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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By david_42
I always take it off the burner and haul it...

I always take it off the burner and haul it outside (unless the weather is really bad). The run-off from the chiller goes on the garden.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By david_42
If I'm brewing a high-gravity beer, I generally...

If I'm brewing a high-gravity beer, I generally brew a lower-gravity beer first and pitch the HGB on the cake. You could call that a 5 gallon starter.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By david_42
That will work.

That will work.
Forum: Brew Science 03-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By david_42
Sugars are non-ionic and shouldn't change the pH...

Sugars are non-ionic and shouldn't change the pH at all.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,347
Posted By david_42
I had a kegged barley wine that gushered at 3 1/2...

I had a kegged barley wine that gushered at 3 1/2 years. It was great up to that point and I learned a lesson: bottle beers you plan on aging. Lost about 2.5 gallons.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By david_42
Approximately 13 years. I bleach them...

Approximately 13 years. I bleach them occasionally. Lids don't last as long though.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By david_42
We are having our 3rd Annual Orphan's...

We are having our 3rd Annual Orphan's Thanksgiving. I did the easy stuff, a turkey and a pot of gravy. Blackberry cider, a Wheat and a Bière de Garde on tap.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By david_42
It's a little like zero Calorie foods, if the...

It's a little like zero Calorie foods, if the other cells are below a given level, you could call the culture pure as White Labs does. Or you could just give the numbers, which is what Fermentis...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By david_42
I wouldn't worry about it. Proper mash...

I wouldn't worry about it. Proper mash temperature control makes it a non-issue.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By david_42
You'll need 2-3 lbs of propane per batch.

You'll need 2-3 lbs of propane per batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By david_42
Not many people have use for a 100 lb tank,...

Not many people have use for a 100 lb tank, you're best bet might be to sell it to a welding shop.

By the way, there is a "for sale" section.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By david_42
WLP775 is probably the best cider yeast around,...

WLP775 is probably the best cider yeast around, it retains the apple flavor better than most ale or wine yeasts. Still it ferments dry. If you want sweet cider, you have to back-sweeten.
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-07-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,683
Posted By david_42
We are on a rather tight budget, so the only way...

We are on a rather tight budget, so the only way we could knock out $1000/month would be for my wife to cancel her Master's program. Got a phone call from a furnance company about how a new furnance...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By david_42
A 3 gallon pot is large enough to do a partial...

A 3 gallon pot is large enough to do a partial boil and many beer kits from internet suppliers are designed for 2.5 gallon boils, which are diluted with cool water just before fermenting. As to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-07-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By david_42
If you do try oil extracts, start with about 1/4...

If you do try oil extracts, start with about 1/4 of what they recommend or you may not be able to drink your beer until 2015.
Forum: Hops Growing 11-07-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By david_42
Nursery hops are often ornamental or tea hops....

Nursery hops are often ornamental or tea hops. Unless they are named brewing varieties there is no point in growing them.
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-05-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By david_42
I agree that they did a great job of condensing...

I agree that they did a great job of condensing the book into the film. The ending was an obvious setup for a sequel and was the biggest departure from the book. I also liked the use of special...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-05-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By david_42
I recommend reading and following this guide...

I recommend reading and following this guide (http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/berry/production/pdfs/blueberries/bbprunerejuv.pdf) to rejuvenate your plants. Blueberries fruit on newer wood.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-09-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,454
Posted By david_42
The only way to get an actual pint is to use a...

The only way to get an actual pint is to use a larger glass and pour to a mark. Try this eye-opener: take a pint (16) glass and pour a 12 oz can of beer in it. You'll be surprised how close to the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-09-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By david_42
Extremely odd. However, my well is connected...

Extremely odd. However, my well is connected directly to the meter and the fuses are at the pump house. That was done by a contractor in 1975.

It might be that the A/C draws too much additional...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By david_42
Oxidation is rare, so I think you might be...

Oxidation is rare, so I think you might be tasting something else. I don't see anything in your process that is likely cause it.
Forum: Brew Science 10-02-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By david_42
No, it's overkill, but harmless.

No, it's overkill, but harmless.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 10-02-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 15,510
Posted By david_42
Yeah, we're having a party Saturday and will be...

Yeah, we're having a party Saturday and will be making a pot. Generally, we make it vegan (red, black and pinto beans, crushed roasted tomatoes, chili powder, onions) split it and add meat to most of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By david_42
The thermostats in cheap heaters are cheap. Used...

The thermostats in cheap heaters are cheap. Used one years ago and had explosive fermentations with lots of nasty fusels. A small light may be all you need. Start with a 7 watt blub and see how that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By david_42
Toasting or roasting will completely destroy the...

Toasting or roasting will completely destroy the enzymes. AA degrades in minutes at boiling, seconds at toasting temperatures. You can toast the oats as much as you'd like, they don't add any...
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