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Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2010, 05:44 PM
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Posted By john from dc
well, this isn't a complete answer to your...

well, this isn't a complete answer to your question but henry's law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry%27s_law) is a start. for a given solute (co2) and liquid, the ratio between pressure and co2...
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,765
Posted By john from dc
determining an explicit equation would be...

determining an explicit equation would be difficult, but here are a few considerations:

geometry is almost certainly a concern. diffusion can only happen where the gases are in contact.

you'd...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By john from dc
this is pretty much what i do with all my big...

this is pretty much what i do with all my big beers. start low when ester and fusels are more likely to be created, and finish high to get those last couple points of attenuation.

i don't have...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2009, 03:33 PM
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Posted By john from dc
i just had a tallboy of schlitz malt liquor at...

i just had a tallboy of schlitz malt liquor at bike polo last night. it was delightful.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,930
Posted By john from dc
i'd say the most likely problem is a slow leak...

i'd say the most likely problem is a slow leak either at the regulator, the check valve, or the quick disconnect. happens all the time, i just found one last night as a matter of fact. as mentioned...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By john from dc
i'm not sure if someone's asked this before, but...

i'm not sure if someone's asked this before, but after you soak in bleach, are you thoroughly rinsing the bottles? a soak in star san might not get rid of all the residual bleach and from what i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By john from dc
1.10 down to 1.026 is 74% attenuation. it could...

1.10 down to 1.026 is 74% attenuation. it could very well be done, especially if a large portion of the og was from extract.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By john from dc
the full boil/all grain/temp control setup will...

the full boil/all grain/temp control setup will improve your beer and give you more control over the process. if the impetus is improving your beers and you're already able to crash cool (sounds...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-16-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By john from dc
if this was some of the recalled nottingham, i'd...

if this was some of the recalled nottingham, i'd leave it out of the beer entirely if you have another yeast readily available. using yeast that you know to be suspect is taking a big chance, and...
Forum: General Techniques 10-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By john from dc
if i think back to the beers i've made that i'd...

if i think back to the beers i've made that i'd consider "not great" or "bad," every single damn one of them was due to fermenting too hot.

edit: these days i don't brew if i'm not going to be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-12-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By john from dc
i'm so glad my nottingham batch was bubbling this...

i'm so glad my nottingham batch was bubbling this morning by the time i left, this thread could make a guy paranoid!

for what it's worth, i'm one more dude who's never had problems in probably 30...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,882
Posted By john from dc
both of my lhbses (myLHBS in falls church va and...

both of my lhbses (myLHBS in falls church va and maryland homebrew in columbia maryland) have done right by me.

myLHBS has a smaller space and correspondingly smaller stock but derek (the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By john from dc
what sorts of final gravities are you ending up...

what sorts of final gravities are you ending up with?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By john from dc
please let us know how it goes. i'm hoping...

please let us know how it goes.

i'm hoping to do a 2 week bike tour of belgium with my dad and my brother in the next couple years. saint sixtus and bruges would definitely be on the agenda.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,425
Posted By john from dc
i just tie a fine mesh grain bag on the end of my...

i just tie a fine mesh grain bag on the end of my siphon tubing going from the mlt to the kettle. husks and sludge stay in the bag, wort goes in the kettle. it's worked great for me so far.
...
Forum: General Techniques 10-06-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By john from dc
i've used the vodka method for anise as well. ...

i've used the vodka method for anise as well. works great, but beware that a VERY little anise goes a long way.

the other nice thing about the vodka method is that you can experiment (use a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By john from dc
my time's worth way more to me than any...

my time's worth way more to me than any incremental difference in price.

now that i buy in bulk i make maybe 1/4 the trips to the homebrew shop i used to, and it's maybe a 40 minute drive away. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By john from dc
chocolate stout cupcakes, to be more specific. ...

chocolate stout cupcakes, to be more specific. they're awesome.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By john from dc
i've had good luck replacing water (or any other...

i've had good luck replacing water (or any other liquid) with beer in most any bread/pizza dough recipe. also soups, sauces, marinades, cupcakes, whatever.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By john from dc
very interesting. it's a bit counterintuitive...

very interesting. it's a bit counterintuitive but it looks like it works well for people.

thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By john from dc
can someone explain this? in my experience a...

can someone explain this? in my experience a hole in the line generally causes wort to flow out of said hole. did you mean a hole or two at the end that's in the fermenter, to create multiple...
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-27-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,174
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Posted By john from dc
you might want to put a note about this in the...

you might want to put a note about this in the first post. i was a little unclear on it and ended up just adding the warrior at a constant rate starting at 60 minutes rather than putting 1/2 in off...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By john from dc
a quick search didn't turn it up but somebody on...

a quick search didn't turn it up but somebody on here actually found a sam adams bottle in a dogfish head sixpack. which implies that they reuse bottles themselves. which is also awesome, imo.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By john from dc
if the implication is that the plants or yeast...

if the implication is that the plants or yeast hear the music and it makes them happy, then it would take a LOT to convince me that this is the case. occam's razor and such (i know, we scientists...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By john from dc
as has been mentioned, the pressure gauge doesn't...

as has been mentioned, the pressure gauge doesn't follow a linear scale. if the pressure gague is down at half its original reading, you're pretty much out of gas.

if you want to know how much...
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