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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2014, 11:20 PM
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Posted By deepcdan99
If its fermenting along I wouldn't touch it, but...

If its fermenting along I wouldn't touch it, but if no sign of fermentation, you can repitch.
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 05-13-2014, 09:31 PM
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Posted By deepcdan99
As last years winner, this was a great...

As last years winner, this was a great competition. Not only because I won, but I had the opportunity to brew in a professional brewery and see my 5 gallon batch scaled up a 7 barrel batch. Was a...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 05-13-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By deepcdan99
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Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Clean tap water will work, there so much positive...

Clean tap water will work, there so much positive pressure nothing it going to go back up the tube, the water wont foam up, not until the blow off fills it anyway.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2014, 01:29 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Tube might not be an issue but your blow off...

Tube might not be an issue but your blow off container could be larger, have a growler laying around? just put it in water or something that wont foam up. I use starsan sometimes but it will turn in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-24-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By deepcdan99
I would sub the amber malt for a pound of...

I would sub the amber malt for a pound of Caramunich type II or type III, II for mild toast flavor, III for a bit stronger flavor. Or do a bit of both. I use it in my browns all of the time.
Forum: General Techniques 04-18-2014, 01:26 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Hop bursting does do wonders. 15min to flame out,...

Hop bursting does do wonders. 15min to flame out, IMHO adds more to flavor than aroma, as the CO2 pushes a lot of the aroma out the airlock. so I do one bittering addition @30 with lots of hops then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2014, 12:20 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
I keep starsan in a closed 5 gallon bucket and...

I keep starsan in a closed 5 gallon bucket and and spray bottle and use it for about a month. never had any problems. You can check the PH with a test strip, after it falls above or below a certain...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-07-2014, 11:57 PM
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Views: 474
Posted By deepcdan99
I disagree that efficiency comes from the crush...

I disagree that efficiency comes from the crush alone, not that you were insinuating that. Though that can definitely play a big roll however. There are numerous factors, sprage, mash consistency,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Funny, I brewed that same beer and it came out...

Funny, I brewed that same beer and it came out well. Since then, I have become very good friends with the folks at ABC. Namely the owner and brewers. That is NOT how they make their Anniversary Ale,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2014, 02:42 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
I check a couple times after it's all in the...

I check a couple times after it's all in the kettle stirred up prior to it boiling. The readings are always pretty close. If for some reason one reading is off, I will check it couple more times. Air...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By deepcdan99
Lager yeast undoubtedly starts much slower than...

Lager yeast undoubtedly starts much slower than ale yeast in my experience. Under pitching definitely doesn't help. If you are still having doubts pitch the 23 when it comes in.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-05-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By deepcdan99
If it's going, you should be fine. If you didnt...

If it's going, you should be fine. If you didnt see anything for a few days, then it's time to repitch. I would think your fine though.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By deepcdan99
I would start with 1 oz, and 7-10 days sounds...

I would start with 1 oz, and 7-10 days sounds about right. Try a bit each day until you feel it's right.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-05-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
I have scaled for 5 to 10 gal batches by just...

I have scaled for 5 to 10 gal batches by just doubling the grain and hop bills and from 10 to 5 by dividing by two. Basically, yes you scale the grain bill to batch size. I have successfully scaled a...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By deepcdan99
Think mine is a Danby. It by no means is roomy,...

Think mine is a Danby. It by no means is roomy, but it tightly fits the cornys and the CO2. I paid 100 bucks on sale at Home Depot. Good pics in link below.
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Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2014, 01:56 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Sweet!!! Thanks for the link. Might give a try...

Sweet!!! Thanks for the link. Might give a try myself.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2014, 01:53 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Most are ~4.4 cu feet. The ones I have looked at...

Most are ~4.4 cu feet. The ones I have looked at and the one I own. Fits two Cornys and the 5lb CO2 tank if u want it in there.
Forum: General Techniques 02-24-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By deepcdan99
I keg everything these days.

I keg everything these days.
Forum: General Techniques 02-24-2014, 12:00 AM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Cold crashing a primary maybe, but after it has...

Cold crashing a primary maybe, but after it has already been bottled:confused: Not disagreeing, just never thought about it.
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By deepcdan99
What you say does make some sense but you it's...

What you say does make some sense but you it's very unlikely you would clog a blow off tube. So just the tube should be fine. As for cold crashing, by the time fermentation is done I move to a 3...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-23-2014, 07:55 PM
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Views: 317
Posted By deepcdan99
I cold crash mine down to 34. Or as cold as you...

I cold crash mine down to 34. Or as cold as you can get it, without freezing it of course.
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By deepcdan99
I don't see you gaining anything by cold...

I don't see you gaining anything by cold crashing. It's a stout. Assuming is pretty black, you don't have to worry about clarity.
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By deepcdan99
I use star-san, or just water. have never had...

I use star-san, or just water. have never had problems
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By deepcdan99
Carboy heater, link to one for an example, or...

Carboy heater, link to one for an example, or heating pad. I have also used a 100 Watt light bulb in a desk lamp.
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