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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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Posted By scottkct
Yes they certainly are to be used for primary. In...

Yes they certainly are to be used for primary. In fact I stopped doing 2ndary a while back. I've found that for the effort required, there was little to no return in quality. Others say the same on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By scottkct
Back in stock ...

Back in stock

http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2013/03/german-made-speidel-fermenters-back-in.html
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By scottkct
Sorry, correction. OG is 1.117sg/28brix (not 22.5...

Sorry, correction. OG is 1.117sg/28brix (not 22.5 brix)

I didn't measure the volume of what I added. I just topped up to 1 gal marks, maybe .25gal each. I just sampled again and it's now 11.5brix...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2013, 09:55 PM
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Posted By scottkct
Banana Wine - OG too high

Brewed 2gal Banana Wine last week. OG ended up at 22.5brix/1.117sg (oops). Pitched Wine yeast then after about 5 days pitched Champagne yeast.

Just racked it to 2 -1gal jugs and topped off to 1...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By scottkct
You can generally transfer to 2ndary after the...

You can generally transfer to 2ndary after the first week. 2ndary won't make your beer clearer though. Clarity is largely a product of you brewing process.

It's my personal options a 2ndary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By scottkct
1-Yes but unless you're trying to be spot-on to...

1-Yes but unless you're trying to be spot-on to the style of beer, I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure fermentation is complete and you use the proper amount for the type of sugar.
2-Its does...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By scottkct
I believe the question was DME versus sugar not...

I believe the question was DME versus sugar not Dextrose versus Sucrose.

All can be used including honey. It's generally agreed that dextrose is the proper priming sugar to use. Doesn't mean you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,278
Posted By scottkct
I'll throw in my option here. I'm no brewing...

I'll throw in my option here. I'm no brewing master but I've done 30+ batches over many years and have tried a number of combinations. In the end here is my take. Start with what yields the most with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By scottkct
I've had a Home Depot brand spray bottle...

I've had a Home Depot brand spray bottle constantly filled with starsan for a few months now without much issue. I did notice recently that the spring in the trigger seems to be weakening but I think...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By scottkct
I would fear the undiluted stuff. When properly...

I would fear the undiluted stuff. When properly diluted, it's completely safe.

If I may make a suggestion. Get a 1 gallon glass bottle and fill with distilled or RO water and squirt 6oz of StarSan...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By scottkct
Hard to say. If water temp is too high or grains...

Hard to say. If water temp is too high or grains steeped too long you risk extracting tannins that mess up the beer. No way to really tell while steeping without a PH tester.

Follow the recipe. If...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,375
Posted By scottkct
The common drink with fermented pineapple is...

The common drink with fermented pineapple is called Tepache. It's a common roadside low abv drink ladled out of large barrels at room temp. Traditional methods use the wild yeast of the pineapple...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By scottkct
Yes, there are being imported from Germany by...

Yes, there are being imported from Germany by MoreBeer only that I'm aware of. They're not being pushed to the US market by a distributor so it's hard to get. What little paperwork there is not in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By scottkct
HUGE fan of the Speidels here. I just used my 30L...

HUGE fan of the Speidels here. I just used my 30L yesterday for the first time. I'm a previous user of glass carboy and plastic buckets. While there isn't anything profoundly superior about them, you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By scottkct
I just had the EXACT issue with mine. Filled...

I just had the EXACT issue with mine. Filled fermenter for the first time yesterday and used the screwcap as I left it overnight in the fridge to cool further (SoCal ground water isn't very cold)....
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-08-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By scottkct
Probably anywhere from 2-3 gallons. It's a good...

Probably anywhere from 2-3 gallons. It's a good sized tub used for restaurant food storage that I will have a steam tray sitting inside so there will be displacement. Pretty much a sous-vide type...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By scottkct
12 Volt Heating Element control

First of all, I am an all grain home brewer for many years but this isn't for home brewing. I hope this is okay as I'm trying to translate some home brewing techniques into cheese making.

I am...
Forum: General Techniques 10-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By scottkct
OG higher than planned, concerned about FG. Any tips?

Christmas Ale (honey, ginger, cinnamon)

Planned OG: 1.076
Measured OG: 1.088

Planned FG: 1.017
Estimated FG: 1.021 (based on WLP013 attenuation)


I overshot mash running volume. I've been...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-03-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 64,407
Posted By scottkct
Hey I've had my eye on this trub turd catcher....

Hey I've had my eye on this trub turd catcher. I'm not an overly cautious person but the idea of using PVC for extended periods of time makes my go HMMM.

I just ran across this and thought it...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 10-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,924
Posted By scottkct
Yeah freakn awesome. Loved how you made sure to...

Yeah freakn awesome. Loved how you made sure to get angled shots to where the keezer wasn't visible then BAM, the rear shot.

One suggestion is consider insulating those PVC pipes. Then get a fan...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By scottkct
Yeah, vinegar and lemon, or one or the other....

Yeah, vinegar and lemon, or one or the other. Copper/silver solder is most common materials used in home distillers. There's another forum on distilling/building distillers and it's standard protocol...
Forum: General Techniques 10-02-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By scottkct
I realize you're trying to keep down the fuss but...

I realize you're trying to keep down the fuss but if you put your bucket in a large red clay pot and fill the void with sand and add water you have what you could call a Zeer Pot...
Forum: General Techniques 10-02-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By scottkct
Yup. That was my mine was. I now have a conical...

Yup. That was my mine was. I now have a conical and fridge that gives me precise temp control. I do yeast starters with stirplate. No aeration. I have to cold crash starter and decant anyway. So the...
Forum: General Techniques 10-02-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By scottkct
Not sure what you're asking. Day 1 - cold...

Not sure what you're asking.

Day 1 - cold crash yeast to separate yeast from liquid to decant. Yeast starter is completed at this point. By chilling the conical to 40 degrees, when I add the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-01-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By scottkct
Contact this guy. Fermoire ...

Contact this guy.

Fermoire
http://www.pbase.com/jas0420/the_fermoire&page=all
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