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Forum: Brew Science 09-19-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By XXguy
I'd tap into the water before the Softener...

I'd tap into the water before the Softener system, and plug in a nice big RO system.

www.bulkreefsupply.com has what you need.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-28-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By XXguy
I recommend that you do NOT use 2.5 lbs of...

I recommend that you do NOT use 2.5 lbs of dextrose during bottling, but if you do, please...... take video. Time lapse or motion detection preferred.

:rockin:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By XXguy
Next time - try sitting your boil pot in a sink...

Next time - try sitting your boil pot in a sink or tub full of ice, whirlpool it for a few seconds while it's still steaming hot. After about 5 minutes, you will drop temp - and then try dumping in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By XXguy
I just got one of these off ebay - it does have 3...

I just got one of these off ebay - it does have 3 knurled steel rollers, and an adjustable gap.

It's not anything more than a modded pasta mill - but for $39 + shipping it was a deal. I doubt it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By XXguy
The wiki link above is some good reading. ...

The wiki link above is some good reading.

It also helped me to watch some of Kaiser's videos on Youtube and read up on his wiki site - www.Braukaiser.com

This particular article gave me some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By XXguy
Sounds reasonable - but I'd want to see you use a...

Sounds reasonable - but I'd want to see you use a charcoal filter and/or campden tablets and let your tap water sit out in an open container overnight before diluting it.

I think Chlorine is...
Forum: For Sale 07-30-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By XXguy
No practical experience with anything that big,...

No practical experience with anything that big, but I've noticed that my 14 gallon Blichmann runs about 3-4 degrees hotter in my "cool room" than what my 6 gallon Better Bottles did when actively...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By XXguy
OK- here's my shot at a guess. I'm assuming...

OK- here's my shot at a guess.

I'm assuming that you just kind of "winged it" with coming up with a recipe for your IPA.

I Haven't heard of any IPA's using torrified wheat or Special Roast as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By XXguy
Yeast eat sugars, not "grains". Grains are mashed...

Yeast eat sugars, not "grains". Grains are mashed to allow enzymes to convert starches into sugars.

What was your process? Did you just steep these addtional grains ? At what temperature & for how...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By XXguy
If your beer wasn't done fermenting, moving it...

If your beer wasn't done fermenting, moving it into a secondary was probably a mistake.

Explain how you determined that your beer might have been "overgrained" -along with your Original Gravity...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By XXguy
Yeah, I seem to remember an Australian guy who...

Yeah, I seem to remember an Australian guy who rigged up a kiln out of an old used clothes dryer. He even grew his own barley if I remember correctly.

Searched up YouTube and found this:...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-26-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,906
Posted By XXguy
I wouldn't argue the 90% number too hard as in a...

I wouldn't argue the 90% number too hard as in a total number of homebrewers. Think how many people out there got a Mr. Beer kit as a gift at some point in time. They might only make 5 gallons a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By XXguy
Here's how I got around the "not chiller...

Here's how I got around the "not chiller friendly" faucet head in my kitchen - cost me @ $5 at the local hardware store. I just cut off the "shower head" and connected to my chiller with a hose clamp:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By XXguy
Water chemistry can be real important if you're...

Water chemistry can be real important if you're using tap water & doing all grain. Search here in HBT for how to get a Ward's Laboratory report on your water if you want to know what you're starting...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-15-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By XXguy
They broadcast tv signals over the air in HD ya...

They broadcast tv signals over the air in HD ya know. Cost per year is zero. I don't know how far out in the sticks you are, but I'm about 20 miles from the nearest big city and I still get like 30...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By XXguy
Good points above, my questions would center on...

Good points above, my questions would center on water source, mash pH, and conversion.

What is your water source? Do you know how to measure pH ?

Do you check the mash for conversion using a...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-09-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By XXguy
Here's what I think is the easiest way to...

Here's what I think is the easiest way to calculate:

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By XXguy
IF the beer was fine at the end of primary...

IF the beer was fine at the end of primary fermentation, and you fully sanitized everything that touched an alcohol laden, maltose deficient, very young, green beer.......... then I'm still going...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By XXguy
My diagnosis is that you dumped too soon.

My diagnosis is that you dumped too soon.
Forum: For Sale 07-05-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By XXguy
Free - Blue Bell, PA

Not mine, but probably worthwhile if someone in the area is looking to go Electric.

Free 3 prong 4' Dryer Cord

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/zip/3078362276.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By XXguy
No. Relax- spend some time reading up on...

No.

Relax- spend some time reading up on swamp coolers, ice baths, how to make you own wort chiller, or some other project.

Your beer will be fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By XXguy
Well water is NOT sterile. If you add sanitizer...

Well water is NOT sterile. If you add sanitizer to it - you've killed off 99% of any bacteria or other critters.

If your water stinks - it's probably not good to use it "as is" for brewing....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By XXguy
Not sure what scrap price is today on stainless -...

Not sure what scrap price is today on stainless - but I'm pretty sure you're OK at $1 each.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,980
Posted By XXguy
Here's what I found: Brewing Method: All...

Here's what I found:

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale
Yeast Starter: 1/2 US gallon at High Krausen
Batch Size: 11 US Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.085
Final...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By XXguy
Why not just put a big rubbermaid storage tub in...

Why not just put a big rubbermaid storage tub in the bathtub? Fill tub with ice/water and you're good to go. If you really want to make it a DIY project - add a drain valve so you can drain right...
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