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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-11-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Malintent
I just brewed my Christmas Ale... a stout with...

I just brewed my Christmas Ale... a stout with brown sugar and cinnamon (1 stick per gallon). the boil reeked up the entire neighborhood with cinnamon (last 10 minutes) and the wort tasted extremely...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Malintent
Computer controlled Yeast

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/103741-computer-controlled-cyborg-yeast

"In an amazing but slightly weird world first, scientists have formed a feedback loop between common, baking and brewing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Malintent
freezing any biological thing kills it... except...

freezing any biological thing kills it... except for some very rare exceptions (some kind of frog exists that basically has anti-freeze in its blood - but then, it's not freezing, is it). Ice...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By Malintent
some upright freezers have the cooling elements...

some upright freezers have the cooling elements integrated into the shelving, rendering them immobile, and thus unusable for your application. So make sure ALL of the shelving is configurable and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Malintent
how do you get it off and then cap the bottle...

how do you get it off and then cap the bottle without loosing the presurization? Or do you have to leave it on, chill it, and then swap it out quickly for a cap once the co2 is absorbed?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By Malintent
I would NEVER do this... but maybe try putting a...

I would NEVER do this... but maybe try putting a bud label on a homebrew and see what the BMCer says.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Malintent
FAA regulations require pressurization on any...

FAA regulations require pressurization on any flight climbing above 10,000 feet (that would be just about any commercial flight you take). The cabins are generally pressurized at a relative...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By Malintent
If you followed the instructions then you prolly...

If you followed the instructions then you prolly were mislead into rushing the process. Most of those instructions that come with the kits indicate 3-4 days in primary, then drink. That is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Malintent
sophisticated gear required... A stick. Pour a...

sophisticated gear required... A stick. Pour a measured gallon of water in your pot, stick the stick in, and mark the water line. put another gallon in, repeat.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Malintent
be reassured... you are prolly fine.. as long as...

be reassured... you are prolly fine.. as long as it smells yeasty and not rotten.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Malintent
Tell him it will taste alot more like bud after...

Tell him it will taste alot more like bud after he is done processing what he already drank.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-28-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,810
Posted By Malintent
I like Dominicans, in general, the best with...

I like Dominicans, in general, the best with beer. Specifically, anything from Arturo Fuentes.. my favorite being the "Short Story" from the Hemingway series. It's the perfect ring size and length...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Malintent
Your FG should be closer to 20.. .24 hours for...

Your FG should be closer to 20.. .24 hours for your yeast starter prolly was not enough to get maximum attenuation, though. The added ABV from the starter will most likely be negligible (less than...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,152
Posted By Malintent
It is a dry irish stout, by category. "Stout" is...

It is a dry irish stout, by category. "Stout" is a subset of porter. All dark beers of that type are porters... stout, extra stout, are all modifiers of the term porter. I merely expressed my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Malintent
wait, what? there are islands with virgins? ...

wait, what? there are islands with virgins? Gotta get me a boat.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,152
Posted By Malintent
no offense, but you do realize that guinness IS a...

no offense, but you do realize that guinness IS a girly, light beer, right?
It has less calories than American Lagers and has almost no body, for a porter (no, it's not really a stout).

That...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By Malintent
we would need to know the exact amounts of each...

we would need to know the exact amounts of each ingredient to know for sure, but there is little chance that you added enough brown sugar to 3 gallons of wort to yield an OG of 1.085. Also, unless...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Malintent
Most of your CO2 was in the neck of the bottle,...

Most of your CO2 was in the neck of the bottle, causing the eruption. You need to chill the bottle for AT LEAST 24 hours to allow the CO2 to be absorbed into the beer itself. So, after a couple of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By Malintent
I find that the process of racking to a secondary...

I find that the process of racking to a secondary causes the rafts to wick to the sides of the primary.. .and I never get any in secondary. One good trick is to suspend the racking cane an inch...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,305
Posted By Malintent
Gentlemen, Put the bleach back in the laundry...

Gentlemen,
Put the bleach back in the laundry room and walk away. Just walk away.

The reason I said to rinse whatever cleaner you choose to use is because it is not designed to sanitize, so you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Malintent
The lightest beer I make only is good for a...

The lightest beer I make only is good for a couple of months, then it starts tasting flat (flavor, not carbonation). But I'm talking uber light. Like OG 1.022 light. the highest gravity beers I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,258
Posted By Malintent
Thank you Revvy.. that was exactly it.

Thank you Revvy.. that was exactly it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,258
Posted By Malintent
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I have been...

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I have been searching for this vid for a while now and it seems that the link is no longer valid. Does anyone have a working link to the video.. I wanted to forward...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,305
Posted By Malintent
1) Never use bleach. You have to rise it...

1) Never use bleach. You have to rise it COMPLETELY or risk clorophenol off-flavors in your beer. So your equipment ends up only as clean as your tap water after rinsing, rendering the use pointless...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Malintent
Ya'll sure it's the CO2 creating currents? I...

Ya'll sure it's the CO2 creating currents? I thought is was the bio-heat of the yeast creating convention currents.

But it is indeed gorgeous to watch.
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