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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Old_Brewer
I'm glad the fermentation is still going on. ...

I'm glad the fermentation is still going on. Here is an over-discussed topic on what to put into the airlock: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/airlock-what-do-you-fill-why-51331/
If I think the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-07-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Old_Brewer
I remember the old saying: Better safe than...

I remember the old saying: Better safe than sorry. Get the pulp out of there. There may not be enough alcohol to preserve it from rotting. If you have another sanitary container, you could put...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-07-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Old_Brewer
Is the picture posted? I do not see it.

Is the picture posted? I do not see it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Old_Brewer
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/ That is a...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/

That is a link to our hop growing forum. (HBT)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-07-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Old_Brewer
Welcome to the group! I did almost the same...

Welcome to the group!
I did almost the same thing with fresh strawberries, once. The pulp blocked the airlock, and when it blew, pulp hit the ceiling. I suggest moving all of the contents to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Old_Brewer
If it were me, I'd leave the skins in until the...

If it were me, I'd leave the skins in until the primary ferment was over. I'm thinking that you would get everything flavor like from the skins, and that would help balance out the effects of the...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Old_Brewer
As long as the closure seals, and there is no...

As long as the closure seals, and there is no carbonation going on, use any container. I started bottling with 12 oz longnecks, moved on to champaign bottles, then to 2 liter plastic soda bottles. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Old_Brewer
The phrase comes to mind: "time heals all...

The phrase comes to mind: "time heals all wounds". I suggest waiting a day, and then plug it in again. When you moved it or painted it refrigerant oil could have moved around and got temporarily...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Old_Brewer
My understanding of using a starter is this: One...

My understanding of using a starter is this: One benefit is that you will get the fermentation starting more rapidly. This will get the alcohol content starting sooner, which will reduce the chance...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-18-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Old_Brewer
The carbonation process will acidify the cider...

The carbonation process will acidify the cider somewhat. Maybe this is why it doesn't taste as smooth. I doubt that there would need too much time for aging after bottle carbing the cider. I've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Old_Brewer
I have added honey to my extract brews. I added...

I have added honey to my extract brews. I added it after the temperature was below about 140 F. There is probably a bunch of discussion about raw vs pasteurized. I have never had problems when...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-17-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By Old_Brewer
Just a word(s) of caution: Beware of secondary...

Just a word(s) of caution: Beware of secondary fermentation. You might have enough pressure to blow-up bottles. I believe campden tablets would kill off the yeast, and avoid the secondary...
Forum: Soda Making 08-27-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,217
Posted By Old_Brewer
Using a post mix fountain dispenser

I recently bought an old 4 valve post mix fountain dispenser (Lancer 500).
Has anyone used one of these units for pre mix?
Has anyone tried to use one of these units for dispensing beer?
I plan...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-03-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,792
Posted By Old_Brewer
It's great that you are pressure canning your...

It's great that you are pressure canning your starters. Here are 2 links about botulism and canning:

http://msucares.com/pubs/infosheets/is0734.htm
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,267
Posted By Old_Brewer
I'll mention what's probably obvious. Please...

I'll mention what's probably obvious. Please sanitize everything with extra care before you make your next brew! I've only heard of what you have when folks make lambic beers.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By Old_Brewer
Also keep in mind that you can over fertilize...

Also keep in mind that you can over fertilize with nitrogen and under fertilize with phosphorus. This would favor stem growth, and affect poor flowering. I'm not sure how sensitive hops are to the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-01-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Old_Brewer
Just a few comments/ramblings. Please finish...

Just a few comments/ramblings. Please finish reading Charlie's book. There is a lot of good stuff in there. One of the old posts mentioned that illiterate people centuries ago made good beer. ...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-01-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Old_Brewer
I have a suggestion for your next batch. If you...

I have a suggestion for your next batch. If you don't use yeast nutrient, consider using some yeast nutrient.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Old_Brewer
Thanks. That's what I'll do. I'm going to...

Thanks. That's what I'll do. I'm going to practice what I preach & keep it simple!

Also thanks for the info about the soda pressure. I saw a bottle of root beer extract at one of the local...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Old_Brewer
Where to buy a left hand 1/4" pipe die?

Does anyone know where I can buy a left hand 1/4" pipe die? Or where can I buy a 1/4" pipe with a left hand thread on one end, and a right hand thread on the other end?

I bought 2 surplus Perlick...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-26-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,010
Posted By Old_Brewer
If you are using most of the Microsoft Windows...

If you are using most of the Microsoft Windows products, you can hold down the "flying windows" key, then press r. This should open up a run window. Type in cmd, then press enter. This should open...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By Old_Brewer
If you haven't checked the accuracy of your...

If you haven't checked the accuracy of your hydromometer, bring it to Defalcos too. Also, I doubt that the beer nutrients could have caused the low FG. The nutrients should just accelerate the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 389,818
Posted By Old_Brewer
I agree. Now I'm thinking, how many hop...

I agree.

Now I'm thinking, how many hop plants would it take to shade Ed's BrewHaus?
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 389,818
Posted By Old_Brewer
Yep. Live Oaks are a bit different. Ed's are...

Yep. Live Oaks are a bit different. Ed's are growing straight for now. Some of the more mature trees seem to grow in any direction, then change directions. We have some about 100 miles East of Ed...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 389,818
Posted By Old_Brewer
Uncle Argyle, good thought. Trees will harm...

Uncle Argyle, good thought. Trees will harm buildings more than buildings will harm trees. At least think about trimming it.
Also, Ed, what are you going to do about termites?
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