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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By 2pugbrews
Star San "durability"

I mixed up Star San using RO water November of '09. Sto;red it in a bucket w/tight fitting lid. Opened it to sanitize bottles - it was clear. Don't have any ph strips. Is it still good if it is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By 2pugbrews
I bought one at Harbor Freight - Cen Tech brand...

I bought one at Harbor Freight - Cen Tech brand (#93543); 500gram capacity (17.54oz). Can set to read grams or oz; has a zero/tare function, i.e. put the container on scale and set the readout to...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-18-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 51,712
Posted By 2pugbrews
I have been using www.says-it.com...

I have been using www.says-it.com (http://www.says-it.com). Print w/ my inkjet on15# paper. When i apply, I use milk but I brush it on the bottle. ink never runs
Forum: General Techniques 09-12-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,935
Posted By 2pugbrews
Before I got my immersion chiller I had started...

Before I got my immersion chiller I had started to freeze 2 or 3 gallon plastic milk jugs of water; then breaking the ice up with an ice pick; cutting the jug open and dumping it into a sink full of...
Forum: General Techniques 09-12-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By 2pugbrews
Thanks. That makes sense. i was concerned...

Thanks. That makes sense. i was concerned because after between 15 & 20 batches I had bottle bombs in 2 separate batches. Don't know why
Forum: General Techniques 09-11-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By 2pugbrews
Long secondary time

I have a "Belgian Wheat" that has been in the secondary a little over a year. I know, I know Wheats should not have long secondary times but I had some health issues and just got back to this. My...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-22-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By 2pugbrews
Overdue bottling?

I brewed a "Begian Wheat" witbier July 18, 09. I racked to secondary 3 weeks later. I then encountered health issues where bottling was the farthest thing from my mind. This beer now has been in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-13-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,326
Posted By 2pugbrews
Star Anise

I'm getting ready to brew a Belgian Wit. My recipe calls for 2.5 oz of Star Anise. I've run across opinions that this is too strong. The recipe also calls for .75 oz Coriander seed, .10 oz Grapefruit...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,589
Posted By 2pugbrews
Sure. When I was doing extract brewing and before...

Sure. When I was doing extract brewing and before I got an immersion chiller, I would freeze 2 or 3 or more plastic gallon milk jugs and break up the ice w/an ice pick and cut the jug away. Cooled...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-03-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By 2pugbrews
Adjusting Hops bill

I'm getting ready to brew a SNPA clone (AG) and have purchased the ingredients. The hops I bought has a different AA than the recipe ingredients. I've tried to figure out the adjustment but am...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,404
Posted By 2pugbrews
1cup household ammonia in 5 gal water soaked...

1cup household ammonia in 5 gal water soaked overnight. Labels will slip right off. Also works to loosen grunge in bottom of bottles
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-25-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By 2pugbrews
Over carbed batch

I brewed a batch of "mild" back in June. One of the bottles broke on the shelf in the basement. There's a lot of pressure upon opening a bottle; it foams out until over a third is gone. Pouring a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-08-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By 2pugbrews
I was getting ready to make a batch and sampled a...

I was getting ready to make a batch and sampled a few of the over 2000 posts and jotted down the yeasts I saw used. Of course Moncharet was on the list plus Cote de Blanc and Lalvin D47. My LBHS only...
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By 2pugbrews
I had a question something like this a while...

I had a question something like this a while back. Someone warned against pouring hot wort into cold or icy water. Causes an undesirable phenomenon called "Hot Side Aeration" and suggested I do a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-03-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By 2pugbrews
Go here: http://coppertubingsales.com/pricing.php...

Go here: http://coppertubingsales.com/pricing.php for good prices on 3/8 inch copper refrigeration tubing. I just got 50' this week for a little over $43 incl shipping ($34.95 + shipping.). BTW, our...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By 2pugbrews
Not necessary to let the carboy, bottles whatever...

Not necessary to let the carboy, bottles whatever dry out. The foam itself has a sanitizing effect and if in the carboy the wort will push the foam out. Mix according to directions; i.e. 1...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By 2pugbrews
Mash Lauter Tun size?

I'm getting my equipment ready for my first AG brew. For my MLT I have a choice between a 48 qt Gott rectangular cooler and a 30 qt Gott rectangular. Which would be better for 5 gal batches. I'll...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-22-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By 2pugbrews
[quote=cwb124]A homebrew guy I know says he dumps...

[quote=cwb124]A homebrew guy I know says he dumps his wort in a the primary that already ice cubes in it bought from the store. So I dumped 2 8lb bags of ice in the primary and poured my boiling wort...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-11-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,970
Posted By 2pugbrews
I did a wit last fall with 1 oz corriander...

I did a wit last fall with 1 oz corriander crushed into the secondary with the zest of one lemon. I'll cut that in half next time although it is drinkable.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,417
Posted By 2pugbrews
I have a R/O system like yours and have been...

I have a R/O system like yours and have been doing extract brewing with that exclusively. I've been adding gypsum when the recipe calls with the assumption that mineral balance is ok because of the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-08-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 296,626
Posted By 2pugbrews
Started my first 5 gal Sun (1-6) 4177

Started my first 5 gal Sun (1-6)

4177
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-06-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,676
Posted By 2pugbrews
How many feet of tubing and what size?

How many feet of tubing and what size?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-03-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By 2pugbrews
Equipping to start AG brewing

I have brewed probably 12 or more extract brews and now think that I'm ready to get into AG. I've been kind of collecting stuff with this in mind. Here's what I have:
A 48 qt Gott picnic cooler. Is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-22-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,550
Posted By 2pugbrews
Decided to buy a turkey fryer today. Stopped at...

Decided to buy a turkey fryer today. Stopped at Home Depot and bought a burner with pot for $49. Lowes is a little farther out so went there next. They had their Eastman sets on clearance for $25!...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-18-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By 2pugbrews
Refrigerator temp control

Was shopping for a propane burner at Home Depot today - (I'll probably buy a Bayou 3066A set with a burner w/135K BTU burner and 30 gal pot for $49) and saw a thermostatic control designed for forced...
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