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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By PeatReek
Keg cleaning - Barkeeper's friend?

So I just recently discovered the wonder of Barkeeper's Friend - at least for use on really thick, tough stainless steel equipment like my brewing pot.

Does anyone use Barkeeper's Friend on the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 08:40 PM
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Views: 675
Posted By PeatReek
False bottoms: explain to me like I'm 5

Can someone explain to me in detail how to avoid stuck mashes / sparges with a false bottom? I do only infusion mashing right now and am considering switching to RIMS, and it seems like a stuck mash...
Forum: General Techniques 12-04-2005, 12:46 AM
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Posted By PeatReek
Huh, so you only do a 1-stage thing, not a...

Huh, so you only do a 1-stage thing, not a re-pitch into a bigger starter before the main tank? Hmm... thanks for the info.
Forum: General Techniques 12-03-2005, 10:13 PM
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Yeast harvesting - Schedule?

My next project is an old ale, and I have one bottle remaining of my favorite example brew (bottle conditioned -- looks like a huge layer of yeast on the bottom too; score!). From some previous...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-30-2005, 03:46 AM
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Posted By PeatReek
Chill haze

So, how does chill haze work?

I just started cracking open my latest batch, a pale Koelsch; the first few bottles I just put in the fridge briefly, for like 20-30 minutes, then poured into a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-29-2005, 12:03 AM
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Posted By PeatReek
It's mostly a policy thing rather than a law...

It's mostly a policy thing rather than a law thing... caused by an extremely messy law thing. There's not 1 federal law on shipping alcohol (well, there may be a statute or regulation forbidding the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-27-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By PeatReek
Do your secondary in a Cornelius keg, you don't...

Do your secondary in a Cornelius keg, you don't have to worry about it exploding or breaking. Then, what a reward when you get to Cali and bottle it!

(just a comment on convenience, dunno whether...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2005, 01:14 AM
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Views: 865
Posted By PeatReek
Maximum black malt per 5-gal batch?

What's the most black patent malt you've ever used in a 5 gallon batch, and how was the resulting beer? Some sources (I'm especially thinking Palmer here, in "How to Brew") warn that anything over...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-25-2005, 11:17 PM
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Views: 1,206
Posted By PeatReek
I second D42's suggestion to just ride it out......

I second D42's suggestion to just ride it out... in fact I sort of doubt that you'll get much of anything from adding enzymes in the primary; alpha amylase is really only very active between 155 and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-17-2005, 05:43 PM
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Posted By PeatReek
What's a good amount of yeast to pitch in this...

What's a good amount of yeast to pitch in this context to ensure enough activity to carbonate, but not get a ton of sludge at the bottom of the bottles? I'm thinking about just using one of those...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By PeatReek
The other posts have answered your question in...

The other posts have answered your question in lots of ways, I just wanted to agree with ScottT that, if you want to get a lager-like product (light, crisp, with little "fruity" ester flavor) with an...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2005, 05:17 PM
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Views: 1,418
Posted By PeatReek
That's how mine seems to have come along... lots...

That's how mine seems to have come along... lots of sulphur for about 5 days during primary, but totally dissipated in secondary. I'm about to bottle it today.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2005, 12:21 AM
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Views: 1,418
Posted By PeatReek
Thanks ScottT and drengel. ScottT, how's...

Thanks ScottT and drengel.

ScottT, how's that Koelsch coming along? what kind of yeast are you using? Notice any fun smells from the primary?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2005, 11:40 PM
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Views: 1,418
Posted By PeatReek
Biscuit vs. "Bisquit"?

So I was at the LHBS the other day, and asked if they had any Biscuit malt. The guy pointed to a barrel, and it said "Belgian Bisquit, 22L" on the top. It was the only choice, so I bought it...
Forum: General Techniques 11-16-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By PeatReek
Walker's right on (as usual), but before you do...

Walker's right on (as usual), but before you do anything drastic, I would suggest shaking/swirling the ferment bucket (with the lid and airlock still on!) and see if that helps within 6-12 hours. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By PeatReek
Oh, the airlock is still bubbling? In that case...

Oh, the airlock is still bubbling? In that case I would urge patience... maybe shake the tank, maybe move it to a warmer area, although a temperature change could affect the flavor. If you set...
Forum: General Techniques 11-09-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By PeatReek
Unless you've got a handle of 5 O'Clock, then...

Unless you've got a handle of 5 O'Clock, then it's pretty much a wash. Do they have that everywhere? I notice the super-cheap vodkas seem to vary from place to place. In Michigan it was 5 O'Clock;...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-09-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By PeatReek
Hm... 10 points in 6 days... sounds like a stuck...

Hm... 10 points in 6 days... sounds like a stuck ferment. Read this page on John Palmer's "How to Brew" site and see if anything applies to you: http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter21-1.html
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-09-2005, 03:35 PM
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Posted By PeatReek
But doesn't the word "pale" in IPA mean "pale,...

But doesn't the word "pale" in IPA mean "pale, relative to Porter and Stout"? The BJCP seems to tolerate amber/copper-colored IPAs, especially the English varieties:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-09-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,917
Posted By PeatReek
Just for clarity, they might put it in at...

Just for clarity, they might put it in at priming, but not for priming; the whole point of lactose is that it doesn't ferment, and makes the beer sweet. If you want your cream stout carbonated, toss...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2005, 06:42 PM
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Posted By PeatReek
Pre-boil oxidation?

Ok, kind of an over-think-ish question here; rest assured that I'm chilling out and having a homebrew ;-)

Today I decided to do a "mini" mash that kind of pushed the limit of my (16qt pot)...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-08-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By PeatReek
My first batch (also using an Irish Ale yeast)...

My first batch (also using an Irish Ale yeast) took 22 hours from pitching to essentially finish primary fermentation. I left it in the bucket for a few extra days just to be safe, but there was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-08-2005, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By PeatReek
So assuming you're conditioning (like, with...

So assuming you're conditioning (like, with primer and stuff) in your cornies, how do you find the carbonation works out with the picnic tap? If you draw off a couple of pints, does the rest stay...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-08-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By PeatReek
Boo-ya! Thanks for the info, david_42. ...

Boo-ya! Thanks for the info, david_42. That's... brilliant. Age in kegs and test periodically with a picnic tap.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-07-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By PeatReek
Using Cornies for secondary - equipment needed?

Yet another Corny question (I'm investing in a couple of them, it seems). I just talked to the guys at the LHBC and they say that, in addition to the kegs themselves, I'll need probably $200 of gear...
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