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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By kevinb
316 is more expensive, but more corrosion...

316 is more expensive, but more corrosion resistant.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By kevinb
Decreasing the flow is bad idea. The amount of...

Decreasing the flow is bad idea. The amount of heat trasnfer you get depends on the difference in temp between your wort and your cooling water. The cooler the water is inside the heat exchager the...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By kevinb
How about cedar or something less likely to...

How about cedar or something less likely to decay. I would not use PT on anyhting that I was planning to consume.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By kevinb
Thanks guys. What do you recommend for degas? ...

Thanks guys. What do you recommend for degas? Will just stirring do it?
Forum: Mead Forum 03-21-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By kevinb
Maple/Honey Mead

OK, so here is my plan. Could you please critique anything you see?

Total batch size: 3.3 gallons ( I hope to be a little over three gallons so when I rack to the 3 gallon secondary carboy, it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By kevinb
The attenuation for that yeast should be about...

The attenuation for that yeast should be about 70%. Based on your numbers, you are only at 61%.

If it were me, I think I would re-pitch if it does not re-start.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-18-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By kevinb
I also have brought my kids to check out a new ...

I also have brought my kids to check out a new brewery or two. I just go earlier in the day when they open. I have had good reactions. I went to one where the staff offered to "entertain" them...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By kevinb
Thanks a lot Yooper.

Thanks a lot Yooper.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-09-2014, 09:43 PM
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Views: 369
Posted By kevinb
potassium metabisulfite and potassium sorbate

I have my first mead clearing. I am trying to better understand potassium metabisulfite and potassium sorbate before I bottle. The problem is there is a lot of conflicting info out there. I would...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By kevinb
I use these caps and always sanitize in Star San....

I use these caps and always sanitize in Star San. I keep a bowl of Star San handy while bottling. I dunk the cap in the Star San and then immediatly put on the bottle. It is my understanding that...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 467
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Posted By kevinb
Dude, that is sweet.

Dude, that is sweet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kevinb
Are you sure you lost a 1/2 gallon? What seems...

Are you sure you lost a 1/2 gallon? What seems like a lot!

If it was me, I would add water until you hit your target OG and worry too much about the total volume. You are better of having a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By kevinb
+1 I also do this. I have done a few batches...

+1 I also do this. I have done a few batches with it and just had to plug it in for the first time. Wroks great.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By kevinb
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By kevinb
Busy Weekend

:ban:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By kevinb
I am getting a bit nervous that my beer will...

I am getting a bit nervous that my beer will taste like melted plastic. What do you guys think?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By kevinb
Hopefully your SWMBO is not too mad.

Hopefully your SWMBO is not too mad.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By kevinb
Ouch

Ouch
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2014, 12:49 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By kevinb
thanks, I usually brew dark beers and this one...

thanks, I usually brew dark beers and this one is a blonde. That makes sense.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By kevinb
Well, at least I am not the only one with a bad...

Well, at least I am not the only one with a bad day.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By kevinb
Did you take a gravity reading after adding the...

Did you take a gravity reading after adding the fruit? I believe that you need to calculate the abv from two additions separately:

[(sg1 - fg1) + (sg2 -fg2)] x 131.25 = abv

In this case 1 is...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,353
Posted By kevinb
Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By kevinb
Why is the LME addition so late?

Usually when I brew a kit, the LME goes in at the start of the boil. I did a kit today and the instructions called for the LME is the last 5 min of the boil. Why is that?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By kevinb
Layering wyeast 2565

I am brewing an IPA with wyeast 2565. I am planning to ferment at 60F. I believe I need to lager to clear. Any recommendations on how to lager?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By kevinb
My dumbest move yet

So I was brewing, and needed to add the LME. So I moved the brew kettle off of the burner to a cool one so I didn't scorch the LME. Guess where to put down the bag of LME so I could cut it open. ...
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