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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By prandlesc
I've had the beer. It's OK, not great, and not...

I've had the beer. It's OK, not great, and not what other Trappists are like. And it's kind of expensive. I bought 2-4 packs when it was first introduced, but I don't think I'll buy any more.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By prandlesc
I've never had that difficulty, but in thinking...

I've never had that difficulty, but in thinking about how I open them I generally give them a twist first - which kind of "breaks" the seal. Then wiggle back and forth while pulling up until the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By prandlesc
For external controllers there are a couple...

For external controllers there are a couple routes to go. I have controllers that the freezer simply plugs into. Other brewers have hard-wired them in, but for me plugging into the controller was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By prandlesc
I think you're on the right track. For most...

I think you're on the right track. For most homebrewers, over pitching is not an issue, and with a stepped 1 liter starter I think you'll be fine. I've done this in the past, but bought a larger...
Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By prandlesc
You might try HopShot, which is a hop extract...

You might try HopShot, which is a hop extract using CO2. I'd make a mini extract wort, add the Hop Shot, cool then add to the fermenter.

Best of Luck!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By prandlesc
Pliny - definitely. Although not in San...

Pliny - definitely. Although not in San Francisco, it's close by European standards - Stone offers quite a variety in easy to share 22oz bottles.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By prandlesc
I've done a couple, one great, one drinkable. A...

I've done a couple, one great, one drinkable. A fun exercise in any case!

Best of Luck!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By prandlesc
You can pull the tube and cut an inch or so off...

You can pull the tube and cut an inch or so off the bottom. That solved my problem when I did the same thing dry hopping. I then purchased another dip tube so that I can use either one. I also...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 07:39 PM
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Views: 17,534
Posted By prandlesc
Of Course!!

Of Course!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By prandlesc
First, I'd suggest you search the forums here and...

First, I'd suggest you search the forums here and google "lager process homebrew" - you'll find lot's of info and some ideas on improving your process. My observations are, your fermentation...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By prandlesc
I'll qualify my comments with "I've only made...

I'll qualify my comments with "I've only made wine from juice and skins kits", but I have made about 8 - 6 gallon batches. It sounds as if you didn't agitate the wine enough as you clarified and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By prandlesc
Managing 12' lines

If you coil them up on top of your keg, they stay pretty well contained.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By prandlesc
You're going to need to carbonate your beer,...

You're going to need to carbonate your beer, which will take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how you do it. Search "quick carbonation" or look at this link -...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By prandlesc
I did build a shelf in mine and I've had four...

I did build a shelf in mine and I've had four carboys in at once. Here's a picture of the inside with some corny kegs as a reference.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-24-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By prandlesc
I used a 20 Cu Ft upright with an STC-1000. It...

I used a 20 Cu Ft upright with an STC-1000. It has the capacity to handle several carboys at the same time. I also have both Johnson Controls and Control Products controllers. Both the JC and CP...
Forum: Introductions 06-24-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By prandlesc
I started with a chest keezer with 4 taps. Then...

I started with a chest keezer with 4 taps. Then I added an upright as a fermentation chamber, and last Thanksgiving I converted it to dual purpose - fermentation and serving. And since then I've...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By prandlesc
I've seen posts here where folks have taken apart...

I've seen posts here where folks have taken apart a small apartment sized refrigerator and reconfigured it to chill a different space.
Here are some links I saved that might help you think about...
Forum: Introductions 06-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By prandlesc
Welcome to the East Coast (and the hub of the...

Welcome to the East Coast (and the hub of the universe). I'm originally from Sacramento, and have been in the Boston Area for about a dozen years now. There are some pretty good homebrew shops...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By prandlesc
Yes, you can bottle beers from a keg and hang...

Yes, you can bottle beers from a keg and hang onto them for a while. My experience is that using a bottle filler is better that pouring out of the tap. I have both the Blichman Beer Gun and a...
Forum: General Techniques 06-19-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By prandlesc
I have a stainless conical and always use the...

I have a stainless conical and always use the racking port for samples. I take these precautions to prevent any infections. 1) I make sure that the port on the sample valve is always pointed down. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By prandlesc
I use an upright for my dual purpose fermentation...

I use an upright for my dual purpose fermentation chamber/serving keezer, and I have the space luxury of having both a serving chest keezer with four taps and a dual-purpose upright - that now has...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 61,723
Posted By prandlesc
Looks great in the photos and will look better in...

Looks great in the photos and will look better in my brewhouse!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-20-2014, 04:07 AM
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Views: 45,781
Posted By prandlesc
Another oppty to WIN!!

Another oppty to WIN!!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-16-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By prandlesc
More brewing capacity will be awesome

More brewing capacity will be awesome
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-16-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By prandlesc
First, why are you planning on a secondary? Next...

First, why are you planning on a secondary? Next use time, cold, or both. Wait a little longer (a week or two) and then cold crash if needed. A racking cane should leave most of the sediment,...
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