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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By zilch
I've tried capping twistoffs with a hand capper...

I've tried capping twistoffs with a hand capper and it just didn't work for me. I agree it doesn't create a good seal. Though maybe there are better quality cappers then what I have.

But...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By zilch
I wouldn't touch it at four weeks. Yes, time will...

I wouldn't touch it at four weeks. Yes, time will improve it quite a bit, up until a certain point (depending in the kit). Quality of product, how well it was fermented, handled, and stored as well...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,899
Posted By zilch
The twist offs i use are thinner than pop tops,...

The twist offs i use are thinner than pop tops, but have been working fine for countless batches with a bench capper. Ive never broke a bottle this way and have always sealed properly.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-05-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 384,609
Posted By zilch
Cool! Good to have you back Ed!

Cool! Good to have you back Ed!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-04-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By zilch
Yup make a small starter. If it seems sluggish,...

Yup make a small starter. If it seems sluggish, what I've done in the past is just let it finish, and step it up.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By zilch
Yeah that's what I do. Turn it away down -almost...

Yeah that's what I do. Turn it away down -almost off, then slowly back on until hot break is done.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-04-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By zilch
Try driving in Winnipeg. Hey City, how about...

Try driving in Winnipeg. Hey City, how about painting some lines??!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By zilch
Somersby Cider - you've downloaded!

Saw this and thought it was a neat advertisement - made me laugh. I didn't see it posted anywhere here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3rNQ2pTyAY&feature=player_embedded
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-13-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,599
Posted By zilch
Premature flocculation. Hate that problem. ...

Premature flocculation. Hate that problem.
Head :)
Lacing
Anything relating to the big bag that biabers use
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,359
Posted By zilch
This is your 1st batch? How long has it been in...

This is your 1st batch? How long has it been in the fermenter? Wait, don't dump - post pics 1st.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-18-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12,475
Views: 2,266,859
Posted By zilch
I left mine on the lees for over a year - I can't...

I left mine on the lees for over a year - I can't detect any off flavors. Racking wont hurt, but isnt necessary with this recipe. Just had one last night from the same batch which was 3 years old,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-14-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,174
Posted By zilch
But I drink with my eyes too! Haha

But I drink with my eyes too! Haha
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-13-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 316,119
Posted By zilch
Berliner Weisse

Berliner Weisse
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By zilch
If you want to check out what different grains...

If you want to check out what different grains taste like, why not add them to the grain bill when making your all grain batch?

You can start with a simple pale ale recipe, then add or swap out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By zilch
One reason wort is brought to a boil is to kill...

One reason wort is brought to a boil is to kill off any bacteria. Adding grain post boil will most likely cause infection problems.

Also grain needs to be mashed in order to really get sugars...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-13-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 316,119
Posted By zilch
Stout?! :)

Stout?! :)
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-12-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 316,119
Posted By zilch
Belgian golden strong

Belgian golden strong
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-10-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 17,476
Posted By zilch
I've really enjoyed the storyline in the series...

I've really enjoyed the storyline in the series despite the ending of the third. The story and choices you get make along the way add to the experience.

The multiplayer alone is worth it. A lot...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 17,476
Posted By zilch
Mass Effect series is great. Played many hours...

Mass Effect series is great. Played many hours Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By zilch
phewf - thought he was the pilot!

phewf - thought he was the pilot!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,448
Posted By zilch
+1 Agree - you could start with BIAB on the...

+1

Agree - you could start with BIAB on the cheap. Probably not free unless you rip your voile curtains down. Don't do that :)

For what it's worth, BIAB is All Grain! BIAB vs traditional 3...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By zilch
9 degrees isn't really extreme :) 2 weeks...

9 degrees isn't really extreme :)

2 weeks ago i brewed at -25C (-13F). (Mash indoors though)

Don some warm clothes, spare propane tank in case it freezes up, and throw snowballs at the kids...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-07-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,729
Posted By zilch
Whoa - that's a workout for you too! :)

Whoa - that's a workout for you too! :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,729
Posted By zilch
Haha yeah could be! With the bench capper and...

Haha yeah could be! With the bench capper and twistie bottle, give her a good firm effort. Tip a bottle every once in a while to spot check.

The upside is most of them twist off when you are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,729
Posted By zilch
The bench capper should work to cap the twisties....

The bench capper should work to cap the twisties. I've been doing it for quite a while. They just go on a bit tougher. It's a heck of a lot easier collecting bottles when you don't have to watch...
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