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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By vasie
From what have heard, If you are going to use the...

From what have heard, If you are going to use the vanilla extract, you can add it in the secondary. Take a sample of your beer and add the extract in measured amounts until you hit your flavor...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By vasie
That is basically the same setup that I bought...

That is basically the same setup that I bought and it is pretty complete. If you don't already have a better resource, you will want to buy a better brewing book that provided in the kit.

If...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2008, 09:35 PM
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Views: 738
Posted By vasie
At this point, I don't have a spare room or...

At this point, I don't have a spare room or under-stair nook, so I probably leaning towards building a freestanding fermentation closet. I figure that planning on running coolant lines from my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By vasie
Show me your conical cooler!

Heaven help me, the day has finally come. My brand-new 14.5 gal conical fermenter has arrived. Since I placed the order for this sublime piece of brewing machinery, I have been brain storming how I...
Forum: General Techniques 02-22-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,782
Posted By vasie
When you guys feed your beer, do you always use...

When you guys feed your beer, do you always use sugar, or have any of you retained some of your wort in a sanitary vessel to use during the feedings?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,219
Posted By vasie
ahh.. you guys got my hopes up.. Apparently, it...

ahh.. you guys got my hopes up.. Apparently, it is a regional thing. In the Kansas City area, they have been selling the Rubbermaids for about three years now. They don't even carry 10 gal versions.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-14-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,758
Posted By vasie
Sounds like it took a long time to fully...

Sounds like it took a long time to fully carbonate.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-08-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,183
Posted By vasie
Ahhh.. :( but with only one pour lonely tap...

Ahhh.. :( but with only one pour lonely tap...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By vasie
Unless you think that you will have a need for an...

Unless you think that you will have a need for an extra 40qt pot in the future, I suggest that you buy big enough that you can brew a 10 gal batch. I spent a fair amount of money the last few years...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,143
Posted By vasie
You will always want to start growing from...

You will always want to start growing from rhyosomes. If you plant from seed, you could get male plants which do not produce hop cones at all. Be sure to place your order for the roots early on. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,128
Posted By vasie
Well, with your income, I doubt that you will...

Well, with your income, I doubt that you will even see much of that 800. What is it, households over $200,000 get partial or no payout?

Thanks for the donation.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-22-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By vasie
14.5 gal new Blichmann conical for 569.00 (...

14.5 gal new Blichmann conical for 569.00 ( cheapest I have found ) with free shipping.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_464&products_id=1128
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By vasie
HSA? Oops, my fingers didn't type what I was...

HSA? Oops, my fingers didn't type what I was thinking. My concern was with oxidation in general. Sorry to point this discussion in the wrong direction.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By vasie
Mashing with CO2?

I understand that brewers should be restrained with their stirring of the mash to avoid hot-side aeration. Couldn't you just flush out your tun with C02 and then go to town with the mash paddle?
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Forum: General Techniques 11-15-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By vasie
Did you add any table sugar to your recipe to get...

Did you add any table sugar to your recipe to get the OG you were shooting for? It might just be that your yeast have become to lazy ( unable ) to process the maltose.
Just a thought...
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By vasie
I have never used a stir plate but I understand...

I have never used a stir plate but I understand that they can get pretty warm. If you are going to let it run that long, you need to make sure you don't cook your yeast in the process.
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By vasie
TexLaw is correct. Your starter needs to contain...

TexLaw is correct. Your starter needs to contain an appropriate concentration of maltose sugar to ensure that you yeasties don't get "lazy." Corn sugar doesn't contain any maltose.
Are you using...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2007, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By vasie
I have had good luck with them. The shipping was...

I have had good luck with them. The shipping was quick ( to the KC area ). I didn't buy grains from them but used them and micromatic.com to put together a kegerator.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By vasie
Biermann, you are the first person that I have...

Biermann, you are the first person that I have ever heard of that purports to be able to smell the AA% of hops! Thats the type of superhuman ability that comic books heros are known for. Can you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,602
Posted By vasie
You are missing out on one of the big reasons to...

You are missing out on one of the big reasons to mess with taking gravity readings in the first place. If you discover a problem with the OG, you cannot correct it AFTER the boil. I just stash...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By vasie
Its pretty simple 6 lbs Pale 2-row 6 lbs...

Its pretty simple

6 lbs Pale 2-row
6 lbs Pilsen ( 2-row) malt
1 lbs Flaked Corn ( maize )
1 lbs 2 oz Table Sugar

1 oz Amarillo ( 7.6 AAU ) @ 70 minutes
1 oz Amarillo ( 7.6 AAU ) @ flameout
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By vasie
OK.. thanks from doing the math.. I just...

OK.. thanks from doing the math.. I just eyeballed the potential alchohol scale on my hydrometer. Yeah.. the yeast really did their job this time. I just used a pack of properly rehydrated...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By vasie
With a bu/gu fo 1.12, that beer is going to be a...

With a bu/gu fo 1.12, that beer is going to be a bruiser. I agree that Amarillo is a good choice. That hop is commonly used as a substitute for cascade.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By vasie
8.5% ABV Company Cream Ale

I put together my first cream ale--well, my first light SRM beer ever, and just racked that golden beauty off to a secondary. The FG indicates that this one is going to be a around 8-8.5 ABV ,...
Forum: General Techniques 08-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By vasie
You shouldn't have any trouble. If you think...

You shouldn't have any trouble. If you think that you might be having some issues with carbonation, just store the bottles in a ~warm~ place for a week or so.. that is warm as in 75 or so (...
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