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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2012, 07:21 PM
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Posted By insubordinateK
Taste it - then decide.

Taste it - then decide.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By insubordinateK
Ok you got me. Everything I said isn't really...

Ok you got me. Everything I said isn't really true at all. I made it all up. It is better to accept dogma and push out any doubts or possibility that everything is not perfectly understood. Are we...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-27-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By insubordinateK
Let's correct some information here: First -...

Let's correct some information here:

First - saccharomyces IS present in the lambic blend from Wyeast

Second - cooler fermentation temps are a good idea for most ales but this is a completely...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-27-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By insubordinateK
Yes. Counter clockwise will lower the outlet...

Yes. Counter clockwise will lower the outlet pressure. You had it wide open.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,631
Posted By insubordinateK
Old thread just got bumped...but I'll add a...

Old thread just got bumped...but I'll add a comment for those in similar situation. Why not just do the step mash? You can do a step mash with just the raw wheat on the stove in your kitchen, then...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-27-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By insubordinateK
Everything goes out the window with lambic...

Everything goes out the window with lambic brewing, and I don't think anyone can give you an absolute answer. I say go for it, leave it at room temp.

I've found that it's mostly ambiguity and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,463
Posted By insubordinateK
Star San - solves the problem.

Star San - solves the problem.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By insubordinateK
I would soak in a strong oxidizer. This will...

I would soak in a strong oxidizer. This will make compounds more water soluble. Try PBW or a dilute bleach solution. Let the chemicals do the work. Let it soak for a long time, then hit it with...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,002
Posted By insubordinateK
Jack White is one man and Zeppelin is...well a...

Jack White is one man and Zeppelin is...well a band. Having said that, Jack White is multi-dimensional as Jimmy Page broke new ground. White is one of my favorite contemporary musicians. I never...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-24-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By insubordinateK
A good reason supporting your opinion would be...

A good reason supporting your opinion would be nice for the OP. I've never had problems with high gravity beers using the advice I just gave.

Wyeast recommends tripling pitch rates -...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By insubordinateK
They don't cork, but they use thick glass to...

They don't cork, but they use thick glass to reinforce.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By insubordinateK
It's an orval clone; they add brett at bottling...

It's an orval clone; they add brett at bottling which continues to ferment after bottling...the trick is to lower the amount of priming sugar when using this technique.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-24-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By insubordinateK
Also you will lose hoppiness if you are storing...

Also you will lose hoppiness if you are storing for a while. Go PA
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By insubordinateK
If you lose pressure, you lose the seal...if...

If you lose pressure, you lose the seal...if going this route, I would just re-cap or you run the risk of drinking flat beer. This will alleviate pressure. Pop them off and re-cap one at a time.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-24-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By insubordinateK
No - make your 1.5 L starter with one smack pack...

No - make your 1.5 L starter with one smack pack two days prior. You will be fine. Two smack packs is a waste of money.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By insubordinateK
You can't assume people know what you are talking...

You can't assume people know what you are talking about. Details...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-15-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By insubordinateK
I'll take some yeast from phattysbox.

I'll take some yeast from phattysbox.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-15-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By insubordinateK
Yes, there is yeast on the top but it's...

Yes, there is yeast on the top but it's insignificant compared to the number of yeast cells on bottom. I don't know if I would chill the starter (I never do), since this will halt the activity of...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 12-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,928
Posted By insubordinateK
I had the same problem last night while on...

I had the same problem last night while on HBT....running Windows 7 and using Firefox. So the fake antivirus was "Win 7 Antivirus 2012". Could not run anything as this kept popping up.

As a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,022
Posted By insubordinateK
Surprisingly, finding the right size SS washers...

Surprisingly, finding the right size SS washers can be tricky. I finally find them at my LHBS.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-11-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By insubordinateK
Absolutely! When the guy pulled a sample...

Absolutely!

When the guy pulled a sample in the cellar by removing a big cork from the wooden cask, I don't know, it just struck me how different they view beer. I was very intrigued by this...
Forum: Brew Science 12-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By insubordinateK
ajdelange - what the hell is your problem? You...

ajdelange - what the hell is your problem? You are deliberately misquoting me.

I have put forth no hypothesis about anything but merely provided a study. Then you try to put year2beer's words in...
Forum: Brew Science 12-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By insubordinateK
First off, I have not put forth any hypothesis. ...

First off, I have not put forth any hypothesis. Second, I'm not sure I understand your concern? Vacuum sealing with definitely help with shelf life since you are protecting (whatever it is you...
Forum: Brew Science 12-09-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By insubordinateK
I love it. Redundancy was incorporated into...

I love it. Redundancy was incorporated into nature for home brewers!

You bring up very good points. I had a feeling you had a biological background. So I think we can put to bed the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By insubordinateK
Sodium metasilicate is soluble in water. So it...

Sodium metasilicate is soluble in water. So it doesn't exist as abrasive "chunks".
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