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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-11-2014, 08:33 PM
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2010, 06:07 PM
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Views: 3,090
Posted By brewitall
Yes, Wasabi can kill yeast

Wasabi is horseradish. Yeast is a fungus. Horseradish is a powerful anti-fungal herb.

Sorry for the bad news, I'd only try a adjunct like this if I was kegging and force carbonating, but as to...
Forum: Fruit Beer 12-03-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,994
Posted By brewitall
Requirements for offical deity status

You're pretty good, but to officially become a god you'll need to tell me how to finish a complete engine rebuild, launch a IP integration project in Bogota and have a keg of IPA ready to go for New...
Forum: Fruit Beer 12-03-2008, 02:50 AM
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Views: 8,994
Posted By brewitall
Gone but not forgotten

I've been rebuilding my Volvo and traveling extensively overseas in the last year, so my homebrewing has temporarily ceased.

However we have excellent water quality in North Bend, see the many...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 300,144
Posted By brewitall
Sealing the top

The problem with the design (although very minor), is the single screw in the middle of the crossmember to seal the top.

Because the thin stainless lid doesn't flex evenly all around under...
Forum: Fruit Beer 10-03-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,994
Posted By brewitall
You're correct, should say steep 2 minutes to...

You're correct, should say steep 2 minutes to sanatize, then add to primary fermenter.

It wasn't good this time. Too acidic and thin, I don't know if I had a mash problem or too many...
Forum: General Techniques 07-02-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By brewitall
Murphy just reared up and bit me for commenting...

Murphy just reared up and bit me for commenting on this thread, I kegged a Pale Ale where I tried an ounce of Cascade hops for 10 minutes for flavor, very strong citrusy hop flavor:eek:.

It's an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-02-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,142
Posted By brewitall
The weather here is horrible, seriously, don't...

The weather here is horrible, seriously, don't even think of moving here.

Brewed Saturday, 78 degrees and sunny, but it rained every other day this year, I swear!

The bluest skies you've ever...
Forum: Introductions 06-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By brewitall
Don't you mean damn engineer?:)

Don't you mean damn engineer?:)
Forum: Introductions 06-29-2007, 07:32 PM
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Views: 282
Posted By brewitall
Drinking session in the PNW? Sign me up!

Drinking session in the PNW? Sign me up!
Forum: Introductions 06-29-2007, 07:29 PM
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Posted By brewitall
McKBrew, What part of Washington? Everyone...

McKBrew,

What part of Washington? Everyone complains about traffic in the Seattle area, but I spent 6 weeks in Honolulu last year and the traffic here is actually going to be better for you!
...
Forum: Introductions 06-29-2007, 07:22 PM
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Posted By brewitall
Start reading up on temperature control! As...

Start reading up on temperature control!

As one who's lived in Yakima and Walla Walla, and currently pretty happy in North Bend, why the move to the armpit of Washington?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By brewitall
It's only obscene if you brew naked!

It's only obscene if you brew naked!
Forum: General Techniques 06-23-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By brewitall
Use some very low AA hops in the salvage batch,...

Use some very low AA hops in the salvage batch, just for the anti-bacterial properties in the fermenter. You can skip the flavor and aroma if you want.

Remember, malt balances hops, so if it's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2007, 07:22 PM
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Views: 7,094
Posted By brewitall
I'm relieved you're sticking with AG for now. If...

I'm relieved you're sticking with AG for now. If you quit AG, it's only a matter of time before you quit brewing, if you quit brewing, it's a short trip to quit drinking.

Friends don't let...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By brewitall
Put it all in the pot and add heat and stir. ...

Put it all in the pot and add heat and stir. don't go over 155, check for starch conversion every 5 minutes, when you start to just see a little black, throw everything back in the mash tun and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By brewitall
Raise the temperature! that's a LOT of grain, and...

Raise the temperature! that's a LOT of grain, and if it's not converting in 5 hours you probably are below your target temperature still.

Calibrate your thermometer, shoot for 154, stir, add a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-23-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,938
Posted By brewitall
How many kids are we talking? At 10 fingers...

How many kids are we talking? At 10 fingers each, you only need three to get most of your bottles ready.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-23-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By brewitall
Go copper, even if you have to buy a few extra...

Go copper, even if you have to buy a few extra tools for copper up front, you'll love the flexibility you get using copper.

I have all of my vessels and manifolds plumed with 1/2 MIP nipples:p and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-23-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,938
Posted By brewitall
Do you have a copy of Papazain's book? Because I...

Do you have a copy of Papazain's book? Because I think the first instruction is to not worry.

Try this, run the diswasher, and while it's still clean, put some of your bottles in there, the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-23-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By brewitall
Can't imagine any problem, any air should be...

Can't imagine any problem, any air should be displaced by CO2 from fermentation within a day or so, which will leave an inert layer over the beer regardeless of the headspace.

Of course you could...
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-23-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,994
Posted By brewitall
Chocolate Cherry Wheat

Chocolate Cherry Wheat
Fruit Beer


Type: All Grain
Date: 5/16/2007
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Brewer: Dan
Boil Size: 6.40 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-23-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By brewitall
OK, OK, in the mash, fully converted, I see the...

OK, OK, in the mash, fully converted, I see the point, I thought it was for the boil, and could only imagine the thick gloopy mass slowly dripping out of my counterflow chiller.

I think grain...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By brewitall
This is my Cherry Wheat, just omit the chocloate...

This is my Cherry Wheat, just omit the chocloate and use your hop additions:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=32387
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By brewitall
Maybe someone could tell my why you'd add corn...

Maybe someone could tell my why you'd add corn starch to beer? if you boil corn starch it will thicken, so I can see some additional body from it, but once again, why?
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