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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,807
Posted By Philsc
I recently switched from iodophor to starsan. I...

I recently switched from iodophor to starsan. I used distilled water and keep the starsan in two 10L plastic cans - I wanted to use it from batch to batch. I did some bottled one batch racked...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,714
Posted By Philsc
I find the baggie rolling pin doesn't work. ...

I find the baggie rolling pin doesn't work.

What does work - it'd take flipping ages - is a heavy glass and a bread board. Strew the grains very sparsely over it and crush with the bottom of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Philsc
I don't know. I think your thread title suggests...

I don't know. I think your thread title suggests that justice has indeed been done in beer form. I can't remember which brewery it is, but I remember reading that a similarly massive beer was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,576
Posted By Philsc
Yeah, I was good at art and English at school. ...

Yeah, I was good at art and English at school. This numbers lark makes no sense to me.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Philsc
Challenger? Exquisite! I'd have said old...

Challenger? Exquisite!

I'd have said old ale too, but Old Peculiar it ain't, not at 1.092. Perhaps, it's something approximating a historical mild ale. I don't know, looking at Wheeler, I have...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 11-12-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 104,323
Posted By Philsc
I got a hold of some California Common yeast. To...

I got a hold of some California Common yeast. To my shame I've never tried Anchor Steam beer, but this recipe is beautiful in its simplicity, so I'm going to give it a go.

It's going to be a...
Forum: Stout 02-10-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 104,876
Posted By Philsc
That's a great question. I read in Homebrew...

That's a great question.

I read in Homebrew for Dummies that one shouldn't crush the darker grains. I mentioned this on another forum and was told that homebrew for dummies was only good as...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-03-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,156
Posted By Philsc
I've been asking people to save me their bottles...

I've been asking people to save me their bottles and someone just dropped off 24 bottles - saved my bacon, all my bottles are full (what a nice situation to be in) - until I saw that they were twist...
Forum: Stout 11-15-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 104,876
Posted By Philsc
I have another question. This is a high mash...

I have another question. This is a high mash temp. As a dry stout I would have expected a lower mash temperature in order for it to ferment dry. I would expect this high mash temp to result in a...
Forum: Stout 11-15-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 104,876
Posted By Philsc
apparently not... Superb work,...

apparently not...



Superb work, Riclark. I had a pint of guinness in a pub a while ago and fancied brewing some myself to make black and tan and just drink good dry stout.

I keep...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,164
Posted By Philsc
Oh weird. I just googled recipes on this today...

Oh weird. I just googled recipes on this today after seeing an episode of the Victoria Farm where one of the archaeologists, after messing up the hay harvest, made ginger beer from a Victorian recipe...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-24-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,052
Posted By Philsc
That had occurred to me, so I suppose it's a good...

That had occurred to me, so I suppose it's a good thing that oxiclean has that annoying film. As I said every beer out of that carboy's been a bit wrong; that's why I'm switching to a bucket.

My...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,052
Posted By Philsc
The same thing happened to me, hence this thread....

The same thing happened to me, hence this thread.

After a few days' soak in generic oxiclean there was a film on the inside of the bottle and on one side of the film were lots of little scratches...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,392
Posted By Philsc
I read somewhere that if you manage it properly...

I read somewhere that if you manage it properly you never need to buy yeast again. There's a brewpub in toronto that uses it and they've been repitching it for over five years. The Ringwood brewery...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,052
Posted By Philsc
That's what I was thinking. Isn't vinegar acetic...

That's what I was thinking. Isn't vinegar acetic acid? I was getting all excited about cleaning my carboy - I've got loads of white vinegar but no starsan - and then I'm told not to use the stuff.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,052
Posted By Philsc
Thanks so much for the feedback. I've...

Thanks so much for the feedback.



I've never seen Oxy-Free on sale. I was using the oxy-clean with blue crystals because all the other oxy products were sprays or wipes. That's why I switched...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,052
Posted By Philsc
generic oxy-clean question

I've been using oxy-clean to clean my equipment since beginning brewing. I switched to a generic brand, Truly Oxy Active (from Zellers) not because of price but because it didn't contain the blue...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-03-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Philsc
Good on ya Marc for getting back into brewing and...

Good on ya Marc for getting back into brewing and for asking your questions here on HBT. The good, kind people here and their experience will make sure you don't go wrong.

Thanks VTBrewer for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-01-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,685
Posted By Philsc
I managed to find a 6.5 US gallon carboy for 24...

I managed to find a 6.5 US gallon carboy for 24 canadian dollars which is about 10 dollars cheaper than the dedicated spigoted brew bucket I was going to buy.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Philsc
Here's the link to that thread that Revvy...

Here's the link to that thread that Revvy mentioned.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/dry-yeast-profiles-descriptions-131810/

I was going to get Wyeast 1968 because I worship fullers. Then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Philsc
Hmm. I ferment in a glass 24L carboy I got...

Hmm.

I ferment in a glass 24L carboy I got off Kijiji. Every phenolic beer I've made has been made in that carboy. I assumed glass was eminently cleanable. Perhaps I was wrong. Maybe I should...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Philsc
You think you made a mistake? Listen to this. ...

You think you made a mistake? Listen to this.

I broke my hydrometer just as I was about to take the gravity. I only had about 13 - 14litres. I normally top up with water. I'd saved a hydrometer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Philsc
Dry yeast - Safale 04 for two of the batches and...

Dry yeast - Safale 04 for two of the batches and Coopers Ale Yeast for the other two. I sometimes rehydrate, sometimes make a flying starter. My fermentation temp is quite high - around 19 degrees...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-16-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,267
Posted By Philsc
Just did my first turbo cider with really posh...

Just did my first turbo cider with really posh juice. It was gorgeous. I kind of have the cider bug now and have been all over the net looking for plans on building a cider press. The plan is to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Philsc
As I said, my sanitation is excellent. When the...

As I said, my sanitation is excellent. When the issue first came up, the first thing I did was ditch a load of equipment and get new stuff. That was the only thing I could think of to improve my...
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