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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By Beaker
Yeah, so you're ending up with less carbohydrate...

Yeah, so you're ending up with less carbohydrate mass at 4kcal/g and slightly more ethanol mass at ~7kcal/g. You're doing nothing to the total calorie amount ingested unless you pour some out on the...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 04-27-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Beaker
My first time in there to buy good beer was about...

My first time in there to buy good beer was about 10 years ago. Back then, the beer selection was vast, but like others had mentioned, it didn't look like the stock was rotated very frequently. But I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-27-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,724
Posted By Beaker
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,151
Posted By Beaker
Oh, I do all sorts or refinishing projects like...

Oh, I do all sorts or refinishing projects like this. It would be awesome to have this guy out on my little balcony! I've got a tall stainless work table that works perfectly as a small project spot....
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,151
Posted By Beaker
This great thread immediately came to mind when I...

This great thread immediately came to mind when I saw this just now, listed on Craigslist in the SF Bay Area. A 50's steel fridge that has some nice curves. Someone should definitely snag this. If I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-20-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,724
Posted By Beaker
Can you educate a kegging newbie as to the method...

Can you educate a kegging newbie as to the method of connecting the MFL version to the various gas lines? Is it easiest to mount a one way check valve directly to the terminal end of the gas line...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-17-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,368
Posted By Beaker
Very nice! I like that they look like inverted...

Very nice! I like that they look like inverted beer bottles pouring out their goodness.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Beaker
This thread would have been great to find about...

This thread would have been great to find about 10 days ago before I ordered a different one.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By Beaker
If you bottled it, you'd have to include a label...

If you bottled it, you'd have to include a label with THAT photo!

You could name it something ridiculous like "Get 'er Done!" And you'll likely have buddies mentioning it for years to come.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,363
Posted By Beaker
Subscribed!

Subscribed!
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 04-13-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Beaker
You're totally right, I meant to write Avenue K....

You're totally right, I meant to write Avenue K. I still avoid the bottles down lower that are covered in thick layers of dust.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 147,219
Posted By Beaker
Peak Organic Brewing Company Oak Aged Mocha. ...

Peak Organic Brewing Company Oak Aged Mocha.

Just opened it about an hour ago and couldn't get thru more than three small sips, one getting worse than the last. It was acrid, disgusting on every...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Beaker
I've kicked around the idea of roasting my own...

I've kicked around the idea of roasting my own grain just for fun, since I have a solid drum coffee roaster. It would be fun to experiment, but my main concern would be having some kind of high...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By Beaker
I'm preparing to do something somewhat similar,...

I'm preparing to do something somewhat similar, minus the primary ferm part.

I picked up 3-5 liter toasted American Oak barrels from eBay. I'm planning on trying different things with all three....
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,151
Posted By Beaker
This is going to be awesome to watch develop!

This is going to be awesome to watch develop!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Beaker
^ Scoop it out and proceed as planned.

^ Scoop it out and proceed as planned.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,385
Posted By Beaker
I've been homebrewing ( originally as dad's...

I've been homebrewing ( originally as dad's brewing assistant :) ) since the mid 90's. Then, once on my own in 2001 I started doing my own extract brewing. That was when I discovered the coffee...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Beaker
I'd imagine if we could aggitate without actually...

I'd imagine if we could aggitate without actually introducing any room air or O2, the aggitation process itself would initially speed up the fermentation process, but like it was stated above, it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Beaker
I found this article about pressure's effects on...

I found this article about pressure's effects on fermentation. Basically, fermenting under pressure reduces ester and fusel alcohol formation. It is used to make cleaner lagers.

From:FERNANDES P....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Beaker
Not entirely correct, the yeast only needs O2 in...

Not entirely correct, the yeast only needs O2 in the very beginning, so to say it's needed for fermentation is actually false.

That O2 gets used during the yeast cells lag phase, eventually being...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Beaker
No, but a Thermenator is. :)

No, but a Thermenator is. :)
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 04-05-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Beaker
So cool to see my home town pop up on here. I...

So cool to see my home town pop up on here. I grew up in Quartz Hill, then later, Lancaster. I didn't even know there was a brewery out there.

I haven't been back to Lancaster for 2 years, but...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Beaker
Just bought a carboy heater wrap, thermowell and...

Just bought a carboy heater wrap, thermowell and a dual temp controller to go along with the rest. i have at least 6 different thermometers/thermocouples from various manufactures that are calibrated...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Beaker
I did more mental work before buying it, thinking...

I did more mental work before buying it, thinking I'd use wraps to dial in specific temps for fermenting, another for cellaring on a separate carboy while perhaps serving off the corny kegs with the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-03-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Beaker
Best thermometry method for fermentation?

I just bought a big 15CF chest freezer to pull double duty as a fermentor and then when finished, to lower the temps and use it as a serving/kegerator.

My main question comes to the best temp...
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