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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By supermoth
You might be perceiving the fruity yeast esters...

You might be perceiving the fruity yeast esters as sweet. Also, how well carbonated is the beer? Saisons are usually pretty bubbly, which contributes to the perceived dryness. 30 IBU seems like a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By supermoth
Nope just a standard 5 lb tank that I recently...

Nope just a standard 5 lb tank that I recently received in exchange at Home Depot for an old beater tank I had. This is the first time I've gotten it refilled. I'll just burn down some gas and see...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By supermoth
It was just the regulator and hose freezing, not...

It was just the regulator and hose freezing, not the tank itself.

I also thought it was impossible to overfill a tank, but I saw the gauge click to 5.25 gallons, which would be 22lbs. Maybe...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By supermoth
Thanks for your comment. Hopefully I can burn...

Thanks for your comment. Hopefully I can burn down enough propane on the bbq to satisfy the Blichmann when I switch back the tank.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By supermoth
I actually fired up the BBQ to try to use up some...

I actually fired up the BBQ to try to use up some of the excess gas in that overfull tank. My BBQ regulator has no problems freezing up. Does anyone else have issues with the Blichmann regulator...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By supermoth
Blichmann burner regulator freezing

Hi all… I just got my propane tank refilled and I think they overfilled it a bit. I'm having a problem keeping my Blichmann burner going. The regulator gets frosty and after a few minutes the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By supermoth
Fergsbrew, it sounds like you're teaching at...

Fergsbrew, it sounds like you're teaching at college or community college level if even some of your students are over 21. I'm sure you could find lots of equipment in the biology and chemistry...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By supermoth
I've been doing two-step starters. What I end up...

I've been doing two-step starters. What I end up with in the vial looks like about one quarter of what you'd get in a new vial from White Labs. I figured that would be around 25 billion cells, so I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By supermoth
I clean and sanitize them, then pour a little bit...

I clean and sanitize them, then pour a little bit of each starter back into the vial before I pitch.

I also use one to store my hydrometer. I have a little 1.06 hydrometer that fits perfectly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By supermoth
I have a gas stove, and I can get 5 gallons of...

I have a gas stove, and I can get 5 gallons of strike water up to 170-180 in about 45 minutes with the pot spread over two burners.

Doing your boil in the house will result in a real steambath...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By supermoth
I cultured Dupont yeast from a bottle we drank...

I cultured Dupont yeast from a bottle we drank last Christmas, and used it for a saison the next week. The yeast starter grew vigorously after just a couple days and produced a nice beer.

I've...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-24-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,493
Posted By supermoth
I just converted a Danby DAR044 and wanted to...

I just converted a Danby DAR044 and wanted to share. You don't need to cut out the shelving if you cut the door panel flat. The two cornies will fit, with one sitting a little more forward than the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By supermoth
And Triple Rock and Jupiter, both in downtown...

And Triple Rock and Jupiter, both in downtown Berkeley and both kid-friendly.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By supermoth
Option D: Buy the kegs before you move.

Option D: Buy the kegs before you move.
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By supermoth
I read a post on this site a few weeks ago where...

I read a post on this site a few weeks ago where someone suggested adding a bit of sugar to the carboy to encourage the yeast to give off just enough CO2 to fill the headspace. I don't know how much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By supermoth
They're not suitable for freezing liquids because...

They're not suitable for freezing liquids because the liquid can expand and break the shoulder of the jar. They should be fine for your hops.
Forum: General Techniques 02-11-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By supermoth
I have a few weird rubber stoppers that tend to...

I have a few weird rubber stoppers that tend to pop back up out of a couple of my more narrow-necked carboys. I try to use my red rubber carboy caps with those carboys, the ones that cover the neck...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-01-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By supermoth
Was it Highwater's Campfire Stout?

Was it Highwater's Campfire Stout?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By supermoth
I bought some 12" flexwatt tape from Reptile...

I bought some 12" flexwatt tape from Reptile Basics online. It's the same stuff as what the Brew Belt is made of, but it comes in different widths and you can customize the length. I wanted...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By supermoth
Great recommendation! Thanks for posting that. ...

Great recommendation! Thanks for posting that.

I just ordered one directly from the Food Saver website. They offer free shipping on your first order, but you have to sign in and make an account...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By supermoth
I have to repackage some 1 lb. bags soon, and the...

I have to repackage some 1 lb. bags soon, and the easiest source of CO2 I have is my own fermenting beer. When I open my new hop bags for the next batch, I'm planning to repackage the pellets in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By supermoth
I don't think that being a little low on water...

I don't think that being a little low on water will hurt a stout. It'll have 10% more flavor! I'd just leave it as it is and prime normally. By the way, if you only have a half-gallon headspace in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By supermoth
This is not a beer cocktail at all, but EdWort's...

This is not a beer cocktail at all, but EdWort's Apfelwein makes a good mimosa mixer in a pinch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By supermoth
Last time I was in Florida was in February of...

Last time I was in Florida was in February of 2004, when it got down into the 40s in Miami. Dual-stage is never a bad thing!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By supermoth
There was a thread the other day where a guy was...

There was a thread the other day where a guy was starting to get gushers and he didn't know why. While we probably won't know his exact problem immediately, one subject that came up was bottle...
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