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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 06-18-2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By norsk
Making a batch of Parabola in the next few days....

Making a batch of Parabola in the next few days. We live a few miles from the Paso brewery and visit often for tastings and notes from the brewers. While visiting their HBS the other day, I picked up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By norsk
As others have noted, 3 days is kinda soon to...

As others have noted, 3 days is kinda soon to judge. That being said, that hop schedule would be too weak for my wife... who, it must be said, has mutated taste buds...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By norsk
This procedure has served me well for years....

This procedure has served me well for years....
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 02-08-2014, 12:23 AM
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Views: 848
Posted By norsk
Very much so. George (the owner) is a kick in the...

Very much so. George (the owner) is a kick in the pants. One son helps out at the store and the other son works at Tap It Brewery in SLO. Doc's isn't as clean or organized as some LHBS (Like the one...
Forum: General Techniques 02-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By norsk
Might be a bit early for a spring fruit beer, but...

Might be a bit early for a spring fruit beer, but it would give you plenty of time to get the taste you're looking for just right. Personally I like just a nuance of fruit in my fruit beers, but I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-07-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By norsk
Good deals and great to see so many people happy...

Good deals and great to see so many people happy about sourcing their tanks... As important if not more so is finding a good, reliable and affordable place to exchange them. Once you find one, treat...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By norsk
It will be fine... probably even better to thin...

It will be fine... probably even better to thin the honey a bit anyway...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By norsk
Sure... eventually all bottles will carb up, some...

Sure... eventually all bottles will carb up, some sooner than others depending on the beer and yeast. I usually dose with added yeast for big IPBA's and all big Belgians, not so much for Wit's, APA's...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By norsk
Treat WLP002 right and you can see 80% on a...

Treat WLP002 right and you can see 80% on a consistent basis. We brew a lot of Double Jack and Wookey Jack and reach 80% regularly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By norsk
I'd leave it in the primary for 10-14 days and...

I'd leave it in the primary for 10-14 days and call it done. 1214 should work well, I like it in Tripels. Watch the temps, start off in the low 60s and let it rise to the mid 70s and you should be...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-21-2014, 11:44 PM
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Views: 181
Posted By norsk
Pretty much what I do sans the rolling around,...

Pretty much what I do sans the rolling around, and I usually set mine at 12 psi. Glad to hear that it worked for you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By norsk
Line the bucket with a 5 gal paint strainer...

Line the bucket with a 5 gal paint strainer properly sanitized and you will be good to go. Probably be a good thing not to listen to your LHBS much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By norsk
Bottling buckets have the spigot too low to get a...

Bottling buckets have the spigot too low to get a clean sample. The buckets I use for fermentation have the spigot a tad higher with the invert tube turned to the side. Makes drawing samples a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,868
Posted By norsk
Much better than my first pots. That being said,...

Much better than my first pots. That being said, there are some nice deals on 15 gal SS pots on ebay...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By norsk
It should be fine. We use 002 a lot, usually...

It should be fine. We use 002 a lot, usually starting at 62 and raising it a degree a day for 7-10 days or so, then cold crashing for a couple of days... Have two 002 beers fermenting at the moment...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By norsk
You can pop the top of the container and just...

You can pop the top of the container and just have it rest lightly on top and let it off gas for a spell until it calms down. Or you can attach a sanitized blow off tube to the air lock into another...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,095
Posted By norsk
Probably not a good idea to get into home brewing...

Probably not a good idea to get into home brewing to save money... though once you get your rig set up, you can make better beer cheaper than you can buy it. We tend to make a lot of Belgians and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By norsk
I'd swirl it around a bit and leave it at room...

I'd swirl it around a bit and leave it at room temp for 3-5 days. Take a reading and then cold crash it...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-21-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By norsk
Chest freezers work great for fermenters and the...

Chest freezers work great for fermenters and the STC1000 works fantastic at a great price. There are numerous step by step tutorials that are idiot proof on this site and the Internet on how to wire...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By norsk
Unable to see the picture, but the bottom is...

Unable to see the picture, but the bottom is trub, middle is yeast, top is beer... or other liquid... Keep it in the fridge, never freeze it... Now I see the pic.. The bottom probably has 2 distinct...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By norsk
Most beers stay in temp controlled spaces for 5-7...

Most beers stay in temp controlled spaces for 5-7 days.Then, depending on the beer, a few days at room temp, then a few days at cold crashing at 29 degrees, then off to keg or bottling.... Back when...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By norsk
I'd give it a few days at 70 degrees or so, then...

I'd give it a few days at 70 degrees or so, then crash it at as close to 30 degrees as you can. I usually have 05 in the keg after no more than 7-10 days. From 1.045, you'll probably see lower than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By norsk
It's fine... lot more difficult to infect a batch...

It's fine... lot more difficult to infect a batch of beer than you'd think. A piece of foil over the top can work just as well in a pinch... Just relax for a week or so and you'll have a batch of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By norsk
What do you call a hefeweizen with 1.070 OG? ...

What do you call a hefeweizen with 1.070 OG?

A good time...

Just brewed a Strawberry Wit that came out at 1.067. Probably end up around 1.010. Asked my wife if she wanted me to correct it to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By norsk
Depends on the beer and the yeast, but I usually...

Depends on the beer and the yeast, but I usually add the entire starter after 8-12 hours on the stir plate... Bigger beers and larger volumes are usually stepped at least once...
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