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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-27-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,149
Posted By Droot
I bought the JSP maltmill when they were arguing...

I bought the JSP maltmill when they were arguing about it on the Home Brew Digest. (1990s)

Still using it. I need nothing more even if I opened a brew pub. It grinds into a 5 gallon bucket. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,869
Posted By Droot
Leave the style police at home for a minute. ...

Leave the style police at home for a minute.

Ever make a beer of 100% munich? I did it for a club, we each took a gallon and added a different yeast. All the beers were good. Mine was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By Droot
I add extra grain and save a few quarts of wort. ...

I add extra grain and save a few quarts of wort. Can for future use.

I remember reading this about canning in the Home Brew Digest a LONG time ago.
Wort is not low acid like tomatoes.

David
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By Droot
I made an eleven gallon batch for a club. We...

I made an eleven gallon batch for a club. We each took a gallon and used different yeasts.

All munich beer Mmmmmm No matter what yeast. I used 1007.

The club bought a bag of Munich. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,052
Posted By Droot
I proof my yeast, then I know its good. It gives...

I proof my yeast, then I know its good. It gives it a good start.

David
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Droot
No carbonation anticipated. I would like to...

No carbonation anticipated. I would like to serve it chilled and flat like hard cider my grandfather made. His was sweeter and he added a bunch of cane sugar. High alcohol was not my goal, that...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Droot
I need help

I had 2 carboys filled around nov 1 with fresh apple cider that had been "Cold Pasteurized" which I have no idea what that means.

I tasted the cider and it was great, so I just added wine yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Droot
No. I have a 7.5 gal conical, I drain the...

No.

I have a 7.5 gal conical, I drain the yeast off the bottom when ferment is done and let it sit another week or two.... or three. Once for a year.

I have 2 carboys full of hard cider...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,772
Posted By Droot
For years I open fermented 11 gals in a sanke...

For years I open fermented 11 gals in a sanke with the top cut off. It was also my HLT. I needed help moving it. Then I bought a 7.5 gal stainless conical. It makes life so much easier I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-25-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Droot
I have been brewing for 20 years. I just got one...

I have been brewing for 20 years. I just got one 7.5 gal stainless 3 years ago. I simply love it. My girlfriends children all pitched in and bought me another one yesterday.

Its the way to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,872
Posted By Droot
If you look around where you buy exchange...

If you look around where you buy exchange propane, it usually says Contents 15 lbs.

David
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Droot
I have switched back to dry yeast for now and...

I have switched back to dry yeast for now and Safeale is a big part of the reason. I also went from open ferment in a 1/2 keg to a sealed conical half as big. Just getting the hang of it. I do 6...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,872
Posted By Droot
The last time I did that, I snagged my neighbors...

The last time I did that, I snagged my neighbors grill tank, he was not home. When I put it back he pulled in the driveway to find me on HIS porch. Not a problem, but funny.

I would just throw...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Droot
Can anyone confirm this? I love 1007!

Can anyone confirm this? I love 1007!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Droot
Finished at .998. Tastes a little like cider,...

Finished at .998. Tastes a little like cider, more like green wine. Check again Jan 1s.
Yeast is dropping out.
David
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-29-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,592
Posted By Droot
I have not had a wife for a long time. It IS...

I have not had a wife for a long time. It IS my girlfriend and her children that are getting me the fermenter. Its the gift that keeps on giving. :ban: They like my beer.

I have also...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,592
Posted By Droot
Two years later. I am getting a second...

Two years later. I am getting a second fermenter. Love the 5 gal batches and the fact that I can handle them by my self. Basement where I live now keeps fermenter at 58 to 65 depending on where...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-28-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Droot
Girlfriend likes sweet wine, so I think one needs...

Girlfriend likes sweet wine, so I think one needs some more sweet. After a week, they went down to 1.00 or even a little less. Tasted pretty bitter. (dry?)

Still in the glass.

Thanks for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,639
Posted By Droot
First brew in a couple of years. Taking a step...

First brew in a couple of years. Taking a step back doing a partial mash due to where and how I live. Making a full flavor ale. Dry extract, Crystal and a little bit of chocolate malt ground up...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Droot
First Time Plain Ol Cider

I was told I could get fresh cider for $2.75 a gallon. I gave the guy 2 sanitized glass carboys. He had them filled. Cider was awesome alone.

OG 1.050 I added wine yeast nothing else. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By Droot
All I have available is Wyeast. I like the smack...

All I have available is Wyeast. I like the smack pack because it proofs the yeast.
I always make a big starter anyhow.

Been washing and saving the yeast in small canning jars, so I only need to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By Droot
You can leave the sanitized hydrometer in there,...

You can leave the sanitized hydrometer in there, but I found it gets all gunked up and hard to read. Not really worth it.

I mostly go by time and temp. If its at the right temp, the beer will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-21-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By Droot
The tube it came in It takes less beer than the...

The tube it came in It takes less beer than the proper sample tube.

David :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-21-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Droot
I think the pack will be fine in a 1.6 litre...

I think the pack will be fine in a 1.6 litre starter on the stir plate for 36 hours give or take.

You will get a good start. Watch out for the 1084. 11 gallons crawled right out if my converted...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Droot
9 years for me. Its like riding a bicycle :) ...

9 years for me. Its like riding a bicycle :) The first couple of batches I made a few newbie mistakes, but the beer is better than ever.

David
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