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Forum: Cider Forum 03-06-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By MrFinstad
Hmmmm. I have seen small clumps suspended in...

Hmmmm. I have seen small clumps suspended in cider before, but they were only suspended in a few layers and cider smelled like rotten eggs. As long as it doesn't taste bad, it is probably fine to...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-06-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By MrFinstad
Here's how to carbonate in the example you gave: ...

Here's how to carbonate in the example you gave:
1. Adjust CO2 pressure to 10 PSI
2. Connect the Co2 to the keg and purge the headspace with co2.
3. Leave CO2 connected to keg at 10 psi for a...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-06-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By MrFinstad
What jonurban said is right on. What you're...

What jonurban said is right on. What you're probably wondering is what carbonation level you want for cider. Most draft cider contains around 2 volumes of CO2. For commercial cider makers there's is...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-05-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By MrFinstad
The drawback to thinning out the juice before...

The drawback to thinning out the juice before fermentation is thinning out the flavor. While it will work perfectly to dilute the sugar concentration, you are also diluting the flavor compounds and...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By MrFinstad
I agree with what Yooper said. When you start...

I agree with what Yooper said. When you start with higher gravities, you move away from the cider flavor and towards the wine flavor. I think this is because the yeast is doing more work to ferment,...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-05-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By MrFinstad
Can you post a picture? I'm not exactly...

Can you post a picture?

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by lumpy. Yeast do clump up (i.e. flocculate) but these are relatively small. Some spoilage bacteria can make the cider "ropey" which...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By MrFinstad
I keg lots of cider and I always recommend the...

I keg lots of cider and I always recommend the low and slow method. That is, let it sit at about 40F for six days on 10psi. This gives a little less than 2 volumes of carbonation.

While jacking...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By MrFinstad
You are probably smelling hydrogen sulfide, aka...

You are probably smelling hydrogen sulfide, aka rhino farts. This can be produced when cider is left on the lees for too long and when yeast are stressed. If you catch it early, you can splash rack a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,497
Posted By MrFinstad
This guy makes a decent point but his attitude...

This guy makes a decent point but his attitude sucks. GMO'S are bad for the same reason macro brew is bad, quality takes a backseat to profitability.

I think theres a few things he misses: beer is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By MrFinstad
Sorry for the belated reply. I didn't place in...

Sorry for the belated reply. I didn't place in anything, but I really appreciated the feedback. This is only my second competition but it was much better than the first (despite the fact I placed 1st...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By MrFinstad
NHC competition 2012

FedEx just notified me that my yeast samples were delivered in Minneapolis! Hopefully they're still in one piece and being coddled by the folks at northern brewer.

This being my first nhc, I'm...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By MrFinstad
Grain Mill Help

So I was a dumb ass and tried turning my grain mill with this crappy old drill. Unfortunately it stripped a metal off the drive shaft on the mill. My dumb assery has driven me to finally invest in a...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-18-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 52,818
Posted By MrFinstad
what do you mean clean your carboy? I've just...

what do you mean clean your carboy? I've just been using them for target practice in the front yard. It adds a real nice sparkle to the burning trash heap I use to keep my house warm.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-18-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,102
Views: 883,927
Posted By MrFinstad
hot damn! just built two of these in about 4...

hot damn! just built two of these in about 4 hours. The multimeter says they both work. Tomorrow I'll plug them into the chest freezer and heat tape to see how they stand up in the brewery.

Thanks...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,426
Posted By MrFinstad
According to this article, you're going to need...

According to this article, you're going to need to expose them for quite a while:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/252729-the-effects-of-uv-light-on-yeast/
Forum: For Sale 11-09-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By MrFinstad
Sounds like you found someone to take all the...

Sounds like you found someone to take all the fittings at once. No worries. Thanks for the pick though. What are you going to do now that you're doing away with the tentacled beast?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By MrFinstad
You're right! the spicing will be more stable...

You're right! the spicing will be more stable compared to the dry hop. However, the perception of the spice changes as the beer conditions and ages. I've seen this in my pumpkin ale; when the beer is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By MrFinstad
that was the assumption I was going on, but I had...

that was the assumption I was going on, but I had some many kinds of yeast that some were more temperature tolerant than others and could have kept fermenting as the temp dropped. I was also convused...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By MrFinstad
I'm all for automation, but that's just plain...

I'm all for automation, but that's just plain creepy. I enjoy a certain amount of mystery in yeast management. What happens when the yeast multiplies, mutates and starts controlling us? This might...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By MrFinstad
well, without any advice I went ahead and bottle...

well, without any advice I went ahead and bottle primed with some dextrose solution. Per gallon I added about .6 oz of dextrose solution with 1 oz of corn sugar per 100mL (yeah I know I'm mixing...
Forum: Brew Science 11-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By MrFinstad
That's been the practice so far. Now I can just...

That's been the practice so far. Now I can just do it a little more confidently. I've been hitting my gravities every time without any adjusting, so I guess I was just looking for a better...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By MrFinstad
No need to add any extra amylase for most mashes,...

No need to add any extra amylase for most mashes, just throw the boomers...I mean mushrooms right in. There should be plenty of enzymes to break down any carbs that are available.

Sure you can get...
Forum: Introductions 11-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By MrFinstad
welcome! better start chewing corn for that...

welcome!

better start chewing corn for that chicha..
Forum: For Sale 11-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By MrFinstad
I could use at most 3 of those...any possibility...

I could use at most 3 of those...any possibility you would sell them in less than the 12 pack?

Also, I'm curious: what did you use 12 of those for? As much as I can try to imagine a crazy...
Forum: Brew Science 11-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By MrFinstad
awesome. science wins again.

awesome. science wins again.
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