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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-13-2013, 02:33 PM
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Posted By fiat84
Great blog, very educational.

Great blog, very educational.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By fiat84
Agree those faucet mounted jet bottle washers...

Agree those faucet mounted jet bottle washers dramatically speed up cleaning/rinsing of bottles. Along with the Bottle Rinser (Sulfiter) thing for cleaning solutions/sanitizer. Both of these...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-16-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,220
Posted By fiat84
2+ year old Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale success

Had a 2+ year old bottle of washed Wyeast 1084 yeast from a friend with only about 1/8" white yeast on the bottom of a clear Corona beer bottle. I had topped it up with distilled water, capped it,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By fiat84
Not Windsor but Wyeast 1968

Not Windsor but Wyeast 1968 at higher temps for more esters and dominates the kit flavor.

Day 1 April 28, 2011 - Dark Ale kit + Mexican Cerveza kit to 24L OG=1.044, washed wyeast 1968 yeast....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-07-2011, 12:33 PM
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Posted By fiat84
FYI, brew Wyeast 1028 at 68F and did not think I...

FYI, brew Wyeast 1028 at 68F and did not think I would like the mineral water profile but turns out it is my favorite yeast after aging two months. One of my brew pub frequenting buddies tried my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-05-2011, 01:28 PM
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FYI there are two types of coriander seed: 1)...

FYI there are two types of coriander seed:
1) indian light green, football shaped, lemony taste - better choice and used in brewing Hoegaarden from the Thirsty Traveler TV series.
2) western brown,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By fiat84
Last week used a 13 month old washed Wyeast 1968...

Last week used a 13 month old washed Wyeast 1968 successfully. For the first time used home-made stir plate with a glass coffee pot, siphoned off 2L of wort and added the washed yeast. 22 hrs later...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-20-2011, 01:40 PM
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Another option is to use only a 5V power...

Another option is to use only a 5V power supply/USB which reduced the fan speed enough to vortex. Did not work with the full 12V molex computer power supply connection to fan molex(no splicing) as...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-18-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Posted By fiat84
Read some Coopers guys state a few commercial...

Read some Coopers guys state a few commercial brewers use their ale yeast. Some home brewers re-culture their commercial bottle ale yeast which is more estery than the dry ale yeast packs. Saved...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 107,090
Posted By fiat84
5V reduces fan speed enough to work

USB port's are 5V so using a USB cable cut off one end then spliced only the red and black wires to a 80mm 2300rpm fan red/black wires and its working fine am getting a small vortex. No luck with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2011, 08:14 PM
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Views: 685
Posted By fiat84
Have used the same washed Wyeast 3944 Hoegaarden...

Have used the same washed Wyeast 3944 Hoegaarden wheat beer yeast at least six times and counting now over the past year. Never noticed anything bad with subsequent brews, the 3944 yeast needs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,001
Posted By fiat84
Tip on Siphoning: raise the source vessel up...

Tip on Siphoning: raise the source vessel up higher if your having issues this easy solution has always worked for us. When the distance is too short then yes the siphon can slow, stop, or be very...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-31-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By fiat84
Have made the white can Original Series Coopers...

Have made the white can Original Series Coopers Stout a number of times with the kit yeast + 1KG dry malt instead of other sugars and it will turn out fabulous. Google "Ditch's Stout" for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By fiat84
We use clear beer and the even shorter cooler...

We use clear beer and the even shorter cooler bottles with washed yeast then slightly overfilled with distilled water and capped. My sister who can's fruit thought capped bottles would be a safer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,328
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Posted By fiat84
Over one year old washed Wyeast 1028 success

Update have over one year old Wyeast 1028 washed yeast stored in my mini beer fridge capped clear beer bottles topped up with distilled water. Early on the first two months I would just pitch one or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,087
Posted By fiat84
The Coopers Mexican Cerveza kit will make a...

The Coopers Mexican Cerveza kit will make a comparable Corona clone with 1kg dextrose to 23L and kit yeast.

If you want to really impress the Corona drinkers take 2oz vodka + 2 or 3 lime...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,685
Posted By fiat84
Made this Coopers Pilsener kit a few times and it...

Made this Coopers Pilsener kit a few times and it has a nice Saaz hop taste/aroma. It does have a 100% pure Lager yeast strain as per the Coopers website link below.
...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,994
Posted By fiat84
As per my local wine kit store that sells fresh...

As per my local wine kit store that sells fresh grapes and fresh juice, one way to quickly degas is to pour the wine from a high height between two big 23L+ pails a few times to create a violent...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By fiat84
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yeast-washing-hig...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yeast-washing-highly-flocculant-strains-152080/index2.html#post1988105

Yes you can successfully wash Wyeast 1968: in the first washing the white yeast layer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-05-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,926
Posted By fiat84
Wyeast 1968

Wyeast 1968: in the first washing the white yeast layer dropped out faster to the bottom than the very dark trub layer and darker beer layer so poured off the top dark trub portion.

Then for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 117,952
Posted By fiat84
http://www.buonvino.com/P_BotFill.shtml

Cannot upload a picture so to help visualize here is a movie clip/picture link of the concept only showing how the "T-siphon" works but using the Buon Vino Super Automatic Bottle Filler: ...
Forum: Soda Making 02-28-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By fiat84
To keep it simple we add a shot of sour cherry...

To keep it simple we add a shot of sour cherry syrup from an ethnic store or make up a 1 cup concentrated less sweet Cherry Koolaid syrup and add to taste to a regular coke.

Almond extract is...
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By fiat84
The dime trick to replace the black button valve...

The dime trick to replace the black button valve worked great. Turns out one of the two notched arms on the black button bent in on me so it would go in but not stay in under pressure.

One Pump...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By fiat84
Pale Ale Yeast Experiment on Brewing Radio

February 11, 2010 - Pale Ale Yeast Experiment
Home brewer Scott Mathis shares his experiment splitting a pale ale wort and fermenting it with six different yeasts. All brewed at 64F, 6lbs dry malt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By fiat84
Bottling bucket "how to" video from BYO magazine....

Bottling bucket "how to" video from BYO magazine.
http://www.byo.com/videos/24-videos/1795-bottling-your-beer
or in google type
site:byo.com "bottling your beer"

Summary: attach a two inch long...
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