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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2010, 04:04 AM
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Views: 717
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Sanitizing Tap-A-Draft

I would really appreciate advice from those who have used the Tap-A-Draft system.

I have a 6 Liter bottle carbonated and almost ready to use. I think I understand how the dispenser unit is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By yeoldebrewer
vacuum sealers?

I've tried one brand of low cost vacuum sealing bags from the local grocery with lame results. The bags lose seal over time. Anybody know of a good quality brand of vacuum storage system?

And...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,455
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I work hard at pampering the yeasties, so I...

I work hard at pampering the yeasties, so I re-hydrate in 80 to 90 deg. water with GoFerm. Also, my wort usually winds up with a thick layer of foam at pitching time which tends to cause dry yeast to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,008
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Sounds a little sluggish. But airlock activity...

Sounds a little sluggish. But airlock activity can be deceiving and your beer will probably be fine. F.G. is what really matters.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Thanks for good advice. Time to brew.

Thanks for good advice. Time to brew.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By yeoldebrewer
understanding expiration dates

I'm new to using liquid yeast. I'm planning an ale using White Labs WLP005. The vial label says 'best if used by April 20-10'. Is this April of 2010, or April 20 of 2010?

So I'm a little...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-20-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Waytogo! Can you make a general comparison...

Waytogo! Can you make a general comparison between the taste of this beer at
older vs. younger? It really is beautifully clear.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-19-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By yeoldebrewer
kegging opinions please

I'm want to start kegging my beer, but don't have fridge space for 5 gallon corny kegs. So I'm looking at the 2-3 gallon systems that use disposable CO2 cartridges for charging. The idea is that I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Have one, love it.

Have one, love it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I've never used Pacman. But Safale 05 is a...

I've never used Pacman. But Safale 05 is a fantastic yeast. If the fermentation is done properly, the result is unbelievably clean and crisp.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,763
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I like the distinctive flavor of many of my...

I like the distinctive flavor of many of my homebrews. But I seriously doubt they would compete in contests or the marketplace. I recently tasted Sierra Nevada WCPA on tap for the first time...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 56,954
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I picked up a few packets of Notty about a month...

I picked up a few packets of Notty about a month ago. I'm having second thoughts about using it after reading here. This problem should have been resolved a long time ago. If my packets are heavily...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,620
Posted By yeoldebrewer
More power to you, Bro! I have to fight for a...

More power to you, Bro! I have to fight for a measly closet and temporary use of the kitchen.
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,629
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I was and you were correct. :rolleyes:

I was and you were correct. :rolleyes:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-30-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,791
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I haven't done Belgians. I've read that over...

I haven't done Belgians. I've read that over pitching can cause a too clean fermentation for some styles.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-30-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Well....Looks like a healthy krauzen. As long as...

Well....Looks like a healthy krauzen. As long as the ferment is cranking, it's all good. Sometimes the yeasties have a mind of their own.

BTW, that fine Trappist Ale is very unhealthy. Feel...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I would suggest not disturbing an active krauzen....

I would suggest not disturbing an active krauzen. The idea behind a wine thief is that it lets you pull a sample with as little mucking about in the wort/must as possible. Stirring to revive a stuck...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By yeoldebrewer
As we say--only your hydrometer knows for sure. ...

As we say--only your hydrometer knows for sure.

Possibly: Make another batch (always a good idea) with exact same ingredients, and measure the OG. Since no boiling is involved it should match...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-26-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Shooter, The caps were purchased from my goto...

Shooter, The caps were purchased from my goto supplier and I've never had this problem with any other package. The ovoid effect is along the very outside edge of the cap--looks like a dull point at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Something to consider:...

Something to consider: http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/tech/fivetwo.pdf
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-23-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By yeoldebrewer
So, the oxy caps always cap "out of round" for...

So, the oxy caps always cap "out of round" for you? That's interesting. Have you tried a different capper or caps from a different supplier?

Yeah, the bottles seem to be sealed. The odd thing...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-22-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By yeoldebrewer
The classic .020 curse. A stuck fermentation can...

The classic .020 curse. A stuck fermentation can be a b**** to re-start.

You can botte at 02 and the beer may taste fine. Just be a bit wary of bottle bombs during carbonation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By yeoldebrewer
The full boil can make better beer. But if this...

The full boil can make better beer. But if this is your first ever brew, I would recommend a partial boil. Cooling 5+ gallons of boiling hot wort is tough without some kind of chiller. And it can be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By yeoldebrewer
Bummer! Please drink a beer and start another...

Bummer! Please drink a beer and start another batch in its memory.

I'm already headed for the fridge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,878
Posted By yeoldebrewer
I aerate first, pitch yeast, then stir or shake...

I aerate first, pitch yeast, then stir or shake the wort briefly.
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