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Forum: DIY Projects 02-02-2010, 09:58 PM
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Posted By nerdlogic
Metal cask conversion ideas?

I have a metal cask, similar to these:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Cask_Ales.jpg

It has a shive hole on the side and an open top (bung?). I think its about 15 gallons......
Forum: DIY Projects 02-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By nerdlogic
55 gallon conical.... design idea

http://www.texasdirecthunting.com/media/1/a20792a1243f9e7263e600_m.jpg


http://www.texasdirecthunting.com/servlet/the-77/metal-drum-barrel-spun/Detail

Can i hook this up to a 55 gallon drum...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-21-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,350
Posted By nerdlogic
bacon maker, just insert pig.

bacon maker, just insert pig.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2009, 09:55 PM
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Views: 7,636
Posted By nerdlogic
i turned my pressure down to 1psi, just enough to...

i turned my pressure down to 1psi, just enough to squirt the beer out. brilliance. Its delicious and i can fill a full glass without too much foam head.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-20-2009, 11:29 PM
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Views: 7,636
Posted By nerdlogic
my old bev line was 3 feet, and then i read...

my old bev line was 3 feet, and then i read online that having it that long just makes it more likely to get caught on stuff or under the keg. it matters how long the line is? this doesn't make...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-20-2009, 11:27 PM
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Views: 7,636
Posted By nerdlogic
1 foot long bev line. whatever the standard size...

1 foot long bev line. whatever the standard size is for a plastic spigot... something like 1/4" i think
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,636
Posted By nerdlogic
My first glass of beer from my kegged batch... all foam. The second? all foam. 3rd?

All foam.

The line to the spigot is not foam.

Heres how this came about...

Kegged & hooked to co2, set to 30psi.
left in fridge at that pressure, hooked up to co2, for 2 days.

unhooked,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By nerdlogic
thats carbonic acid? so is it good or bad if its...

thats carbonic acid? so is it good or bad if its gonna happen no matter what?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2009, 09:21 PM
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Views: 1,030
Posted By nerdlogic
will i still get carbonic acid?

will i still get carbonic acid?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2009, 09:12 PM
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Posted By nerdlogic
what creates carbonic acid? and do you all agree...

what creates carbonic acid? and do you all agree with the corrections i made?

its sitting in my fridge now @ 30psi hooked up to the co2 tank.

in 2 days im gonna disconnect it, depressurize it,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2009, 08:47 PM
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Views: 1,030
Posted By nerdlogic
Ok i turned the pressure on the tank up to 30psi...

Ok i turned the pressure on the tank up to 30psi and left it hooked up to the keg in the fridge....

I'll leave this like this for 2 days, then im gonna disconnect and bleed off the pressure and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By nerdlogic
I was told to force carb this way by my homebrew shop... will it work?

I hooked up 25 psi to keg with it upside down and let the co2 bubble up through it, then i disconnected the keg and rocked it back and forth (agitated it) for a half hour. Then I leave it in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By nerdlogic
Is your secondary plastic or carboy?

Is your secondary plastic or carboy?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2009, 04:39 PM
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Posted By nerdlogic
Liquid Malt Extract v.s. Dry Malt Extract

I've been brewing for a few years, following recipes closely and using DME or LME when instructed. But whats the real difference? Like is there a conversion rate between the two? Why use DME over LME...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-25-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,194
Posted By nerdlogic
Thank you guys, this was intuitive and exactly on...

Thank you guys, this was intuitive and exactly on topic. We no need no stinking beer gun indeed.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-25-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,194
Posted By nerdlogic
How do I bottle my Force Carbonated Beer?

I have a co2 tank plus regulator and I keg + force carbonate my beer; rocking it back and forth for like 25 minutes. I'm interested in bottling it now... and I'm curious how I would go about it -- in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,537
Posted By nerdlogic
You all rock. So what i've learned is that: ...

You all rock. So what i've learned is that:

1) a stout or porter is an ale
2) what i meant by "not as strong as guinness" was really "not as bitter"

Can anyone recommend a recipe?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,537
Posted By nerdlogic
....but is it an ale or a lager? I see on that...

....but is it an ale or a lager? I see on that page that sometimes they use lager yeast and i suppose that means more often not? Whats the difference between stout & porter?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,537
Posted By nerdlogic
Difference between stout/porter... is it ale or lager?

I posted this under extract, but im moving it here...

Hey, I've brewed a lot of pilsners... all lagers really... and I was interested in doing my first stout (although I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,537
Posted By nerdlogic
Oatmeal Stout recipe+advice (whats a porter?)

Hey, I've brewed a lot of pilsners... all lagers really... and I was interested in doing my first stout (although I'm not sure what the difference is between porter & stout). Basicaly I wanna do a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By nerdlogic
I brewed my first in february -- its still aging...

I brewed my first in february -- its still aging in a keg. Tasting better and better.

I brewed by second in mid April -- its in secondary fermentation.

I brewed a third batch in late April --...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By nerdlogic
I brewed a batch of lager in february (primary...

I brewed a batch of lager in february (primary for like 9 days, diacetyl rest for 2 days, secondary for like 2 weeks just to clarify it a bit).

I have had it kegged down in my basement like all of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By nerdlogic
I pitched some lager yeast in a batch at 65...

I pitched some lager yeast in a batch at 65 degrees -- and brought it down to 58 within hours.

Fermentation took like 2-3 days to start.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By nerdlogic
i had compiled this 6 step direction list from...

i had compiled this 6 step direction list from the other threads on HBT and I added in some guesses as to how its done.

I appreciate the boiling correction--thats the type of things I was looking...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By nerdlogic
Hard Lemonade / Malt Beverage

I reviewed a thread i found on HomeBrewTalk to details how to make a hard lemonade malt type drink and it lacks a few details.

so here goes how I plan to do mine---is this right?

Step 1 -- The...
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