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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-30-2011, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Paco
I ferment and clear all my beer in carboys. It's...

I ferment and clear all my beer in carboys. It's obvious I need a specialized tool. I already tested the idea with junks I had lying around... now I want the real thing!:rockin:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-03-2011, 04:32 PM
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Views: 5,709
Posted By Paco
Food grade gas are food grade cylinder. The gas...

Food grade gas are food grade cylinder. The gas is the very same. Those food grade/medical purpose cylinder will/should have a plastic wrapping around their valve. It's a seal for the valve and...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Paco
Thanks a bunch for a great recipe! Here's a good...

Thanks a bunch for a great recipe! Here's a good shot at a split batch. That beer was ferment on WY Kolsch (2nd suggestion). The other half was ferment on US-05. The latest being my prefered so...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-26-2011, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Paco
Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-31-2010, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Paco
From my brew log...

From my brew log (http://www.cooptel.qc.ca/~usinum/misc/brew_log/brew%20log_index.htm), Maudite clone v2 and v3 are very close to the real thing. The recipe is still too complex IMVHO; most advanced...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 08-17-2010, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Paco
I'm almost at the end of the first of two keg now...

I'm almost at the end of the first of two keg now and I love it! I also received good comments at the last home brew club meeting. Most people that come by the house and try it like it a lot as...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 89,012
Posted By Paco
With enough TPI (tooth per inch), yes... it...

With enough TPI (tooth per inch), yes... it should work. Same rules apply though; slower speed of blade, pressure and cutting lubricant. Don't let the blade get (too) hot or you'll consume it in...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-13-2010, 10:52 PM
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Views: 535,081
Posted By Paco
Brewed 38 liters today. Hoping for the best. So...

Brewed 38 liters today. Hoping for the best. So far so good, I like the wort! Feedback in 2-4 weeks...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 89,012
Posted By Paco
Another nice one! Cheerz! @Cat22 and all, a...

Another nice one! Cheerz!

@Cat22 and all, a good tips is to not cut all the way through around so some tabs remains uncut here and there and the scrap/center doesn't fall off as you finish the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-10-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 37,597
Posted By Paco
Mind sharing the details of your recipe?

Mind sharing the details of your recipe?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2010, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Paco
Yeah, well I've picked up some but I was starting...

Yeah, well I've picked up some but I was starting to doubt they could contribute to any interesting taste. They hardly taste piny, a very light greenish flavor... either it's a matter of growth...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By Paco
That was with fresh spruce growth right?

That was with fresh spruce growth right?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-06-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 50,575
Posted By Paco
Hmmm... well, it's the first of their...

Hmmm... well, it's the first of their recommendations (http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_styledetails.cfm?ID=174). I have 3944 and 3463... I"m just about to brew my next batch of 40 liters (~10 G); I was...
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,295
Posted By Paco
Up to 5 points... at the very "worst" (3 hours...

Up to 5 points... at the very "worst" (3 hours or more of boiling).
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Paco
Exactly what I was refering to. I since learned...

Exactly what I was refering to. I since learned from pro brewers and books that boiling longer doesn't affect FG by much... but it does a little (less than 1.005 I was told on a average).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-21-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Paco
It's been what, 5 hours, and the yeast are...

It's been what, 5 hours, and the yeast are already krausening and producing gas. I guess they're alive and most probably healthy.

The good and healthy ones are the one in suspension right? I'll...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Paco
"Exact" pitch rate from fridge slurry

Think I can be precise enough on my "calculated" pitch rate from a saved slurry that's been in the fridge for 5-6 months?

Here's the details:

-Thin slurry (WY 3068 - Weihenstephan Weizen) was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-19-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 37,597
Posted By Paco
BierMuncher, are you doing the recipe again...

BierMuncher,
are you doing the recipe again this year and do you plan changes on the recipe, mostly about spruce tips quantity and/or addition schedule?
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By Paco
Mmmmaybe with a deburring bit...

Mmmmaybe with a deburring bit (http://img.alibaba.com/photo/51257603/Carbide_Burrs_Diamond_Mounted_Point_cutting_tool_part.jpg).

Regular router bits, even those made for plastics and aluminum,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By Paco
Follow-up...

Follow-up (http://pacosarea.blogspot.com/2010/02/it-worked.html)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By Paco
But wait. Here's pictures...

But wait. Here's pictures (http://picasaweb.google.com/the.real.paco/Whirlpool_jan26_2010?feat=directlink). I accidentally bump the kettle while the volume was low. The flakes were more...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By Paco
Updates. I decided to conduct a simple test...

Updates.

I decided to conduct a simple test tonight to see (keyword here) if I could whirlpool in my kettle and how well the particles pilled up in the center.

I filled the kettle half way and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By Paco
Hmmm... I guess I didn't whirlpool with enough...

Hmmm... I guess I didn't whirlpool with enough conviction...!?:rolleyes:

Thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By Paco
Whirlpooling in kettle with electric element

Anyone had success in this situation?

Here's what my kettle look like. (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PN7E4CGK79fc9HYHC6aCnw?feat=directlink)

So far I only used a stainless steel scrubby...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,733
Posted By Paco
I bought a step bit on ebay and it did last long...

I bought a step bit on ebay and it did last long (link to seller step bit list (http://shop.ebay.ca/lbc_sales/m.html?_nkw=step+bit&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3911.m270.l1313&_odkw=step+bit&_osacat=0)). 3...
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