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Forum: Stout 01-12-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 101,031
Posted By bsay
The carapils helps to balance out the roasted in...

The carapils helps to balance out the roasted in a way that replacing it with more flaked just wouldn't. That said, try the replacement and report back!
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 09-28-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By bsay
Check out the creative commons licenses, they...

Check out the creative commons licenses, they could be useful to you. You can specify the conditions like non-commercial, attribution, share-alike, etc... to fit your needs.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-25-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By bsay
Hidden Answer #3: Secondary it. Let it sit...

Hidden Answer #3: Secondary it. Let it sit awhile, when it comes to stouts, you'll be glad you did. Then, just keg it.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By bsay
Pouring the concentrate through a funnel with a...

Pouring the concentrate through a funnel with a screen would work. You might need to mix it up with water first though. Or maybe cheesecloth....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By bsay
How do you know they are not frozen? If you are...

How do you know they are not frozen? If you are expecting ice crystals on the inside, well that's exactly what the glycerine prevents. Try filling a spare vial 1/2 full of water, and place in the...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 08-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,052
Posted By bsay
I'd love to win a march pump, as I have a BC...

I'd love to win a march pump, as I have a BC already. Maybe a choice between the two for the lucky winner?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-14-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By bsay
This is why I have a simple rule in my keezer: if...

This is why I have a simple rule in my keezer: if the keg has pressure, it has a proper liquid line attached. The faucet (even a picnic faucet) is less likely to fail than a poppet of a used keg. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-13-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
jkarp, This is a sweet system you got here. ...

jkarp,

This is a sweet system you got here. Is the controller wired about how you'd expect? I haven't wired up such a controller, are the green and brown wires on the bottom providing power to...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
Thanks The Pol, I figured it had to be, either...

Thanks The Pol, I figured it had to be, either that or there was some weird way to calculate output of two elements in the same kettle...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
(Emphasis mine) Hope that's a misprint,...

(Emphasis mine)

Hope that's a misprint, otherwise, it seems like I would need nearly 20 2000W elements....Is that right?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
If going with two elements, do you recommend two...

If going with two elements, do you recommend two 1500Ws over two 2200Ws? I can see that I would need two circuits, but figuring that most house kitchens either have two between the several outlets...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
My thoughts exactly. I figure I could just plug...

My thoughts exactly. I figure I could just plug it in when it's boil time. I don't think I would need any kind of controller for it (I would want it on a manual switch and a GFCI). Then I can...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
Great! I found the other thread now, answered a...

Great! I found the other thread now, answered a lot of my questions. If I did want to do two 120V elements, do you know any of the logistics behind that? I cannot imagine running both of those...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
Thanks for the quick response, I might be...

Thanks for the quick response, I might be building something similar to this soon, I only have 120, so that's a limiting factor for me, but I would love to do bigger batches than the 2.5 gal I have...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-11-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 214,172
Posted By bsay
Do you constantly recirculate during the mash, or...

Do you constantly recirculate during the mash, or do you mash, then recirculate everything (including sparge water)? I like the idea of just throwing the sparge water into the recirculation, seems...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-11-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 61,087
Posted By bsay
A bit of wisdom from my brew club: If you can...

A bit of wisdom from my brew club: If you can smell the spice during the boil, you're losing the flavor of the spice. Add spices at flameout to prevent loss.
Forum: For Sale 08-06-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By bsay
Here I am, sitting in Fort Collins thinking...

Here I am, sitting in Fort Collins thinking "Hmmmm.....SWMBO would KILL me if I came to get those." I'll have to leave them for someone else.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-05-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,114
Posted By bsay
Or you could do a "Kit and a kilo" with a kilo of...

Or you could do a "Kit and a kilo" with a kilo of candy corn....

I like the cream ale idea though. I say brew it up and see what happens!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,239
Posted By bsay
It will hold, providing you can get the caps to...

It will hold, providing you can get the caps to seal. The only problem is the glass color.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By bsay
You need to do one of the following things ASAP: ...

You need to do one of the following things ASAP:

1. Install a blow off tube
2. Put painters plastic all around, over, under, the fermenter so as to protect your walls, floor, and ceiling (Yes,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,675
Posted By bsay
What was your roasting process for the oats? Did...

What was your roasting process for the oats? Did they come pre-roasted? That might be part of the "problem" (I put problem in quotes because the beer will change over time, and there might not be...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-03-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By bsay
Get a food saver if you're going to get one. ...

Get a food saver if you're going to get one. Otherwise, get something like the ziplock hand pump vacuum bags while you save up for a food saver.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-03-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,712
Posted By bsay
Links dead? Tried loading them, blank page. Try...

Links dead? Tried loading them, blank page. Try downloading them, says the file is not formatted properly....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-03-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By bsay
You're better off using all threaded fittings and...

You're better off using all threaded fittings and just changing your hoses as needed. A few turns of a nut, and you can change out the ends on your gas hoses or liquid lines.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By bsay
LME "never" really goes bad, but there is a point...

LME "never" really goes bad, but there is a point after which I sure wouldn't use it. LME will eventually grow mold. Many brewers simply scrape the mold off of the top and use it anyway. Even if...
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