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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2011, 06:49 AM
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Posted By LakewoodBrew
no need.. the yeast will find there way into the...

no need.. the yeast will find there way into the beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By LakewoodBrew
im no expert to be sure, but oak is very porous....

im no expert to be sure, but oak is very porous. once a barrel is soured, its pretty much impossible to eliminate the bugs. if it's really just vinegar, then you may be ok, but funky smelling barrels...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-23-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,787
Posted By LakewoodBrew
I know a small commercial brewery that uses a...

I know a small commercial brewery that uses a large tankless water heater for strike and sparge water.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By LakewoodBrew
dry yeast does tend to kick off a bit faster, but...

dry yeast does tend to kick off a bit faster, but patience is a virtue in the brewing game. like they say, a watched pot never boils.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By LakewoodBrew
i wouldn't be concerned. 68 is plenty warm...

i wouldn't be concerned. 68 is plenty warm enough, and 14 hours isn't all that long. you want want to check that everything is sealed well too. i've had fermentations that seemed to not take off, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By LakewoodBrew
it can only get better next time. good news...

it can only get better next time.

good news is the lack of a hydrometer really doesn't hurt anything, it just means you dont know if you hit the target gravity so you won't know the ABV of the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By LakewoodBrew
it's just easier to see signs of life in a 1l...

it's just easier to see signs of life in a 1l flask than it is in the carboy. in the flask, you should see clear signs of life quickly (like 4-8hrs). In the 5gal carboy a viable, but slow start may...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,230
Posted By LakewoodBrew
some breweries try to draw a distinction in their...

some breweries try to draw a distinction in their product lines.... but otherwise ^^^ what they said.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-30-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By LakewoodBrew
should be pretty tasty and complex. Maybe a bit...

should be pretty tasty and complex. Maybe a bit on the malty side, but not overly so. balanced nice with the various hoppy - bitter flavors.

good luck. and enjoy.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-30-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,473
Posted By LakewoodBrew
i'll take it, i like to read.

i'll take it, i like to read.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,223
Posted By LakewoodBrew
if i understand your question: You want to know...

if i understand your question: You want to know what "Fields" people want in a brewing software.....

if you understand XML: BeerXML defines the "Classes", "Fields", "Enumerations", "Types" and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By LakewoodBrew
in absence of anything else adding more water to...

in absence of anything else adding more water to account for larger boil off will lower your OG. What was your target? It doesn't look particularly low. Were you shooting for the 1.040? if yes then...
Forum: General Techniques 08-13-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,837
Posted By LakewoodBrew
if you have 10 or 15 gallon cornies available...

if you have 10 or 15 gallon cornies available that's pretty cool. i tried to acquire 10 gal cornies, but it's a lot easier/cheaper to get a 15.5 gallon sanke.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-13-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By LakewoodBrew
no, a keg is useful. an angel lost it's wings...

no, a keg is useful. an angel lost it's wings when the drill bit hit that lid.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-13-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By LakewoodBrew
+1 - aluminum anywhere near the burners will...

+1 - aluminum anywhere near the burners will soften and sag. Even thin steel can have problems. better to stick with stainless 3/16 anywhere near the heat source.

also, make sure its got space to...
Forum: General Techniques 08-13-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,837
Posted By LakewoodBrew
i've done it a few times but, really it's not...

i've done it a few times but, really it's not that practical unless you have cornies to dedicate to it. sankes work a lot better.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-13-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 117,387
Posted By LakewoodBrew
there is a badge creator that still works.. kinda...

there is a badge creator that still works.. kinda cool
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By LakewoodBrew
i have interchangeable pickups for this reason....

i have interchangeable pickups for this reason. open end for pellet, filter/scrubby end for whole leaf. (just dont try to mix pellet with whole leaf or you're screwed.)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-12-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By LakewoodBrew
dont touch it for at least a week. no reason...

dont touch it for at least a week.

no reason to secondary, unless you really want to. i would just let it sit in there for 3 weeks and let the yeast do it's thing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By LakewoodBrew
force CO2 carbonation should have no effect on...

force CO2 carbonation should have no effect on flavor.

the general act of carbing will impart some flavor components as you are in-effect adding some amount of carbonic acid to the beer, along...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By LakewoodBrew
if you pour slowly and don't pour every last oz...

if you pour slowly and don't pour every last oz out, you will leave most of the yeast behind in the bottle.


if you want to drink homebrew from a bottle, you need to bottle finished beer off a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By LakewoodBrew
can't really see the connections from the...

can't really see the connections from the picture, but it appears correct. t-stat plugged in to wall, fridge plugged in to t-stat, temp probe inside fridge. you should be able to adjust the temp...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By LakewoodBrew
thanks for the drink.... soo sleepy. sounds...

thanks for the drink.... soo sleepy.

sounds good. send me one. i'll tell you if i drink it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By LakewoodBrew
you might want to take a picture of your setup...

you might want to take a picture of your setup including all connections, temp probe location and whatnot. then maybe someone can give you some pointed advice. otherwise you will likely just get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By LakewoodBrew
let it ride for a bit before sampling, it would...

let it ride for a bit before sampling, it would probably taste "not so good" right now. looks like you've got a good ferment going, and yes those rings are just yeast "sticking" to the side of the...
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