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Forum: Brewing Software 07-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,996
Posted By Wyrmwood
Export XML Doesn't Escape invalid XML

When I export to beer.xml, to add an entry to a competition, it says invalid xml. In the past, I just ignored it and manually entered my entries, but this time, I walked through the errors until I...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 05-18-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By Wyrmwood
Colorado Springs - looking for a scoby

On the west side. Found one clear down in Security but would rather not make the drive. I have a house guest who is a Kombucha connoisseur and would like to see if I can get one going in the next day...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Wyrmwood
Yeah, it is normally a bit viscous, but not like...

Yeah, it is normally a bit viscous, but not like this. This is really thick and sticks together in a clump when I pour it into a vessel, but it seems to behave normally once I add the appropriate...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Wyrmwood
Star san consistency of maple syrup

I recently picked up some star san from the lhbs and it's consistency is like maple syrup. I imagine the warehouse was not heated and it was frozen at some point, but I expected it to soften up when...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-25-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,072
Posted By Wyrmwood
Of couse, but I guess the real question is, if...

Of couse, but I guess the real question is, if your home was safe for indoor natural gas or propane, why wouldn't it be safe for indoor camp stoves (strictly with respect to ventilation)? I'm not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-25-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,072
Posted By Wyrmwood
So since my home is heated with natural gas and...

So since my home is heated with natural gas and has a natural gas stove (both of which could be converted to propane if I wanted to go "off the grid"), I can safely use my banjo burner indoors (with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-25-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,072
Posted By Wyrmwood
I have been searching on the internet for an hour...

I have been searching on the internet for an hour and cannot seem to find the answer to why some homes use propane for heating, hot water heaters and indoor stoves, yet a camp stove indoors is so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-06-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Wyrmwood
According to the wiki...

According to the wiki (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Infusion_mashing#Single_temperature_infusion_mash), depending on temperature, the mash is "generally converted" after 15-30 minutes,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,335
Posted By Wyrmwood
My neighbor is an avid and highly talented...

My neighbor is an avid and highly talented homebrewer with a sophisticated, software controlled fly sparging system. He helped me get into all grain with his old equipment and I brew with a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Wyrmwood
Calibrate your thermometers. Don't open until at...

Calibrate your thermometers. Don't open until at least 60m, longer if using lower mash temp (< 150 use 90m). Stir sparge and voulauf just like mash. Check volumes. If volume is high, gravity will be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Wyrmwood
I did use the Colette on my last saison and it...

I did use the Colette on my last saison and it tastes great! I did however have to finish it with S05. It stalled at 1.035 and although I brought the temp up to ~85F I could not get it to take off...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-30-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,232
Posted By Wyrmwood
I brewed a Saison a while back that I wanted to...

I brewed a Saison a while back that I wanted to sour a bit using the sour mash technique I described earlier. Because I only wanted it a little sour, I racked off a couple of gallons, added the grain...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By Wyrmwood
This is exactly what I do. I determine the...

This is exactly what I do. I determine the priming sugar by style using http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/ and give it 14 days at ~62-65. Papazian says you should use ~2/3 the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Wyrmwood
I decant all my starters, even if they made with...

I decant all my starters, even if they made with wort. Adding in the wort from the starter affects volumes and will have at least some impact on the flavor, diluting it to some degree, albeit perhaps...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Wyrmwood
Just thought I'd post an update for this. After...

Just thought I'd post an update for this. After some discussion with my neighbor (an award-winning homebrewer) I both stirred and vourlauf'd my sparge on my last brew and this had such an impact on...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Wyrmwood
It's probably not going to hurt anything. If it's...

It's probably not going to hurt anything. If it's been on the fruit for 4 weeks, it's likely anything in it is fermented, so racking it might help with clarity, but I wouldn't worry about it :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Wyrmwood
Yeah. I'm no expert, but my understanding of...

Yeah. I'm no expert, but my understanding of efficiency is gravity for the amount of grains in the mash. For example, 10 lbs of 2 row has the potential to produce a pre boil gravity of 1.054 for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Wyrmwood
bottle it ;-)

bottle it ;-)
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-30-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By Wyrmwood
I have no idea if this is similar, but with...

I have no idea if this is similar, but with Wyeast's lambic blend (which is brett, lacto and some other stuff), "Propagation of this culture is not recommended and will result in a change of the...
Forum: Brewing Software 08-30-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Wyrmwood
One word, well two words crammed into one really....

One word, well two words crammed into one really. Dropbox (http://db.tt/pyz4fPWk). You have a folder on both computers that magically has all the same files, and when you update a file on one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Wyrmwood
Heh. Had horchata; love it, had milk stout; love...

Heh. Had horchata; love it, had milk stout; love it, horchata milk stout? never had it :-) Seems like the only missing ingredient from a milk stout in a horchata is the cinnamon, right?
Forum: Mead Forum 08-30-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Wyrmwood
tannins are extracted by ph and temp....

tannins are extracted by ph and temp. fermentation temp should not be high enough to increase tannin extraction. Mead yeasts are notorious for being slow or even stuck. Drop a little yeast nutrient...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Wyrmwood
Efficiency has nothing to do with evaporation...

Efficiency has nothing to do with evaporation rate. Yes, if you evaporate more, you will concentrate the wort more, but that isn't improved efficiency, it's just a higher evaporation rate.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-30-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Wyrmwood
Replace the yeast and you are good. As long as...

Replace the yeast and you are good. As long as the hops are vacuum sealed you are probably good. Hops do lose potency over time, but not too much if they've never been opened. Even then, you are...
Forum: Brewing Software 08-30-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,996
Posted By Wyrmwood
Is there any way to change the brew date? (So I...

Is there any way to change the brew date? (So I can add notes from other files for historical brews?)
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