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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2007, 03:59 PM
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Posted By lefteye
How often do you plan on "checking...

How often do you plan on "checking carbonation"!?
Forum: General Techniques 02-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By lefteye
It's a little hard to sleep at night when using...

It's a little hard to sleep at night when using foil alone. Go with the blow-off tube if you have some spare tubing and a short lenght of old plastic racking cane -until you get another lock.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,664
Posted By lefteye
To get the cost down buying bulk is the way to...

To get the cost down buying bulk is the way to go. That and all grain is a lot cheaper than buying extract.
Now, to make it easy and fun takes having the right equipt.
And, yes, do brew ten gallon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,664
Posted By lefteye
My wife tried lasagna from scratch: Two cups...

My wife tried lasagna from scratch: Two cups semolina, two whole eggs, about two tbl. spoons water (to adjust stiffness) and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Knead for ten mins.
Roll out with rolling pin or bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By lefteye
Note to self: keep chart handy

Note to self: keep chart handy
Forum: General Techniques 02-18-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,181
Posted By lefteye
A bubble per minute sounds good , for starters. ...

A bubble per minute sounds good , for starters. Sounds like you're doing all that's possible to save the batch.
Good luck - keep us posted to the strange goings on in yr carboy.
Forum: General Techniques 02-18-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By lefteye
Water Salts

My local brew store sells 'water salts' - a combination of magnesium sulfate and calcium sulphate.
I've nver heard of these two.
Anyone out there who has and would like to share?
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-17-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By lefteye
Maybe try brewing a couple of extra quarts of...

Maybe try brewing a couple of extra quarts of wert and can it in Masons jars.
I find that priming with wert gives a 'creamier' swallow.
That and maybe stick to one temp infussion mash. Wandering...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-17-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By lefteye
Stainless steel Phil's filler

Stainless steel Phil's filler
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By lefteye
My lagering fridge is a college fridge with the...

My lagering fridge is a college fridge with the door removed and pasted to a box made of 2x2s and 5/8 ply wood. 1 1/2" rigid foam insulation lines the inside and a $70 controller holds the temp....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By lefteye
[QUOTE=NewBrewer25]yeah sprinkle, what an...

[QUOTE=NewBrewer25]yeah sprinkle, what an idiot[/QUOTE:mug:
Now, now be nice
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By lefteye
Spring clamp to hold the cane light carboys,...

Spring clamp to hold the cane
light carboys, Better Bottle ( graduate as you break the carboys)
Two five gallon buckets, clean, hold enough bottles upsidedown to bottle a batch
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By lefteye
.....or sprinkle Yeah...

.....or sprinkle
Yeah sprinkle
Raining. Must go out and rack into primary call the brew day finished
G'night
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By lefteye
As long as it's blowin' strong do not fear...

As long as it's blowin' strong do not fear infection fear only your housemates/mate
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By lefteye
To the Novice there are many possibilities to the...

To the Novice there are many possibilities to the Master there are few.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-11-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By lefteye
Let 'er be. I fear it may be a slow...

Let 'er be.
I fear it may be a slow fermantaition , you don't want to infect it
I, for one, believe in liq ysts. and starters and am ,with todays brew going, finally , to almost over-pitch. THERE -...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By lefteye
With wine the pulp is too slippery and contains...

With wine the pulp is too slippery and contains too much sugar to strain until after abput nine days of ferm.
Are you sure youre supposed to pull the pulp out now or after is fermnts.?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By lefteye
No matter what I do it takes me 8 hrs to make a...

No matter what I do it takes me 8 hrs to make a ten gallon batch. If I didn't leave the cleaning til last...
I use slow fires gently pushing my temps, same with the boil.
I once toured the old...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,517
Posted By lefteye
Tried both liquid automatic dishwasher det. and...

Tried both liquid automatic dishwasher det. and straight A back to back and the dish det. worked a lot better
Hit my temp. 150 1/2* one hour left to mash. Today I'm stirring every few minutes -...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By lefteye
peach wine - me too. I want to find a way...

peach wine - me too.
I want to find a way (w'out sulfites) to stop the fermantation to keep some of the sweetness - picture a Sauterne
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By lefteye
liquid machine washer detergent clip off the...

liquid machine washer detergent
clip off the hoop of the end of the brush and put it in a drill. WWhhhiiiirrrrrr!
14 bottles fit snug in the bottom of a five gallon bucket. Go once around with the...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 02-11-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By lefteye
drepressing my scroll wheel (on mouse) helps

drepressing my scroll wheel (on mouse) helps
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,517
Posted By lefteye
Times a wasting time to hook-up the drill and...

Times a wasting
time to hook-up the drill and grind 18# of two row.
I bottled 100 yest and brewing another 100 today.
Who else is brewing today?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-11-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By lefteye
Dry yst is great for your current brew. The...

Dry yst is great for your current brew.
The acids in the puree will inhibit it a bit so follw dry yst prep directions -as oposed to just literaly pitching it in the carboy, dry
Using liq yst would...
Forum: General Techniques 02-11-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,710
Posted By lefteye
Try not to kill more brain cells in the making of...

Try not to kill more brain cells in the making of the beer...
Lots of really nasty gasses come out of a burner, most almost scentless
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