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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By blackwaterbrewer
i recently put a water spigot directly over my...

i recently put a water spigot directly over my HLT so i fill directly without dumping or lifting buckets. i hook up my wort chiller via hose then switch to spray nozzle for cleaning. takes about 30...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-01-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
first take a specific gravity reading. if you are...

first take a specific gravity reading. if you are at your target pre boil s.g., then proceed and throw out excess wort.

if the s.g. is too low, then boil down as much as you can and add the excess...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
thanks. im sure it will be fine

thanks. im sure it will be fine
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-20-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
get rid of all your plastic and vinyl. had the...

get rid of all your plastic and vinyl. had the same thing happen to me. use star san and boil everything. replace anything plastic. if you use a cooler get a new one.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
feed it with mor DME or add the new vial to what...

feed it with mor DME or add the new vial to what is left of the starter?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
i was going to add the new vial to the starter,...

i was going to add the new vial to the starter, wait 2-3 hours, then pitch. sound right?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
starter mishap

pulled out 2 vial yeast starter this morning for a 10gal. brew.

i closed the cap on the grolsch bottle momentarily to give the starter a quick swirl.

i forgot to re-open the cap and continued...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
make a starter and do at least one decoction....

make a starter and do at least one decoction. dont forget the diacetyl rest.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-12-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
20 is what i always force carb at. 4-7 days for...

20 is what i always force carb at. 4-7 days for carbing and settling. will be bubbly after 3 days but give it a few mor for carbonic acid to settle out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
google Chicha de Jora. made from germinating...

google Chicha de Jora. made from germinating maize to convert the starch to fermentable sugar then making wort and fermenting. could you germinate the corn water? ithink you are on to something here.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-12-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
tastes fine post boil. my wort chiller is old. i...

tastes fine post boil. my wort chiller is old. i was thinking of replacing the chiller and switching out the vinyl tube for copper. only thing i can think of other than that is my pump. i guess i...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
no, the hose is clear vinyl with the criss-cross...

no, the hose is clear vinyl with the criss-cross braiding going along the tube. it looks perfectly clean.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
kettle is chilled with copper coil chiller. the...

kettle is chilled with copper coil chiller. the chilled wort goes from kettle to glass carboy via strainer/funnel. chiller and fermenter are sanitized with starsan. beer goes from carboy to corny keg...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
is my vinyl braided line the problem? i am...

is my vinyl braided line the problem? i am brewing right now and could use the input of someone knows
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
what is "brett"? is that plastic? my system is...

what is "brett"? is that plastic? my system is stainless with vinyl braided hose coming from the HLT to the Mash tun, then the mash tun drains via a vinyl braided hose to the kettle. please tell me...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
mildew smell/gym sock taste

i am having nightmare problems. i can't seem to track down this random funk that is attacking my brews. i have dumped 3 of the last 5 brews and i can't seem to narrow down the problem. anyone ever...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-19-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
i have had this same issue. wierdboy seems to...

i have had this same issue. wierdboy seems to have the answers
Forum: DIY Projects 09-11-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
nice jig. that is a great way to do that. are you...

nice jig. that is a great way to do that. are you a carpenter?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
consider a copper tube manifold. no problem with...

consider a copper tube manifold. no problem with cleaning, floating, crushing the braid or stirring worries. i switched a few months ago. world of difference.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
the answer to your question is you want the grain...

the answer to your question is you want the grain to end up in the 170F range. i add 190F sparge water for each double batch sparge. if you do a single batch, you can go cooler, like low 180's.
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 09-11-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
10 gallons of oktoberfest keg conditioning....

10 gallons of oktoberfest keg conditioning. saurkraut fermenting. sausage grinder and casings ready to stuff some brats!!!!!!! i love the fall.

not to mention hop harvesting, hurricane surf,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
stouts are hard to mess up and therefore the best...

stouts are hard to mess up and therefore the best beer to start with. i recommend the white labs irish ale yeast or nottingham S-04 dry yeast. ferment it at room temp for 2 weeks and keg or bottle. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
if you want to make stuff with fruit, try mead or...

if you want to make stuff with fruit, try mead or cider or wine. i make a great blueberry mead every year i'll give you the recipe. the natural flavor in beer comes from hops, barley, water and the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
youre right.

youre right.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By blackwaterbrewer
thanks, but i was brewing beer when you were...

thanks, but i was brewing beer when you were popping zits and riding your bmx bike to buy pokeman cards at 7-11. it was just an opinion, anyway.
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