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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,435
Posted By jonalexdeval
I was wondering this too. I ordered...

I was wondering this too. I ordered thermoplastic but the silicone is clear, whereas thermo is opaque...

I'm not sure why infection would be an issue unless you're talking about the tubing off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-15-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By jonalexdeval
Put a few cups of white vinegar in a bucket of...

Put a few cups of white vinegar in a bucket of water. Let the copper sit in the solution for a few hours and it will turn shiny again. It's always good to do when you first use it and then again...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-14-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By jonalexdeval
Sorry for potential highjack, but I've been...

Sorry for potential highjack, but I've been meaning to ask what that strange flavor is in New Belgium's Mothership wit and 1554 or whatever... tastes like olives to me. Turned me off from their...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,474
Posted By jonalexdeval
I think an Ouds Beersel old kriek 10 oz for like...

I think an Ouds Beersel old kriek 10 oz for like $12 or something. Very good... even Russian River doesn't do sours like the Belgians.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-14-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By jonalexdeval
Don't use bleach except on occasional cleaning...

Don't use bleach except on occasional cleaning jobs if at all. It's just too much of a pain to have to worry about when using. Get a big tub of carbonate based cleaner (PBW) and some iodophor. You...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-13-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By jonalexdeval
Neither. Get the high pressure banjo that's 210K...

Neither. Get the high pressure banjo that's 210K btu and 11" in diameter (BG14).

Unless you're using it for a recirculating mash... then get the low pressure. For everything else bigger is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By jonalexdeval
Thanks. Maybe I will stick with the...

Thanks. Maybe I will stick with the thermoplastic. The stuff looks pretty rugged and I don't need to see the wort as long as I know there's not going to be a problem.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-03-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By jonalexdeval
March pump - aeration?

I just got my thermoplastic tubing in the mail from NB and, yes, it's opaque. So if I use this stuff I won't be able to see my wort being pumped in the tubes.

Is it worth it to go out and get...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-03-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By jonalexdeval
This is all because Ruination is not a great...

This is all because Ruination is not a great beer. It's a stunt beer packed with Cascade hops that makes it taste like you're eating a tree. The entire nose is totally one dimensional. Contrast to...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-03-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By jonalexdeval
Dogfish Head IPAs taste like typical homebrew...

Dogfish Head IPAs taste like typical homebrew IPAs. I had the 90 min once and it was ok, mild and smooth. Had it another time and just cloyingly sweet.

Stone Ruination is way too hoppy in an...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-30-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,710
Posted By jonalexdeval
I like Leinenkugel's. McGarvey's or...

I like Leinenkugel's.

McGarvey's or McGravey's or something like that... Scottish was BAD.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By jonalexdeval
Most of the cheaper March pumps either have no...

Most of the cheaper March pumps either have no plug and mount or else are the front inlet type (which are not as good).

It's worth the extra few bucks for the plug and mount plate... just more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 147,646
Posted By jonalexdeval
It was something called "Life & Limb" made by a...

It was something called "Life & Limb" made by a joint effort between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head of all people.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By jonalexdeval
You can try getting into an extension course or...

You can try getting into an extension course or graduate program in brewing science... along with an internship or plain old job at some brewery... not a bad combo.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By jonalexdeval
Favorite: Oud Beersel old Kriek (dry) ......

Favorite: Oud Beersel old Kriek (dry) ... Schneider Edelweisse ... Young's double chocolate

Homebrew: haven't tried enough of them yet

Microbrew: Lost Abbey's Avante Garde (saison)
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By jonalexdeval
Yeah, France = Saison/Farmhouse/de Garde. ...

Yeah, France = Saison/Farmhouse/de Garde.

Ireland = DRY Stout (at least it's one of my favorite styles... and underrated among available stout styles)

Germany = unfiltered Weisse beers

USA =...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,544
Posted By jonalexdeval
Thanks for the responses. Yeah, I've been to...

Thanks for the responses. Yeah, I've been to this junk store up in the foothills that is like a permanent garage sale and they often have cool glassware for insanely cheap.

I think my strategy is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-27-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,544
Posted By jonalexdeval
Glassware: where to find rare beer glasses

Anyone know where to find rare glassware? Randy Mosher has some awesome pictures of glasses in some of his books, specifically the pillar ale glasses with the protuberances on the sides... mostly...
Forum: General Techniques 09-26-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By jonalexdeval
Water for Dry Stout kit

I figured I'd do one more extract kit before my all grain setup is complete. It's the cherry dry stout kit from Northern Brewer.

So the well water here is OKAY... a little hard but not super...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By jonalexdeval
Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I've actually...

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I've actually changed my mind thinking along those same lines. It makes sense that if you're already going to have a recirculating mash tun (keg) then you might as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-17-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,276
Posted By jonalexdeval
I've been thinking about this too. I'm probably...

I've been thinking about this too. I'm probably going to just use a stainless rod or strip of metal with etchings on it... seems simpler. Allow the rod to rest in the keg the way you want to use it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-16-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By jonalexdeval
Advice on my planned sculpture

I'm still learning about all-grain brewing and equipment (reading Palmer's book, and online). I've sketched out my sculpture and wanted some comments on the overall design.

I think it makes...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-08-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By jonalexdeval
FG was 1.030, 71B, with ABV of about 14% I think....

FG was 1.030, 71B, with ABV of about 14% I think. I didn't stabilize that first batch, no. It was my first mead and the kit instructions said just bottle after 3 months in tertiary. I guess you...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-08-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By jonalexdeval
Well, I just went down and did it. Was pretty...

Well, I just went down and did it. Was pretty easy with a bench uncorker and corker. All were mildly carbonated like clockwork. But I popped a bottle on the rest of my meads and none were...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-08-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By jonalexdeval
Uncorking and recorking carbonated bottles

I did my first mead about a year ago (it was an orange blossom kurt and Cathy's kit from northern brewer). I followed the instructions at the time and took gravity readings, etc., and it's now...
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