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Forum: Mead Forum 08-09-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By malkore
If anything, oxidation would have gotten to it.

If anything, oxidation would have gotten to it.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-09-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By malkore
Taking it off the yeast at 9 days pretty much...

Taking it off the yeast at 9 days pretty much ensures you won't have enough yeast to clean up any off flavors produced in primary.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-09-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By malkore
Many used kegs do not have the correct poppets in...

Many used kegs do not have the correct poppets in them. Some are more interchangable than others. If you can figure out the keg maker, you should be able to get the correct ones for your posts.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By malkore
Hot water shrinks everything! Don't you do...

Hot water shrinks everything! Don't you do laundry!?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By malkore
To avoid a potential vacuum from forming. I...

To avoid a potential vacuum from forming. I toured a very small distillery once and their mash tun had a faulty valve which didn't allow air inside as it cooled. The result was a 15BBL mash tun...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,494
Posted By malkore
You have a leak. Likely your carboy cap isn't as...

You have a leak. Likely your carboy cap isn't as sealed as you think.

Gas finds the least resistance to escape, so there's a gap that is less resistance than the airlock water.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-17-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,757
Posted By malkore
I don't smoke anymore but still enjoy nicotine...

I don't smoke anymore but still enjoy nicotine from an 'e-cig' (technically an electronic nicotine inhalator).

If you find that chantix gives you horrid dreams or screws with you mentally (it IS...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-17-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,613
Posted By malkore
appleton estate 12 year is my house rum ...

appleton estate 12 year is my house rum
their...18 year I think it is, is my top shelf. Its damn good at under $40 a bottle.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,733
Posted By malkore
I believe the oil used in paintball guns is...

I believe the oil used in paintball guns is silicone based, so yeah it shouldn't kill you.

Note: I am not a doctor and only play one when SWMBO and I get really drunk...
Forum: General Techniques 07-17-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By malkore
Most cities use chloramine, not chlorine, because...

Most cities use chloramine, not chlorine, because it doesn't easily gas-out of the water, even when boiled. Whether you boil or not, campden tabs are advised to avoid chlorphenols in the finished...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By malkore
One-step used to be sold as a sanitizer, and...

One-step used to be sold as a sanitizer, and still is outside the USA, but it requires a long wet-contact time, doesn't last long, and just isn't as cost-effective as something like star-san.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By malkore
are you using any hoses, especially garden hoses,...

are you using any hoses, especially garden hoses, to get your water for brew day? Also, not all the bottles showed this flavor? That almost sounds like a bottle born infection which has now made it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By malkore
Astringent is both a flavor and...

Astringent is both a flavor and mouthfeel...somewhat 'puckering'...if you drink red wines, that tannin 'pucker' in some reds is astringent.

Astringency comes from the wrong pH and high temps in...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-12-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,915
Posted By malkore
what you have to watch for is 'cocktail' which...

what you have to watch for is 'cocktail' which usually means all kinds of added sugars and a 'blend' of juices. Getting a decent grape juice concentrate can get tricky but apple juice, for whatever...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-12-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By malkore
This. Yeast mutates...yeast adapts...yeast...

This. Yeast mutates...yeast adapts...yeast changes...and since its alive it does get 'too old'.

For the $1 a packet it costs, its not worth the expense to harvest and bank yeast that isn't...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By malkore
It does sound like oxidation is 'robbing' the...

It does sound like oxidation is 'robbing' the mead of flavor, although it appears the harsh flavors are robbed the most here so that's a good thing (and a new one on me).
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By malkore
Yeah, star san has no real flavor, just an...

Yeah, star san has no real flavor, just an acidity you feel in the mouth. And even that eventually degrades into a form of phosphorus that yeast will metabolize (cuz its trace amounts).
Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By malkore
clove is not floral...its very medicinal and a...

clove is not floral...its very medicinal and a little will go a LONG way in a mead.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By malkore
My guess your 'load' wasn't done fermenting and...

My guess your 'load' wasn't done fermenting and racking it has renewed fermentation.
What was the OG? What was the FG when you racked to secondary and called it done?
Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By malkore
I've never found a need or reason to cut my dip...

I've never found a need or reason to cut my dip tubes. Unless you get a LOT of fallout, there's almost nothing to suck up the tube.
My dry hopping is done with a bag, so again there's really...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By malkore
I would not re-use the lees for fermentation. ...

I would not re-use the lees for fermentation. This isn't beer...we already stress the hell of our yeast in a mead since honey is void of vitamins and nutrients (esp. nitrogen).

Making alcohol is...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,915
Posted By malkore
Also look at apple juice frozen concentrate, as...

Also look at apple juice frozen concentrate, as it usually doesn't contain any preservatives besides ascorbic or citric acid. Avoid anything with 'sorbate' in the ingredients...even a little can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-11-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,295
Posted By malkore
I suspect that means at 15psi it starts venting a...

I suspect that means at 15psi it starts venting a safety valve. Hard to say.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By malkore
my guess is it leaked from some other...

my guess is it leaked from some other connection...like the QD to the tap line.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By malkore
O-rings, cleaning the inside of your dip tube and...

O-rings, cleaning the inside of your dip tube and gas tube...possibly a short soak in oxyclean free too.
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