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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Yesterday, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By SpeedYellow
Using pumpkin in the mash... Mix it all together? Cubes?

I've made a couple pumpkin beers, and I hit them with a potato masher (literally takes 7 seconds) then mix it all in. Assuming you stir your mash, there's really no alternative anyway. Just use 0.75...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,757
Posted By SpeedYellow
That's actually quite genius. I'll totally...

That's actually quite genius. I'll totally consider that next time I crash cool, because it would certainly work.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By SpeedYellow
Question pitching lager yeast. Need answer today if possible.

Prevailing wisdom and commercial practices say #2, although everyone will have to agree that #1 does indeed make beer too.

You're using a fridge, not a freezer right? Because if it's a freezer...
Forum: General Techniques 09-03-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By SpeedYellow
No, you don't need a whirlpool, valve, or screen....

No, you don't need a whirlpool, valve, or screen. In my 20 years of brewing I've never used them, seeing no need. I do one of two things: chill the wort in kettle then dump into a "settling tank"...
Forum: General Techniques 09-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,213
Posted By SpeedYellow
Lol

Lol
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By SpeedYellow
Bitterness ratio is an utterly useless concept...

Bitterness ratio is an utterly useless concept because of the recent rise of late hopping (aka hop bursting) and the inability of IBU formulas to correctly calculate IBUs for such additions. You can...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By SpeedYellow
What kind of brewer are you?

It's funny to me that the OP believes maximizing your grain usage answers the question "what kind of brewer are you." Filling up my mash tun or boil kettle or fermenter has never crossed my mind. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By SpeedYellow
Bottling after kegging

Both methods ("no beer gun" and a 1-ft tube from the faucet) fill from the bottom in unpurged bottles, so both have the same air exposure. Sure the "no beer gun" is "sealed" but that's air sealed up...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By SpeedYellow
That's actually not true at all. The "no beer...

That's actually not true at all. The "no beer gun" process does not involve purging with CO2 like a beer gun does, so there's still the exact same air exposure. And the bottle isn't filling while...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By SpeedYellow
Sure you can bottle an overcarbonated beer just...

Sure you can bottle an overcarbonated beer just fine. Carbonation level makes no difference using this process. Just keep the keg pressure low, like 3-5 psi. And pour a few ounces into a glass...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By SpeedYellow
Yes that's exactly what I'm saying. You only...

Yes that's exactly what I'm saying. You only lose carbonation if it foams up, but it won't as long as the pressure is low and the bottles are cold. Of course, it will foam up a little bit (which you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By SpeedYellow
Bottling after kegging

Easy, I do it all the time. Just take a 12" piece of bev line, taper off the end with a knife then jam it into the faucet. Fire away.

The key is ice cold bottles, so I actually submerse them in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-02-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 125,229
Posted By SpeedYellow
I used a step drill bit, pretty cheap at Harbor...

I used a step drill bit, pretty cheap at Harbor Freight. A few pages back I also listed a silicone grommet you can use to fit around the thermowell. Mine has been airtight.
Forum: General Techniques 09-01-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,889
Posted By SpeedYellow
How do you know the Star-San will "break down"? ...

How do you know the Star-San will "break down"? And what exactly will it break down into, and is THAT healthy to ingest? Here's what you're starting with:

15% dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid
50%...
Forum: General Techniques 09-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,889
Posted By SpeedYellow
I can't believe folks are telling you to drink...

I can't believe folks are telling you to drink this. Your beer is now Star-San, just at half concentration. Would you drink 5 gallons of properly mixed Star-San? Obviously nobody would. Now how...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 213,783
Posted By SpeedYellow
Just for the heck of it, I'm giving the graham...

Just for the heck of it, I'm giving the graham cracker extract another chance since it smells so similar to Pumking. GC extract tastes nasty when added to finished beer, but it's feasible that the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By SpeedYellow
Depends what you want out of it. Personally, I'd...

Depends what you want out of it. Personally, I'd cut back on the roasted barley then use either 5-6% Carafa II or a couple % Carafa III. Carafa II has nice chocolate notes. Oh, and unhusked of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By SpeedYellow
Yeah, just drink local stuff and savor the...

Yeah, just drink local stuff and savor the rarity. Shouldn't need to get anything bottled. But attempt to try a good rauchbier like Schlenkerla.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By SpeedYellow
I REALLY want to like it, since they're trying to...

I REALLY want to like it, since they're trying to be the Top Gear of brewing. But it just doesn't work -- simply too outlandish. I truly can't stand it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By SpeedYellow
Well, you should really calculate the ppm so you...

Well, you should really calculate the ppm so you can compare to what others say, e.g. Palmer has some recommendations about sodium levels.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By SpeedYellow
I definitely wouldn't try this without buying the...

I definitely wouldn't try this without buying the book Smoked Beers, which gives great advice on a variety of smoking methods. Remember to first wet them with distilled h2o, use multiple screens if...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By SpeedYellow
I wouldn't worry much about it, and just add it...

I wouldn't worry much about it, and just add it as a Spice or "other". But I suppose you could call it a grain and give it a few PPG, and work it out from food label. IMHO, the bigger issue is what...
Forum: Brew Science 08-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,825
Posted By SpeedYellow
Sure it sounds pedantic but I was quite serious....

Sure it sounds pedantic but I was quite serious. It might have less acidity than darker roasted malts (which itself is an assumption on our part) but more importantly, why do you say it acts...
Forum: Brew Science 08-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,825
Posted By SpeedYellow
Actually, its acidity is EXACTLY like a roasted...

Actually, its acidity is EXACTLY like a roasted malt, specifically a 25L roasted malt, because that's what it is by definition -- a 25L roasted malt. It's certainly not a crystal malt, even if its...
Forum: Brew Science 08-28-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,825
Posted By SpeedYellow
Victory malt is a roast malt, period. We all know...

Victory malt is a roast malt, period. We all know that. If your software can't handle known truths, then it's a problem with the software, not the user. Which raises the question - what other...
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