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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-21-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By camneel83
ok, I'll try the oxyclean thing. Never new my...

ok, I'll try the oxyclean thing. Never new my mother so I guess I didn't get that advice.

You would think there has to be some strong stuff you could buy at home depot that would just...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-21-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By camneel83
Extremely Filthy Moldy Fermenter

So I haven't brewed for a while now and I have been very lazy with cleaning one particular glass carboy. At the time I used it as a secondary for a chili beer. after racking the beer off I simply...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By camneel83
well it's been about 8 days since brew day and I...

well it's been about 8 days since brew day and I gotta say things went very well. Thanks again for all you're help. I didn't take a ph reading or anything but I went from 1.052 down to 1.012 and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By camneel83
Thanks for all of the great reads. So the way i...

Thanks for all of the great reads. So the way i see it is to start small with the calcium chloride addition and build from there. The brew store is closed and I need to brew tonight so do I really...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-28-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By camneel83
First time building water

So I moved to a new house and it has water softners. I found a cheap source of RO water and plan on building my water up from there. I'm new to this but have a basic understanding and know that I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By camneel83
1.096 to 1.009 in only 3 weeks with this yeast! ...

1.096 to 1.009 in only 3 weeks with this yeast! And it is still fermenting. I kind of cheated though. added 5 lbs of honey to the primary as fermentation started slowing. Either way it tastes...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,074
Posted By camneel83
I think like Malfet said you need to pitch at a...

I think like Malfet said you need to pitch at a lower temp like less than 80 and then let it sit there for 2-3 days or so and than warm it up. I don't even think it is OG related. I did a saison 4...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,715
Posted By camneel83
yeah it may keep creeping but shoot I don't know...

yeah it may keep creeping but shoot I don't know it was my first time using it. I did mash really low for a long time and added sugar towards the end of fermentation which probably helped me dry it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,715
Posted By camneel83
Taurean, I had similiar luck with my 3724 I made...

Taurean, I had similiar luck with my 3724 I made a starter and pitched at 75-80 degrees. kept it there for 2-3 days then it started to slow. I put it out in my garage which easily gets up to 100...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-18-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By camneel83
Just about every belgian and saison I've made has...

Just about every belgian and saison I've made has been with american 2 row and they all tasted just fine. I am going to switch my base malt to pilsner and want to try 2 simple belgian recipes side...
Forum: General Techniques 05-04-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By camneel83
Well I have two huge belgians that are about 6...

Well I have two huge belgians that are about 6 months old now so I put those in the fridge and we'll see what they're like in another 6 months. I'll keep one at room temperature just to compare.
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By camneel83
Cold Conditioning question

Is there any difference on the rate at which harsher alcoholic flavors mellow (such as in barleywines) when conditioned at a colder temperatures vs. warmer cellar temps? The reason why I ask is that...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-12-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By camneel83
Well I think I might just toss this sample. It...

Well I think I might just toss this sample. It really does look pretty nasty. I just have to many beers to brew and to little money to give up to chance. don't worry though. I will give this...
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,546
Posted By camneel83
I'm pretty sure that if you used corn sugar in...

I'm pretty sure that if you used corn sugar in the ratio stated above it would still taste terrible.I would think that any kind of simple sugar in that ratio would stress out the yeast. Not saying...
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,546
Posted By camneel83
I'm pretty sure that if you used corn sugar in...

I'm pretty sure that if you used corn sugar in the ratio stated above it would still taste terrible.I would think that any kind of simple sugar in that ratio would stress out the yeast. Not saying...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-07-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By camneel83
Well I kinda put that sample off to the side and...

Well I kinda put that sample off to the side and not do anything with it. As of now it has a strong vinegar smell. Won't be using it now that's for sure. I might give it a shot some other time. ...
Forum: General Techniques 12-19-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
Yeah I wish I could blame it on my bottling...

Yeah I wish I could blame it on my bottling routine but I am pretty sure that I keep any oxygen absorption to a minimum. I don't secondary so there is no chance for any oxygen to touch the wort...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
I'm sorry. I should have described the flavors. ...

I'm sorry. I should have described the flavors. Well first off they're kind of hard to describe. It's not so much a flavor. I guess you can attribute the flavor to paper or cardboard but that...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
Ok. Thanks everyone for your input. it looks like...

Ok. Thanks everyone for your input. it looks like then I'm doing everything fine in the mash than. And I am very careful to avoid splashing and disturbing the wort post fermentation. The only thing I...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
Ok. Thanks everyone for your input. it looks like...

Ok. Thanks everyone for your input. it looks like then I'm doing everything fine in the mash than. And I am very careful to avoid splashing and disturbing the wort post fermentation. The only thing I...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
Ok. Thanks everyone for your input. it looks like...

Ok. Thanks everyone for your input. it looks like then I'm doing everything fine in the mash than. And I am very careful to avoid splashing and disturbing the wort post fermentation. The only thing I...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
yeah, I think as soon as my normal gravity beers...

yeah, I think as soon as my normal gravity beers are fully carbonated I'm going to throw them into the fridge to keep them from going bad. I'm just not quite sure to do with my higher gravity (1.060...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By camneel83
keeping your beers tasty over time?

I am having issues with my beer lately and am having trouble pinpointing what is going on. Recently I have been making some really tasty brews but have been noticing sort of a progressively staling...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,067
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Posted By camneel83
+ 5 gallons for me Total: 18259

+ 5 gallons for me

Total: 18259
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-22-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By camneel83
well I'm still nervous to taste but in a week or...

well I'm still nervous to taste but in a week or so I'll let you know how it goes. right now it smells fruity but we'll see. Still a slight funk
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