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Forum: DIY Projects 10-14-2012, 05:06 PM
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Posted By bottlenose
Can window AC units be refilled?

Can window AC units be refilled?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-14-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By bottlenose
Trouble with Glycol Fermenter

I built a glycol fermenter from the design given in BYO's "25 great homebrew projects" issue. The design is to put the cooling coil of a window A/C unit into a glycol bath (I used RV antifreeze),...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-05-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By bottlenose
Been a while since I made the jump to all grain,...

Been a while since I made the jump to all grain, but I don't recall much in the way of fermentation, secondary, or packaging differences from extract. That part should go just like you're used to.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-16-2012, 05:55 AM
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Views: 1,170
Posted By bottlenose
Tried on the last two batches. The slow, gradual...

Tried on the last two batches. The slow, gradual carbonation method works great.

Only thing I've noticed is that the usual trick of racking to another keg by pushing with CO2 doesn't work well. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By bottlenose
It all depends on how close you're trying to hit...

It all depends on how close you're trying to hit the traditional process.

I usually take to room temperature and then crash cool; as long as you're almost to FG before raising temperature, and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bottlenose
I've usually used 55F (13C).

I've usually used 55F (13C).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2012, 04:16 AM
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Views: 865
Posted By bottlenose
I brewed an IIPA earlier this year with WLP001...

I brewed an IIPA earlier this year with WLP001 and it came out great; no attenuation issues.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-14-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By bottlenose
Thanks for the tip. Which size collar is that?

Thanks for the tip. Which size collar is that?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-10-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By bottlenose
Bayour SQ14 Burner Blows Out

I've been using a small Bayou Classic SP10 burner for a while, but recently switched to keggles to up my batch size. If you haven't tried it, balancing a keggle on the SP10 is a bit dicey, so I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By bottlenose
Not a scientific study by any means but Gordon...

Not a scientific study by any means but Gordon Strong claims he tasted it in some of his own beers after learning the flavor... Not a 30 year old book, and someone who is something of an authority...
Forum: Brew Science 09-10-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By bottlenose
Interesting. To be honest I have never bothered...

Interesting. To be honest I have never bothered cooling a sample to room temperature, and since even my ph meter is inaccurate above 115 or 120 had assumed the consistency I was seeing was due to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-07-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By bottlenose
Autolysis is not an unpleasant flavor; it's a...

Autolysis is not an unpleasant flavor; it's a glutamate flavor common to Asian food.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-07-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By bottlenose
Historically, these are very different. Proper...

Historically, these are very different. Proper lagering means slowly cooling to near freezing so as to keep the yeast active. When I bottled lagers, I used this to good effect since I needed the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-01-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By bottlenose
Sure, it's completely plausible that I'm always...

Sure, it's completely plausible that I'm always pulling the beer off the yeast at approximately the same time to (incorrectly) give the indication that the act of racking caused the trub to settle. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By bottlenose
I wouldn't go that far. Its hard to imagine...

I wouldn't go that far. Its hard to imagine yeast going 2 months without throwing off bad flavors (2-3 week ferment plus 1-2 month lager).
Forum: Brew Science 09-01-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By bottlenose
I can't speak with authority about using ph 5.2...

I can't speak with authority about using ph 5.2 in a beer that otherwise would not have been anywhere near 5.2. My personal opinion is that beer styles adapted to their respective regions due partly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,954
Posted By bottlenose
That works too. Personally I like feeling like...

That works too. Personally I like feeling like I'm channeling some old German juju, but in reality its probably just about the melanoidin and malt modification. Add some melanoidin malt, boil...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,954
Posted By bottlenose
That's true, if referring to traditional...

That's true, if referring to traditional decoctions. A decoction schedule called hochkurtz is better suited for well modified malts. It's a double decoction that eliminates the enormous protein...
Forum: General Techniques 08-29-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By bottlenose
Personally I haven't seen astringency problems...

Personally I haven't seen astringency problems due to sparge temp. In my system, the pump and tubing gives enough heat loss that it's simply not a concern.

So if I were having this problem I...
Forum: General Techniques 08-29-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By bottlenose
Assuming that by pilsner, you mean the beer from...

Assuming that by pilsner, you mean the beer from Pilsn (which is also the beer that WLP800 is used for), the bitterness is not at all the problem. I've brewed several czech style pilsners with BU/GU...
Forum: Brew Science 08-29-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By bottlenose
To be honest, it depends whether or not you're...

To be honest, it depends whether or not you're trying to match a specific water profile, or if you just care to get the right mash pH. The mineral content looks to be on the low side, so in theory...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,954
Posted By bottlenose
Assuming you have well modified malt (I haven't...

Assuming you have well modified malt (I haven't found malt that isn't) a decoction isn't necessary. I happened to be brewing a doppelbock the first time I used my new system, and for testing it out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By bottlenose
Assuming you have brewed this recipe before on...

Assuming you have brewed this recipe before on that system, a change in ingredients seems most likely. Malt supplier, freshness, grind, or mismeasurement of weights could all be reasons.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By bottlenose
Seems like it should work, but I've personally...

Seems like it should work, but I've personally never seen a beer clear well in the primary.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-30-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By bottlenose
I'd definitely taste it first. If too sweet,...

I'd definitely taste it first. If too sweet, you'll need to keep.it fermenting.
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