyBrew
All good advice above, but keep in mind, if you...

All good advice above, but keep in mind, if you let an IPA go too long, you will start to lose some of that beautiful hop flavor/aroma. Drinking at various stages helps you figure out when your beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By ValleyBrew
You can, but you're just watering down your beer...

You can, but you're just watering down your beer at that point. If you're talking about an extra 1/2 gal, I would recommend you just have 4.5 gals of really good beer instead of 5 gals of slightly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,630
Posted By ValleyBrew
I can't answer your question about champagne...

I can't answer your question about champagne yeast.... but I boil the priming sugar because it is easier to get it mixed into the beer when it has melted and I want to sanitize my sugar and water...
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