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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:35 PM
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Consider me in!

Consider me in!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Scut_Monkey
Any further thoughts after using a few more...

Any further thoughts after using a few more times? These conicals seem to be a great value without compromising quality. I'm interested in getting one.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I calculate 1.5 oz of dextrose is needed to get...

I calculate 1.5 oz of dextrose is needed to get you in the middle of the carb range for an IPA. This is from Tastybrew.com. This is if you have a 2.5 gallon batch and bottle it at 72F. Don't worry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I would let it come back up to room temp for a...

I would let it come back up to room temp for a couple days 60-68F. This will make your calculation much easier but more importantly the yeast that will be using the priming sugar will be able to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Yeah see how it goes. You could always use a...

Yeah see how it goes. You could always use a couple different bottle caps to see if those bottles have any more or less carbonation compared to the ones you are questioning. Let us know what...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I wouldn't be afraid to add more yeast and then...

I wouldn't be afraid to add more yeast and then recap them. This should not lead to bottle bombs. This scenario is created when you either bottle prior to the yeast finishing fermentation or if a...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Here are the pics I promised. Sorry most of them...

Here are the pics I promised. Sorry most of them are sideways, I'm not sure how to change that as this app insists on loading them that way. Anyways, in the pics you can see the return line I added...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I did get a pump. I bought the clean water pump...

I did get a pump. I bought the clean water pump from Harbor freight that I linked to earlier. I decided to go with it because it's 1/3 hp and according to the specs does Not contain oil in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-22-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Nice work. Looks like it is working great.

Nice work. Looks like it is working great.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2014, 06:50 PM
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Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I think this calls for a picture. I'm always...

I think this calls for a picture. I'm always interested in beer porn.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I would say 1/4 to half a packet would be plenty...

I would say 1/4 to half a packet would be plenty for a 50 bottle batch. It just might be hard to estimate this when doing it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By Scut_Monkey
An esb is pretty straight forward to brew. That...

An esb is pretty straight forward to brew. That would be a good starting point.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-12-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Yeah it is oxidation. I normally just try to...

Yeah it is oxidation. I normally just try to rinse mine off in star san while brewing but ultimately I'm not too picky about how it looks when I dunk it in the wort.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-12-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Sweet action! Fire it up! Out of curiosity,...

Sweet action! Fire it up!

Out of curiosity, why did you decide on a dual electric/gas system?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-12-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Most likely the gelatin did its job and pulled...

Most likely the gelatin did its job and pulled the yeast out of suspension and out of your beer. Therefore, there is not a sufficient amount of yeast cells to carbonate the beer in a reasonable...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Good to know I guess. I remember reading of a...

Good to know I guess. I remember reading of a HBT member who was considering or actually was using starsan to sanitize equipment he had for his dog kennel. It's always nice to extrapolate the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I agree with the above. Start with Palmer's...

I agree with the above. Start with Palmer's book. It's a great introduction to brewing and gives you the building blocks to get wherever you want to go. To be honest you would get overwhelmed...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Let us know how the air exchange works out, I am...

Let us know how the air exchange works out, I am interested. I dry fitted my pump/cleaner last night. I used a combination of pvc and copper with the copper being used for the riser to minimize a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 42,827
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Sounds like a great deal!

Sounds like a great deal!
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I guess I haven't seen too many reports of pumps...

I guess I haven't seen too many reports of pumps being too powerful and getting ahead of themselves but that makes sense. I wonder if it would help running a second hollow tube up parallel with the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
The superior pump from Amazon I know has oil in...

The superior pump from Amazon I know has oil in it. It states this in the product video linked on Amazon. I did happen to find a 1/3 hp pump on Harbor freight site (see link below) that states in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-09-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,992
Posted By Scut_Monkey
For my scenario I couldn't justify the cost of...

For my scenario I couldn't justify the cost of the stainless elements. I went with a regular Camco 5500w element and used silicone chaulking on it to seal the face. I tried to be very diligent with...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Scut_Monkey
What pump for a keg/carboy washer?

So I'm debating building a keg washer to clean my Sanke fermenters and corny kegs. The big problem I have is finding the appropriate pump. I realize Harborfreight sells a bunch of them but I have...
Forum: Sour Ale 07-03-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,382
Posted By Scut_Monkey
Well I racked them together/combined yesterday...

Well I racked them together/combined yesterday and both the Brett and the Lacto fermentations were at 1.004. This was after 10 days of fermentation. I figured this was close enough as I'm planning a...
Forum: Sour Ale 06-25-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,382
Posted By Scut_Monkey
I brewed this beer about 1 week ago and both...

I brewed this beer about 1 week ago and both portions have died down with fermentation but I haven't had a gravity reading yet. Any thoughts on the idea of racking each one into corny kegs to free...
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