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Forum: Arizona HomeBrew Forum 02-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ewbish
Sierra Vista Brewers

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A friend of mine is expanding his existing business to home brew supplies. Basically, he's a new brewer who's suffered the frustration we all have felt of not having a brew shop within 2...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By ewbish
Bah, big propane burner does not mean you have to...

Bah, big propane burner does not mean you have to brew outside. Just use some common sense.........the danger is not CO, but lack of oxygen in a well insulated and airtight room. Do it near an open...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-12-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By ewbish
Last summer my old man found a mixed case of...

Last summer my old man found a mixed case of bottles from various recipes in his basement. IPA's, some pilsners, mostly light ales though. Totally forgotten. Being incapable of having beer on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,505
Posted By ewbish
I've got a bunch of these one gallon jugs which I...

I've got a bunch of these one gallon jugs which I use as a secondary for applewine, mead, and fruitwines:

1 Gallon glass Jug :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,294
Posted By ewbish
Here's an adapter: "The Adapter" CO2...

Here's an adapter:

"The Adapter" CO2 regulator to Paintball tank Adapter (http://www.homebrewing.org/CO2-regulator-to-Paintball-tank-Adapter_p_52-1122.html)


Most PB shops will sell an on/off...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By ewbish
Traditional German Hefe has no...

Traditional German Hefe has no additives..........the fruity flavors are 100% derived from the yeast esters.......bannana and cloves. Belgian styles, and some of the American wheat beers add lemon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-10-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By ewbish
Get the 7 Gal round rubbermaid. Splits the...

Get the 7 Gal round rubbermaid. Splits the difference perfectly. I've done up to an 18lb grain bill. Minimizes the headspace, so it'll hold mash temps longer and more stable.

You can order it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-05-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,279
Posted By ewbish
The main reason for an IIPA is as a treatment for...

The main reason for an IIPA is as a treatment for thrush, gum disease, halotosis, plaque build up, and other oral infections, infestations, and disease.

Similar to the way nail polish remover...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By ewbish
Yep.....spot on. Pick your favorite lager...

Yep.....spot on.

Pick your favorite lager recipe and yeast..........and ferment it at 65 degrees. You'll get a whole different beer.

The cooler your temps, the less pronounced the esters IMHO....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By ewbish
I to live in AZ. This is how I used to do my...

I to live in AZ. This is how I used to do my lagers......now I have a 3rd freezer on a controller at 52 degrees so I don't have to do it in the one fridge anymore. Before that:

If you have a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By ewbish
Take some of your nylon bags and fill them with a...

Take some of your nylon bags and fill them with a couple of cups of rice and pinto beans. Add these to your grain tubs......they'll soak up the moisture first and keep your grains nice and dry. You...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,479
Posted By ewbish
Use a balloon to bulk age. No pesky airlock to...

Use a balloon to bulk age. No pesky airlock to forget about refilling, no blow back tube to suck in sanitizer, the balloon keeps out contaminants....and it makes a nice indicator of what's going on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By ewbish
diacetyl isn't the only reason.........bringing...

diacetyl isn't the only reason.........bringing it up to room temp for 24 hours lets the yeast clean up. Also, by removing it from your temp controlled environment the day before to your racking...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By ewbish
Ask this guy: ...

Ask this guy:

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By ewbish
smoke some wet oak wood chips over mesquite...

smoke some wet oak wood chips over mesquite charcoal for an hour or so, and dump 'em in the secondary of whatever IPA recipe you like best. Call it Bacon beer, and everybody will like it.

Much...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By ewbish
How long will you be there? You have a rental...

How long will you be there? You have a rental car? Everything in GE is close..........takes longer to drive across texas than all of central europe.

I spent almost 4 years there (Wuerzburg). If...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-18-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,402
Posted By ewbish
Oh yeah, 80lbs!!! wow, that is going big. ...

Oh yeah, 80lbs!!! wow, that is going big.

For me, the biggest reason for the wort chiller is so that I don't have to move the kettle. It kills my back.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-18-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,402
Posted By ewbish
I have a solution for that too.......a second 25...

I have a solution for that too.......a second 25 foot copper tubing coil hooked in line between the garden hose and the wort chiller in the boil pot. You simply set the 2nd coil in an ice chest with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-18-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,402
Posted By ewbish
Neither are necessary. The wort chiller...

Neither are necessary. The wort chiller though....very helpful. You can make one.......just buy 25ft of copper tubing at your local hardware store. I hose clamped 15 ft of vinyl tubing on each...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,267
Posted By ewbish
Used it for wine........but in the juice. I...

Used it for wine........but in the juice. I don't think it would really do a whole lot for whole fruit.

The few times I did fruit in secondary.......I made a bleach solution of 1 teaspoon of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By ewbish
Throw a pound of DME or a couple cups of sugar in...

Throw a pound of DME or a couple cups of sugar in that sucker, and bring it back up to your fermentation temp..and let it go another month. You won't even be able to tell it happened.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By ewbish
Inside of a swamp cooler is a bacterial...

Inside of a swamp cooler is a bacterial extravaganza. I wouldn't put it in there at all. Just my opinion.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,095
Posted By ewbish
Just take 3 or 4 lbs and steep 'em in a straining...

Just take 3 or 4 lbs and steep 'em in a straining bag like specialty grains when you're extract brewing. Basically, heat 1.5 quarts/lb to 152, throw the bag of grains in, let it steep for an hour...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,006
Posted By ewbish
That's a very light bill for a 5 gal batch. You...

That's a very light bill for a 5 gal batch. You can do all kinds of things to boost the ABV.....but that beer will have a very very light taste.

If that's what you are shooting for, add 2lbs of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By ewbish
1) 99.9999% use the same rig for both. 2) Step...

1) 99.9999% use the same rig for both.
2) Step infusion is more trouble than it's worth for 99.9999% of the time. IMHO, for the amount of effort........the benefit is questionable. You'll brew...
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