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Forum: General Techniques 05-20-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By lalenny
I have used gelatin for fining on my last 3...

I have used gelatin for fining on my last 3 batches. The way that I did it was to mix 1 packet of gelatin with a 1/2 cup of water and heat it until the gelatin is fully disolved.

I then pour...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By lalenny
Nice chiller Dennis! If you could update that...

Nice chiller Dennis! If you could update that link to the plans that would be great. Or you can post them here!


Thanks
Forum: General Techniques 04-27-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By lalenny
Congrats on the new crumb snatcher! I have 2 of...

Congrats on the new crumb snatcher! I have 2 of my own, and they are the best thing around; next to homebrew of course ;)

If you put wort into mason jars you will want to can them like you would...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By lalenny
I think that I am going to can a few jars of my...

I think that I am going to can a few jars of my next batch of beer for use as starter fluid. I don't thing that the trub will make that much difference in future batches at all.
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2005, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By lalenny
What you will want to do is let the beer settle...

What you will want to do is let the beer settle so that the yeast is all on the bottom. Then, pour the beer out into a galss and drink it. Save a little beer in the bottom of the bottle so that you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
Thanks Guys! I'll keep you posted on the...

Thanks Guys! I'll keep you posted on the solution that I choose and how it is working out.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By lalenny
Hey Rhoo, If your yeast strain has a higher...

Hey Rhoo,

If your yeast strain has a higher temp rang then you should probley stick to the lower end of that. I was using Wyeast 1056 American Ale, and that yeast is has a wide range of temps...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
just to keep the record straight that appliance...

just to keep the record straight that appliance guy is some random dude that I called out of the phonebook. I don't know the dude.

Also, my local HBS here sucks. I am going to Denver this...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2005, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
Sorry about the confusion. I understand that the...

Sorry about the confusion. I understand that the thermostat that is in the freezer won't work for higher temps.

I have a limited knowledge of refrigeration compressors, so I was not sure what...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2005, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By lalenny
The flaked corn should be steeped with the...

The flaked corn should be steeped with the grains.

I made a cream ale about 2 months ago, and Iím still drinking it. I fermented it at 58 for a crisper flavor. I also racked it onto a yeast...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2005, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
Thanks Bryan. Do you have a freezer that operates...

Thanks Bryan. Do you have a freezer that operates on one of these of thermostats?

I am also worried that the freezer is not used to being un-plugged then re-plugged in and that this may cause the...
Forum: General Techniques 04-22-2005, 02:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By lalenny
How old was your bottled yeast? Mine was only 1...

How old was your bottled yeast? Mine was only 1 week old. I believe that the older the dorment yeast is, the longer it will take to revive.
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By lalenny
re-using yeast

I brewed an amber ale a couple of weeks back, and after racking the beer to the second, I shook the remains and bottled it. Next, I threw the bottles in the fridge.



I was extra sanitary...
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By lalenny
FYI the corn sugar seemed to have worked. The...

FYI the corn sugar seemed to have worked. The batch of beer that I pitched that yeast on is doing great right now!

I have read that some people can extra wort from their batch and use that for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
The freezer is a 15 cubic ft white-westinghouse,...

The freezer is a 15 cubic ft white-westinghouse, and I got it for $60. It is only a couple of years old. The owners are military and had to move, so I got a good deal on it. It fits about 6-5...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
hmmm $45 or $90? That seems pretty steep. I'm...

hmmm $45 or $90? That seems pretty steep. I'm on a tight budget here. Thanks for the input!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By lalenny
Chest Freezer

I have been scouring the classifieds in search of the perfect beer fridge for about 6 months with no luck. Now that the season is starting to warm, so are my kegs in the garage.



I found a...
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By lalenny
corn sugar starter

I was getting ready to make an ESB yesterday when I realized that I was out of DME. I did have a bunch of corn sugar though. I wanted to make a starter, so I heated up some water and corn sugar and...
Forum: General Techniques 04-15-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,093
Posted By lalenny
My last beer was a very light (too light)...

My last beer was a very light (too light) extract, and it only fermented for six days in the primary and another three days in the secondary. I'm doing my first all-grain right now, and my reading...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,844
Posted By lalenny
I ordered my Rhizomes last week, and they are not...

I ordered my Rhizomes last week, and they are not here yet. No big deal though because I can't plant for a good month. I thought that it was weird that I needed to pay this $15 Idaho Phytosanitary...
Forum: General Techniques 03-22-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By lalenny
I have read that the hop flowers are a natural...

I have read that the hop flowers are a natural preservative, and the original reason that they were added to beer was to help prevent infection. So, I think that dryhoping at any point would be ok....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-19-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,399
Posted By lalenny
I think that if you are going to set the blow-off...

I think that if you are going to set the blow-off tube up on your primary fermenter that you should just leave it on there until you are ready to rack to the second. I don't really see a reason to...
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By lalenny
I have a local spring that suppies all the beer...

I have a local spring that suppies all the beer water that I need. Never checked the Ph. Seems to make good beer though.
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By lalenny
i brewed up a cream ale yesterday and racked it...

i brewed up a cream ale yesterday and racked it diredtly onto the yeast cake from an oatmeal stout that I had in my primary. I had read all of these posts already so I kept a realy close eye on it. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By lalenny
Thanks for the input Janx. I pretty much...

Thanks for the input Janx. I pretty much confirmed the direction that I was leaning. I will choose all aroma varieties to grow.

I think that I am going to choose sterling, Liberty, glacier,...
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