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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,920
Posted By KilhavenBrew
LOL, Never been in a street riot. Never tasted...

LOL, Never been in a street riot. Never tasted from a Urinal. Not sure I have had melted plastic. But I imagine, this beer is just fine, cause I would much rather try roasted raisins and old...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,920
Posted By KilhavenBrew
The airlock activity is this. At 68 degrees, the...

The airlock activity is this. At 68 degrees, the airlock slowed to 45 seconds per blip. Then after checking the gravity on Sat, the Stout with 1.5 lbs of unmalted roasted barley at 500 L in a 5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,920
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Have you contanimated batch ever?

I know, I am digging up an old forum topic.

I am only asking because I have some strange airlock activity going on and although it taste fine, I am in fear of bottle bombs.

I see you say it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 483,260
Posted By KilhavenBrew
I find the bottling wand takes all the fun out of...

I find the bottling wand takes all the fun out of filling the bottles. That is why I let my kids bottle the beer. (and make wallets)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Don't I need a 2 Liter starter for 5 gallons of...

Don't I need a 2 Liter starter for 5 gallons of brew at 1.050 gravity?

My local brew shop is 6 bucks a pound for DME. But I see your point.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Cool! Thanks again for the replies.. Yes, I...

Cool! Thanks again for the replies.. Yes, I meant that a starter costs about 3 bucks in DME to make. While a yeast pack cost about 7. I dont have the luxory of predicting when I can make beer. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,706
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Sorry to bring this up again. I have made about...

Sorry to bring this up again. I have made about 20 dark beers. First light colored beer. I have the Chill Haze as you call it.

What is a cold break? I have no clue what to do to avoid the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By KilhavenBrew
LOL, I buy mine at the store and would not buy it...

LOL, I buy mine at the store and would not buy it if it was already blown up. I like to smack it myself.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By KilhavenBrew
The wyeast activator packs show viability with...

The wyeast activator packs show viability with CO2 release blowing up the container like a balloon. I am not sure how the viability of a starter is more obvious than a balloon effect. However, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Yeast Starter or 2 packs question?

I have little patience. (I know, not good in brewing). And I am lazy. But I love brewing beer and have plenty of money to spend on brewing.

So, would it be the same for me to just buy 2 or 3...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Low Attenuation mean high carbonation?

With this hobby, seems like you are always experiencing something new. Well after over a dozen batches, I ran into low attenuation and have one question please. I really appreciate your help to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-24-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Thanks guys. Just making sure half a vial of Goo...

Thanks guys. Just making sure half a vial of Goo is what they sold me and not a full vial that was half used.

I appreciate the replies.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-24-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Easy question please...

I usually buy different yeast than WhiteLabs.f Wyeast and dry. I bought a white labs vial and noticed two things. Anyone know the answers please?

1. It is less than half full with the goo at...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-23-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By KilhavenBrew
YES, I was talking about this. Sounds like it...

YES, I was talking about this. Sounds like it somehow absorbs the CO2 in less time somehow? Is that because you shake it? Beer is never as good if you age it less. 4 weeks extra aging may be the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Carbonation Cap Quetion on CO2 Disolving...

I learned the hard way that CO2 needs to dissolve into the beer after you bottle it. Otherwise, it foams up and overflows out of the bottle.

Using a Carbonation cap sounds easy. However, before...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,557
Posted By KilhavenBrew
This topic is hilarious. You guys are funny. ...

This topic is hilarious. You guys are funny. Here is what happened to me without ever using a starter. Yes some of this is opinion, but the time on the high G and the time on the Lager are facts....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,178
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Wyeast better than a starter?

[QUOTE=Sulli;3682474]You quoted these number from Yeast wrong.
Correction:
.5 L = 12 billion cells
1 L = 52 billion cells
1.5 L = 81 billion cells
2 L = 105 billion cells


Here is says a 2L...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By KilhavenBrew
OK, my son finally came up with one slightly...

OK, my son finally came up with one slightly scientific on his own. Does Chocolate milk heat up faster than regular milk?

Because he wants to know in making hot chocolate, if he should add the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Yes, that is a good one with the helicopter...

Yes, that is a good one with the helicopter parenting. His ideas were ask for first. But his answers were not even related to science. This is actually a parent kid project.

Trust me, I dont...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Help with 10 year old school project...

So my son has a science project due. The project has to be an experiement and not a demonstration. Demonstration would be easy like, see how resistence works in a POT. I was wondering, what I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,557
Posted By KilhavenBrew
One question please. In making the starter, I...

One question please. In making the starter, I use malt extract, yeast and water. Those are the same ingredients in making beer. So would you not be creating the same off flavors during this time...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,178
Posted By KilhavenBrew
I dont understand the answer either. This is...

I dont understand the answer either. This is what I read: A starter provides a higher yeast cell count which means fewer byproducts or off flavors from the reproduction stage, and you pitch while...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-21-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Any tips on yeast removal in bottle?

I made my first wine. (after about a dozen beers). Because I did a deep red wine, I could not tell when transferring and bottling that there was quite a bit of yeast still in the bottling bucket. ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-30-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Brown Chardonnay?...

I have never brewed white wine before. So I just bought a kit of Selection Estate Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay. Which is expensive as it is considered one of the best kits.

After mixing...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By KilhavenBrew
Oxegen problem filling bottles from keg.

If I fill bottles from a keg and cap them, how long will they last? I wonder if anyone has a method to allow them to last a longer time. I am talking 6 months in a bottle after coming from a keg. ...
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