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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-02-2013, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Fantastical
Hose clamps or... on co2 lines?

In the past year I have had two slow leaks on my co2 lines which completely drained my cylinder and left me quite thirsty.

I currently use hoseclamps to secure the 1/4" beer tubing lines onto the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Fantastical
Mr first Belgian Saison...

Turned out great!!! :mug:

I was just reading some tasting notes (I have never tried one) and I am very happy with it!

It has many different complex flavors and a nice acidic finish with a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-12-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Fantastical
I've never seen that before but I can only...

I've never seen that before but I can only imagine it is from the Co2 suspended in the beer. Ever shaken a beer before? Same thing! :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,973
Posted By Fantastical
The fastest brew day I had was just over 4 hours....

The fastest brew day I had was just over 4 hours. It was a hefeweizen that turned out nasty! (go figure) I ended up dumping it...

Most of my batches take 5-6 hours as well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Fantastical
Agreed. This batch is done. The best thing...

Agreed.

This batch is done. The best thing to do is let it finish it's course, keg or bottle it, and then enjoy it for what it is.

You now know how to improve the next batch! :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By Fantastical
Double check that it isn't the manufactured date...

Double check that it isn't the manufactured date that you are looking at. I've never used white labs yeast but I know that wyeast stamps the manufactured date on the packs.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,063
Posted By Fantastical
It's hard to say at this point. It is quite...

It's hard to say at this point. It is quite possible that the cocoa has formed some sort of layer on top of the wort. However, I ave never brewed with cocoa so I wouldn't know.

I would let it be...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-29-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Fantastical
Looking good! I bet there was a big change in the...

Looking good! I bet there was a big change in the Homebrewing scene after being away for 20 years!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By Fantastical
I think the chasing of efficiency is important to...

I think the chasing of efficiency is important to an extent in order to maximize your cost effectiveness. To an extent, high efficiency is a good thing. But it depends on what kind of beer you are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Fantastical
Steamworks is a great brewpup! Their signature...

Steamworks is a great brewpup! Their signature pale ale is simply amazing! If you can make it out to there it would be well worth it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fantastical
The best thing to do is keep up with it as you...

The best thing to do is keep up with it as you go. Makes it easier at the end. I've got a good system down so that after I stick the airlock on, I only have to clean my stock pots and the stove........
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Fantastical
The nice thing about seeing tragedy on the HB...

The nice thing about seeing tragedy on the HB forums is that there were no lives (human) lost.

Nonetheless, I am sorry for your loss.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,251
Posted By Fantastical
I seem to usually have a lot of gas but not...

I seem to usually have a lot of gas but not usually of the stinky variety.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By Fantastical
I've always believed that if you store it well,...

I've always believed that if you store it well, grain will last a long time. Much the same way that almonds or dried fruit will.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,651
Posted By Fantastical
22 5 gallon batches in 2011 (110 gallons). This...

22 5 gallon batches in 2011 (110 gallons). This year I will be lucky if I hit 15... Been busy :(
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Fantastical
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,492
Posted By Fantastical
I've only had one in about 60 batches. I'm pretty...

I've only had one in about 60 batches. I'm pretty sure it was from fruit flies getting in my starter...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fantastical
I brew in a 650sq ft apartment doing 5g batches...

I brew in a 650sq ft apartment doing 5g batches with two 16qt stock pots on an electric stove. I brew all grain and mill my grain myself.

For fermentation I wheel the carboys down into our storage...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Fantastical
Wow that definitely sounds like a terrible day!...

Wow that definitely sounds like a terrible day! Here's hoping the next one is better!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,599
Posted By Fantastical
I went from bottling to kegging. I likely will...

I went from bottling to kegging. I likely will never go back. Not that bottling was not enjoyable. To be honest I didn't find it to be that big of a pain. I just really enjoy getting to tinker with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Fantastical
Agreed! Hopdawgs is great and Chris is super...

Agreed! Hopdawgs is great and Chris is super nice! Only LHBS that I know of in the Okanagan! Only a 40 minute drive for me! Saves me a ton in shipping!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,836
Posted By Fantastical
Leaving spent grain in your house...

Well... I brewed an American Ale on Friday and left the 10lbs of spent grain sitting in some bowls. It was a simple batch 9lbs of two row and a lb of munich. I'm an apartment brewer so it's a bit of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Fantastical
Awesome! My brew day is Monday! (I might make it...

Awesome! My brew day is Monday! (I might make it a double brew day)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-01-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Fantastical
Reusing Yeast Cake Multiple Times

I was just thinking about racking onto a yeast cakes as I just reused a Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan cake for a last batch before the hefe season ends (at least up here).

Anyway... Then I thought...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-03-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Fantastical
They will likely smell vegetative. It is a plant...

They will likely smell vegetative. It is a plant after all.
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