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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By hector
O.K. Next time I'll do a protein rest at...

O.K.

Next time I'll do a protein rest at 131-137 F range to see the result .

Hector
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By hector
Thanks for your reply . I should say that...

Thanks for your reply .

I should say that when I use my pale malt with crystal malt and do the protein rest , there is a thick layer of foam at the time of aeration and very good head retention...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By hector
O.K. Would you please read the following...

O.K.

Would you please read the following thread which I wrote in another section of HBT and tell me your opinion about this problem :

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/just-little-foam-475797/
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By hector
If I wouldn't do a cereal mash with instant oats...

If I wouldn't do a cereal mash with instant oats , how would their starch content be converted to sugar ?!

What do you mean by "certain oils" ?

I always wash the Carboy carefully before using ....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By hector
There are instant oats and flaked Barley...

There are instant oats and flaked Barley available to me .

Are regular flaked oats the same as flaked Barley ?

Do they need to be cooked before using in the mash ?

Hector
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By hector
Fatty Oats

Hi there !

I use instant Oats for brewing Oatmeal Stout and I found out that these oats have 9.25% fat and this leads to problems by head retention .

Are all sorts of instant oats the same ?
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By hector
Aha ! Got it ! I took a look at the instant...

Aha ! Got it !

I took a look at the instant Oats Container and come across "Nutrition Facts" .

It's printed as follows :

Serving Size : 40 g

Total Fat : 3.7 g per Serving
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 09:07 PM
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Views: 400
Posted By hector
Do we really expect some sort of oils beside...

Do we really expect some sort of oils beside Starch and Proteins from Oats ?!!

Hector
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By hector
I'm not talking about Kreusen . All I said...

I'm not talking about Kreusen .

All I said is about the Wort before pitching !

Hector
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 06:22 PM
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Views: 400
Posted By hector
Just a little Foam !

Hi there !

I'm brewing a small batch of Stout for the second time and my problem by this and the previous batch is that there is very little Hot break at the beginning of the boil and just a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By hector
Same Hops for bittering and flavor

Hi there !

I'm going to brew an Oktoberfest batch for the first time .

Can I use "Hallertauer Magnum" Hops for both bittering and flavoring ?

If yes , how much would you use for each...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
Posted By hector
A good way is to keep the steeping bag in water...

A good way is to keep the steeping bag in water (2 qts of water/pound of grain) for 30 minutes at 160-170 F .

NEVER press the bag after steeping , if you're using dark grains as steeping grains ....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2013, 09:02 AM
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Posted By hector
Just signed up as hector . Hector

Just signed up as hector .

Hector
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hector
I never keep this solution so long because it...

I never keep this solution so long because it loses its effect by time . It is effective as long as it has a pale yellow color and you smell Iodine odor from it .

Hector
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By hector
It's not so painful as you think . There...

It's not so painful as you think .

There are some places in the World where Homebrewing is MUCH harder and painful than you can imagine .

Just listen to the following Podcast and you'll see...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By hector
Sulfur smell

Hi there !

I'm brewing a small batch of Wheat Beer for the first time , using bread yeast .

It's on the second day of fermentation and was fermenting vigorously on the first day . It's still...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By hector
Get rid of printings !

Hi there !

I'm going to use barrier tubes ( Beer lines ) for racking the Beer , because I have always plastic taste by using vinyl tubes .

How can I get rid of the printing on the barrier...
Forum: Brew Science 09-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By hector
Thanks for the Reply . It's not fermented...

Thanks for the Reply .

It's not fermented Beer . The manufacturer does the mashing , then the Wort will be boiled . Then it's filtered and diluted to 1.019 . Then Hops Extract and some acids are...
Forum: Brew Science 09-23-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By hector
Boiling iso-alpha Acids

Hi there !

Just an Experiment :

I have 3 liters of Non-Alcoholic Beer . The specific Gravity is 1.019 .

I'm going to boil it in order to reduce the Volume to 1 liter and make it more...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By hector
Do you use any plastic tube to transfer the Wort...

Do you use any plastic tube to transfer the Wort ?

If yes , are you sure that it's food-grade ?

I use food-grade vinyl tubes . However , I still smell a little of plastic odor in my Beer .
...
Forum: Brew Science 09-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By hector
Deionized Vs. Distilled

Hi there !

Is there any disadvantages by using Deionized water instead of distilled water for brewing ?

Hector
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By hector
I asked the question about the inner surface from...

I asked the question about the inner surface from another seller who sells similar item and this is the answer :

The inside is smooth, but during manufacturing and processing their may be some...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By hector
I don't live in the U.S.

I don't live in the U.S.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By hector
I'm a regular buyer at eBay and familiar with...

I'm a regular buyer at eBay and familiar with such things .

As I clicked "Ask a question" , eBay said the following :

We're sorry we couldn't find an answer for you. Unfortunately, this seller...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By hector
The Volume is O.K. for me because my batches are...

The Volume is O.K. for me because my batches are smaller than 5 Gallons .

It was impossible to ask the seller as eBay doesn't give the opportunity by this item to do so .

My main problem is...
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