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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-12-2008, 05:39 AM
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Posted By BlendieOfIndie
ha! i gotta ask: what's the deal w/ the bar code...

ha! i gotta ask: what's the deal w/ the bar code on the bottle second from the left. nice work btw.
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By BlendieOfIndie
You could do both & note the differences... then...

You could do both & note the differences... then tell us ;)

I'm planning a similar experiment. I have a kolsch that's at the tail end of fermentation. When it finishes I'm going to rack half to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-06-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
I don't have a HLT (Hot Liquor Tank) or a sparge...

I don't have a HLT (Hot Liquor Tank) or a sparge arm & I fly sparge.

Substitute your kettle for HLT. While my mash is going, I heat up sparge water in my kettle. To sparge, use a 1qt measuring...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
So THATs why I always spill a gallon on the floor...

So THATs why I always spill a gallon on the floor :p :p :cross:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
On one of my kolsh WLP029 starters I poured off...

On one of my kolsh WLP029 starters I poured off the liquid into a glass (pitching only the yeast that settled out). I tasted the liquid & it was extremely syrupy & fairly sweet tasting.
Forum: General Techniques 03-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,066
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
You list a bunch of "expected" final gravities,...

You list a bunch of "expected" final gravities, but what is your OG? What is your measured attenuation when your fermentation is stuck? What is the expected attenuation out of the yeast strains?
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,005
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Just a reminder: you can't sanitize a bottle...

Just a reminder: you can't sanitize a bottle that isn't clean. (ie. residue in the bottle obstructs sanitation).

I put all my clean bottles on the counter top. Then I take my starsan spray...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Good point. I didn't consider that some people...

Good point. I didn't consider that some people don't use full blast. For me, having this number can be useful for planning out my brew day - I can calculate how long it takes to bring X amount of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Bump Anyone want to volunteer to take some...

Bump
Anyone want to volunteer to take some measurements this weekend
nudge, nudge... :o
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Well you're prolly right in the sense that...

Well you're prolly right in the sense that there's not a bio engineer sitting @ an autocad screen rearranging genes :p

But where do these new yeast strains come from? Are they not merely...
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
What confused me is when people like Dave Miller...

What confused me is when people like Dave Miller say, "Because most homebrewers lack refrigeration capability, autolyzed, yeasty flavors are one of the most common defects of homebrew." (Miller 178)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
That video was very helpful. Thanks!!! :rockin: ...

That video was very helpful. Thanks!!! :rockin:

I'm def going to the LHBS this weekend and running the same experiments
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Cool, I'm def. going to get some books w/ the...

Cool, I'm def. going to get some books w/ the Amazon gift certificate that I forgot I had :D

Designing Great Beers is in the queue.

I was thinking about getting "Clone Brews". I was thinking...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Learning to create recipes

Hey everyone,
I'm pretty new to brewing - 5th batch in the fermenter right now. I'm looking to learn how changing techniques and ingredients affects the product. Dave Miller recommends starting...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
I've considered the same thing, but I've shyed...

I've considered the same thing, but I've shyed away for the following reasons:

1) It IS too expensive

2) Your inundating the wort with CO2 @ a point when it contains no dissolved gasses. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
There's something I'd like to add - Many...

There's something I'd like to add -
Many turkey fryers are rated in the range of 50k to 65k BTUs. Am I correct in assuming that this is BTUs/hour? It wouldn't really make sense to me to rate a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Effective BTU ratings for your burners

Hey everyone, I just took some measurements on the power of my stove, and I did a little reading about BTUs on wikipedia. I wanted to measure the effective BTUs of my kettle & kitchen stove top. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Thx. I re-use the grain bag. The tricky part...

Thx.
I re-use the grain bag.
The tricky part of cleaning is the lack of space in these CA apartments. I wish I had a nice compost pile to just dump the spent grains on.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Grain bag usage w/ False Bottom

Hey guys, almost a silly question:

I went the extra distance and got a false bottom for my MLT (5gal Rubbermaid). Would it hurt if I also used a grain bag (ie. problems w/ channeling, efficiency,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-21-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,270
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
Or they just went to an engineering school :( ...

Or they just went to an engineering school :(

j/k... I'm *trying* to convince this hot chick to date me ;)


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I propose that the hobbits drink "Hobgoblin"

Clearly the name was coined...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
What is a SMaSH?

What is a SMaSH?
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,135
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
This is an interesting idea of adjusting the cold...

This is an interesting idea of adjusting the cold storage temp based on the yeast. Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of temp. control. If I do cold storage, it'll be in my kitchen fridge (can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,771
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
You could try to convert the volume of the salt...

You could try to convert the volume of the salt to the weight:

1st measure the weight of a few large amounts:
1/16 cup (1 tbl spoon) = W grams
1/8 cup = X grams
1/4 cup = Y grams
1/2 cup = Z...
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,135
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
What's the deal with kolsch and cold storage?

Lots of the stuff I read recommends a "lager-like" cold storage after primary fermentation for these German ales. I have no problem believing that a kolsch needs to be aged for a period of time, but...
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,889
Posted By BlendieOfIndie
I've been under the impression that the "yeast...

I've been under the impression that the "yeast nutrient" that comes with many "yeast starter kits" is composed of dead yeast cells.
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