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Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By skibumdc
Agreed on Scottish ale yeast liking lower temps. ...

Agreed on Scottish ale yeast liking lower temps.

Curiously....how old is your house and have you had that paint on the wall checked for lead?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By skibumdc
Great choices for beer!! Before i shutdown my...

Great choices for beer!!
Before i shutdown my keezer for the move I had an RIS, Scharzbier, and Strong Scotch Ale on tap.
Love the schwarzbier!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By skibumdc
+1 on the bowie bottler. Simple, effective, no...

+1 on the bowie bottler. Simple, effective, no changes necessary to gas pressure needed.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By skibumdc
Allow cold kegs to warm up for weeks then bring back down to temp?

Can kegs that have been cold and used for serving be alllowerd to warm up to room temperature for a few months and then brought back down to cold without issue?

Long story short, have to shut down...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By skibumdc
FYI, most people that nitro tap use beer-gas...

FYI, most people that nitro tap use beer-gas which is actually (75% nitro/25% co2)
If you used beer-gas @ 10psi it would equate to 2psi of carbonation.
That's why beers on nitrotap are served at...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-07-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By skibumdc
I'm in. Great opportunity

I'm in. Great opportunity
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By skibumdc
As long as the keg is sealed, and does not leak...

As long as the keg is sealed, and does not leak gas, no that's not an issue.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-05-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By skibumdc
Thank Goodness At least in history, our...

Thank Goodness
At least in history, our Congress FIXED a mistake they made.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-30-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By skibumdc
THe air pockets trapping heat seems logical. ...

THe air pockets trapping heat seems logical.
Appreciate the info
Forum: DIY Projects 11-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By skibumdc
I already have the keezer up and running. Yeah I...

I already have the keezer up and running. Yeah I know it gets hot but curious if the light nature of the veneer would affect heat dissipation
Forum: DIY Projects 11-29-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By skibumdc
Use Airstone on keezer wall?

Was curious about using airstone (http://www.airstone.com) on the exterior wall of the keezer. Use adhesive and stick it right on the walls.

It's rated for high temps and is basically a styrofoam...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-19-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By skibumdc
We got a rescue dog about 5 years ago when he was...

We got a rescue dog about 5 years ago when he was 16 weeks old. Rescue org thought he was lab/hound.
We did the DNA test and it didn't find a primary breed, but did say secondary breed or German...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By skibumdc
I used the mr matly...

I used the mr matly (http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html) calculator. http:
Depends on the OG, but for a 5.25 gallon batch @ OG 1.06, it says if you use 2 vials of yeast you can yield 438 billion...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By skibumdc
How big of a batch are you making? 5.25 gallon...

How big of a batch are you making?
5.25 gallon batch using a stir plate if you used 2 vials of the lager yeast in your starter you could get away with 2 Liters of pitched yeast.

Do you need a...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,174
Posted By skibumdc
Ahh, nevermind. In that case, making a...

Ahh, nevermind.

In that case, making a Supersized Son of Fermentation Chamber using a full size freezer could work very well. I would add a small fan inside the chamber to circulate air for a...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,174
Posted By skibumdc
Not sure you can run an upright freezer/fridge on...

Not sure you can run an upright freezer/fridge on it's side.
I Thought the compressors were positioned in such a way that the oil keeps it lubricated. If placed in a fashion that deviated from...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-09-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By skibumdc
1) I've seen when kegs get low it can get...

1) I've seen when kegs get low it can get overcarbed.
2) Temperature. The less beer volume in the keg the greater the chance of the keg freezing. If the beer freezes, or the dip tube has beer in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By skibumdc
Looking at the Top Tier myself. Love how...

Looking at the Top Tier myself.
Love how compact it is.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,094
Posted By skibumdc
:rockin: Me as well. I started down the route...

:rockin:
Me as well. I started down the route with my used kegs replacing specific poppet valves and it's was a PITA.
Tested with 1 set of the universal poppets and NEVER looked back.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By skibumdc
How can gravity prime a pump.....

...with the inlet facing downward?
A friend of mine has the inlet facing the ceiling which made sense to me since liquid would flow directly into the pump.

March says to orient the pump with the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By skibumdc
The carboy was at my friends house and no I don't...

The carboy was at my friends house and no I don't believe the yeast was roused when the temp was brought back down to 50*
I could attempt a re-pitch but honestly I think we might just let this lager...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By skibumdc
Lager Power outage!!

Brewed a Schwarzbier with the following recipe.
http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/recipe/8bbebaa3/
Ued the following Mash schedule
131 10 minutes
145 30 minutes
157 30 minutes
Sparge 168 10...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By skibumdc
If they wanted the official beer to be British,...

If they wanted the official beer to be British, then a British Company could have ponied up the $$ to own the official beer of the Olympics for 2012.
That doesn't stop a politician from...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-07-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By skibumdc
FYI, you can use a Stout faucet for any beer, you...

FYI, you can use a Stout faucet for any beer, you just have to take out the restrictor disc which normally agitates the beer to break the Nitrogen out of the solution.
Looks cool too.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-29-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By skibumdc
Adjust recipe due to plate chiller liquid lost?

Brewed a schwarzbier last week and noticed at the end of the boil that we had between 5.25-5.5 gallons of wort.

Pumped through the plate chiller and when the boil kettle was empty we noticed the...
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