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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-11-2014, 03:19 AM
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Posted By bratrules
Anytime. and just use the calculator provided in...

Anytime. and just use the calculator provided in the link above and you be fine.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-11-2014, 01:16 AM
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Views: 184
Posted By bratrules
I would just use plain old cane sugar. I had a...

I would just use plain old cane sugar. I had a similar thing happened to me when I use to bottle I ended up using cane sugar in it worked great and I never went back to corn sugar again. As far as...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By bratrules
I always do starters for lagers. Very essential...

I always do starters for lagers. Very essential to pitch the right amount of yeast for lager. Or for any brew for that matter. Next time do a huge starter. And use a yeast calculator to give you a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By bratrules
Thanks for the info. I haven't got them yet but...

Thanks for the info. I haven't got them yet but my brother in law has them. As soon I get here I will post a pic.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-08-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By bratrules
Wow 35lbs really. But do you think the smaller...

Wow 35lbs really. But do you think the smaller one is a 10lb one?? I need something that I could fit in my kegerator.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By bratrules
Well here is the pic i was talking about. I...

Well here is the pic i was talking about. I couldn't figure out how to upload this thing from my phone using the app. Anyway here it is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By bratrules
I was try to add the pics with my phone. It...

I was try to add the pics with my phone. It didn't seem to work but I post one later from the computer. Well it turns out its 2 20lbs and 1 10lb. I made a deal with the guy for 30 bucks for all. He...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By bratrules
CO2 tanks worth it????

Well my brother it has a friend who has some co2 tanks that he wants to get rid of cheap. He looks to have a 20lb and 10lb tank and he'll give them to me for 20 bucks for both but he can't give me...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-15-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By bratrules
IMO 8 oz is fine for most recipes. It won't add...

IMO 8 oz is fine for most recipes. It won't add any extra sweetness.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By bratrules
Depends how fast you need. If I were going to use...

Depends how fast you need. If I were going to use expired yeast I would make a small starter say about 500ml then step it up from there. But that can take a few days. If your short on time just go...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By bratrules
Yeah this is a great yeast!! And very versatile...

Yeah this is a great yeast!! And very versatile although I haven't used it in any type of steam beer yet I hear it works really well at ale temps.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By bratrules
You can use a cooler to ferment in. Just stick...

You can use a cooler to ferment in. Just stick your bucket/carboy in the cooler with water add some frozen water bottles and your set you can keep your temps at 49-50 easily. And since your basement...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By bratrules
If you go this route make sure to make a adequate...

If you go this route make sure to make a adequate starter for your brew.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By bratrules
Wow, I usually get 80% attenuation or so using...

Wow, I usually get 80% attenuation or so using that yeast. Did you make a starter? If so how big was it?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By bratrules
Let me know what you want to brew and ill let you...

Let me know what you want to brew and ill let you know what yeast to use lol. But seriously there are hundreds of strains of brewers yeast out there. I find that US-05 for most American ales works...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 11-25-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By bratrules
Save the old kt for vinegar!! Its good stuff.

Save the old kt for vinegar!! Its good stuff.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 11-24-2013, 02:35 AM
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Posted By bratrules
Wow I got to give that a try!!

Wow I got to give that a try!!
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 11-22-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By bratrules
Use less starter and ferment the next batch for...

Use less starter and ferment the next batch for less time. Taste it after 5 days and go from there.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-25-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By bratrules
I never add my fruit to the boil. I always add it...

I never add my fruit to the boil. I always add it to the secondry. Add I always cold crash before adding the fruit it seems to retain more fruit flavor that way. But your right fruit beer can get...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-25-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By bratrules
Yeah most likely i would have give it a try maybe...

Yeah most likely i would have give it a try maybe buy like 4 cans to see what i end up with!! On the up side this is a all natural product i read the ingredients list.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By bratrules
Canned raspberries how much to add??

I found these at my local supermarket .

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I was wondering how many cans would I need to get some good raspberry flavor? I was thinking of doing 5 gallon sour mash wheat. Maybe add some...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 10-23-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By bratrules
@ What temp are you keeping it. I also I grew a...

@ What temp are you keeping it. I also I grew a scoby from a commercial bottle of kt. It took about 10 days to get to a 1/4 inch in 82 degrees. After that I did my first gallon batch. Now I have a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By bratrules
I always have frozen wort on hand for this sole...

I always have frozen wort on hand for this sole purpose. Saves time and money. All I do is defrost and dilute ( since I freeze 16oz bottles of 1.111 wort) boil it for 5mins or so and am done.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 10-12-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By bratrules
I asked the same thing a while back about using a...

I asked the same thing a while back about using a Mr. Beer keg for making kombucha I never got any response. But am sure you will get no ill effects from fermenting in food grade plastic. Think about...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 10-06-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By bratrules
You make a great point!! I wouldn't want to mess...

You make a great point!! I wouldn't want to mess up the harmonious balance of yeast and bacteria that make kt possible lol. Maybe in the near future I will give it a shot. Since my scoby is only 3...
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