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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-25-2012, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Snowhere
The pectan will lend a tart flavor to the beer...

The pectan will lend a tart flavor to the beer and as said above, most of the raspberry flavor will be lost due to the fermentation. Plus you need way more raspberries to lend flavor. My rule of...
Forum: Group Buys 05-18-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By Snowhere
I would like to get in for some grain, but I...

I would like to get in for some grain, but I would not be able to make the trek down to Denver until the second weekend of July. Would that be a problem if Dahoov would have to hold onto 100-150 lbs...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2012, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Snowhere
My 5 gal igloo (round) cooler is going on 20...

My 5 gal igloo (round) cooler is going on 20 years old with no warpage or cracking. I use it for my sparge so it always gets near boiling water.

Like above, I just spray my mash tun (10 gal)...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Snowhere
Find a local welding supply place and see about...

Find a local welding supply place and see about buying/renting a smaller bottle from them. If you rent, you usually can just swap out cylinders. I own 4 of the large welding H tanks myself for glass...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Snowhere
That's way funny!:cross: While he does not...

That's way funny!:cross:

While he does not leave it for girl friends is beyond me?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Snowhere
Never tried a cross one, but between my 2" and 1...

Never tried a cross one, but between my 2" and 1 " bars, the smaller, lighter bar works better.

As far as wide or narrow, how wide are you going? I would think narrow would be easier to get a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-03-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Snowhere
Refractometer is for before you ferment, so no...

Refractometer is for before you ferment, so no alcohol, just sugar. Alcohol will distort the reading making it inaccurate.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Snowhere
Sure you can use it, but you will boil off much,...

Sure you can use it, but you will boil off much, much more liquid. So do larger batches or use a smaller pot for 5 gallon batches. Personally, I do not like to do anything less then 8 gal batches....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Snowhere
If you start with way more then you need, and you...

If you start with way more then you need, and you know how much you will lose during the boil, then just boil longer in the beginning. So if you start with 9 gallons and expect to lose 2 gallons...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,801
Posted By Snowhere
You might but 'we' don't! Hot water can leech out...

You might but 'we' don't! Hot water can leech out lots of things faster, including heavy metals. So why chance it? I live in a house built in the 50's, so no way I am trusting the old piping to not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2012, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Snowhere
I am in the camp of just letting it go until I am...

I am in the camp of just letting it go until I am ready to transfer to secondary or to bottle. I am a firm believer of bulk aging or conditioning so being patient is a plus. I try to keep my pipeline...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,643
Posted By Snowhere
Opps, I meant .028! I have never conditioned my...

Opps, I meant .028! I have never conditioned my grain as the climate is so dry here it is tough to do it without either getting it to moist or having it dry out as fast as you spray it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,643
Posted By Snowhere
Looks fine to me too. I don't think you can have...

Looks fine to me too. I don't think you can have too fine a crush unless you start getting stuck runoffs. I set my Barley crusher at 0.0028" with no problem.

I also thought a medicine taste is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Snowhere
It should be fine. When I brew outside in the...

It should be fine. When I brew outside in the cold of Colorado winters, I just use a old sleeping bag over my cooler. With it I can keep my mash temp without losing even a single degree, over a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By Snowhere
I do 2 weeks primary and 2 weeks secondary for my...

I do 2 weeks primary and 2 weeks secondary for my IPAs and my lighter beer styles.

My Scottish ales and darker beers I let go a full month in primary and 2 weeks to a month in secondary to allow...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Snowhere
Wrap each bottle in small bubble wrap and then...

Wrap each bottle in small bubble wrap and then surround with peanuts so its tightly packed in the box. Then that box goes into a bigger box with more peanuts surrounding it completley, hence double...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By Snowhere
I want at least 3 days as my starters tend to go...

I want at least 3 days as my starters tend to go for a while. That gives me 2 days for the yeast to grow and 1 day to crash cool and decant on brewday.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Snowhere
Slightly off topic but if you freeze the final...

Slightly off topic but if you freeze the final runnings from mashing and then boil it when you go to use it, I assume your fine. Right?

I am assumeing the botulism threat is for wort kept at room...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Snowhere
Sure you can but I would not have used your DME...

Sure you can but I would not have used your DME and sugar solution to steep it in. I would of used just water and steep for a longer time unless you did a iodine test to see if you have total...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,716
Posted By Snowhere
Relax and back away from the fermenters! A true...

Relax and back away from the fermenters! A true Scottish ale needs time. I have a 90/- and a 80/- fermenting away right now. The 90/- (not really a true Scottish ale but who cares!) is 4 WEEKS in a...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-06-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 117,627
Posted By Snowhere
I am thinking of trying something simular and...

I am thinking of trying something simular and found your thread Yuri! I want to build a 15+ conical with bottom dump too!



So have you got a batch in it yet? :D
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Snowhere
Next time it happens, instead of bottling, try...

Next time it happens, instead of bottling, try this:

I had a porter stuck at 1.030 after 4 weeks, so instead of bottling I transfered the beer to a secondary. Then I took the yeast cake and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Snowhere
Make a starter and find out. As long as there are...

Make a starter and find out. As long as there are some viable yeast in there, you can grow more!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-31-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Snowhere
Hook it up to the gas, and let sit for a week!...

Hook it up to the gas, and let sit for a week! (See above)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-30-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By Snowhere
No, my wort is usually much darker and thicker! ...

No, my wort is usually much darker and thicker!




Other then that, it looks fine to me.
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