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Forum: Florida HomeBrew Forum 02-25-2012, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Coastarine
Mostly because this thread is from '09 and it...

Mostly because this thread is from '09 and it opened in Oct 2010. Thanks for bringing up a good memory though!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Coastarine
I am hesitantly pleased to announce that after a...

I am hesitantly pleased to announce that after a few cycles of PBW soak, wait an hour, purge, soak, wait an hour, etc, I have seen nothing but clean solution coming out. Either I did a really good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,766
Posted By Coastarine
And wouldn't you know it, I went to recal my...

And wouldn't you know it, I went to recal my refractometer now...Hydrometer read 1.037 @ 84.5*F, corrected to 1.036. Refracto read 9.0 Brix which gives a brix correction factor of 1.00000 according...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,766
Posted By Coastarine
Hydrometer Calibration

I am prepping for my first brew in 10 months. I expect to make some mistakes and run into some speed bumps, so I'm doing most of the prep a day in advance. One thing I decided to do is check the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Coastarine
After doing some reading I am going to switch to...

After doing some reading I am going to switch to PBW as it apparently is superior at breaking up the type of organic crud that I am bound to encounter.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Coastarine
Did his name not give it away to you? I'm not...

Did his name not give it away to you? I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just saying that it is obviously a comment from someone at Five Star, the makers of StarSan and PBW, and it should be no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Coastarine
AZ, what kind of hose do you have? I know some...

AZ, what kind of hose do you have? I know some people used a more heat resistant rubber hose but I went with the cheap-o vinyl one. I might consider rigging up a gravity feed for a good hot...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Coastarine
That sounds like a pretty solid plan, but I...

That sounds like a pretty solid plan, but I forgot to mention the details of my pump. Most of us use the standard march pump, but I went with the self priming pump that can't handle high temps. For...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Coastarine
CFC Users: How do you get it clean and keep it clean?

Hey all, it has been quite a while since I posted or even read anything here, mostly because it has been quite a while since I brewed anything! About 10 months to be precise, but it is time to get...
Forum: General Techniques 03-17-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By Coastarine
"Hop Dust" making my IPA harsh

My latest batch of IPA has a problem that a few of my past batches have faced as well. I dry hopped it in the keg using 2oz simcoe pellets in a mesh hop bag for 10 days at 68*F. It now has a very...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Coastarine
Bingo. 70-75 will give you the fastest results,...

Bingo. 70-75 will give you the fastest results, but mid 60's should get the job done too since your house in WI might only be that warm.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,013
Posted By Coastarine
I wouldn't know but if you email the manufacturer...

I wouldn't know but if you email the manufacturer they probably tell you.
Forum: Soda 02-21-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,109
Posted By Coastarine
To do what you're describing, mix up the original...

To do what you're describing, mix up the original recipe, loosely put the cap on, and let it ferment out. Now, add another cup of sugar, tighten the lid, and proceed as before...you picturing this? ...
Forum: Soda 02-21-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,109
Posted By Coastarine
See the bold text in the original post. This...

See the bold text in the original post.

This works with beer because we carefully control the amount of fermentable sugar that goes into the bottle. Ginger ale is full of fermentable sugar, which...
Forum: Soda 02-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,109
Posted By Coastarine
Any thoughts on replacing half of the sugar with...

Any thoughts on replacing half of the sugar with splenda? Obviously some real sugar needs to remain in order to carbonate but SWMBO is more likely to enjoy it if it's a little lighter on the sugar.
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-21-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By Coastarine
Landscapes do come out fine if the phone was...

Landscapes do come out fine if the phone was rotated to the left, the way a right handed person normally would, but I'm left handed which might explain why nearly all of my photos have been...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By Coastarine
iPhone Users: are you getting upside down pictures?

This is really bizarre...

I like to use my iPhone 3gs as a camera. It's convenient to upload and I always have it with me. I am running into an odd issue though: my pictures are upside...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,013
Posted By Coastarine
My first one met an untimely demise when I got...

My first one met an untimely demise when I got the cable too close to a burner. My second one slowly got to the point where a loose connection made it harder and harder to get the thing to work, and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-17-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,459
Posted By Coastarine
Wouldn't the saaz make it a czech pilsner?

Wouldn't the saaz make it a czech pilsner?
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,459
Posted By Coastarine
Sit around a fire, watch football, or play super...

Sit around a fire, watch football, or play super mario bros 3 (origianlly for NES) on the Wii.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-12-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Coastarine
Not my WORST brewday ever...

...but close.

[pic removed because it was geotagged. Who knew...]

My pump has a small chamber that holds a screen filter. To remove the filter, you unscrew a plastic piece. That plastic piece...
Forum: Soda 02-12-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,109
Posted By Coastarine
I may just have to try this since you made it...

I may just have to try this since you made it sound so easy. I don't suppose you've ever weighed the ginger instead of going by the tbs. Many of us have scales already.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,942
Posted By Coastarine
I did an experimental batch of blonde ale with a...

I did an experimental batch of blonde ale with a pound of honey (good) and a small amount of rose water that showed some promise. I didn't use enough rose water to really taste it, but I think it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-04-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Coastarine
I have come to associate a funny flavor...

I have come to associate a funny flavor accompanied by persistent cloudiness with wild yeast. The degree of "funny" will obviously vary from one infection to the next since there are lots of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By Coastarine
Fair enough. Sounds like that regulator is toast.

Fair enough. Sounds like that regulator is toast.
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