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Forum: Bock 03-05-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
sure does. thanks.

sure does. thanks.
Forum: Bock 03-05-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
this is going to my first attempt at a lager now...

this is going to my first attempt at a lager now that i have a refrigerator and thermostat control set up for it. i read through the post but didn't see exactly how long everybody was fermenting...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
couple of squirts with a spray bottle of cold...

couple of squirts with a spray bottle of cold water. no need for star san, your boiling anyway.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2012, 03:14 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
you don't have to transfer, but the orval clone...

you don't have to transfer, but the orval clone calls for some brett after primary fermentation. you'll definitely want to transfer off the yeast cake if you are going to be adding brett and letting...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 08:21 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
thanks for the input. i definitely learn more by...

thanks for the input. i definitely learn more by watching someone else, so the videos are really helpful!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 07:22 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
i've got bicarbonate as HCO3 at 172 and what they...

i've got bicarbonate as HCO3 at 172 and what they list as just plain carbonate at <1
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 06:33 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
I've played around with bru'n water and a few...

I've played around with bru'n water and a few others, but was stumped on palmers correlations with srm regarding RA. Thanks for the response.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 06:31 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
so here is the report: pH- 7.9 Na- 18 ...

so here is the report:

pH- 7.9
Na- 18
Ca- 35
Mg- 20
So4-S- 6
Cl- 35
HCO3-172
Total Alkalinity- 141
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 02:07 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
residual alkilinty / mash ph

hello all,

i've been playing around with the ez water calculator and i have a question that has stumped me. listening to the brewstrong episode on water, palmer stresses the importance of RA and...
Forum: Brew Science 01-10-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By thelastdandy
just out of curiosity, jbt, what lab did you send...

just out of curiosity, jbt, what lab did you send your sample to? i'm in emmaus too and couldn't find a reasonable place to send it without overpaying. thanks for the info though. the township...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-03-2011, 07:47 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
power outage and yeast bank

well, i live outside of philly and we managed to get 12 inches of snow in october. our power was out for 4 days and i'm worried about my frozen yeast bank that took 2 years to build up. i burried...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-27-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By thelastdandy
i work in a woodshop and use fresh oak chips...

i work in a woodshop and use fresh oak chips quite a bit. i steam them for a minute or two to get off any nasties that might be clinging on and add them to secondary for a month or two. i usually...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By thelastdandy
oops. revvy beat me to it.

oops. revvy beat me to it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 02:32 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
30 min is not bad to cool a brew to fermentation...

30 min is not bad to cool a brew to fermentation temps. its actually pretty impressive using just an ice water bath.

if you were filling the fermentor from the kettle with the siphon, then that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By thelastdandy
if you are in a hurry give this a try. i made it...

if you are in a hurry give this a try. i made it last year and it was great. i'll be brewing it again tommorow. it uses an ale yeast instead of the typical lager yeast.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 02:22 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
this book will tell you everything you need to...

this book will tell you everything you need to know about yeast as is it is related to brewing. if you are homebrewing, in my opinion, this is a must read.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 02:12 PM
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Posted By thelastdandy
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/hop-impact-first-w...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/hop-impact-first-wort-hopping-68661/index2.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By thelastdandy
just make sure to check a hydrometer reading two...

just make sure to check a hydrometer reading two days in a row to make sure it is definitely finished up. you should be good in my opinion.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By thelastdandy
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/high-temperatures-...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/high-temperatures-after-fermentation-pretty-much-finished-125523/.

pretty good thread on the subject. should be a good start for you.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By thelastdandy
like the previous poster states, many people...

like the previous poster states, many people prime for a 5 gallon batch just assuming that the amount of brew going into the bottling bucket will be 5 gallons. remember that you are a losing a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-27-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By thelastdandy
yup, thats the idea. the hops, break material,...

yup, thats the idea. the hops, break material, dead yeast and all of that other stuff will settle out to the very bottom. the healthy yeast will stay in suspension on the top long enough for you to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By thelastdandy
you're just seeing the yeast and proteins...

you're just seeing the yeast and proteins settling to the bottom. no worries.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-22-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By thelastdandy
you'll be fine, but making a starter has never...

you'll be fine, but making a starter has never hurt anything. makes sure the yeast is nice and viable. 1056 is a pretty resiliant yeast too.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By thelastdandy
hope all of that rambling i just did helps you...

hope all of that rambling i just did helps you out a little bit.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By thelastdandy
i never had luck figuring out an exact amount of...

i never had luck figuring out an exact amount of sparge water. seems to vary too much. i use 1.25 qts of water to every pound of grain, so the strike water seems close. i would just sparge until...
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