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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-19-2014, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Surly
Once I moved to temp controlled environment when...

Once I moved to temp controlled environment when fermenting my beer moved to a new and exciting level.

How are you fermenting?
Forum: DIY Projects 06-05-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Surly
Ty for the response. Are you talking about the...

Ty for the response. Are you talking about the in-line fans that push heated or cooled air? The kind used in 6, 8, or 10" forced air systems?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-11-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By Surly
I started brewing beer styles that I like. At...

I started brewing beer styles that I like. At first they were kits and once I got the procedure down I moved to all grain. There, I went to quality sites like this one and found experienced brewers...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-05-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 34,022
Posted By Surly
This thread on PH meters has been very helpful...

This thread on PH meters has been very helpful for me.

I do though wonder if anybody has experience with this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003IKNJPW/ref=pe_88520_26087470_pe_vfe_dt5
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Surly
I would not like to chill my 10G batches using an...

I would not like to chill my 10G batches using an IC. I bought a March pump and built an counterflow chiller using Bobby's methods found in the DIY forum. Life will be much easier for you I believe.
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 06-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Surly
Contact the New Richmond club. They meet at...

Contact the New Richmond club. They meet at Brady's in New Richmond, a nice pub featuring its own beer and supporting many other local/regional beers. Say hi to Chuck, he hangs out at the NB forum...
Forum: For Sale 04-18-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,443
Posted By Surly
I live in the Menomonie area. Just posted to see...

I live in the Menomonie area. Just posted to see if our brew club members may want to purchase the system and we would part it out.

Sorry to hear you need to give it up. GL.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By Surly
First of all, take a deep breath and relax. ...

First of all, take a deep breath and relax. Consider a few things.

Would your local LHB shop that is closing offer you some of their local contacts so you can do a group purchase?

Consider...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Surly
I like option three. Unless you know that your...

I like option three. Unless you know that your guests really do enjoy craft/homebrew beer that option allows for a broader selection. If you are attempting to introduce ppl to good beer color may...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,395
Posted By Surly
I am not confused by the story. 1 - needs...

I am not confused by the story.

1 - needs beer.
2 is married
3 has some hot young women working for him.
4 wife does not want to leave him there with 3, above.
5 beer shows up
6 drinks beer...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Surly
When you are done with your cleaning solution,...

When you are done with your cleaning solution, mix up some sanitizer, put it in a spray bottle and spray the interior to sanitize it.

This is a good standard operating procedure and you will be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By Surly
I mix 1/4 Oz with 1.25 gallons of water and that...

I mix 1/4 Oz with 1.25 gallons of water and that is all I need for brewing ten gallon batches, kegging, hydrometer checks etc. I use a PH strip to check that my solution remains acidic enough.

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Surly
You will be fine and enjoying a great tasting...

You will be fine and enjoying a great tasting beer in no time. It is best to have temps lower rather than higher. 68 sounds fine, or, even lower IMHO.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By Surly
Steeping grains is a more primitive method of all...

Steeping grains is a more primitive method of all grain brewing. It is a simple process that allows you to impart some flavor from special grains.

When we talk about all grain here we mean that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Surly
Looks to me like you are in deep trouble. Throw...

Looks to me like you are in deep trouble. Throw it out. If you don't you may be brewing for the rest of your life.

Welcome to this hobby.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Surly
I will use dry yeast and harvesting from the...

I will use dry yeast and harvesting from the fermentor for washing. I then have enough for a number of batches. I do make a starter and pitch according to Mr. Malty.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Surly
I got it all hooked up, (I may have orfice issues...

I got it all hooked up, (I may have orfice issues as they were swapped out at some point over the years.), and when I fired it up I had hardly any pressure. In fact, I had to actually light a number...
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Surly
I do use rice hulls for my 10 gallon batches...

I do use rice hulls for my 10 gallon batches mainly for insurance against stuck sparges. I would not worry at the five gallon level too much.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-15-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Surly
And it is the regulator on my main tank that...

And it is the regulator on my main tank that keeps it at 3 - 5 PSI? TY
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Surly
Using your home's L.P. tank

Hi

I had a heating and air guy in my home to do some work. As long as he was there I had him stub in a line with a ball valve and a connection that will work with my single tire rig powered by...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-14-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Surly
I reuse yeast, purchase hops by the lb, buy 50lb...

I reuse yeast, purchase hops by the lb, buy 50lb sacks with brew club group buys and my ten gallon batches are around 25 - 29 bucks a brew. That does not include fuel and water.
Forum: Brew Science 02-09-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Surly
Well, here I am with my hands in the air. I am...

Well, here I am with my hands in the air. I am going to let this go for a bit. I have enough with setting up the brewery and converting my single tier from NG to LP.

I will do a forum search...
Forum: Brew Science 02-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Surly
Thanks Martin for the advise. Now, I have...

Thanks Martin for the advise.

Now, I have time. I also enjoy the hobby and want to do it right, learning new procedures.

The boiling treatment. A day before I want to brew, I boil the total...
Forum: Brew Science 02-08-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Surly
Thanks for the response. My water will not be...

Thanks for the response. My water will not be used for brewing until I get a better handle on solutions.

If I look at the primer above, I will be using 100% RO water.

I am brewing an Amber Ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Surly
Many of us brew with well, or, bored water. But...

Many of us brew with well, or, bored water. But we also know that water is made up of different levels of ions in different locations of well water. The best way to find out if your water is good...
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