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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By WenValley
Lame

Lame
Forum: Company Reviews 05-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By WenValley
So, you're upset because an employee at Williams...

So, you're upset because an employee at Williams wouldn't violate their policy?

I think you're way off base, why don't you call Williams Brewing and ask for them to ship to Canada, and tell them...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,250
Posted By WenValley
Free Grolsch bottles, Seattle Craigslist

I spotted this ad on today's Craigslist from Seattle. Too far away for me. These won't last long. Good Luck.





beer making supplies (Seattle)
Date: 2011-05-17, 4:29PM PDT
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,359
Posted By WenValley
Starsan? Pics?

Starsan? Pics?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By WenValley
Go look in your garage, maybe there's a 1963...

Go look in your garage, maybe there's a 1963 split window corvette in the corner.

Nice find.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By WenValley
Pin lock are shorter and fatter, Ball Lock are...

Pin lock are shorter and fatter, Ball Lock are taller and skinnier. Ball lock are generally easier to find. It doesn't matter, but once you start with one style, then you're committed (or not).
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By WenValley
Northern Brewer is my primary supplier. Never...

Northern Brewer is my primary supplier. Never had an issue, fast service, well packaged upon delivery.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,219
Posted By WenValley
Don't forget to drain your water hoses and store...

Don't forget to drain your water hoses and store them dry. I blow mine out with compressed air when I'm done brewing.

Also, plan on where the runoff water is going to go. I've made some dandy...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-20-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By WenValley
+1 on the enzymes. I have the Alpha and the Beta...

+1 on the enzymes. I have the Alpha and the Beta (Gluco). The enzymes will break down the long chain unfermentables into fermentable short chain sugars. Beano does the same thing, but won't stop. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-19-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By WenValley
I use five gallon plastic buckets to transfer...

I use five gallon plastic buckets to transfer (almost) boiling wort. The temperature of the wort makes the buckets deform more than when moving cooler water or wort.

From a safety standpoint use...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By WenValley
Superjunior: Does the concept of "friends"...

Superjunior: Does the concept of "friends" escape you?

Like in "having a few "friends" over for a beer (or two)?

Really, you need to share the goodness of the grain. Nice stash!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-15-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By WenValley
Starsan will take the finish off of Formica, I...

Starsan will take the finish off of Formica, I know this from experience. I think your carpet is toast. I've used a piece of carpet from a closet to piece in to make a repair.

Good Luck...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-06-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,666
Posted By WenValley
BeerSmith is overdue for an upgrade. The...

BeerSmith is overdue for an upgrade. The developer needs to spend sometime on the next version.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,456
Posted By WenValley
Ten to twelve gallon batches for "proven" house...

Ten to twelve gallon batches for "proven" house recipes. I split the wort into two six gallon better bottles and then use two different yeast strains.

It's nice when a keg blows to grab a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-16-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By WenValley
We keep six kegs in the keezer on tap, plus a keg...

We keep six kegs in the keezer on tap, plus a keg or two waiting and conditioning. Right now I have four fermentors on line. Two five gallons carboys of a Mac & Jack clone, and two five gallon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-24-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,014
Posted By WenValley
I brewed a ten gallon batch of this today. I...

I brewed a ten gallon batch of this today. I used some Simcoe and Amarillo, plus Cascade and Centennial. I only had ten pounds of Maris Otter, so I added eight pound of pale two row.

Used 1056 in...
Forum: General Techniques 05-20-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By WenValley
I noted that the CHI company has refractometers...

I noted that the CHI company has refractometers for less than ten bucks..

Here;;;...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By WenValley
Also, if you're searching for a leak in the CO2...

Also, if you're searching for a leak in the CO2 system of your chest freezer kegerator, don't lean over the edge too far! The bottom is one big pool of CO2, what a way to go...

You could have an...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-29-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By WenValley
+1 on the 30 pounds of initial pressure. Also, I...

+1 on the 30 pounds of initial pressure. Also, I sometimes submere the lid into very hot water, then pop it onto the keg and give it the gas. The hot water softens the O-ring. Good Luck...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,196
Posted By WenValley
Invite him over for a brew day. Toss in a sixer...

Invite him over for a brew day. Toss in a sixer of home brew. Once he sees the process, it might make it easier to convince him that his property isn't at risk.

Good Luck...
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,491
Posted By WenValley
+1 on Alpha-Amylase: Probably the only thing...

+1 on Alpha-Amylase: Probably the only thing that will get the gravity down. Some will suggest Beano, but that will take the beer too low.

I keep Alpha-Amylase and Gluco-Amylase on hand. Good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-25-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By WenValley
+1 on the mash temperature being on the high...

+1 on the mash temperature being on the high side. I mash in a 40 quart Igloo cooler.

Beersmith brewing software takes a lot of the the guess work out of the "Strike Temperature" question. You...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By WenValley
Can you work on Livers?

Can you work on Livers?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,906
Posted By WenValley
Brewmaster's Warehouse. Great prices, items are...

Brewmaster's Warehouse. Great prices, items are usually in stock, fast shipping. Well packaged upon arrival.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-09-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By WenValley
My kegerator holds seven kegs, and a 20# CO2...

My kegerator holds seven kegs, and a 20# CO2 bottle. I don't leave the CO2 tank open 24/7 anymore. I do bump up the pressure with the manifold from time to time to keep the beers carbed. That...
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