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Forum: Brew Science 03-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By robertvrabel
Sounds good, I actually purchased a PH meter from...

Sounds good, I actually purchased a PH meter from northern brewer recently so I will be trying that with my next beers and see how it goes.

So it sounds like i should probably just brew it and see...
Forum: Brew Science 03-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By robertvrabel
Thank you for your help! I was just reading up...

Thank you for your help! I was just reading up about that and found a thread discussing that you really should never go above 200 alkalinity, as its unnecessary.

So if I don't need to add anything...
Forum: Brew Science 03-19-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By robertvrabel
My water for a Stout, confused with john palmers spreadsheet

So here is the spreadsheet filled out if you'd like to take a look (http://robertvrabel.com/uploads/breakfast-stout.xls)

My water:
Calcium - 29
Magnesium - 8
Alkalinity as CaC03 - 61
Sodium -...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By robertvrabel
Why risk it? Buy a new lid, they are only a...

Why risk it? Buy a new lid, they are only a couple of bucks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By robertvrabel
I live in farmington hills. There really aren't...

I live in farmington hills. There really aren't many close breweries. Copper canyon is ok, but I find their beers not too interesting, but i hear the brewer there is awesome so if he is in he would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-02-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By robertvrabel
I was in this same debate about a month ago. My...

I was in this same debate about a month ago. My problem with the pico was the HUGE dead space (I think about 3g). THe dead space isn't as huge of a deal if you are doing huge batches, recirculating,...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-22-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By robertvrabel
1) I could try to figure out how to bend the SS...

1) I could try to figure out how to bend the SS more, but i'm pretty sure i would have to cut off the top of the SS because it would hit the bottom? Plus i'm not sure how easy it is to bend something...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-22-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By robertvrabel
Sabco Universal Siphon Issue. Won't fit, too long?

Siphon: http://www.brew-magic.com/ketl_acc_unisiphon.html
Faslse Bottom (with hole): http://www.brew-magic.com/ketl_acc_falsebtm.html
My Keggle:...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By robertvrabel
You must have some leakage. If I had to guess I...

You must have some leakage. If I had to guess I get about 20 kegs for my 10# tank, force carbing and serving/bottling from it too.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By robertvrabel
Thanks guys! They are bit far from where i'm...

Thanks guys! They are bit far from where i'm staying though, i won't have a car. Anything close to the freemont hotel & casino?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By robertvrabel
Any suggestions on good bottle shops in Vegas?...

Any suggestions on good bottle shops in Vegas? I'd like to take back a few beers i can't get back on the east coast.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By robertvrabel
I entered a few beers, my American IPA took 2nd...

I entered a few beers, my American IPA took 2nd and my German Hefeweizen took 3rd.

I entered a english barley wine I made as one of my first AG batches 1.5 years ago. The comments were quite...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-28-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By robertvrabel
Yea, so bringing it up to room temp for a bit was...

Yea, so bringing it up to room temp for a bit was for your diacetyl rest. Typically you don't need to bring it to room temperature though, 5-10F above your fermentation temperature for a few days is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-28-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By robertvrabel
If you are going to force carbonate your kegs,...

If you are going to force carbonate your kegs, then there is no need to bring it warm again once its done fermenting. For doing a lager though, you should do a diacetyl rest at the end of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 145,968
Posted By robertvrabel
This is probably a dumb question, but where guys...

This is probably a dumb question, but where guys buying ethanol or isopropanol to use since you can't use StarSan to sanitize them? Is there a specific product I should get? Just got mine in but want...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By robertvrabel
Have you tried light beers? And have you poured...

Have you tried light beers? And have you poured only 3-4oz out, and tasted it against the next 3-4 oz straight from the keg? I thought the same thing until i brewed a german pilsner... now I can pick...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By robertvrabel
I don't think this is true at all. I bought good...

I don't think this is true at all. I bought good hose from my LHBS - Bevlex 200 by kuriyama PVC tubing NSF-51 . Standard stuff.. and when I made my first german pilsner, the beer tasted HORRIBLE when...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,713
Posted By robertvrabel
I've already ordered those to test it out......

I've already ordered those to test it out... should come in soon. I just find it crazy how difficult it is balance a system. It makes me wonder if my temperature and pressure is not reporting...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,713
Posted By robertvrabel
So I purchased 100F of bev-seal ultra. I...

So I purchased 100F of bev-seal ultra. I installed 27FT of 1/4" lines since thats all I could get... my setup is 10PSI at 37F which I caculated way over to start. The beer FLIES out so fast... its...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By robertvrabel
My belgian triple does the same thing...using...

My belgian triple does the same thing...using WLP530. OG is1.82 and i get it down to 1.011. Takes it almost 3 weeks to ferment, then I leave it for another week. It also blows off like crazy for 1-2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,417
Posted By robertvrabel
Awesome, i'll check that site out. I do have a...

Awesome, i'll check that site out. I do have a smart phone so i'll check the app out.. hopefully its free ;)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,417
Posted By robertvrabel
Best craft beer bars near Carlsbad, CA ?

I'm going to be in Carlsbad, CA for 2-3 days for a conference then heading down to san diego for a week. I already know where to go in San Diego... but can anyone recommend a few places I could grab...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-07-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By robertvrabel
Ah so you bought the superflex ...

Ah so you bought the superflex (http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_86_87&products_id=2365)tubing through them? I was looking at that, but from kal's post he said...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By robertvrabel
Bev-Seal Ultra tubing for keg lines

I've been doing a ton of research, and big thanks to Kal from his thread on doing all the experiments on keg tubing. I want to purchase Bev-Seal Ultra tubing and i've been looking for a place online...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,713
Posted By robertvrabel
I was considering the b-44-4X tubing, but now...

I was considering the b-44-4X tubing, but now people are reporting that its not helping and you still have to pour some out? Is this still the case? I really don't want to use this inflexible...
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