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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 01:41 AM
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Posted By gromitdj
I understand what you are saying.... My comment...

I understand what you are saying.... My comment was meant to be said with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By gromitdj
Just so we are all aware... If you try to store...

Just so we are all aware... If you try to store your yeast in wort, it quickly becomes beer.:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-09-2014, 01:20 AM
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Views: 755
Posted By gromitdj
I use Starsan. Related to that, I "know a guy"...

I use Starsan. Related to that, I "know a guy" who forgot to pull the hose from his blow off up and when he crash cooled his beer it sucked at least a cup of starsan back into the carboy. The beer...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-21-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By gromitdj
Maybe it does, but it tasted awesome!

Maybe it does, but it tasted awesome!
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-20-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By gromitdj
Here's my trick for pizza on the grill.... put 3...

Here's my trick for pizza on the grill.... put 3 or four empty soup cans on the grill and place your stone on top of them. This gets the pizza up into the top of the grill where the heat is. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By gromitdj
Judging from the vinyl tubing in the background...

Judging from the vinyl tubing in the background of the picture, it looks like he has a blowoff in place. Good thing, because he's going to need it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By gromitdj
Sounds like you need a Brewpi. Controlling the...

Sounds like you need a Brewpi. Controlling the overshoot Is what it was built for. Because it is PID driven, it learns your system and turns the fridge (or heater) off prior to reaching your set...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By gromitdj
I tried to get into building water profiles, then...

I tried to get into building water profiles, then realized how much actual science is involved. :confused:

I recommend starting here: Brewing Water Primer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2014, 03:55 PM
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Views: 440,004
Posted By gromitdj
1 week isn't very long for fermentation. I know...

1 week isn't very long for fermentation. I know you are fermenting in the 70's, and that should speed things along but it might take a little longer. Also, 140d overnight is a mash schedule that i've...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 03:29 PM
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Views: 440,004
Posted By gromitdj
It's doubtful that the shape of the fermenter is...

It's doubtful that the shape of the fermenter is causing it not to attenuate. You don't mention the temperature you fermented at, the o.g. of the beer, starter or not, or length of fermentation. My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By gromitdj
Using the temperature of the beer to adjust the...

Using the temperature of the beer to adjust the amount of priming sugar takes into account the CO2 that is already dissolved in the beer. If the beer's temp was raised towards the end of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,992
Posted By gromitdj
I guess we'll just agree to disagree, but my 2...

I guess we'll just agree to disagree, but my 2 1/2 gallon batches have tasted good. My intent was not to prove you wrong, however, I just don't think this is the source of the O.P.'s problem.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 04:57 AM
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Views: 440,004
Posted By gromitdj
You are probably right... not a lot at fridge...

You are probably right... not a lot at fridge temps. I guess I didn't realize you were talking about in the fridge. Only one way to find out. Give it a try and report back.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,992
Posted By gromitdj
The 1 Gallon Brewers unite thread has 400+ pages...

The 1 Gallon Brewers unite thread has 400+ pages of information that would disagree. Since I brew 2 1/2 gallons, I have serious doubts that batch size is your problem. I would instead focus on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 08:03 PM
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Posted By gromitdj
The problem is you have no way of knowing how...

The problem is you have no way of knowing how much work the yeast has completed on the sugar you added. If You added the appropriate amount of sugar for the carbonation level you want the best...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By gromitdj
Cold crashing is how the majority of us do it, I...

Cold crashing is how the majority of us do it, I believe. I wouldn't be too concerned about sanitation. Cold crashing is the only method I've used with my Mr. Beer "Little Brown Keg" and have never...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,552
Posted By gromitdj
Slightly off topic, but... I believe those...

Slightly off topic, but...

I believe those lids on the Brew Demon conical are similar to the Mr. Beer lid, in that they are designed to vent without an airlock when the plug is in. I believe the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By gromitdj
My advice... don't do it. Just leave it in...

My advice... don't do it. Just leave it in primary for completion of fermentation.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By gromitdj
According to the FAQ's on chuggers site; if...

According to the FAQ's on chuggers site; if mounted vertically, the motor should be below the pump head.

Check it out here: Chugger Pumps FAQ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By gromitdj
Unless this is 100% extract, don't do this; as...

Unless this is 100% extract, don't do this; as you won't boil off the DMS precursors in the wort. You need to boil with the lid off so that they will be carried off with the steam.

Rather, you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By gromitdj
John Palmer says it's fine. He's an expert on the...

John Palmer says it's fine. He's an expert on the manner. Case closed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By gromitdj
Don't assume it's done. You've got a hydrometer ,...

Don't assume it's done. You've got a hydrometer , so take another reading a day or two later. If it's still 1.011, you know it is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By gromitdj
How long the beer will last in the bottle is...

How long the beer will last in the bottle is directly proportional to how good your sanitation practices are, as well as how they are treated while in the bottle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By gromitdj
That's a great point too! I forgot that 1 ml is 1...

That's a great point too! I forgot that 1 ml is 1 cc I have few medicine syringes laying around.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By gromitdj
^^^ That is also what I do, but at these...

^^^ That is also what I do, but at these quantities, it's easier to move to metric units for the StarSan. 1 oz. is approx. 30 ml., so 1 gallon gets 6 ml. I have a shot glass measuring cup that also...
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