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Forum: DIY Projects 04-18-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,351
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
I've never noticed anything, but I guess I don't...

I've never noticed anything, but I guess I don't pay particularly close attention, either. My CO2 regulator is kind of broken for pressures between 10 and 15 psi, somehow, so my carbonation is always...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-17-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,351
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
that's what's ticked off on the sticker on the...

that's what's ticked off on the sticker on the back anyway:mug:

it is a side profile of the compressor hump, yeah. the hole is directly above the left side of the compressor itself. here's a...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,351
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
I put mine outside. When I looked at the...

I put mine outside. When I looked at the compressor hump from the back outside, there was already a circular spot of missing metal, so i put my hole there.

here is my ASCII side profile (x marks...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,450
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
+5 2540 mind you, i totally undershot my...

+5
2540

mind you, i totally undershot my volumes, and got efficiency of 75% instead of 68%, so i bumped up the hops to compensate.. it still counts right?:drunk:
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 01-26-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
only been in the bottle for two weeks, but since...

only been in the bottle for two weeks, but since it's Robbie Burns day and i don't have any scotch... thought i'd try a taste of the strong scotch ale. It is delicious - fairly sweet, mild alcohol...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-22-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
Another busted high pressure gauge

Hey all,

CO2 tank fell over and landed high pressure-gauge down. The little metal sheet got a bit bent, needle is stuck above it, so i don't know my pressure once it drops below 400. No big deal,...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 01-03-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
thanks for being on top of responses to your brew...

thanks for being on top of responses to your brew permo. It's fantastic :mug:

i'll let you know how it tastes in a month or three!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 12-31-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
So my strong scotch ale was in primary for a week...

So my strong scotch ale was in primary for a week or so (until it finished fermentation) then I left it in the carboy for almost 2 months. I'll be bottling it this week. Is there anything I need to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-24-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,013
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
Sorry for the slow response.. I brewed this on...

Sorry for the slow response.. I brewed this on Canadian Thanksgiving (october 8th I believe), had it on tap at Halloween, and the keg just blew a day or two ago. By far my most popular brew yet, and...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 11-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
I got it crushed at the LHBS, and I was using...

I got it crushed at the LHBS, and I was using year-old marris otter (stored decently), so that might be why I my efficiency wasn't any better. But I also ended up with 7.5 gallons into the fermenter...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 11-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
brewed this last night. oversparged by almost 2...

brewed this last night. oversparged by almost 2 gallons (whoops! no idea how that happened!) so I had to take extreme measures to hit the OG. I took about 1.5 gal of the extra sparge, boiled it down...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
so it did! cheers guys :mug:. I'll post...

so it did! cheers guys :mug:.

I'll post back after i make and drink a batch!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-22-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 55,944
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
Hello, I am still fairly new at all grain...

Hello,
I am still fairly new at all grain brewing and am not entirely clear on what this means:

"decocted 45 minutes at 157"

i was under the impression decoction is to remove some of the mash...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-20-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,786
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
most bars also have their taps 3 or 4 feet above...

most bars also have their taps 3 or 4 feet above the tops of their kegs, while keezers have them almost at-height. The extra height will dissipate some pressure as well (used to metric units, so not...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 10-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,197
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
just kegged this after 5 weeks in primary, it's...

just kegged this after 5 weeks in primary, it's cooling now... sample tasted delicious. Dropped from 1064 to 1013 with nottingham, should be about 6.5 %. can't wait til it's carbonated!!
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 09-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,197
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
brewed this aug 25th, i want to have it on tap in...

brewed this aug 25th, i want to have it on tap in 2 weeks (total of 7 weeks grain-to-glass). It's been in a carboy primary for the first 5 weeks, and I need to keg and carbonate it. that leaves me...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,013
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
Thanks Yooper! i might actually give your APA a...

Thanks Yooper! i might actually give your APA a try, as is. i'll use a program to make sure the IBUs will be similar. It's only my third all grain, and my first one didn't convert (stovetop in a pot...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,013
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
all cascade IPA ?

hey all,

I have a pound of 7.5%AA cascade, and was thinking of an all-cascade ipa. I'm open to using different malts (2-row supplemented by something else) so it's not really a SMaSH.

would i...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 08-26-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,197
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
finally brewed this... hit a mash temp of 156,...

finally brewed this... hit a mash temp of 156, but it was my first all grain using my cooler, and it didn't hold heat well - dropped to 150 by the end of the hour. hit good mashout temp, boil went...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,203
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
I would be batch sparging, yes. An old blanket...

I would be batch sparging, yes. An old blanket and hoping it holds temp properly is just too unrepeatable for the engineer in me.. I'm moving towards a cooler mash tun, but one step at a time :)
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,203
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
he did indeed, but every brew i've done this far...

he did indeed, but every brew i've done this far has benefitted from an extra couple weeks before drinking. it is sort of a family brew competition. my brother made a traditional oktoberfest in early...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,203
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
BIAB/cooler mash tun combination

hey all. I am in the process of switching to all grain. I brewed a mild in my 13 gallon pot, using the BIAB method, however I was unhappy with temperature holding - specifically, how it didn't hold...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 07-12-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,197
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
true true, good call.

true true, good call.
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 07-12-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,197
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
would this taste at all similar if i used...

would this taste at all similar if i used Hallertau Tradition instead of Tettnang? or rather, would it taste good? I have a pound of tradition sitting idle so i'm looking for brews to use it on.
Forum: English Brown Ale 07-07-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 132,318
Posted By CorneliusAlphonse
just finished brewing this, waiting for it to...

just finished brewing this, waiting for it to cool. First AG batch, and i don't have a cooler yet, so it's sitting in a tub full of cold water.

When I keg this, to get 1.8 volumes, what PSI should...
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