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Forum: Brew Science 08-17-2013, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Stankonia
Thanks for answering my question. I am going to...

Thanks for answering my question. I am going to re-work my plan for water treatment and this time follow the primer in the OP. I have a couple more questions. Note: My original question was about...
Forum: Brew Science 08-11-2013, 07:25 AM
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Views: 255,732
Posted By Stankonia
Quick question... I'm trying to start with...

Quick question...

I'm trying to start with distilled water for my next brew, then add salts/minerals to the mash to reach my targeted pH and flavor profile. I've been able to figure the salt...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-31-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Stankonia
I had a similar issue in Florida, and I used a...

I had a similar issue in Florida, and I used a submersible pump and ice water. But you can't hook it up to ice-water right off the bat, unless you have a 30gal barrel of ice water ready. Here is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Stankonia
I've always liked that beer more on draft than...

I've always liked that beer more on draft than from the bottle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 404,086
Posted By Stankonia
Do all you 1-gallon brewers use pretty much the...

Do all you 1-gallon brewers use pretty much the same method for bottling? bottling bucket with spigot? Do you use a different vessel rather than the typical 5-6gallon bottling buckets that are out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 333,345
Posted By Stankonia
I have a blow off tube going into a growler...

I have a blow off tube going into a growler filled with sanitizer..there hasn't been ANY bubbles from the blow off hose..but like I said, it's definitely producing CO2.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 333,345
Posted By Stankonia
I brewed Sunday and am fermenting in a 5gal sanke...

I brewed Sunday and am fermenting in a 5gal sanke with the sanke fermenter kit. I was worried Monday night when I got home from work and there were no bubbles..but I woke up this morning and opened...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stankonia
I don't have the equipment to batch sparge...

I don't have the equipment to batch sparge otherwise I would...hence the point of a thread asking a question about no-sparge, so your reply of saying to just mash at the normal ratio then batch...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-03-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stankonia
I don't think you really do understand the...

I don't think you really do understand the concept. How do you suggest I heat the sprage water in the BK, drain the first runnings to the BK, then sprage with the water that was heated in the BK?? ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stankonia
No Sprage Brewing - Do you have to mash with ALL the water?

I'm doing all-grain batches in an apartment, shooting for 4.5gal in my 5 gal fermenter. I'm wanting to experiment with no-sparge brewing, but my mash tun won't fit the amount of water to cover my...
Forum: Brew Science 09-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Stankonia
When I said drop the pH, I meant become more...

When I said drop the pH, I meant become more acidic

I just entered it on the spread sheets again using your recommendations, and the pH got more acidic only very slightly, and didn't really seem...
Forum: Brew Science 09-01-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Stankonia
I don't currently have any acids. My LHBS carries...

I don't currently have any acids. My LHBS carries lactic acid though.

For testing, I have the colorpHast - 4.0 - 7.0 strips from MoreBeer.

Thanks for the feedback! Would ditching the baking...
Forum: Brew Science 09-01-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Stankonia
Critique My Water Recipe for a DIPA, using 100% distilled Water.

I'm venturing into water chemisty, and plan on brewing with 100% Distilled Water. I've been doing tons of reading trying to grasp the concepts. Every time I think it begins to make sense, I'll read...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,580
Posted By Stankonia
That's the problem with ice-water recirculating...

That's the problem with ice-water recirculating idea that gets thrown around a lot. The water coming out of the IC is pretty damn hot, so your ice-water bath isn't going to stay ice cold for long if...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-09-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Stankonia
I'm going to pretty much do the same thing. Live...

I'm going to pretty much do the same thing. Live in a 1 room apartment, and will convert a 5cu/ft freezer to a keezer. I think I'm only going to do 2 taps, but from reading around here I know you...
Forum: General Techniques 07-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By Stankonia
I agree that not getting a OG reading isn't a big...

I agree that not getting a OG reading isn't a big deal..as long as the finished product taste good. But if you come across a batch where something is off it would be nice to know the OG if you're...
Forum: General Techniques 06-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,457
Posted By Stankonia
I do the tap water method first, then switch my...

I do the tap water method first, then switch my pump over to an ice bath. I collect the hot water in my HLT and throw in some oxyclean so it's already starting to mix and dissolve with the hot...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-25-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 113,910
Posted By Stankonia
I'll be moving into a much smaller space and am...

I'll be moving into a much smaller space and am looking into an indoor all grain set up.

So far I'm planning to use a kettle on the stove top with a ~1500w 120v element to assist the stove.
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Forum: General Techniques 04-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Stankonia
Kind of along the same lines..the latest episode...

Kind of along the same lines..the latest episode of BrewingTV from Northern Brewer featured a guy brewing an Imperial IPA. He hopped his sparge water which I never thought of, or heard of.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-22-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Stankonia
Are you serious? I didn't know those...

Are you serious? I didn't know those existed...that's just crazy

OP, I had a pretty bad cut at the top of my middle finger when a buddy dropped his side of a washing machine we were carrying. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-14-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,557
Posted By Stankonia
Any updates on this??

Any updates on this??
Forum: DIY Projects 02-27-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 158,095
Posted By Stankonia
So you're just going to use a .5bbl setup?? ...

So you're just going to use a .5bbl setup??

Looking forward to the pics!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By Stankonia
Using HLT or MLT as a "Whirlpool Tank" Post Boil?

Has anyone here experimented with using their HLT or MLT as a whirlpool vessel after the boil is over?

I have a 3-keggle set up, and currently just cool in my BK..but I was thinking about the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 116,123
Posted By Stankonia
No such thing as too many pics! Looks good...

No such thing as too many pics!

Looks good so far
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By Stankonia
I had that problem too, and just stopped...

I had that problem too, and just stopped bothering with cold crashing for now, especially since I bottle only, so I'm going to have sediment in my beer regardless.

I've read that some people will...
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