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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-13-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,140
Posted By Chris_K
For the record, passivation isn't a one-shot...

For the record, passivation isn't a one-shot process. If stainless is left to its own devices in the presence of oxygen, it will passivate on its own.

Here's John Palmer's instructions relating...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-11-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By Chris_K
To convert from partial to full boil, just start...

To convert from partial to full boil, just start out with the full amount of water (i.e. 6 gallons or so). Shouldn't be any change in recipe formulation. You could play around with late extract...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-11-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By Chris_K
no, people use whatever yeast they have around. ...

no, people use whatever yeast they have around. I think next batch I'll use a hefeweizen yeast. Check the huge Apfelwein thread for all the different options.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-24-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Chris_K
I'll second Arbor Brewing company. The Sacred...

I'll second Arbor Brewing company. The Sacred Cow IPA and the Olde #22 Alt are two of my favorites.

I don't care much for Bell's Oberon (it's the college micro of choice) but they make some good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By Chris_K
use this linky...

use this

linky (http://suburb.semo.net/jthornton/Controller.htm)

works great, runs on AA, digital. Cheap ($20)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Chris_K
Suggest reading (and rereading again at least 2...

Suggest reading (and rereading again at least 2 more times to understand) the Palmer section about water

http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter15.html

Using Palmer's Nomograph I get a...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-10-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,558
Posted By Chris_K
Fantastic! The Needle adds the necessary...

Fantastic!

The Needle adds the necessary authenticity.
Forum: General Techniques 08-09-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 231,419
Posted By Chris_K
Here's a dozen of the vials in 16ml for $6 ...

Here's a dozen of the vials in 16ml for $6

Cynmar (http://cynmar.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=11527908)
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By Chris_K
Wouldn't you want that beer to be hazy? I...

Wouldn't you want that beer to be hazy?

I just used gelatin for the first time, threw a dissolved packet of Knox into a corny and racked beer on top of it, chilled down. My cream ale came out...
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By Chris_K
Doesn't really matter, or rather "It depends" ...

Doesn't really matter, or rather "It depends"

You can try to strain if you'd like, it will likely result in less crud in your fermenter. I don't really worry about it, that stuff will typically...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-07-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_K
Direct from the EdWort's mouth...

Direct from the EdWort's mouth (http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=14860&highlight=apfelwein)



So no need to rehydrate. It's as easy as he makes it out to be.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-02-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Chris_K
Student loans are a necessary evil for me. I've...

Student loans are a necessary evil for me. I've got a considerable amount of them, but I wouldn't have the job I have, or the opportunities I've had without them. It's real ****ty to start off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Chris_K
Obligatory comparison of Ventmatics vs Shirrons ...

Obligatory comparison of Ventmatics vs Shirrons

Linkster (http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=38480&mode=threaded)
Forum: Illinois HomeBrew Forum 08-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By Chris_K
Definitely go. Take your beers. Enjoy your...

Definitely go. Take your beers. Enjoy your time.

Very cool group of guys and highly experienced and influential in the beer world. I took my second beer ever to a CBS meeting and had some of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-27-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_K
I mean, the race itself isn't a joke. It's an...

I mean, the race itself isn't a joke. It's an amazing feat of strength, endurance, and determination if done clean and fair. It's the doping crap that ruins it and its image.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-27-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,357
Posted By Chris_K
I ordered mine on Monday morning, and they showed...

I ordered mine on Monday morning, and they showed up on Wednesday.

Fast shipping, great price, and quick response to questions. Sounds like the perfect type of business to support to me.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-27-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_K
It's a bummer seeing what's going on in the...

It's a bummer seeing what's going on in the sport. Especially since it always seems to come up during the TDF, and when the most people are watching it.

Still a great sport, and a decidedly...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,357
Posted By Chris_K
Can he get an Amen?

Can he get an Amen?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-25-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Chris_K
I helped some friends on their first brew, which...

I helped some friends on their first brew, which was a Coopers "Brewmaster" Wheat beer.

I was pleasantly surprised. It's pre-hopped, but you add some DME to it. It was a decent beer, far better...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-25-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,020
Posted By Chris_K
The flask is heavy, and it's full of liquid...

The flask is heavy, and it's full of liquid that's heavy as well. Heavy as compared to the weight of the stir bar that's being moved by the magnet. So gravity is the only attachment mechanism.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,719
Posted By Chris_K
There's a "fast carb" technique that involves 40...

There's a "fast carb" technique that involves 40 psi and rocking your chilled keg on your knee, but you wouldn't leave it at 40psi for very long. That's more CO2 than what soda has, and there aren't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,357
Posted By Chris_K
And I was just about to post on here about how I...

And I was just about to post on here about how I finally gave in and bought Ventmatics.

Then I was going to post about the great deal I got on them from a seller on ebay.

Then I got beat to the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-24-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,752
Posted By Chris_K
What about Chris_K...

What about

Chris_K (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/member.php?u=5705)
Chris K (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/member.php?u=9180)
ChrisKoivu (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/member.php?u=656)

Maybe a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Chris_K
Make sure you get some flaked corn in there...

Make sure you get some flaked corn in there (assuming you're steeping/ mini mash; it needs enzymes to convert)

Chris's Cream Ale (extract)
Selected Style and BJCP Guidelines
6A-Light Hybrid...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-24-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Chris_K
I believe the secret here is telling iTunes where...

I believe the secret here is telling iTunes where to find your music, it's one of the preferences, and that way you won't be moving big folders around. Also, make sure you deselect "copy to itunes...
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