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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-18-2013, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Desp
I have the same question, but it's been almost a...

I have the same question, but it's been almost a year, not 4 months ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 06-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Desp
I bought this setup -...

I bought this setup - http://www.amazon.com/Kegco-Standard-Mount-Kegerator-Conversion/dp/B0036V8QY2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1371414723&sr=8-5&keywords=kegco

Here is one with tower -...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 06-04-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Desp
There is a difference between being mildly...

There is a difference between being mildly allergic to something and having celiac. Most people are allergic to gluten, most people do not have celiac.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Desp
I actually have a porter in a carboy that is...

I actually have a porter in a carboy that is ready to be bottled/kegged. I mainly did all of this for my wife's 30th birthday party, and I decided to convert the freezer 2 days before the party so I...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Desp
My kegerator build

I used 2x8s around the top, screwed them together and then liquid nailed them down, set the lid on top and added the weights for the night.

The wood on the sides are fence pickets, I had some...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-30-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Desp
It seems actually almost everyone is allergic to...

It seems actually almost everyone is allergic to gluten in one way or the other.

To test your tolerance, go completely gluten free for a week or two, then consume gluten again and see how you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By Desp
Long secondary, add yeast at bottling?

I have a Chimay clone I'm about to bottle, OG was 1.086, did large yeast starter, let it ferment for over a month, put in secondary, it's been there every since. Original brew date was 4 months ago....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Desp
How long have you let it sit for? I had that...

How long have you let it sit for? I had that issue with a raspberry creme ale, it's a lot like wine... 8 months later and it's a lot better now, I think by the the time it's a year old it may be good.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,161
Posted By Desp
I bet you there is tons of fiber in it though. ...

I bet you there is tons of fiber in it though.

Also, just because the starches have been converted to sugar, wouldn't there be unconverted starches left, and proteins?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-30-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By Desp
Second that question.

Second that question.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,239
Posted By Desp
Interesting... I don't think it's ever a good...

Interesting... I don't think it's ever a good idea to try and capture market share by demeaning something else, gives people a REASON not to patronize you.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,694
Posted By Desp
You're from Fredericton huh? I did a job there...

You're from Fredericton huh? I did a job there last year, after I was done with my job I went snowboarding on Crabb Mountain, been there? It's pretty cool.. I like Canada.

I have nothing else to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Desp
That's kind of what I figured, the fermentation...

That's kind of what I figured, the fermentation process would probably still take care of mixing it up the rest of the way and eating all of the sugars, but I like to know what I'm working with, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Desp
Make sure you stir well...

So today I came to a realization. Topping off your wort with water, putting the lid on and then shaking vigorously back and forth for 20 seconds, stopping, removing your finger from the airlock hole...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-27-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Desp
So it takes 24-36 hours to completely ferment...

So it takes 24-36 hours to completely ferment with a stir plate? Why do I keep seeing 16 hours?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-27-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Desp
Have you tried chilling, decanting and then...

Have you tried chilling, decanting and then pitching cold? Worked much faster and stronger for me.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-27-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Desp
Yeast starter timeline and stepping up

I'm going to be brewing a Barley Wine on Friday. OG 1.094. According to Yeast Calc I need 334b cells to pitch.

A 1L starter, stepped up again with another 1L will get me 356b so I should be right...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Desp
Thank you, that was the clear and concise answer...

Thank you, that was the clear and concise answer I was looking for.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Desp
Well what's in there right now is a 1.069 OG...

Well what's in there right now is a 1.069 OG pumpkin spice and I doubt it's done completely fermenting, I was going to let it age for about a month or so, I just wasn't sure if after a week of active...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Desp
Reason I'm asking is I'm wanting to cold crash...

Reason I'm asking is I'm wanting to cold crash another batch, so I need to remove what's in the right now before I can do that.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Desp
Room temperature isn't 70, lol. Try 77 - 78. ...

Room temperature isn't 70, lol. Try 77 - 78.

There in lies my question, if I have it cooled for 7 days then let it room up to 77 degrees (just an average, sometimes it's 75 in here) will that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Desp
How long to let ferment in freezer?

So after 5 batches of stouts/porters with a lot of off flavors, butterscotch smell, I realised I was fermenting way to hot. House stays at around 77 degrees, I was probably fermenting in the 80s......
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Desp
Why do you invert?

Why do you invert?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Desp
Is there activity now, anything visible, did you...

Is there activity now, anything visible, did you take a gravity reading?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By Desp
So you're only using 2 drops of yeast and that...

So you're only using 2 drops of yeast and that grow enough to pitch?

Between steps you don't decant, just keep adding?
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