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Forum: Mead Forum 04-07-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By paraordnance
That stuff will drop everything and make your...

That stuff will drop everything and make your mead crystal clear. I use it on every batch from now on
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By paraordnance
Correct, save some sediment and re-use it. I...

Correct, save some sediment and re-use it. I usually pack some of soggy bread left overs in 500 ml mason jar and add couple tablespoons of yeast sediment from previous batch. Yeast will have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By paraordnance
I make kvas in the summer because it was readily...

I make kvas in the summer because it was readily available back home and it works wonders to quench the thirst. Simplicity is the key. Best kvas will turn out from about third or fourth batch once...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By paraordnance
I made them all but sour/tart cherry was my...

I made them all but sour/tart cherry
was my favourite by far. Strawberries second. My strawberry mead scored 45 at mazer cup 2013, it was really nice. Makes for very smooth mead. Honeyberry also...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,649
Posted By paraordnance
I just brewed a Hefe today. I have mash tun but...

I just brewed a Hefe today. I have mash tun but for wheat beer I prefer BIAB all the way! Lot more sediment in kettle. Quicker brew day, I was chilled by noon! Taste wise seems to be no difference....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-11-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,344
Posted By paraordnance
Somtimes I enjoy the fact that I live in cold...

Somtimes I enjoy the fact that I live in cold Canada. Fruit flies season is only July-August-September and I don't see them again for 9 months :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,649
Posted By paraordnance
You wrong on tannins part pal, its one of these...

You wrong on tannins part pal, its one of these myths that still gets spread around and has no evidence in real world what so ever. I used to BIAB for 2.5 years before moved to mash tun and have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By paraordnance
Did you seen a fruit flies around your fermenter?...

Did you seen a fruit flies around your fermenter? They just swarming with acetobacter which will turn alcohol into vinegar real quick. Just dump it and get over it. You not going to get a beer from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,588
Posted By paraordnance
I personally think Therma K is way better than...

I personally think Therma K is way better than -+0.5F as they advertise. They just cover their backs. Most of error will come from interchangeable probes rather than handheld unit. Each unit comes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,588
Posted By paraordnance
I would not reccomend CDN DTQ450X. I had problems...

I would not reccomend CDN DTQ450X. I had problems with it and its not very accurate. You know, "you get what you pay for" and this is the case here. Don't fall for cheap thermometers they will fail...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-02-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,588
Posted By paraordnance
Looks durable to me, I only used it once so far...

Looks durable to me, I only used it once so far but I absolutelly love it. Very fast readings (depends on a probe you order). Wire probe has 0.5 sec readings. You can get rubber cover for it as an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By paraordnance
You have to chill wort fast down to 70 F, and...

You have to chill wort fast down to 70 F, and only then it goes in freezer overnight.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,588
Posted By paraordnance
Exactly. Much more versatile than Thermapen. Cost...

Exactly. Much more versatile than Thermapen. Cost same and provides same accuracy. There is probably 50-60 different probes available. Smoking meat, petetration probes of all sizes and calibers, oven...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,588
Posted By paraordnance
I know Thermapen is good product but there is...

I know Thermapen is good product but there is better solutions from Thermoworks if you ready to drop $100 on high quality and accurate thermometer.
I just got Therma-K (+/- 0.5F accuracy, better...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By paraordnance
Just leave wort overnight in temp controlled...

Just leave wort overnight in temp controlled freezer, set controller to 45F and voila, your wort is 46F by next morning, ready to be pitched.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,931
Posted By paraordnance
Simplicity is a product from Candi Syrup Inc....

Simplicity is a product from Candi Syrup Inc. Lightest of syrups they offer. In regards to Pilsner malt, I don't think you would notice much difference. They both high quality malts and I never used...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,931
Posted By paraordnance
You seem to be on track for your quest to brew a...

You seem to be on track for your quest to brew a perfect Westmalle Tripel. I have done 3 of them so far and I'm finally on to something I think.
- definitely use 3787/530 yeast since its a Westmalle...
Forum: General Techniques 08-20-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By paraordnance
I once bottled Hefe on day 4, it finished...

I once bottled Hefe on day 4, it finished fermenting on day 3. By day 7, I opened a bottle and it was fully carbed. I primed with saved & previously frozen wort (speize) instead of sugar. It really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,679
Posted By paraordnance
I been BIAB for past 2 years and squeezed my bag...

I been BIAB for past 2 years and squeezed my bag religiously to the last drop I could. I NEVER EVER had issue with tannins. Tannins are pH related issue rather than mechanical action. If your pH...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By paraordnance
I think I got everyone so far. Ready?? 48.5 (48...

I think I got everyone so far. Ready?? 48.5 (48 and 49) did not place :mug:
It was mead though and in Mazer Cup 2013, category 26C which is apparently had some fearsome competition from all around...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By paraordnance
I would shoot for 30-35 IBU, 24 seems very low...

I would shoot for 30-35 IBU, 24 seems very low for a tripel. Your hops selection is very appropriate. I just brewed a tripel with almost identical hop schedule.
In regards to yeast I would pitch...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By paraordnance
I just ordered STC-1000 on ebay from China for...

I just ordered STC-1000 on ebay from China for $18 delivered. Its seems to be easy to wire up and it is dual stage (cooling/heating). Best bang for the buck. I also have Ranco single stage which I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By paraordnance
Priming with Candi Syrup

Hello brewers. I trying to figure out some numbers to bottle prime my belgian blonde with candi syrup. On Candi Syrup Inc website under recipes for a belgian blonde they suggest to prime it with...
Forum: General Techniques 07-30-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By paraordnance
The only way I found NOT to have tartness from...

The only way I found NOT to have tartness from fruit additions is to NOT let the fruit ferment and keep it cold while consuming beer (will not work if you bottle).
I primary for 2-3 weeks, cold...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By paraordnance
I dry hop in keg because I get longer lasting...

I dry hop in keg because I get longer lasting aroma this way
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