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Forum: Brew Science 05-31-2012, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Nerdie
The reason by bubbles sink in Guiness

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-irish-mathematicians-guinness-video.html


(Phys.org) -- Why do the bubbles in a glass of stout beer such as Guinness sink while the beer is settling, even though the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,340
Posted By Nerdie
Not sure about Manhattan (I live here) but I go...

Not sure about Manhattan (I live here) but I go to Prest-o-sales... I mentioned them in previous posts
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Nerdie
The origins of lager yeast just discovered

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-beer-yeast-20110823,0,5421077.story?track=rss

Scientists find lager beer's missing link in Patagonia
German lager yeast appears to have originated on...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Nerdie
New way to get stout (guiness) head

Who wants to try it first?
http://www.economist.com/node/18329424
Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,880
Posted By Nerdie
dont use plastic it will leech with high proof...

dont use plastic it will leech with high proof alcohol...
I would get this
http://www.brewhaus.com:80/Stainless-Steel-Filter-System-P1144C130.aspx

u can easily fabricate one if u use the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-29-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Nerdie
Magic beer pourer ?

found this on youtube.... skip to 0:56 if that guy annoys you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em7z2oIcv3M
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Nerdie
btw while researching for line cleaners...

btw while researching for line cleaners...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2010, 06:16 PM
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Views: 919
Posted By Nerdie
I thought C-bright was a no rinse sanitizer... i...

I thought C-bright was a no rinse sanitizer... i could have sworn that is what that guy at the homebrew store said.... oops... lol... I'll try that...

by the way... contains sodium...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Nerdie
I am pretty clean I would say... I never had an...

I am pretty clean I would say... I never had an infection (that I know of)... after cleaning my kegs.. i usually sanitize with c-brite before I store... when I am ready to use... I sanitize again... ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Nerdie
How do you layer carboy with co2?

I have a kegging system, with tank and regulator...

I make mead and since it is oxygen sensitive... charlie papazian suggest putting a layer of co2 before the siphon... I have been using my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2010, 05:09 PM
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Views: 919
Posted By Nerdie
why does my beer taste funny after I break the seal?

So I naturally carbonate my 5g keg beers. Taste great when I first pour that first glass.... I dispense with 5-10 psi as per Charlie Papazian's recommendations (he says 5 psi and I agree). Anyways,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Nerdie
Fire extinguisher as a keg?

Look what I found:

http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/2009/03/thirst-extinguisher.html

http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/2010/12/installing-beer-taps-in-my-house.html

I never heard of it but I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-13-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 2,194,328
Posted By Nerdie
THe only ingredients were apple juice and citric...

THe only ingredients were apple juice and citric acid I think... Vitamin C thing.. that should be okay....

I use Mott's for one 5g... and Berkley & Jensen (sp?) for another 5g.... both had the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,361
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Posted By Nerdie
I bottled 10 gallons yesterday after fermenting...

I bottled 10 gallons yesterday after fermenting for three months. I drank the wine on top of the wine sediment. I had about two coffee mugs of it with just a little of yeast in each. It was pretty...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-24-2010, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Nerdie
WHen I made 10 gallons i barely had any smell.......

WHen I made 10 gallons i barely had any smell.... i wonder why...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-16-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,340
Posted By Nerdie
I think I got a 20lb tank at presto for $20... on...

I think I got a 20lb tank at presto for $20... on the spot ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 10-17-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3,240
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Posted By Nerdie
Under one gallon wouldn't be worth the time IMHO

Under one gallon wouldn't be worth the time
IMHO
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Nerdie
well it was good I think it would have been...

well it was good I think it would have been better if I had decent lighting! I couldn't see that well, I had one flood light on. Mosquitos were annoying... these were all external factors... at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Nerdie
Did I mention I got bit up by mosquitos?

Did I mention I got bit up by mosquitos?
Forum: Mead Forum 10-04-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Nerdie
Thanks for the info! I made the prickly pear...

Thanks for the info!

I made the prickly pear mead before and it taste good after a year... but it was "DAMN GOOD" after 2 years! I boiled like Charles Papazian... I wonder what the consensus is...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Nerdie
Hey Jeff, thanks for the info... I will look into...

Hey Jeff, thanks for the info... I will look into those yeast =)

I have Crosby and Baker's Fermax Yeast Nutrients... comes in 5 ounce plastic jars... But isn't there nasties inside... Should I...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Nerdie
I read that I should boil somewhere else... why...

I read that I should boil somewhere else... why is this?

Charles papazian is a fan of boiling in his 2 books... The Joy of Homebrew and the Homebrew Companion....

"boil for 15 minutes. Skim...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Nerdie
bump... I found out the Red Star...

bump...

I found out the Red Star discontinued Sherry Yeast... White Labs has them but usually for beer right?

No info on when or how to use nutrients and enzymes ?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Nerdie
12:40 am just finished my first all grain. Not the best day, but not the worst.

So I just did my first all grain ever... took me months to get the parts to make all SS single tier.... I think the brew day will be better next time....

So I brought 50 lbs of pale malt.... and...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Nerdie
Prickly Pear Mead Questions

I am about to make 10g of this mead 5g (20lbs of honey) of sweet and 5g dry-semi-sweet(14lb of honey, I'm not sure how sweet this will turn out, never did this one).

Charlies Papazian says that...
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