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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2008, 10:46 PM
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Posted By jca
VERY cool. I'd definitely be there opening day...

VERY cool. I'd definitely be there opening day if it wasn't a 3,000 mile drive.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By jca
I would say they're way too small too. That's...

I would say they're way too small too. That's that kind of pump I've used in those little waterfall things and just put put a constant dribble of water. Think about how fast you would have to pour...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By jca
Okay, see if I remember this right One step is...

Okay, see if I remember this right One step is sodium percarbonate and sodium silicate. The sodium percarbonate breaks down into hydrogen peroxcide (the sanitizer) and sodium carbonate. The...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By jca
Portable/stackable wood bottle racks?

Has anyone run across well designed portable and stackable bottle racks built out of wood. I'm drawing up some plans to build some in my wood shop with movable dividers that will handle my liter,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-14-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,687
Posted By jca
Ah, it's more power you need and not more...

Ah, it's more power you need and not more current. You'd need a rack of car batteries to get that done. It would be a cheaper to go with two elements and run it off two 120 circuits. I think my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-10-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By jca
MacGuyver would pull a variable speed DC motor...

MacGuyver would pull a variable speed DC motor from a treadmill, DC power supply from an old computer, and rig it to the pump with some paper clips and a wad of bubble gum.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-10-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,687
Posted By jca
What's the goal with that setup? What's the...

What's the goal with that setup? What's the power source? If it's AC, you can just use a transformer to lower the voltage and increase the current. If it's DC, you can buy a power inverter off the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-10-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By jca
That's why I switched to starsan. The one step...

That's why I switched to starsan. The one step works by creating hydrogen peroxide which breaks down. One week probably if you keep it in a dark, cool place and the container is clean. The starsan...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-10-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By jca
My last batch I used lactose for the same...

My last batch I used lactose for the same reasons. I just added it at the same time as the extract just because it was convenient. I think next time I'll boil it with the priming sugar because that...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-10-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By jca
Everything I've read is it's the sudden change in...

Everything I've read is it's the sudden change in temperature that causes the problems. I happen to have a packet of dry Nottingham right here and it says to hydrate the yeast in water at 86 to 92...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-21-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By jca
The pitching temperature was 74 degrees according...

The pitching temperature was 74 degrees according to my hydrometer/thermometer combo. Room temperature was 71 so I don't think shocked it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,450
Posted By jca
I definitely found the chiller much faster and...

I definitely found the chiller much faster and easier. I was putting the pot in the sink and filling it with ice and water, but because the sink wasn't deep enough to get up to the highest level of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,742
Posted By jca
My chemistry is a bit rusty but doesn't chlorine...

My chemistry is a bit rusty but doesn't chlorine bleach mixed with any acid create chlorine gas?

I just went and move my bottle of Starsan off the counter...no imprint though.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,229
Posted By jca
The lack of any mention of a manufacturer or...

The lack of any mention of a manufacturer or model number kicks off my BS detector. It looks like just a big refrigerated tank and unlikely ever worth 30K.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-19-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By jca
I just a lot of looking around on that and most...

I just a lot of looking around on that and most recipes used 1/2 - 1lb for 5 gallons. A good mental reference is 5 gallons of milk has a about 1.94 pounds of lactose. Give the raw lactose a taste...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-19-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By jca
Thanks for the replies everyone. On the question...

Thanks for the replies everyone. On the question of temperature, it stays between 67-70 according to the strip thermometer on the bucket. I guess I'll just let it sit and check this weekend. It...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-17-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By jca
First try at own recipe...Fermentation stopped after a day

This is my first made up on my own recipe. I was going for something like the Washington Porter from Williamsburg Alewerks. Here's the recipe:

1 lb Chocolate
1 lb Crystal Malt
1/2 lb...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By jca
I don't think the Mr Beer keg thing will be deep...

I don't think the Mr Beer keg thing will be deep enough to float the hydrometer. The final gravity will depend on the recipe but 1.010 is a pretty common ballpark for those kits.
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-23-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By jca
Lame but true

Those commercials were lame and more annoying that entertaining. Still the facts they presented are completely true. Light lagers are very difficult to pull off and being able to do it consistently...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By jca
I'm trying one out from my 4th batch right now...

I'm trying one out from my 4th batch right now that's only been in the bottle 10 days. It gives me an idea how it's going to taste and lets me see the changes that take place later on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By jca
Why bother opening it if it's a Mr. Beer? Just...

Why bother opening it if it's a Mr. Beer? Just drain some from the value on the side. For the carboy, I use a sanitized wine thief to grab a sample.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,846
Posted By jca
Ammonia and hot water

I read somewhere about using ammonia and hot water. I let it sit about 30 minutes, checked one, and the labels fell right off into the water. I justed used the hot tap water and I have my water...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-26-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By jca
It turned out there was no off taste when it went...

It turned out there was no off taste when it went into the bottle. The wheat batch also got a bit darker than I expected but not as much. I used more water and stirred long before going back to the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-21-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By jca
Impact of carmelization?

I'm about to start my fourth batch. The first two were no boil kits and turned out good. The third was the first time boiling the wort made from liquid extract and it turned much darker than it was...
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