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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By DAlexander
The SRMs are read immediately after processing....

The SRMs are read immediately after processing. Extract will darken over time, so there is a deviation in color between the two time frames once it gets to you.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By DAlexander
2-row my good friend. Pilsner would also be...

2-row my good friend. Pilsner would also be acceptable.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By DAlexander
I wouldn't go that far. CO2 is quite harsh on the...

I wouldn't go that far. CO2 is quite harsh on the nose. Your natural instincts will have you jumping back like a rabbit if you take a deep breath. Try taking a wiff from a co2 line sometime, of from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By DAlexander
I've been wanting to do this ever since I read...

I've been wanting to do this ever since I read that Lactobacillus Acidiphillus is found in vaginas. Finding a "host" is proving difficult. Whenever I mention it to a girl at a bar they just either...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-29-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By DAlexander
A week would be fine. If you're nervous you can...

A week would be fine. If you're nervous you can purge the head space in the container with CO2 before closing it. Your enemy here is O2, so create a barrier and you'll be fine.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By DAlexander
I suppose Im lucky. My lab, while in all other...

I suppose Im lucky. My lab, while in all other aspects of his world, is quite calm during brew sessions. He doesn't quite care for the sound of the mill and Im pretty sure he thinks the burners are...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By DAlexander
Your beer is probably over carbed. Go ahead and...

Your beer is probably over carbed. Go ahead and release all the pressure and give it a shake. let it sit for about an hour, release some pressure again, hook back up to the CO2 and try pouring...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By DAlexander
BSG only carries the dehusked variety.

BSG only carries the dehusked variety.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By DAlexander
I was told by a Distributor that all CARAFA is...

I was told by a Distributor that all CARAFA is dehusked now.

I did add it to vorlauf, not lauter (my bad). I also remember my milling being a bit tight and have been informed that a tighter mill...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By DAlexander
Carafa III overpowering Black kolsh

I kegged my Black kolsh a few days ago and forced carbbed yesturday afternoon. Towards the end of the night I got her hooked up to the tap and poured a glass. Color was just right, carbonation seemed...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-29-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By DAlexander
When Ive used enzymes Ive brought my wort up to...

When Ive used enzymes Ive brought my wort up to around 145-148 before boil, added enzymes and let sit for about 30 minutes. Then went about my regular boil routine. I used to use it to make huge ABV...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By DAlexander
Late Carafa III addition?

Im doing a black Kolsh tonight and gonna go ahead and add my Carafa late to reduce the flavors as much as possible. But Im curious as to how you guys do it, during Laughter or Sparge? Never done it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By DAlexander
When I dry hop with whole cones I give the...

When I dry hop with whole cones I give the fermenter a little swirl everynight before bed time. Maybe %10 will sink, maybe. I also really like how when I'm nearing the end of the racking process and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 126,015
Posted By DAlexander
How do you get it in the keg? Why do all the...

How do you get it in the keg?

Why do all the home beer makers I know have beards?

How long does it take? (I get this one so often it has become annoying)

You should start a brewery! I follow...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By DAlexander
What volume is the jar?

What volume is the jar?
Forum: General Techniques 05-02-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By DAlexander
Considering thats its just for starters it'll...

Considering thats its just for starters it'll work just fine. But I'd lean more on the side of a high gravity wort on a very gentle rolling "boil" to reduce it. Get it reduced to around 1.200 or...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By DAlexander
Where do you purchase your extracts from?

Where do you purchase your extracts from?
Forum: Soda Making 04-26-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By DAlexander
Cinco De Mayo soda???

A friend of mine is throwing a Cinco De Mayo party and I told him I'd bring a keg of beer. He then asked if I could make some soda for the kids and drivers. I figured I should try to keep onto a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By DAlexander
The pros concentrate juice using both heat and...

The pros concentrate juice using both heat and vaccuum. With temps below 140 F the vaccuum pulls the moisture from the product and retains more of the freshness and essence of the fruit. My .02 for...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-25-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,929
Posted By DAlexander
Thats a good muscat grape. Should come out nice...

Thats a good muscat grape. Should come out nice and aromatic. Try to keep your ferm temps on the low side and preserve the fruit character. Also consider Stopping fermentation at around .5 - 1.0 brix...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By DAlexander
Im guessing if he can afford that conical he can...

Im guessing if he can afford that conical he can afford some type of pump.

I like the build man, very nice.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,096
Posted By DAlexander
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l539/kwakwacke...

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l539/kwakwacker/photo_zps91bcc151.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/kwakwacker/media/photo_zps91bcc151.jpg.html)

I was advised to add these to mine and...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-24-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,096
Posted By DAlexander
Id add some rings at the base just to keep things...

Id add some rings at the base just to keep things safe.

But it looks real nice.

And Im a fan of the Cam and Groove fittings. Just replaced all my tri clovers with those. Soooo much quicker.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,532
Posted By DAlexander
Cutsom lab work for brewers

If a smaller lab was willing to open its doors to homebrewers, what type of tests would you like to see available?

SRM
IBU
Diacytal
water profiles
ABV
???

I was talking with a lab tech...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By DAlexander
Right, but going off of the ingredients list...

Right, but going off of the ingredients list (should be trustable) it says it contains malt extract, corn syrup, and glucose. I believe that is listed beginning with largest percentage, by weight. So...
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