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Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By eviljafar
Thanks for the replies. Is 1/8" too thick?...

Thanks for the replies.

Is 1/8" too thick? That's about 3.15mm, and I thought the 4mm corflute was way too thick. How thick is the dry-erase stuff? I was thinking something 1-2mm thick would be...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,144
Posted By eviljafar
I'm digging up an old thread. I"m wondering...

I'm digging up an old thread.

I"m wondering what alternatives I have to replace the door lining of the Sylvania SE80106-2 bar fridge I picked up second hand a couple of days ago. I have already...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By eviljafar
A little OT/mini rant. Correct fermentation...

A little OT/mini rant. Correct fermentation temperature for the strain of yeast you are using is the second most important thing in brewing after sanitation. It is far more important for making good...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,631
Posted By eviljafar
I don't understand why you would add flour for...

I don't understand why you would add flour for cloudiness at any stage of the process, cloudiness in a wit comes from the yeast. Unfortunately you used the wrong yeast. I say forget adding flour and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By eviljafar
US-05 is a very 'clean' fermenting yeast, ie you...

US-05 is a very 'clean' fermenting yeast, ie you don't get a lot of esters, even when fermenting at a temp as high as 25*C (77F). I expect by using the S-04 you'll get more esters including banana...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By eviljafar
Can you "deactivate" Iodophor?

After cleaning my equipment on Saturday I wasn't too fussy about draining the aseptox solution from stuff before I sanitised with Iodophor. I noticed while sanitising my gear that the iodophor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 166,128
Posted By eviljafar
Sure, ageing your bad beer for 6 or 12 months...

Sure, ageing your bad beer for 6 or 12 months will probably improve it but if I brew an English or American Ale then I expect to be drinking it and enjoying it after 3 weeks, from grain to glass. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By eviljafar
I agree with not sqeezing the air out. Instead of...

I agree with not sqeezing the air out. Instead of the CO2 having nowhere to go and being forced to dissolve into the beer it is just returning the bottle to it's original shape. I wouldn't worry...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By eviljafar
It happens to me every now and then and I've got...

It happens to me every now and then and I've got 24" of braid in my cooler. I just blow into the hose on the end of my ball valve for a couple of seconds and all is good. I'm not worried about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By eviljafar
Go all grain. I brewed extract for years and the...

Go all grain. I brewed extract for years and the difference in quality with AG makes me wish I went AG years ago. Repeating some of what was mentioned above:

-Write out the process step by step....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By eviljafar
I was talking to a friend the other day who grew...

I was talking to a friend the other day who grew hops for a few years but he has given it up. His main problem was the variation in flavour and bitterness he was getting. He was even finding that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,273
Posted By eviljafar
I've been carrying my better bottles full using a...

I've been carrying my better bottles full using a neck carrier. The guy at my LHBS said it was OK. Is that a bad idea?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-26-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By eviljafar
Yeah, top skills. Next time I need a team member...

Yeah, top skills. Next time I need a team member for a boat race I'll give you a call.
Forum: General Techniques 11-26-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By eviljafar
You can buy brown PET bottles from your LHBS...

You can buy brown PET bottles from your LHBS which will avoid the problems with exposure to light but for the price you might as well just buy beer and use the bottles. You'll still have the problem...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By eviljafar
A Corona mill is not made for crushing grain....

A Corona mill is not made for crushing grain. There seems to be a few people who are happy with their Corona mill but a lot of them seem to have pulled it apart and made some adjustments to gap as...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-25-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By eviljafar
Why weren't your balls on? :)

Why weren't your balls on? :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-22-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By eviljafar
If you mean where to buy online I recently did a...

If you mean where to buy online I recently did a bit of a shop around and I found Skinaney to be the best for price. After buying from them I recommend them for price, quality and service.

I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-21-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 177,943
Posted By eviljafar
I'm the person that posted suggesting dishwasher...

I'm the person that posted suggesting dishwasher detergent. I've read the same things too and I have no reason to doubt that it's true with some brands of dishwasher detergent. The problem as I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2007, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By eviljafar
I use twist offs with my bench capper and I've...

I use twist offs with my bench capper and I've had no carbonation problems. A wing capper will tear the top right off some twist offs though . I cap, turn 90', push down again, then give a gentle...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-20-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,624
Posted By eviljafar
Bitter orange peel isn't really bitter, and it...

Bitter orange peel isn't really bitter, and it doesn't really add an orange flavour either. It's more of a floral spice kind of flavour/aroma.
Forum: General Techniques 11-20-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By eviljafar
I guess you put the yeast in after you cooled? ...

I guess you put the yeast in after you cooled?

Personally I like to take the lid off my pail afer a few hours and have a look and see if there's a krausen. I don't use an airlock on my primary so...
Forum: General Techniques 11-19-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,095
Posted By eviljafar
I used to put a muslin bag on the inlet end of...

I used to put a muslin bag on the inlet end of the siphon but a couple of times lately it blocked the siphon. I tie the bag on the outlet side now.

Biermuncher I hope that's cheap whisky in the...
Forum: General Techniques 11-19-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By eviljafar
I wouldn't worry about swirling per se. From the...

I wouldn't worry about swirling per se. From the pics the thing I would worry about is all that wort all over the place. You're asking for some nasties to start growing in that, and if you swirl and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-19-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By eviljafar
62% efficiency is OK. Of course the higher it is...

62% efficiency is OK. Of course the higher it is the less grain you'll need, but to be honest I think some people get a little obsessed over efficiency. What you really want to aim for is consistent...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-19-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By eviljafar
Trust your hydrometer not your airlock. CO2 can...

Trust your hydrometer not your airlock. CO2 can be released for reasons other than fermentation like the carboy being bumped and the yeast being disturbed, temperature increase as you open your brew...
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