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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Finn
If you do, keep it someplace safe so if the...

If you do, keep it someplace safe so if the bottles actually are infected, and start exploding, nobody gets hurt.

You're probably going to be forced to dump this beer anyway. I don't see any...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Finn
never tried it but I hear it doesn't flocculate....

never tried it but I hear it doesn't flocculate. But that's not the real reason I wouldn't recommend it.

Biggest worry I'd have is, does bread yeast attenuate more or less than what you used? I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By Finn
You lucky! A friend of my dad's brought a bottle...

You lucky! A friend of my dad's brought a bottle of something home from a party and wanted to get into it that night. But, alas! he didn't have a corkscrew. So he figured he'd slowly heat the bottle...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Finn
you might have to switch the posts though. On...

you might have to switch the posts though. On mine, the gas locks onto the "out" post but the tap won't lock onto the "in" post. Or are the posts right, just on the wrong sides of the keg? If that's...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-04-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Finn
Good point about losing the alcohol if you boil...

Good point about losing the alcohol if you boil it. So, don't do that. However, I still think pasteurizing is worth a try. Mainly because you can do it with just a quart of the stuff, so worst-case...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Finn
Hmmm. Try drawing off a quart, boil it and see...

Hmmm. Try drawing off a quart, boil it and see what it tastes like. Or, better yet, pasteurize it -- take it up to 160 degrees, hold it there for 10 minutes and cool. It may change the flavor, but it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2008, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Finn
Hey, wait a minute. Is this the Belgian that...

Hey, wait a minute. Is this the Belgian that you're asking about?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Finn
Yeah, I have to say, boiling finished beer is...

Yeah, I have to say, boiling finished beer is probably not going to help you out. I'd get the mold off and taste the beer. If it tastes like crap now, there's no point in wasting any more time on it....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,007
Posted By Finn
OK, so you've tried pretty decent examples of...

OK, so you've tried pretty decent examples of Belgian tripple (ew), strong Scotch ale (not for everyone; kind of tastes like carmelized shaggy dog at first), Bavarian bock and something called "#9"...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By Finn
That will have the opposite effect -- shorter...

That will have the opposite effect -- shorter beer lines mean more foam, not less. My thought is, this is a domestic light beer he's pouring -- it's probably already got two and a half volumes of CO2...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-30-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Finn
sure! The keg is like a giant bottle. As long as...

sure! The keg is like a giant bottle. As long as there's about 25 psi in it before you leave, you'll be fine. Try to keep it from getting too warm as this will cause the pressure in the headspace to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-30-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Finn
Ja, I just dealt with this. Forgot to replace the...

Ja, I just dealt with this. Forgot to replace the little O rings on the dip tubes. I think that's where my CO2 was going!

Should be easy enough to take the gas off and release the pressure with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-30-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,007
Posted By Finn
Nah, you can get into kegging for under $250....

Nah, you can get into kegging for under $250. Regulator, $75; tubing, ball-lock gas supplies and two picnic taps, about $30; crappy used fridge off Craigslist, $50; two Cornies, $50. There's the CO2...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-29-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By Finn
Yes! Those single-handle jobs are Spartans. The...

Yes! Those single-handle jobs are Spartans. The handles attach with a big phillips screw on each end. So, if you have to, you could take the handles off *without* a Sawzall!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By Finn
Yes! Those single-handle jobs are Spartans. The...

Yes! Those single-handle jobs are Spartans. The handles attach with a big phillips screw on each end. So, if you have to, you could take the handles off *without* a Sawzall!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By Finn
I've had this happen too, with a couple batches....

I've had this happen too, with a couple batches. I don't have much for temp control in the spring and sometimes the fermentation gets hung, and when I was first starting out I was a little too eager...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By Finn
Is this a Spartan keg, or one of those...

Is this a Spartan keg, or one of those high-rubber-collar type jobs? The Spartan has just a single black plastic handle on one side and the other side is bare metal. I have both types and found that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Finn
I try to keep three "standards" on tap in the...

I try to keep three "standards" on tap in the Kegerator at all times: IPA, stout and ordinary bitter. But in the winter I brew lagers and dopplebocks with which to toast the spring equinox, in the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,847
Posted By Finn
PVC is just fine for water. CPVC is for hot...

PVC is just fine for water. CPVC is for hot water. PVC is very seldom used for DWV (drain/waste/vent) except in exposed locations where appearance is important (under-sink P traps, etc.) because it's...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-24-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,602
Posted By Finn
I tried that for a while and have finally ended...

I tried that for a while and have finally ended up using a Sharpie marker to make various symbols on the caps. Usually a I, II, X or P (pilsner). It's worth a go if you can't find a source for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By Finn
Also, flaked oats and flaked barley do the exact...

Also, flaked oats and flaked barley do the exact same thing to your beer (they taste different, but the effect is the same -- make it thicker) -- if your stout doesn't taste like stout, that's not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-23-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By Finn
Really? I've never been able to tell the...

Really? I've never been able to tell the difference by looking at them. Too many variables involved with how they're rolled, what's done with them before they're rolled (husks on? husks off?) and so...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By Finn
I have two Pepsi and one Coke keg with no relief...

I have two Pepsi and one Coke keg with no relief valves. You don't really need one. But it does cut down on tragic accidents! The thing you have to do is push down the GAS IN poppet -- if you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-23-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Finn
If you can't pressurize it before your trip, your...

If you can't pressurize it before your trip, your O-rings might leak. Put it in the passenger seat and belt it in and you should be fine, though.

If you don't have gas to purge the headspace with,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-23-2008, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Finn
SU carbs are awesome! So much easier to get to do...

SU carbs are awesome! So much easier to get to do what you want than those cheesy Lucas-badged Bosch L-Jetronic things, and they beat a Zenith-Stromberg hollow.

cheers!

--Finn
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