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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
According to white labs, 35psi is toxic to yeast...

According to white labs, 35psi is toxic to yeast and I've read most regular beer bottles can handle 45 psi. So in my experience, all of my bottle bombs were caused by something else that can handle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Bubbling is just CO2 leaving solution. If you...

Bubbling is just CO2 leaving solution. If you warm up even 1 degree on a fermented beer it will bubble. The cooler temps and your yeast viability could be what is taking so long. Check the SG to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
With a 2.5 gallon boil, definitely go as much...

With a 2.5 gallon boil, definitely go as much late addition. I agree with the statement of substituting sugar for some of the extract. Maybe even up to 2 lbs. It won't bee too dry. 2 lbs would...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-22-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Use 1.25-1.5 qts of water per lb of grain you are...

Use 1.25-1.5 qts of water per lb of grain you are mashing. Try 150F for 1 hour. It is a little easier to do it in a grain bag. Take the grain out and place in a colander, spagatti strainer or...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Spot on. Just make sure of your ratio of water...

Spot on. Just make sure of your ratio of water to grain and you mash for at least an hour.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
You are right, Munich must be mashed. You may...

You are right, Munich must be mashed. You may get some of the flavors from the munich in a small quantity but you will also extract starch from the grain. Starch is not normally desired. I've had...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Considering the lager was invented prior to...

Considering the lager was invented prior to refrigeration, I say go for it. They used to place the beer under ground and lager (store) for many months. Rarely does a cave or under ground go below...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Look for the red capper. It is better than the...

Look for the red capper. It is better than the black ones. I've sold a couple of hundred and only one has been returned, and he did not buy it at my store. Your LHBS should guarantee it. As with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Try Star San and shake it up. It generally...

Try Star San and shake it up. It generally removes odors from beer lines so it should do the trick.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Thanks for all of the help. It sure helps to get...

Thanks for all of the help. It sure helps to get something going in the store. I will be charging less than $10 for a 5 lb fill. But I am guessing it will be a 4 lb fill. Maybe charge $8.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Actually, I don't know it all. That is why I am...

Actually, I don't know it all. That is why I am here asking questions. I didn't grasp that you were asking for clarification and was offended. I guess I shouldn't be as you can not determine tone...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
So you won't quite get 5 lbs in a 5 lb CO2 tank...

So you won't quite get 5 lbs in a 5 lb CO2 tank using the freeze method?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Build a CO2 fill station

I am openning a shop and want to hav a fill station. The LHBS has a pump system that is very pricey. I've seen posts of people filling it partially by pressure, then dumping some CO2 to freeze the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,579
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Ladies and Gentlemen. I am openining a shop in...

Ladies and Gentlemen. I am openining a shop in Castle Rock and will have 5 lb fills for under $9.49. I am still working on a hydro test service as well that will likely cost $30. I am trying to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-24-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
weyermann Pilsner malt haze

I've run into a common problem with haze on a few beers. Out of a bag of Weyermann Pils malt, I made Maibach, Hefeweizen, Alt, Kolsch, and Oktoberfest. The alt bier I did a protein rest, the others...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
hemocytometer Reccomendation

So I am ready to build a lab. Anyone recommend a hemocytometer? This one on Amazon is not well recommended...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
According to Palmer, it works fine...

According to Palmer, it works fine http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter2-2-3.html

I ran mine on heated dry sanitize cycle and reached 160F for 2 hours. Also, not I ran a test with the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Don, Thant was fine for the 1st year with...

Don,

Thant was fine for the 1st year with me, then the valve was getting infected. It needs to be taken apart and deep cleaned.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Just doing a little research and there are plenty...

Just doing a little research and there are plenty of infections that can grow without O2 (anaerobic bacteria). Lactobacillus and Pediococcus are examples
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
This is what I used to do but like I said in the...

This is what I used to do but like I said in the opening, I've traced previous infections to the spigot, which is difficult to sanitize so I deceided to try to sanitize the spigot in the dishwasher. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
I think the dishwasher may be better than star...

I think the dishwasher may be better than star san. I've got an experiment running right now with a bottle from the dishwasher that was filled with sugar water. After 4 weeks, nothing is growing. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
That is what I was thinking why it carries less...

That is what I was thinking why it carries less risk. The other theory I have is that when I am bottling quite a bit of yeast has become dead, so when I add sugar, any bacteria could have grown a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Fair point, but there is a way to keep beers for...

Fair point, but there is a way to keep beers for more than 9 months without pasturizing. Especially 9+% ABV beers.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ColoradoHomebrew
Is a Keg more sanitary than bottle condition

I now keg most of my beers, but still want to bottle condition strong Belgians and such so I don't occupy a tap for so long. I've noticed that all of my bottle conditions eventually go bad with...
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